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Are You Interested in a 2018 CSA Share?

February 19, 2018
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We currently have openings.  Check out our “What’s Available” page, one of the headings at the top of this page,

and send me an email or a message!

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Reminiscing Summer

January 9, 2018

Now that we are in the thick of winter and the cold is forcing us to stay indoors, I am finally getting to posting something about the farm.

We had a lot more help this year with upkeep.  One of our workers offered to take pictures for the blog and since the regular photographer has been otherwise occupied for the past year-and-a-half, I was overjoyed to have material for the blog.  (Thanks, Elizabeth!)  Of course, it’s taken me this long to get them posted.  *sigh*

That aside, we could all use some good warm-weather memories in the midst of winter storms, right?

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I also would like to give a shout-out to our pollinators who make this all possible with their busy wings and legs.

 

 

Thanks, friends! (even you, Mr. Wasp)

Wishing you all a warm and restful winter.

 

-the team at Wilson Street Urban Farm

 

East Side Momentum Tour coming to WSUF!

June 12, 2017

Check it out and come on out!

https://gardensbuffaloniagara.com/

CSA Shares Available

February 24, 2017

Hi Guys!

Long time, no writey.  I’ve been busy living my other life as a non-garden obsessed normal person who reads and creates music and home schools my children.  Sometimes I even do household chores like clean and cook (yup, it’s true!).  I joined the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus over the winter.  I’ve carted my daughter to uncountable dance lessons.  Non-farmers do lots of stuff!

I did not divorce myself completely from my “growing” passion.  We put up a second hoop house over the winter.  We attended the NOFA-NY winter conference in January.  I’ve got baby lettuces and onions growing upstairs under the lights.  I’ve been harvesting salad greens (think fresh picked salad in February – wow!), carrots and parsnips from the hoop house.  I’ve trimmed grapes and quinces, planted and transplanted flowers.

Now it’s time to transition from “normal person most of the time and farmer some of the time” to “farmer most of the time and normal person some of the time”.  Part of that farmer job is organizing my CSA season.  Which leads me to the title of this post:

CSA Shares Available

 

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These are not borrowed images.  All these vegetables were grown right here in the heart of Buffalo on our farm.  If you are interested in being creative (yes, CSA shares take flexibility and imagination) with conscientiously grown, locally harvested, super fresh vegetables send me an email ( wilsonstreeturbanfarm@gmail.com ) or a message me here or on Facebook and I’ll send you the details.

Until next time,

Janice

 

Sweet Potatoes!!

October 13, 2016

We harvested over 400 lb of sweet potatoes this week.  This picture shows only half of them.  I guess they didn’t mind the drought that much after all.

No-Labor Day

September 5, 2016

Today is Labor Day.  It’s an odd name for a day off of work.  I didn’t get the day off.  Most farmers don’t.  Cows don’t take holidays; they still get milked twice a day.  Chickens don’t take holidays; they still need food and water, eggs need to be collected.  Weeds don’t take holidays.  They don’t even slow down their growth!  Day length and nighttime temperatures will slow them down, but not national holidays.  Today, even though I don’t have cows or chickens, I definitely do have weeds, so I weeded.  I also planted so my CSA members might have some lettuce in October (they haven’t seen any for weeks and weeks).  Then some watering needed to be done, because it still doesn’t rain around here.  There were tomatoes to pick and beans to pick and okra to pick and squash to pick and horrid squash bugs to kill.  Farmers labor on Labor Day and it means you have food to eat!

So in honor of farmers laboring on Labor Day, we will have a No-labor Day on this Saturday, which happens to be the second Saturday which is usually our volunteer day on the farm.  We will have not be working on the farm this Saturday.  I will be taking Saturday off.  Please don’t come expecting to work, because I will be not laboring on that day.  The stand will also not be open this week.

Enjoy your first full week of September!

 

Week Six of CSA’s (guess it’s been awhile, eh?)

July 7, 2016

In spite of the drought and having to spend hours watering every day, we still have enough lovely produce for another week of shares.  My niece helps out each week preparing the shares and she takes pictures, so I have a few pictures from the share this week.

Unfortunately, the drought is taking its toll on some things; the cover crop never germinated, seed plantings are delayed, fava beans look pitiful and may fail.  Our heavy clay soils work somewhat in our favor by holding moisture down below, but they also tend to become quite concrete-like when it doesn’t rain for so long.  Most of the weeds are doing just fine, though 😉

We do have a volunteer day this Saturday and our stand should be open for business.  Working day: 9 – 12; stand hours: 10 – 12:30.  Milton might appreciate some help watering and I know there will be weeds to extract from our concrete-like soils.  I’m sure there are other exciting things to do, but you’ll just have to show up to find out!  See you there!

Janice