Author: nithvalleyorganics

Sept 12, 2022

There is nothing harder to fence than hungry livestock.  Normally when the grass is growing it is easy enough to keep moving paddocks and keep the sheep happy, but as the drought drags on for enough months that I’m loosing track, even what little grass there is is hard to graze because the sheep have […]

Sept 5, 2022

Well September is here and the harvest rolls on full steam ahead.  Tomatoes are in their glory, already past peak production in the greenhouse, but still on the increase outside.  Very much still that late summer glory, but we’re already noticing the shorter days, and the cooler nights.  And because we got our squash planted […]

Aug 29, 2022

It’s hard to sum up what this last week has been like, and even harder to do so politely.  It’s been a ride.  As many of you probably know, we’ve had more people off work for a variety of reasons this summer than we had remotely reason to anticipate and it feels nearly impossible to […]

Aug 22, 2022

We are finally seeing some quantities of ripe plum tomatoes as well as our Galaxy collection cherry tomatoes, so early last week we decided to try calling in an extra crew to help get them harvested.  This time of year worker availability can be a bit hit and miss because everyone tends to be busy, […]

Aug 15, 2022

It has been a blessedly different week for us, enjoying our annual week off the farm, with time to relax, and enjoy some time on the lake.  Back at the farm, in spite of being short staffed, things more or less went on as normal.  New seedlings got weeded, the seeds we planted before leaving […]

Aug 8, 2022

This week it finally feels like the drought has broken.  More than an inch in one week, which is finally enough to have sufficient moisture in the soil for a few days anyway.  Enough to make fall seeding for storage crops seem more possible.  And none too early for getting a decent harvest before winter.  […]

Aug 1, 2022

Tomatoes are really hitting their stride and we have the first bulk quantities available of “seconds” grade tomatoes for anyone who wants to freeze them or can tomato soup.  Plum tomatoes are still a little ways off for those who like a thicker sauce, but they are looking good so we are hoping for a […]