News, Updates and Events
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!
Three customer favorites are out in the fields! The first sungold tomatoes and sweet corn have been transplanted out, as well as another row of raspberries. With hard work and luck, we hope to bring sungolds and sweet corn to markets by the first week of July. Due to the extremely dry weather, we're also working hard at setting up our irrigation infrastructure and getting water to all our crops. And guess what! The strawberries are blooming!
Little late with this #fieldupdate. This week we are welcoming three brand new apprentices, and one old favorite, to the farm. Mariah, Will, and Emily will all get settled in and then start participating in all the work of growing veggies. In the fields, we are transplanting onions, shallots, and next year's strawberries! The strawberry plants that will fruit in late May 2016 are green and growing. We'll start watching for flowers next week. Be well!
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.