News, Updates and Events
Aug 15: Mid-August! Time is flying by at NMF. We've been transplanting a lot of our fall crops like kale and kohlrabi, seeding our plants for the fall, and planning what we want to grow during the winter. But for the time being, even though the weather is much like fall, we've got LOADS of summer produce: tomatoes galore, summer squash, okra, peppers, and at the Sheridan School, juicy melons and sweet freestone peaches. And we got in a mention in the Washingtonian this week, on their Best Bites Blog -- Anna Spiegel chose our sungolds as the best thing she ate all week! (The cauliflower elotes sound great, too!)
Aug 7: Jim spoke today at the Unveiling Ceremony of the new Farmers Market stamps, and here's a pic, taken by the good folks at FRESHFARM Markets!
July 31: Hard to believe, but it's the end of July! And our tomatoes are FINALLY starting to yield and ripen. For the first time this year, we're able to bring large amounts of our famous Sungold Cherry Tomatoes to both weekend markets--so many sungolds that we'll be selling them at a special price! Don't miss out! And we'll be bringing our own heirlooms to both markets, too! And don't miss out seeing Jim next week when he speaks on farmers markets for the First Day of Unveiling Ceremony of the new Farmers Market stamps, next week on Aug 7.
Announcement! There seems to be some confusion regarding our market days and locations. You can find us at the Sheridan School in the Van Ness neighborhood on Saturday mornings and TUESDAY evenings. On Sunday mornings, we are the Dupont Circle FRESHFARM Market. And on Wednesdays, we are at the Watkins School, just off Capitol Hill in SE DC. We are encouraging folks to check us out at all of our markets, of course, but particularly at our Wednesday market in SE, as it is a newer and smaller market. Thanks so much and hope to see you all soon!
July 10: Come visit and tour the farm next Tuesday, July 15! We are hosting a Twilight Tour focusing on our production methods and how we work with the Tuscarora Organic Growers Cooperative. The tour is sponsored by Penn State Extension and PVGA. The tour is free, but registration is requested. Find out more, and register, here.
June 26: As the strawberry season comes to a close, we've got many more delicious fruits coming on to take their place! Look for raspberries, blueberries, cherries and more at this Saturday's market! We'll have garlic scapes and sweet onions, too. And carrots and CORN are soon to be picked! And read more from Arlo in this article from Grist.org!
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.
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