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This week was maybe one of the biggest production weeks yet this season for NoMad Farms.  We had our first CSA pick-up and we were able to get out of our garden for a bit and farm a little.  This week we experimented with a two wheel tractor hay set up.  Most of this will be used for mulch in our gardens and some will be used to feed to our small population of Angora bunnies.  On top of all that we found we were still able to get several hundred feet of summer produce sets and flowers in the ground.  A great Memorial Day weekend and great week.

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One of the things we have been looking forward to the most is our melon production.  We opened up fresh land a couple weeks ago and now it is time to set our melon plants and get going on our winter squash and sweet potatoes.  There was a shift this week that moved away from the spring.  Summer set this weekend and the gardens are taking the vertical shape of the summer season.  It is nice to wander through the gardens and begin to feel this momentum.  This spring has been interesting to navigate.  Our second round produce is jumping better than the first plantings.  So much for sequential plantings~ with the late freezes and frost all that can be done is keep planting on dry days and keep sowing greenhouse flats on wet days.  Eventually the season hits its summer stride and that shift could definitely be felt this weekend.  Couldn’t have been better timing for our first variety produce boxes to ring in the beginning the summer transition.

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We are excited to have local beekeeper, Fritz’s Apiary honey, in our store.  Check out our vendors page and Fritz’s Apiary to see Fritz’s honey for only $10/lb.  Add it to your veggie box or order by itself.  Fritz has been beekeeping for 20 years and loves his bees, this is apparent in the taste and quality of the honey.

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Also check out our native plant section, Connie May with Chrysalis Natural Landscapes, now has a listing in our store.  Please contact her for further pricing.  Chrysalis Natural Landscapes offers a variety of services and is able to add a wonderful additions to any of your gardens.  Be sure to check out her website for a full list of services.  See her beautiful native blazing star here.

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We are pleased to be working with Fuzzy Face Farm.  This is a groundbreaking farm, literally.  These guys just rolled into town from Vermont this past winter and have wasted no time.  They are ambitious and breaking ground and really getting going at their beautiful ridge top  farm.  Visit their Facebook page here and vendor page to find out more about their products and vision.  It is really great.  We look forward to being able to host their products soon.

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We are also extremely excited and happy to be working now with Earth Tools.  NoMad Farms utilizes much of what Earth Tools has to offer in equipment and gardening tools and is excited to be able to feature some of their selection in our store.  Check it out, they have an amazing selection of high quality hand and gardening tools and their 2 wheel tractors are perfect for many small scale organic farming jobs.  If there is anything you see on their website that we do not have listed, we will work with Earth Tools to deliver it to your home.  Just contact us and let us know what you would like from their tools selection and we will take it from there.

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NoMad Farms has a few plants left and a la carte produce available for sale.  Visit our products page in our store for a full listing.  Remember to visit our Pintrest page and please like us on Facebook. Remember to sign up for our weekly newsletter to get the latest updates on what is available in our store.  As always please visit our store for happy browsing.   Happy Shopping, The Peddler

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