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, February 2, 2011

Early Season work

A week of unseasonably warm January weather tricked us into getting back to work! Actually, it really is time to start onion and leek seeds, as well as cabbages, kales, and broccoli. As this is our first season at a new farm, we will be going though another big learning curve with figuring out when is the prime time to set out certain crops. We are at nearly the same 4500' elevation as we were in Paulden, though the topography of this valley makes it somewhat warmer. Mesquite grows well here, a plant we didn't have in Paulden, a sign that there are more frost-free days here.

Matt starting onion seeds


The weather called for a possibility of rain last Sunday, so we scrambled to prep some of the fields to plant a cover crop mix. We are at the farm as care takers, and part of that job entails work for research plots as well as our own veggies. The Prescott College Agroecology department provided the seed, and we did the work for prepping and planting the fields. Here is the step-by-step process that took us from left over weeds to fully seeded and praying for rain:

After mowing:


After discing:


View from the top:


Hand broadcasting seed:


We then disced the seed into the soil, and hope for rain! Though we didn't get any rain the day we wanted, the seed will wait until prime conditions arrive.

Thank you for continuing to read about our farming adventures! We will be posting more regularly now, as the days grow longer and the growing season lifts its sleepy head!