Growing vegetables free of pesticides, herbicides, chemical fertilizers, and GMOs in Skull Valley, Arizona.


FIND US AT LOCAL FARMERS MARKETS:

Winter Prescott Farmers Market -- Walgreen's parking lot at the corner of Gail Gardener & Willow Creek Road -- Saturdays 10 AM - 2 PM -- November -April. Our farm will be here again starting in February 2015.


Summer Prescott Farmers Market -- Yavapai College parking lot -- Saturdays 7:30 AM - 12 Noon -- May 10th - October 25th

www.prescottfarmersmarket.org

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Flagstaff Community Market -- city hall parking lot, unde the solar panels --Sundays 8:00 AM - 12 Noon -- May 25th - October 12th

www.flagstaffmarket.com

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Want to stop by and pick up veggies from the farm? Please give us a call before you come!

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Contact Us: Reach us by email at rabbitrunfarmAZ@gmail.com or by phone at (928) 235-2044 or find us on Facebook

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

March Updates

We arrived on the farm in the beginning of March, when strong spring rains had left behind very muddy fields and soggy roads. Now, a few weeks later, we’re mostly moved in, welcomed by the strong spring winds! The days are warm, but the nights still dip below freezing. This drastic day/night temperature change found in arid lands like these plays tricks on fruit trees and vegetable crops. Warm days signal the fruit trees to start growing blossoms, but freezing nights bring withered petals come morning. Most folks around here claim their trees only bear fruit once in seven years. Vegetables’ senses are also challenged, though our job as farmers is to convince them to keep growing! We will be having some cold nights coming up, and even a little freezing rain. Those 70 degree days sure teased us!
The first crop to see the soil in the beginning of March was members of the Allium family: onions in reds, yellows, whites, and the always delicious leek! It’s no wonder that onions were worshiped by the Ancient Egyptians; you can hardly cook a good meal without them.
The greenhouse is full of warm-weather loving seedlings including hot chilies, sweet peppers, tomatoes of all kinds, parsley, basil, and a hearty selection of flowers.

The hardening–off area holds flats of beets, cabbages, head lettuce, chard, and broccoli that are just hankering to get their roots in the field.
What else is growing? This last Sunday we planted cilantro, sugar snap peas, green onions, French Breakfast radishes, salad, spicy mustards, arugula, spinach, and green onions. These spring crops enjoy cooler soil temperatures and can usually withstand a light freeze.
Topics you may soon read about on our blog:
Seed starting, field preparation, working with what you’ve got (recycling & being creative), composting, the best vegetable debate, tractors!, weeding and cultivating, irrigation, farming & environmental ethics, histories & stories, food storage & preserving, and the like!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Welcome

Thank you for following our adventures in farm beginnings! This is our first season farming on our own, and we’re thankful to Byrnie Florea of Ridgeview Farms for sharing his farmland with us for this venture! This year will be a true learning experience, as Matt and I will make all the decisions, mistakes, and successes. Our goal is to grow scrumptious, healthy, high-quality vegetables and beautiful cut flowers for the local Prescott area. Feel free to stop by the farm to lend a hand or just take a tour!