Garlic Harvest

Garlic Harvest

There are several milestones during the year that mark dramatic shifts in the growing season. For me, it’s always the garlic harvest, which coincides with the first full week of summer. The harvest brings to a close the long wait for the king of alliums that started back in November when the final clove was tucked in the ground for the winter.

Garlic is a precise, no-nonsense crop that sticks to its preordained schedule whether you like it or not. It’s not going to wait around for a distracted farmer to fit it in to his daily planner. Wait a week too long and tough luck, it’s on to its next phase of development without so much as a by-your-leave.

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{name} Posted by Tony Ricci on 06/29, 2011 at 12:07 PM

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Three Minute Gardener: How to Renovate a Strawberry Patch

Three Minute Gardener: How to Renovate a Strawberry Patch

After the June harvest of strawberries, patches should be renovated in preparation for the following year. Penn State Senior Extension Educator Kathy Demchak explains why these renovations are important and how to complete them.

Watch the video.

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{name} Posted by Emily Wiley on 06/28, 2011 at 10:05 AM

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Welcome, Green Heron Farm!

Welcome, Green Heron Farm!

Please welcome our newest contributor, Tony Ricci, of Green Heron Farm in southern Huntingdon County. Tony has been instrumental in bringing a year-round supply of local, organic produce to our area. He’s also the farmer who uses fryer oil to fuel his delivery truck.

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{name} Posted by Emily Wiley on 06/27, 2011 at 02:41 PM

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Celebrate Local Food and Farms

Celebrate Local Food and Farms

The first annual Summer Solstice Celebration at Tait Farm was a success! Watch a video recap of the local event.

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{name} Posted by Katherine Taylor Grofic on 06/24, 2011 at 03:38 PM

Tags: events | summersolstice | video |

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