Work at Blue House Farm!

Posted by on Jan 18, 2014
Work at Blue House Farm!

Blue House Farm is seeking two Resident Staff members for 2014.

From the Fields – Week of December 12th

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014
From the Fields – Week of December 12th

The year is winding down so I thought I’d make mention of some items of note that made this year especially great/interesting/challenging: We grew some new crops this year, some of them did very well, others not so much. Shallots were a big success, they got huge, were beautiful looking, and tasty. We experimented with […]

From the Fields – Week of December 5th

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013
From the Fields – Week of December 5th

It is really, really cold outside right now! The temperature has dropped to 30 degrees the last two nights and we’ve woken to frosty, white ground. Pescadero is known for its moderate year-round weather, but these mornings have been abnormally chilly. The weather forecast was calling for a “freeze” warning, which I’m currently learning is […]

From the Fields – Happy Thanksgiving!

Posted by on Nov 28, 2013
From the Fields – Happy Thanksgiving!

We’ve been hustling around the farm lately, taking advantage of what is likely going to be the last stretch of dry weather before the winter rain sets in. The field crew has been working steadily on hoeing the winter beds and planting crops for early spring. The farm looks great right now. It is clean, […]

From the Fields – Week of November 22nd

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013
From the Fields – Week of November 22nd

The first rain finally came this week. After such a dry winter last year, we welcome it with open arms. My rain gauge read 1 ¼”. And the fields are muddy and the roads are no longer dusty, but filled with puddles. The crew took the first “rain day” off to rest, watch movies, and […]

From the Fields – Week of November 14th

Posted by on Nov 14, 2013
From the Fields – Week of November 14th

It’s been just beautiful here the last couple of weeks, autumn is in full swing and there are even some proper fall colors out the window. We’re not too anxious for the perfect weather to end, but the rain will start soon and the fields will be grateful. Right about now is when farmers across […]

From the Fields – Week of November 7th

Posted by on Nov 7, 2013
From the Fields – Week of November 7th

Every week on Thursday morning, when we’re finally pretty sure what we’re putting in the CSA boxes, I get to sit down for a couple hours and read recipes. I sift through that which is obviously untested, contains obscure or out of season ingredients. I re-write bad or redundant directions, I edit to what’s in […]

From the Fields – Week of October 31st

Posted by on Oct 31, 2013
From the Fields – Week of October 31st

The summer crops are slowing down. This will probably be the last week that we have Early Girl tomatoes. The sweet peppers are going to get picked from the field this week too and put in the cooler where they will extend the season a few more weeks. We are on the last of the […]

FROM THE FIELDS – Week of October 24th

Posted by on Oct 29, 2013

We’ve been working on a few projects around the farm the last couple of weeks. This may not seem especially newsworthy, but for us on the farm, it is very exciting. The last six months have been extremely busy for everyone here. There has been little to no time outside of our daily routines of […]

From the Fields – Week of October 10th

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013

Did you know that canned pumpkin, the kind we all use for pie, never comes from pumpkins like those above? It’s usually a mix of different pumpkin relatives with a more fine-grained flesh, including our favorite Blue Hubbard squash- blue on the outside and orange inside. This week you’ll get a couple of Sweet Dumpling […]