Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is always a crunch at Terra Firma:  a full week’s harvest and deliveries packed into a half week of short days.  This year the whole endeavor has been made more complicated by absences of key staff members due to family emergencies and injuries.  On the plus side, the weather has decided to cooperate a bit:  although our fields are a muddy mess from the weekend rain, the storm forecast for today never materialized.


It’s been many months since we have shut the farm down for more than one day, and we are looking forward to some quiet time around here.  I hope all of you have a happy holiday with family and friends, whether you’re at home or on the road.  We at Terra Firma thank you all for continuing to support our farm and our families!




All the Colors of a Sunrise, in a Peach

Way back in 2003 when a group of our CSA subscribers helped us first secure a piece of land with the security to plant fruit trees, we decided to focus primarily on Peaches and Nectarines. Taken together, these so-called “stone … Continue reading

Cucumbers and their Diabolical Pests

Growing cucumbers organically is challenging just about everywhere in the continental U.S. thanks to a small pest with a big appetite. Two actually. Cucumber beetles are the size and shape of Ladybugs, but that is where their similarities end. These … Continue reading

Interactive Tomato Identification Guide

Happy July 4th Holiday! We’ve packed you a seasonally appropriate box of produce this week; more on that below. With tomato season hitting its full stride this week, we present the following interactive textual Ven diagram to help you figure … Continue reading