Keep Calm and Plant On

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Wow… what a week, huh? Last Thursday the storm starting coming in when we got the news that the upcoming Tower Grove Winter Market would be cancelled due to Covid-19. That night, Dave and I went to a meeting with fellow farmers where the main topic of discussion was what farmers are to do during this pandemic. At that meeting we found out that our second winter market was cancelled later in the month. We needed to do something. The storm was here. I’m very lucky that Dave is who he is in that he is the ultimate provider and … Continued

Greenhouse walk through

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It’s early March and the weather outside sucks. But it’s a nice and humid 65 degrees in the greenhouse. Now all I need is a kiddie pool full of sand and a pina colada. Check out the inside of our greenhouse and see what we have growing so far!

What do we do over the winter?

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We get this question a lot. “So, what do you guys do over the winter?” Well, quite frankly we just sit around in matching footie pajamas and binge watch Netflix until the first sign of Spring. Not really, but that would be awesome. Honestly, winter work at the farm feels more hectic than summer at times. The days are shorter and we’re continuously beholden to the weather. Spring just isn’t the beginning of the growing season, it’s a deadline for many projects. Income is less consistent but expenses always seem to increase. In general we hustle more, we budget tighter … Continued

All About Roselle (Edible Hibiscus)

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Have you ever fell in love with a specific flavor? Or at least the idea of that flavor? I did a few years ago with hibiscus. Every time I would go to Panera/STL Bread Co., I would get the hibiscus iced tea and relish every drop. Then I found hibiscus jelly and I would just stand there in front of the fridge with the jelly jar and a spoon. Hibiscus and I had a love affair that lasted briefly, but burned brightly. So two years ago I decided to grow hibiscus in our herb garden, but to no avail. It … Continued

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