Weekly Weed Archive

Week Ten

May 4, 2011

What’s In Your Harvest Basket This Week:

  • Strawberries
  • Lemons (conventionally grown)
  • Beets
  • Radishes
  • Kale
  • Turnip Tops
  • Curly Cress
  • Spinach
  • Sorrel
  • Butter Crunch (The ONLY lettuce this week

STRAWBERRIES: There was a time when having something that was not local or in season was rare and a real treat. A time before our food was shipped thousands of miles before we ate it.

My husband,Lynn did not come back from the far east but he did go south and west to work for a few weeks to subsidise the farm and hopes to be here full time one day farming. When he works in our home town he stays in Ventura Ca. with his brother who lives in a 1920 Victorian farm house that is surrounded by a 200 acre lemon orchard.

Ventura use to be one of the largest growers of citrus as well as other crops in the United States. Due to the value of land the farms were plowed under and housing tracts put in. This home is owned as almost any that are still standing, by a corporation in another country. They will wait patiently until the market goes up again to plow under local food and beautiful soil will be stripped to build homes. Or will it ever happen? Where and how will are food continue to get to us at this cost in dollars ,quality and impact on our resources?With the food movement and where it is going maybe our farm land that’s left will be spared.

Lynn bought strawberries for you, our Share Holders from one of the fields that are left and still growing food They have been grown pesticide free by a local farmer with a face that he spoke to. They were picked yesterday sweetened by the ocean air only one mile away.

LEMONS: Lynn hand picked himself yesterday.Sorry, yes they do spray a couple times a year.


Tired of greens? With Lynn back this week I will offer our MEAT that we have found to be the very best. Local,organic and excellent quality. Beef,Lamb,Pork and Chicken. Sold in all sorts of creative ways. More information this week.

Summer Shares are still available. Please tell your friends,family,neighbors and enemies about Red Acre.Bring them or send them to MAY DAY.

May Day, Saturday May 21st here at the farm. Noon to 3 for Share Holders and there friends. We ask Share Holders to bring a Salad to share.Red Acre provides homemade honey lemonade, crafts: dandelion wreathes, coloring, mini may poles, activities: bubble pond, goop pond, baby animals, entertainment, give aways and the MAY POLE.

Vendors meeting for anyone growing a garden this year and want to sell some or all of there produce at the Cedar City Down Town Farmers Market. Tonight 6 to 7 at the Visitor Center ,west side of the building. Main Street .


Planting,we need and would love help in the field. Call if there are specific times you can or are willing to help.


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