Category Archives: From the Veggie Fields

“What Do You DO in the Summer?”

As summer approaches, the harvesting season here at Sweetwater Organic Community Farm will soon come to an end. In preparation for this transition, a cover crop method is used to ensure that the soil is ready and healthy for the upcoming … Continue reading

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Farmer Lexi Asks “Why Vegan?”

Note: This is just one farmer’s opinion – we here at Sweetwater support your right to have your own opinion!          Hey everyone, Lexi here!  Just wanted to share with people interested in going vegan and people on the … Continue reading

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Chickens at the Farm?

They are always a topic of conversation with visitors at the farm, particularly because they are very attentive hosts: they welcome everyone who visits with a curious gaze and a walk around. But aside from the benefit of having fresh … Continue reading

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Don’t Miss Out On Medicinal Mondays!

Are you following us on Instagram and Facebook? If not, you might have missed our series called Medicinal Plants Monday! Each Monday, we feature a different edible and/or medicinal plant that you can incorporate into your life. It’s like a … Continue reading

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The Step Between Harvest and Your Table? Wash and Preparation!

The whole process takes only a couple hours: we go to the fields, harvest and take the produce back to the farm for you to pick up. But in between, there is one critical step we can’t miss: wash and … Continue reading

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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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