Category Archives: Around the Farm

Pay A CSA, Not A Witch!

Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your radishes! It’s a little known fact that in the story of Rapunzel as told by the Brothers Grimm, Rapunzel’s mother’s craving for radishes is responsible for the long-locked blond’s imprisonment in a witch’s tower!  Rapunzel’s … Continue reading

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Paint The Town Purple!

Sweetwater paints the farm in Graffiti! … … Cauliflower, that is!  Spring vegetables are almost in full bloom here at the farm as our practiced farmers prepare to painstakingly pick pretty, purple produce for you to prepare!  But, Graffiti isn’t the … Continue reading

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Hello and Goodbye

Sweetwater’s Celery Queen Caroline Garber!  You know her and you love her…she may have even taught your kids about the importance of farming and eating vegetables!  This month, Caroline will be educating thousands of children as the Florida Department of … Continue reading

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Sweetwater Plants Eyes!

Cut the eye, chuck it, and cover it up…It’s potato planting time! First, we get our seed potatoes,yes they are different from the potatoes on your plate, from Wood Prairie Farm.  Then we chop up each potato into 1.5 ounce … Continue reading

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Certified Organic Who?

Meet Farm Apprentice Jess: Hey what’s up? I’m Jess. Long story, short. Graduated high school up in CT and went straight to college. Got my bachelors in Exercise Science and realized that I wasn’t feeling it anymore. Took two years … Continue reading

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The Cover Up

Tuesday, the Sunday of the week at Sweetwater, the farmers and the Associate Director, Yvette, got called in to quickly cover up some veggies.  Even though we didn’t have a “hard freeze” some crops are not tolerant of colder temperatures … Continue reading

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Do you know her?

Who’s Your Farmer? Farmer Jenise Greetings Farmily! I am so excited to be here at Sweetwater. It is my pleasure to serve such a wonderful community of people nestled smack dab in the middle of Town N Country. I have … Continue reading

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Let’s Call it a Party

We’ve got short rads, pink rads, long rads, white rads, and black rads.  Even watermelon rads.  Its a radish party over here and they are so good to us. Radishes are a good source of of vitamin C, Potassium, Folate, … Continue reading

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Torrid Tropics in Wintertime

  Yes, you are probably over talking about the 80 degree weather in December. But in agriculture we gotta talk about it. Even some of our heat tolerant winter crops are succumbing to bolting. We have more successions of crops … Continue reading

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Celebrating Celery

Our celery is growing up! While it won’t be ready for a little while yet, we thought you’d like to see how it’s coming along. The farmers always get a little tear in their eye when their babies are growing … Continue reading

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