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31 July, 2019

Farmer Smolak Update: July 2019

2019-07-31T16:33:02-04:00July 31st, 2019|Farmer Smolak, News and Announcements|

Mid-Summer Updates: Staff, Crops, Whim and More The summer is passing quickly, and soon there will be the feel of fall in the air. The crops are growing well, and the peach and apple crops especially look wonderful this year. We should have a heavy apple crop this fall! Early crops faced some challenges this year with the weather, but we’re finally moving out of that season and into a more abundant one.   We’re excited to welcome some new faces into various roles at Smolak Farms, and familiar faces into new positions! Tricia Dunphy, who has been busy in [...]

11 June, 2019

Farmer Smolak Update: June 2019

2019-07-06T08:50:47-04:00June 11th, 2019|Farmer Smolak, News and Announcements|

Whim Dinner Series kicks off this week! With spring comes eternal optimism and a look towards the future. The weather this spring has been difficult for farmers everywhere with cloudy skies and lots of rain. At Smolak, it has caused many of our crops to be about two weeks behind the normal schedule, which might affect the CSA start this year. CSA’s are an interesting idea as originally conceived – they were created to mirror the ups and downs of what Mother Nature provides for us, and we have been fortunate that over time we've been able to deliver a [...]

23 May, 2019

Farmer Smolak Update: May 2019

2019-05-24T13:43:27-04:00May 23rd, 2019|Farmer Smolak, News and Announcements|

We still have 2019 CSA shares available for purchase! Read more and sign-up here! Additional upgrades at the farm, and CSA season is almost here! As the flowers fall from our stone fruit trees, we see a sign that we are right on track. As a matter of fact, the bloom this spring was a very heavy one, which translates to a very abundant crop in this coming season! The spring rains have made it a challenge to keep ahead of the cultural issues, but the good news is that we are headed in the right direction. We are working [...]

4 April, 2019

Farmer Smolak Update: Spring 2019

2019-05-23T21:05:51-04:00April 4th, 2019|Farmer Smolak, News and Announcements|

Our 2019 CSA is available for purchase! Read more and sign-up here! Spring has Arrived at Smolak Farms! As winter has turned into spring, like every year before, we’re getting back into the business of growing things. All of the seeds we plan to grow this year for our annual crops and terrific CSA program have been purchased and are starting to be planted. This year, we’ve selected a wonderful variety of seeds, and hope to have an abundant, healthy crop. As a farmer, I truly believe that the best and safest produce you can get is what's grown on [...]

18 February, 2019

Farmer Smolak Update: February 2019

2019-02-18T22:10:28-04:00February 18th, 2019|Farmer Smolak, News and Announcements|

Before we dive in, it's important to note, our 2019 CSA is NOW AVAILABLE! Read more and sign-up here! Looking Ahead to the Warmer Weather We may be in the middle of winter, but Mother Nature keeps playing tricks on us with the swings in the weather. As a harbinger of spring, all kinds of catalogs have been arriving at the farm, and what fun it is to think about the spring and all we will be planting. Our Director of Agriculture is hard at work finalizing our plans for CSA planting, and we’re excited to be able to share more on [...]

14 January, 2019

Farmer Smolak Update: January 2019

2019-01-14T14:51:25-04:00January 14th, 2019|Farmer Smolak|

2019: The Year of Sustainability Greetings, and Happy New Year! With the start of this new year comes the start of something new for Smolak Farms as well, and I'm excited to share that this year, we are embarking on a program focused on sustainability. Sustainability is defined as "how biological systems endure and remain diverse and productive. Today, it refers to the need to develop the sustainable models necessary for both the human race and planet Earth to survive." Over the course of this year and beyond, we will start to explain and show our commitment to this model [...]

13 December, 2018

Farmer Smolak Update: December 2018

2018-12-12T17:10:45-04:00December 13th, 2018|Farmer Smolak|

Winding Down from 2018 Around this time of the year, we start to wind down from a busy year on the farm, and start to look ahead to next year. As we start this process, we reflect on the people who have helped make this farm so successful, and such an asset to our community. First of all, we have you to thank, our customers, and the real reason that the farm is still chugging along, year after year. We thank you for your support and patronage! But I am also grateful for our fine staff of managers and employees, who work [...]