Steamy days for working in the soil

Hot and sunny

It was hot and steamy this weekend, but there were farmers out early Saturday to tend to our beds and stake plants. Everything is growing well, including the weeds! We are trying our best to keep up with them all.

We have two work days scheduled on our calendar this week:

  • Tuesday morning we’ll be receiving soil and lumber from GreenThumb and can use help from 8:30–10:30am to help move everything in the farm. Some of the soil will be going into empty beds.
  • Saturday we’ll be continuing the project by constructing a new raised bed with the lumber and then fill with soil and level it out. We usually have a small group of farmers working on Saturday mornings, but we’ll need a good crew to get this project done.

Please come lend a hand if you are able to!

On the brink of escalating harvests

The farm

True summer is only a few days away now, and we’ve been having plenty of storms to help keep the farm well-watered. We’re seeing more signs of the harvests to come (aside from the plentiful greens we’ve been enjoying) — our first snap peas and lots of bush bean blossoms were most seductive today. Almost all our tomatoes are flowering now, so it won’t be long until we have ripe veggies to share.

The green beans we replanted late popped up quickly, and there are some lovely white onion flowers up on the hill, a beautiful organic variety one of our composters saved from the bin. Overall the farm is starting to fill up with greenery.

On July 1st, in addition to our usual Saturday tasks, we’re getting a bunch of soil and lumber to fill and build new raised beds. Anyone interested in lending a hand should come between 10 and 11am.

New member orientation

Cover crop amid leaves

It has been quiet at the farm after we harvested the last of our greens this fall and seeded a cover crop for the winter, but we are starting to plan for the 2017 growing season.

We will have an orientation for new members on Saturday, February 25, at 12:00, weather permitting. Anyone who wants to learn about the compost operation or see it in action can come between 11:00 and noon, during our normal Saturday compost collection hours.

Work day Saturday, June 2

We hope you all had a relaxing a Memorial Day weekend, but after all of the recent warmth, sun, and rain, things are growing at Prospect Farm and it’s time to get to work. Come on out this Saturday, June 2, 11am-2pm to help us with planting, staking, building a small raised bed, and more!

One-time volunteers are welcome. Bring water and work gloves or tools if you have them.

Work day Saturday, May 19

Join us at Prospect Farm this Saturday 11am – 2pm for a work day! One-time volunteers and prospective members are welcome. Bring water and work gloves if you have them.

Got food scraps for compost? Drop-off hours on Saturdays are 10am – noon.

Farm work day May 5

This weekend the weather should be perfect for gardening, so join us at the farm to help with  planting other spring farming tasks! Come on out for a work day Saturday, May 5, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Bring water and gloves if you have them.

Work Day Saturday, April 28

Volunteers are invited to come out to help at Prospect Farm this Saturday, April 28, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. We will be preparing beds for planting, planting peas, beans, and greens, spreading compost in the garden and building trellises. Bring gloves and drinking water. See you there!

Work Day and Call for Members

Come out and enjoy the beautiful spring weather at a Prospect Farm work day this Saturday, April 21, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. We’ll be planting, weeding, and doing other early growing season tasks. Bring water and work gloves.

Become a Prospect Farm Member

Prospect Farm needs members! Members work on the farm an average one hour per week or 52 hours a year and contribute $25 per year. Members get to take home shares of the crops grown on Prospect Farm. We need composters, plot managers, and individuals interested in doing administrative stuff. To join, talk to us at a farm work day or email