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Posted 5/24/2011 7:09am by Andy Watson.

We will not be at the Tuesday evening Eastside Market at the Wilmar Center today.  We are getting things ready for the first box this Thursday as well as getting things in the ground before it rains again.  Thanks and see you next week.

Posted 5/14/2011 7:09pm by Andy Watson.

Spent much of the day getting the flower plot ready! It was a cool, windy day with just a few sprinkles. Actually, it was nice working weather. We managed to get all of the zinnia transplants today. Tomorrow we'll tackle the snapdragons and hopefully work on the perennial bed. It is a busy weekend even though we aren't at market. 

 

 

Posted 5/12/2011 9:41pm by Andy Watson.

Only two weeks until boxes start and we are trying to get all our transplants in for the season.  We have been without rain now at the farm for over a week and will be setting up the irrigation on Monday.  Because of the extra work and lack of produce right now, we will not be at the Saturday market downtown.  Check for more updates in the next couple weeks.

Posted 4/22/2011 8:57pm by Andy Watson.

Heading to the Farmers' Market tomorrow on the square. We have our delicious hoophouse salad mix, a little basil, some nettles, mizuna, a petite salad mix, and an Italian lettuce and chicory mix. The weather is looking much better this week and we sold out by 10:30 last week, so get there early. We also now have Sprouting Acres gift cards in $5 and $10 dollar increments available. Have a great weekend and hope to see you there.

Posted 4/17/2011 3:28pm by Andy Watson.

And so, the season officially kicks off with the first Downtown Farmer's Market of the year in Madison. As should be expected, mother nature played one of her tricks on us: gave us gorgeous weather last week and then sacked us with cold, rainy and sometimes even snowy weather this week. Farmer Andy had to pull out some long underwear to survive this Saturday's market. We had a good supply of salad greens available at the market and we sold out by 11am. We are not sure if we'll be able to get to next Saturday's market so we'll keep you all posted.  We might have the opportunity for a large group of workers to come out next Saturday to get onions in the fields,  so we may decide to put our energy there instead of at the market. 

Everything is coming along nicely. Please check our recents pictures to see what else we have been up to. 

Posted 4/12/2011 8:40am by Andy Watson.

Happy Spring to you!  

We do still have a few shares available for this season.  We hope you are enjoying this spring/summer like weather, we are for sure.  We are getting crops seeding inside and out while the weather is cooperating.  Well, back to work.

Posted 3/26/2011 8:58pm by Andy Watson.

We are well into the new season with the trays brimming with healthy seedlings. The greenhouse offers a warm retreat to the cold, windy and often wet spring days we've had so far. On the warmer days, we've been busy clearing trees/branches, building a small storage closet and getting the outdoor work areas ready. Wade has been joining Andy at the farm a few days a week and so far he is loving it. He is a great helper and when he gets tired of that, he loves to play in the dirt & sand on the farm. A recent deposit of gravel for the farm driveway was definitely a big highlight for Wade. We are finalizing the field/crop maps for the year and getting excited to get outdoors more. Happy Spring Everyone!

 

Posted 3/10/2011 7:50am by Andy Watson.

For those of you that have not signed up for a CSA share yet this season, we do still have shares available. Just go to "Our Products" then click on the "2011 CSA Sign-up" option. All the information for the season is available there. If you are interested in a workshare, click on the "The Experience", then choose "Workshares" option.  If you have any questions regarding this season, please contact us. If you would like to speak with me, Andy, in person, you can find me at the 2011 CSA Open House this Sunday, from 1-4 at the Monona Terrace in Madison.  We will have a table with a slideshow, pictures, additional info and even a couple of Workshares to talk with about the farm.  We would love to see you there.   

Posted 1/5/2011 12:00am by Andy Watson.

Every winter, the new season's seed catalogs arrive. Their brightly colored photos of tomatoes, eggplants, zucchini and pretty much every vegetable you can think of is staring back at me. It feels kinda like Christmas. The possibilities are endless but unfortunately the space on the farm is not. The catalogs do not change much from year to year but it is still like opening a brand new magazine and taking a look at what there is available.  The hardest part is choosing tomato varieties.  This is the one vegetable that I can't even count the different varieties.  There are hundreds.  I reorder varieties that I have been growing for years that will always be my favorites.  I order a few that maybe were grown the season before and I want to give them another chance, since every season is different.  I also order a 1/2 dozen or so new ones that might be new on the market, or might just catch my eye.  It is the only vegetable that I can spend hours milling through two or three catalogs just trying to make a list. There really is nothing better than sitting with a cup of coffee, in the morning, paging through a crisp new catalog, relaxing, and taking it all in.  Now I just have to do it while bouncing my 4 month old daughter Ruby on my knee and listening to my 4 year old son Wade singing Christmas songs in the playroom. Life is great.

 

Posted 12/4/2010 4:45pm by Andy Watson.

Sprouting Acres has had a great crew of workshares this year. To celebrate all the hard work & dedication; we are throwing them an end-of-the-season party. So hats off to all the wonderful ladies and gentlemen that helped make this season blossom.

Welcome to week 20 of your Sprouting Acres CSA ShareOctober 11th, 2017

Welcome to the last CSA box of 2017! This is the last delivery from us this season. We hope you have enjoyed having us grow for you. We will send out 2018 season information in a couple months and wil

Welcome to week 19 of your Sprouting Acres CSA ShareOctober 4th, 2017

Hello, This the last week for Every Other week boxes with odd box numbers. Those include Cambridge, the Farm, Stoughton, Monona, Vilas Ave., and Oregon. Thanks so much for choosing us to be your farme

Welcome to week 18 of your Sprouting Acres CSA ShareSeptember 27th, 2017

Hello and welcome to week 18! Here is the newsletter link.   Have a great weekend. Sprouting Acres

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