Category Archives: From the Veggie Fields

It’s a SNAP!

You probably already know that we accept SNAP EBT payments at our market, and maybe you know that SNAP users can double their money when they buy Florida-grown produce through a program called Fresh Access Bucks (FAB). But do you know … Continue reading

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Need a Bit of Help? Plant a Flower!

A flower might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you are looking for options to protect the end row of a vegetable garden, but maybe you should. There are many varieties of flowers that can act like a … Continue reading

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Worms Are An Organic Farmer’s Best Friends!

Most of us know the benefits of composting – it reduces yard and food waste as well as energy and fuel, it’s wonderful for your plants, giving them the nutrients that they need to thrive, and it could save you money! … Continue reading

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Our Babies Are Growing Up!

This is our hardening shed, or transition area. Think of the greenhouse like nursery school. The baby plants have everything controlled for them – food, water, temperature. When they’re old and strong enough to go outside, we transfer them to … Continue reading

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I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

With just a handful of full-time farm staff, apprentices, and interns, we rely heavily on our amazing volunteers. They help us with every aspect of production, from planting seeds to harvesting to washing vegetables. They help man the market booth … Continue reading

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Frost Rescue!

This week, the crops are recovering from the frost. The peppers, eggplant, and tomatoes have all been harvested. We will continue to have green tomatoes and sweet peppers in the CSA for at least this week – be sure to … Continue reading

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Baby, it’s cold outside!

This week, the farmers prepared the crops for the bitter Florida winter. It’s expected to be in the mid to low 30s for at least a couple more nights! To prepare, we’ve buttoned up the greenhouses – this means that … Continue reading

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Farmers Market Fun!

According to a study conducted by the American Farm Bureau, 72% of consumers know “nothing” or “very little” about farming or ranching. But it doesn’t have to stay that way! A major benefit of shopping at Sweetwater Sunday Market is … Continue reading

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Brand new homes for our beloved animals!

As part of the ongoing beautification efforts around the farm, we’re demolishing the chicken coop and pigpen and building brand new ones! Sweetie (our pot-bellied friend) and the chickens will be much happier in their beautiful new abodes. Thank you … Continue reading

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There’s no place like the farm for the holidays!

Kyle and Lexi are busy scuffle hoeing (or scuffling, as we usually call it)! A scuffle hoe is used in a back-and-forth “scuffling” motion to eliminate young weeds before they have a chance to grow a stronghold. The hoe is designed to … Continue reading

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