last weeks veggies

hi everyone,

i just wanted to give you some more info about some of your veggies that hasn't made it into the newsletter.

u-pick potatoes? and potluck schedule

hi everyone,

upcoming events:
saturday july 23 morning workday - harvesting potatoes, onions, and weeds (optional flower picking) 8am-noon.

Rain and Remembering

Pie Potluck and other upcoming events

Hey folks,

Please join us at the farm for these upcoming events and stay tuned for a few more this summer;

Pie Potluck - this Saturday July 9th 6-8 pm
Maria Bergh, a MSCF intern, will be leading a discussion and demonstration about making pies after a potluck where you can bring any pie savory or sweet to share, or any other dish.

Spiritual Ecology Potluck - Saturday July 23rd 6-8 pm

garlic harvest


Hey Folks, we'll be starting to harvest garlic tomorrow (Saturday the 2nd) at the farm and would love your help if you have the time and inclination. Its a big but interesting job and you won't have to worry about vampires for a while. I realize its the 4th weekend, but still am putting out the word in case. Garlic is always has unpredictable timing but large parts of our planting look more than ready. Its one of our biggest harvests of the season and you will be able to bring some home. 8-12 and/or 1-5 or whenever you can make it.

Hope you can make it! - Nate

also, notice in this picture the difference between the near field and far field. same garlic variety, i think, but just a soil difference. the big garlics grew in a soil with much higher organic matter. this year we are seeing much more dramatic differences between our soils because of this crazy hot dry june and all the stress on the plants.

garlic harvest begins - call for helpers

Hey Folks, we'll be starting to harvest garlic tomorrow (Saturday the 2nd) at the farm and would love your help if you have the time and inclination. Its a big but interesting job and you won't have to worry about vampires for a while. I realize its the 4th weekend, but still am putting out the word in case. Garlic is always has unpredictable timing but large parts of our planting look more than ready. Its one of our biggest harvests of the season and you will be able to bring some home. 8-12 and/or 1-5 or whenever you can make it.

Hope you can make it! - Nate

Events on the farm


Earlier this month, we got to hear The Leonas play at our farm. It was actually at the neighbors farm, because we didn't have a roof big enough for all the attendees and at the time there was still rain falling in Iowa. Community! The Leonas are a great band, check out their music here: https://leonasmusic.bandcamp.com/

We'll be having other events coming up soon, a potluck on July 9 and July 23. Each potluck will be followed by an exciting, engaging discussion, which will be followed by a great game of soccer.

no more strawberries

the strawberries are over!
in this beautiful picture you can catch a glimpse of the edge of our strawberry bed.
it is getting dry and crispy because we have had no rain in June. a lot of things are struggling, but these flowers look lovely.

july events

UPCOMING EVENTS:

we will be having 2 potlucks with discussion/activities in july: dinner at 6pm, discussion at 7pm. these are both saturdays. the potluck on August 6- we will start a little earlier, 5;30 for dinner, because we have a lot to discuss.

Saturday, July 9 potluck topic: pie making - we're still working out the details of this one, but it should be fun and delicious.

Saturday, july 23 potluck and discussion: Spiritual Ecology led by Alice McGary and the Ames area Franciscan associates

strawberry gleaning

the strawberries are winding to a close. we have stopped picking them for distribution because we don't have enough time and we have TONS of other tasks to do. there are still really yummy strawberries out there. they are not as numerous, not as large, but just as delicious. if you would like to come out and pick for yourself and friends, you are welcome, as long as we know you are coming. no need to pay for the berries, but if you have bit of time, we could use some help WEEDING.

give us a call on the telephone if you want to come,
515-460-1467

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