Monday, June 15, 2009

Seeing is Believing

Well friends, its true...its growing! We have been very busy planting, weeding, weeding, moving rocks, weeding all in between the many raindrops that have graced us this spring...Here are few photos to tell their own story...

Sunday, May 31, 2009

getting our plant on

Day to day it can sometimes be hard to tell that our labor and toil is in fact productive (especially when weeding!) but what we have put in the ground in the last month has rooted and is growing. Check out the new pictures. In the last month we have planted the remaining onions and leeks, chard, beets, carrots, radishes, kales, cabbage, winter squash, beans, head lettuce, arugula, cilantro, dill, and much more. As June begins and we move towards longer and warmer days we will make the final push and get nearly all of our plants into the ground including basil, peppers, tomatoes, lettuce, brassicas, cucumbers, and melons.

We sure could use your help. Send us an email to fourfieldsfarm at gmail dot com or call if you are interested in helping in this planting effort. We will be out at the Auer Farm most of the week.

Monday, April 27, 2009

2000 down in the ground, millions to go!

Thanks to everyone who helped out for our season kick off Onion Planting Party on Saturday! We got over 2,000 plants into the ground and made some new friends!

For those who could not make it but are interested in helping, there is still so much work to do. We will regularly update the blog with a planting schedule and invite any and all to join us.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Onion Plant-a-thon Saturday April 25th

This first season we will depend on the kindness, support, and hard labor of friends and family. We've been busy prepping the fields and seeding in the greenhouse in anticipation of planting. Our first big day will be Saturday April 25th.

Come one, come all to help us put 7,ooo onions, scallions, leeks, and shallots into the ground! Drop in any time from 9 am to 2 pm with the whole family to our Auer Farm field in Bloomfield about ten minutes from Hartford off of Rt. 185. Visit the Auer Farm site for directions.

Snacks and drinks will be provided. We will also be raffling off a $10 gift certificate to the Hartford West End Farmers' Market which we will be selling at on Tuesdays and Fridays from 4 pm to 7 pm beginning June 16th.

Comment below or contact with questions or to RSVP for the plant-a-thon.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Springing into the Business of Farming

Four Fields Farm, a new source for local fresh sustainably grown vegetables in the Hartford area, broke ground this March! You will be able to find our produce at the West End Farmers' Market and at various restaurants around town. Stay tuned for more information and photos as we get growing!