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

Monday, September 22, 2014

Late Summer Rains

A lot has been happening around the farm these days.  With the end of the main market season in sight, we are taking note of successes and failures from this year. Our main summer tomato crop suffered from a number of ills, and we are keeping fingers crossed that the two late fall batches that Matt planted make it to maturity in time.  The onions and garlic did fabulous this spring, and we still are catching up on cleaning them for market.

August gave us 8" of rain, and September gave us a few too. This deluge has completely changed the nature of the farm - weeds have grown as well as native grasses, hornworms are loping around all over our solanacae plants, and the soil is holding so much moisture that our watering has become much less frequent.   The Armenian cucumbers also went through a revival:

The sweet potatoes have flooded the aisles, happily soaking up the rain, humidity, and temperatures in the high 80s.  We will begin harvesting them mid October, before the greens freeze hard. Matt up to his knees in sweet potatoes:

The heirloom tomatoes from our high tunnel are still pumping out beautiful fruit.  We will pull plants soon to prepare the beds for a winter crop of greens.

On another note, I had to share this photo of irrigated agriculture I took while flying over Colorado last month. What an incredible impact humans have on the landscape!

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