News, Updates and Events
After the last two weeks of nearly constant clouds, the sun is out, and the veggies are growing fast. Our work is picking up as well. We're watching very carefully for the first strawberries and summer squash, though they are not quite ready yet. Look for Baby Leeks at market this week, and we also have a wide selection of herbs to brighten up everything from breakfast to cocktails. John and Emily will be at market this weekend and look forward to saying, "Hello!"
A frost last weekend gave us some extra work and worry, but all the crops came through without damage. With the cooler weather, the strawberries have slowed and will take at least another full week to start ripening, but they are not too far off. Despite cloudy weather, we've been harvesting all kinds of early summer leafy greens that prefer to grow before it gets really hot. This week at market we'll have our first field Lettuce of the season and it looks wonderful! Also look out for lots of cilantro, dill, parsley, and other herbs!
With the rains and warm nights, the trees are leafing into their summer green. Our crops are growing quickly as well. Besides harvest and transplanting, we are working furiously in between rains to keep up with the field preparation, weeding, cultivating and we've even squeezed in some early summer cover crops. Look for bunched beets, fennel, eggs and frozen berries at market this week. See you there!
We were so happy to see you all at market last week. This week we will also have beets and the first eggs from our chickens. Some of our neighbor vendors have tomatoes, and we have the basil and cilantro to go with them! Tomatoes, cilantro, and spring garlic together are a tasty salsa. On the farm, we are getting some much needed rain, transplanting corn, beans, lettuce, spinach, and herbs, and cultivating, weeding, and mulching to manage weeds
We return to Dupont Circle this Sunday May 1st! We will have Rhubarb, which will go well with our frozen berries, Ramps, and Spring Garlic. On the farm, all five of our new apprentices have arrived and are helping out all over the farm. This week we choose crop and job responsibilities for the season. Hope to see you at market on Sunday!
All apprentice positions are filled for the 2016 season. Thank you!
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Everything Starts as a Seed
Jim and Moie Crawford started organic farming in 1972, on rented land, with a little experience, and practically no money. Over the course of 40 years, New Morning Farm grew from a small operation, selling vegetables out of the back of a pick-up truck, to a farm of over 95 acres with several thriving markets in Washington, D.C.