Farmer of the Year
Farmers’ Almanac is celebrating 200 years this coming 2018 as an old and established national publication for “wise-old weather predictions,” astrological charts, gardening, fishing and life tips and of course, highlighted farmers making a difference in the US. We are very pleased to announce that Andrew Stout, our chief farmer, here at Full Circle Farm is one of three selected and celebrated famers recognized in 2017.
Many thanks to Barbara Archer for nominating Andrew and bringing our farm into this recognition. Andrew’s advice to the people considering farming is “to take the plunge −no day is the same. You get to work with your hands and produce something everyday. The reward of planting seeds and seeing them through to harvest is unmatchable.”
Our farm is proud of the high quality, organic vegetables we grow every year and delight in the hope of it reaching as many people as possible.
This week, we have started in on our potato harvest as we have an incredible window of a few dry days and 80-degree temperatures. This backbreaking harvest comes in a busy time when our bodies are fully exhausted from the long summer harvest and yet, there is a race to pull out all of the tenderling potatoes before the heavier rains set in.
We are excited for our Huckleberry Gold Yukon, Chieftan and Red Chieftan varieties to grace your meals in the coming weeks. We are still deep in our fall greens harvest as we managed to send out hundreds of cases of kale this week − amazing Northwest kale lovers − thank you!! Our red radishes have been lovely to harvest and purple top turnips are soon to be ready. The smells of fall have arrived with a chill and fog in the mornings burning off to incredibly sunny and hot days filled with leaves changing colors and falling to the ground. We are constantly reminded how powerful the change of seasons are and how as the farmer you need to stay ahead of the curve.
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