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Summer into Spring!

2015 has been a race at Terra Firma.  The dry, warm weather sped up everything on the farm, and we have had a hard time keeping up.  Sure it’s nice to have strawberries on April Fool’s Day and Peaches for … Continue reading

And the Leafy Green Winner is…

Kale has been in the news a lot lately.  From the spoof article on the internet last year questioning whether there was enough land in the U.S. to meet the demand for kale, to the recent announcement by McDonalds that … Continue reading

Brand Loyal Beetles

The country roads around our farm are a popular weekend destination for automobile enthusiasts who appear to enjoy sharing the scenic beauty of farmland and hills with others.  A few weeks back, a caravan went by the farm and every … Continue reading

A Sacrifice to the Rain Gods

While areas north, south, east and west of Terra Firma got soaked on Friday night, the rain here was barely enough to get the ground wet.  With lots of ripe strawberries to pick, we were initially happy about the short … Continue reading

The Kings of Spring

I hope you have been enjoying your Terra Firma strawberries in your boxes; emails, Facebook comments and other sources seem to indicate that you are. Strawberries and tomatoes are the “Alpha” crops, the royalty at our farm:  strawberries are the … Continue reading

Saving Water the Old Fashioned Way

New technology offer lots of opportunities to conserve water, and it gets lots of coverage in the news.  Last week on NPR I heard that San Francisco recently passed an ordinance requiring new large apartment buildings to install plumbing that … Continue reading

Deserts & Droughts

Last week at a press conference declaring a drought emergency, Governor Jerry Brown used the word “desert” to describe our state. Dictionary.com defines a “desert” as follows:  “a region so arid because of so little rainfall that it supports only … Continue reading

April 1st Berries?

Every few years, April 1st falls on a Tuesday or Wednesday, and I get a chance to play an April Fool’s prank on Terra Firma subscribers.  Some of you may remember the time I declared that out of frustration with … Continue reading

Electric Cars and Water Conservation

If you are one of many of people who own an electric vehicle, or hope to one day soon, you may have heard that Tesla and other electric car owners can now sign up for a special program where PG&E … Continue reading

A Busy “Winter” at Terra Firma

We have been busier at the farm this winter than I ever remember us being. So busy, actually, that it feels like mid-spring.  In many ways, it has been a Goldilocks phenomenon for us at Terra Firma.  We received just … Continue reading

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Summer into Spring!

2015 has been a race at Terra Firma.  The dry, warm weather sped up everything on the farm, and we have had a hard time keeping up.  Sure it’s nice to have strawberries on April Fool’s Day and Peaches for … Continue reading

And the Leafy Green Winner is…

Kale has been in the news a lot lately.  From the spoof article on the internet last year questioning whether there was enough land in the U.S. to meet the demand for kale, to the recent announcement by McDonalds that … Continue reading

Brand Loyal Beetles

The country roads around our farm are a popular weekend destination for automobile enthusiasts who appear to enjoy sharing the scenic beauty of farmland and hills with others.  A few weeks back, a caravan went by the farm and every … Continue reading