Growing Something New August 25, 2016 harmona4 Farm Photos 0 A gallery of photos from the Farm’s first year. Corn stubble filled the field in February 2016. Future Institute for Food Farm site The first IF Food Studies class crosses the field to the future farm site. Members of the first IF Food Studies class pound stakes into the ground to mark Measuring out the first acre to be planted. Potatoes prepped for planting. Just finished planting onions in time to attend the very first Institute for Food symposium! Deer fence: check. Seedlings in Boyd greenhouse. Potato rows. Charles Griffin attending to flea beetles in the potato patch. Young onions and red butterhead bibb lettuce. Onions, marigold, and green butterhead lettuce. Soon, the caged tomato will sing with flavor. Pre-pepper. Bullneck onion. Farm manager Lauren Wulker with lettuce harvest. We’re officially harvesting into Culinary Support Center produce totes! Pre-drip-tape irrigation methods. Hoops to hold row-covers for protecting lettuce. Triple rinse. Lettuce harvest-to-wash station. Lettuce to market. Lauren with spring onions. Onions and lettuce to Moon Co-Op Market! Bunches of radishes. Spicy! Mulched the tomatoes with straw. Basil and parsley. First pepper! First potato harvest! Digging for potatoes is like digging for gold. Adding compost to add nutrients to the soil. Building beds. Kale seedlings on their way from the greenhouse to field. Waiting out a summer downpour in the storage container. Bolted romaine. The beginnings of a sunflower. Tomatoes growing ever thicker. Zucchini. Sun gold cherry tomato, sweet off the vine. Giant radish! Dewy nasturtium leaf. These flowers are both beautiful and edible! Bush bean blossoms, with baby beans. Lauren walking among the summer squash. Seedlings of flat-leaf and savoy kale in the ground. Yellow onion bulbs are poppin’! Cucumber beds; they became a feast for flea beetles and squash bugs Future Brassica beds. Growth of the winter squash beds. Squash blossom in the shade. Bush bean ready for harvest! Harvesting beans with Lauren and Don. Cherry tomatoes. Green bell peppers and yellow summer squash. Lush summer harvest! We visited the office of Miami University’s new president, Gregory Crawford, to deliver fresh farm vegetables to our administrative supporters! Curly kale getting bigger. Tomato rainbow. Tomato jungle. Black cherry tomatoes, so sweet. Black cherry tomatoes. Baby butternut squash! A quarter-acre of winter squash (butternut and acorn). Heirloom tomato. Ripe bell pepper. Butterfly amongst the sun golds. Is it a Monarch or a Viceroy? Beefcake! Nicole Niemeyer picking cherry tomatoes. Baby acorn squash. Heirloom tomatoes, sweet chocolate and green bell peppers Bountiful summer. Austin VanHouten with summer squash. Beets and kale on a late summer morning. Sunflowers are beautiful and attractive to pollinators! Lauren Wulker leads the second Food Studies course into the fenced acre on the farm. Second Food Studies class. Time to harvest the butternut squash and acorn squash Squash wash. Butternut and acorn squash. Row of daikon radish, very spicy! Lauren walks with reporters from GreenHawks Media. Late summer peppers. Daikon radishes almost ready to harvest. Freshly plowed soil that once yielded cucurbits. Remnants of the past.