News, Updates and Events
HELP WANTED!! We are in need of market workers. High school seniors and older preferred. Contact us if interested. Please call 814 448 3904, or text 814 599 2777.
We're still working hard harvesting many of our summer crops. They are beginning to slow down. The tomatoes, summer squash, okra, and peppers are all easing off a bit. If you've any recipes you've been waiting to try, don't wait too much longer, they will be gone.
New at market this week: We'll do our best to have watermelon radishes, arugula, broccoli, and perhaps some sweet white turnips. The fall crops are really beginning to line up.
Beans are back! Our new fence really seems to be doing wonders. We will have boxes and boxes of beautiful beans at all markets this week.
We are starting with our Fall Brassicas! We began last week with Kale, and hope to continue adding broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, and later brussel sprouts as they mature.
Around the farm, and forests, we are noticing irrefutable signs of fall. It is still incredibly dry, so the trees are turning, but brown. We probably won't get that much color this fall. Be Well!
This week we are excited to share with you a great late summer trio. We've been enjoying our red Corno-di-Toro Frying Peppers with Sweet Onions and Okra. Freshly sliced, these three work great together in a salad. Or quickly saute to soften for a delicious warm accent to your meal.
You may have noticed fewer green beans at market. This is almost entirely due to the deer destroying the patch. We think we've protected the new field so look for a strong finish to the green bean season. In about a week, we should start to have plenty of green beans again.
We finally have plenty of Raspberries! We know you've been waiting. This weekend we will be selling flats of raspberries at the discount price. Like tomatoes, these are so easy to tuck in the freezer for the cold dark winter.
Out in the fields, the first broccoli, and cauliflower, have tiny little heads, tucked way down inside the leaves. Fall is not too far away. I wrote earlier this summer about our construction of a new high tunnel. Well, now the tunnel is complete, and Pearl is beginning the process of conditioning the soil. She's slowly watering to moisten the soil, and adding compost and minerals, before planting the first round of crops in our newest growing space. Be Well!
Just a note about Tuesday's market. At this time of year, as the days get shorter, we do close a little earlier each week at dusk. You may want to shop earlier rather than later.
NEWS FLASH for our friends in Capitol Hill. Yes! we are open in the same spot as usual with just minor adjustments for the construction.
Fresh on Wednesdays
13th & E S.E.
All Markets are OPEN for the season!
36th St & Alton Pl, NW
May 30 - Nov: 8 am - 1 pm
Dec - March: 9 am - 1pm
36th St & Alton Pl, NW
Beginning of June - Sept
4:00 pm - Dusk
LAST MARKET NEXT TUESDAY, SEPT 27TH
20th St & Q St, NW
May - Dec: 8:30 am - 1:30pm
Jan - March: 10 am - 1 pm
13th St &E St, SE
Beginning of June - Oct: 4:00pm - 7:30pm
when school is in session we open at 3:30.
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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.