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April 23 Farmers’ Market

Tuesday, April 19th, 2011

The first two market Saturdays this April have gone well and we thank our faithful customers for coming out no matter what the weather! At the April 23rd market we expect to have tender young salad lettuce, green onions, green garlic, and spinach. There will be plenty of bedding plants, both flowers and […]

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Changing Seasons

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

The calendar declares that Spring is here. The weather doesn’t always agree. Still the season is changing. Overwintered spinach and carrots are sweet and full of vitamins. Tiny kale seedlings have been set out in the garden and potaoes are planted. Daffodils and apricots are blooming. The seedlings that […]

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Farmers’ Market Starts April 9, 2011

Thursday, March 10th, 2011

The fourth season of the Peacock Farmers’ Market begins April 9, 2011. The market, featuring locally grown produce and agricultural products, is held 8am until noon each Saturday during the growing season at 817 9th Street in Highland, IL.
Each week during the market season, I will be posting expected availability of […]

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February 2, 2011

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

It seems like this is a good time to update you on how things are going on the farm. We’ve had a good lambing season, finishing before this recent storm. Some lambs were born during previous bad weather but all are fine. Katahdins ae amazing in their ability to handle the weather. The […]

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January 15, 2011

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

I dug carrots today. They are protected by old hay bales so that the ground doesn’t freeze. It’s very satisfyig to be able to harvest a fresh veggie in the middle of the winter. The geese enjoyed the green carrot tops. They are herbivores and appreciate the fresh “greens”.
The sheep are […]

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Season End

Monday, October 11th, 2010

The growing season has been so busy that I haven’t posted. The spring veggies were outstanding, however, the summer was challenging. Extreme heat for long periods with frequent rains was not helpful. Because of the wet weather, the transplanted peppers and broccoli had no need to put down deep roots and when […]

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May Showers

Saturday, May 15th, 2010

Yes, I know it’s supposed to be “April Showers” but we seem to be having lots of showers in May. Spring veggies are loving it. We’ve had plenty of succulent lettuces. We are now harvesting pak choi, kale, portugese kale, and chard. Next week we’ll add kohlrabi to the list. Peas […]

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Deliveries Start Soon

Monday, April 12th, 2010

I expect to be able to make our first produce delivery of the season on Wednesday, April 21. It’s looking like the first delivery will be lettuce and young salad greens, along with green garlic and maybe green onions. And lots of eggs. The garden is growing well so far. Actually […]

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Friday, March 26th, 2010

Spring is a busy, exciting time on the farm. Young lambs are bounding around the way only lambs can. Although the sheep are still being given hay, they are nibbling on the newly appeared tiny green blades of grass. The chickens have kept laying in a phenomenal manner all winter and are […]

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Fall Produce

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

We’ve had some frosty nights and of course the summer veggies are gone, but we’re still enjoying frost tolerant fall veggies: kale, radishes, chinese cabbage, broccoli raab, lettuce, green onions. The pullets from this year’s hatches are beginning to lay, especially the heavy breeds: orpington and delaware, and just today the lighter minorcas. […]

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