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It’s a new year and a new adventure for Wayward Seed Farm. Stay up-to-date with our new Mailchimp newsletter!

Farmer Adam & Jaime
Wayward Seed Farm

August? Already?

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A Well Fed Seed: Week of August 1

Want a farm update? Check out Farmer Adam’s videos! Click here to see Eli learning the new cultivator. 

Have a favorite recipes? Share it with us! Email your recipes to farm@waywardseed.com or post them to our CSA member Facebook page.

Enjoy the harvest!

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A Well Fed Seed: Week of July 25

Have a great recipe you want to share? Email it to farm@waywardseed.com or share it in our private Facebook group!

Want to see what’s happening on the farm? Here’s a video from Farmer Adam showing Napa Cabbage planting for our friends at The Brinery.

Finally, thank you to Christine Okonak of Captured by Christine Photography for this year’s beautiful share pictures!

ecbc_0723A Well Fed Seed: Week of July 19

Have a great recipe you want to share? Email it to farm@waywardseed.com or share it in our private Facebook group!

Thank you to Christine Okonak of Captured by Christine Photography for this year’s beautiful share pictures! How could you not love fennel when it looks this gorgeous?!

A Well Fed Seed: Week of July 4

A Well Fed Seed: Week of June 27

Well, a new week and a new challenge. But we go on!

A Well Fed Seed: Week of June 20

Enjoy this week’s harvest! It’s green. Lots and lots of green.

Thanks to CSA member, Ashley, we have a new recipe template! Please enjoy these recipes (some of which you’ll have to wait to use) and tips for storage.

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Thanks Ashley!

Hello everyone, and happy (maybe) spring!

We are burning propane day after day here to keep our plants warm and happily growing. Almost every morning our soils have a light bit of frozen crust, which gives us a slight bit of skepticism about when spring will actually start. Our rhubarb has emerged out of its winter slumber but is stuck in neutral now that snow is in the forecast.

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Getting new equipment ready

Oh well, it is Ohio – wait 5 minutes and the weather will change.

We will get started soon outside and when we do there won’t be enough daylight to get all of our work done. Farming in the Midwest is all about narrow windows of work. You have to hit those plant dates and dry periods to ensure solid summer production.

We’ll figure it out, we always do. Farming is never short on challenges and this spring will put us to the test.

In terms of spring plantings, we are going to take a different track this spring. We will be focused on smaller, more precise plantings for CSA. We are exploring new spinach varieties that can handle our June heat. Additionally, we hope to provide some micro greens this spring to supplement early salads and lighter dishes. Rhubarb will be reaching full potential in its 3rd season. We are also planting summer leeks this season and they should be ready for harvest in early July.

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Fennel, enjoying another day in the greenhouse

In other news, we have been consulting for a family friend who will be starting a new certified organic farm just down the road from ours. Our hope is to steward his small operation and provide a helping hand when we can this spring. We are trying to facilitate the growth of new operations right here in Sandusky County. We have quality soils, history, culture and work ethic.

I’m really excited about the next 5 years here in the county. I think we may see 2 to 3 new operations if we continue to show success and can provide market opportunities through our coop, Great River Organics.

It’s all about vision and collaboration.

Well, that’s it for now. CSA shares start in about 2 months – let’s get some decent weather and begin to enjoy another year of Wayward’s bounty.

Be Well,

Farmer Adam

Hello friends and CSA members,

I want to share some exciting news with you. We are finally starting the process of purchasing a farm less than 3 miles away from our current leased farmland in Sandusky County. We have waited for an opportunity to purchase this property for many, many years. It’s going to take some patience, but hopefully we can push through and complete the sale.

The property will enable us to expand production slowly through a wider rotation and increased acreage. This will prevent disease and maintain high quality soils throughout both farming locations. Building quality soils takes time and investment. We have been modifying our fertility management practices through the years to combine cover crops, manure, compost and minerals.

I am beyond excited for our employees, CSA members and wholesale customers. More details to come in the very near future…

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Greenhouse production for this season has been cranking along now for the last couple of weeks. Fennel, shallots, leeks, celery root and many other varieties have started to emerge. We will propagate peppers and many other crops next week to ensure a steady supply this summer.

It’s very important for us to connect the dots this month in terms of how many members we are growing for. Are we growing for you and your family this year? With the new farm a possibility, we want to be conservative and not overproduce quantities and varieties of food that we don’t have a home for.

It’s been 12 years since this project got started and in my mind it feels like yesterday. My body doesn’t agree with that sentiment. Time flies, but for Jaime, myself and our employees the goals that we set forth over a decade ago are starting to look possible. All of you, our CSA members are the cornerstone piece that fostered all of this ambition.

So here we all are. From nothing to something, an idea can become reality. I’m proud of all of us. We built a farm together and that is what this is all about. Thank yourself. We thank you for the investment all of these years.

In Soil We Trust,

Farmer Adam