Wednesday, February 24, 2016

And the Year is on...........


The days were cold and nights were long,
But now the days have come along,
To bear the warmth to make things grow,
And here's our story for all to know.......

The weather is still cold with bursts of warm air here and there but we still have the lingering chance of snow. The farm may seem sleepy from the outside but the fun is just beginning for us. 

The greenhouse is where it all starts, literally.   Jamie has begun the very first seeds to go in soil, tomatoes. Right now the seeds have been carefully placed in soil in trays.  Each variety has been labeled with care and watered thoroughly.  The seeds like to be kept between 75-80° at this stage in order to germinate.  As soon as seeds begin germinating and stems start to show above the soil, it's critical to provide a strong light source once germination begins. The greenhouse does just that!

In order for the greenhouse to provide the proper shelter and environment for the seeds some care needs to be taken. Ernesto and Dan are hard at work replacing the plastic on the greenhouse. All of the plastic including the flooring is carefully removed revealing the frame of the greenhouse. 

They then begin lying the new flooring and move to covering the outside frame. This process is completed every 3-5 years. The plastic breaks down over time and can develop tears, holes, and weak spots, which let in the outside elements. New plastic will allow more control to provide the best chance for successful seedlings. 

Ernesto, Dan and Jamie are getting the greenhouse in tiptop shape for the upcoming growing season. They even have some help from the resident farm cats…  

Stay tuned to see the progression of the seedlings and what else is in the works...

Monday, February 22, 2016

February 29th is approaching rapidly.......

Don't forget to get in on our CSA before 
Feburary 29th........

Check our CSA Page for all the details.......
Looking forward to a Great Summer Season with lots and great vegetables and other delectables.
Come and Join Us!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Spring is almost upon us!!

Hello Everyone!
Welcome back to the 2016 Season

                     It's that time of year again where we are looking for a few people to support our staff for the season.  We are looking for employees that have what it takes to survive a summer at SIW Vegetables.  These are part-time positions from June through October 31st, (or a part of), consisting of a variety of tasks to be performed on and off the farm.   Some of the requirements are: 
A SMILE and  great  interaction with customers (is a must), being able to lift approximately 50lbs., can withstand snow, sleet, rain and heat and still maintain great customer service (only kidding about the snow and, be able to take instruction well and contructive criticism, have a great sense of humor, and have a great time doing it.  Don't get me wrong........ there are some
days we are so busy you will want to fall down, but look at all those happy smiles.  

So if you have the stamina please send a note to: 

And we  will send back an application to be filled out and emailed back to us.  Once it has been reviewed we will call and set un an appointment for an interview.

P.S. - For those of you who will be home from College in May, I do have positions open to work with Peonies for three weeks before the SIW season begins.  If you are interested please let me know in your email.

Looking forward to hearing from you and having  a 
Great 2016 Season!