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About saltforkfarms

A small organic farm in Iowa that raises Standard Breed laying hens and hybrid broiler chickens suited for a pasture-based system, as well as varieties of vegetables and fruit suitable to our Eastern Iowa climate. We grow food, we eat food, we sell food!

Late post for tomorrow’s market

Harvesting to following for tomorrow: Potatoes Onions Garlic Fennel Beets Beans Squash Cucumbers Broccoli Eggplant Peppers Cherry tomatoes Tomatillos Okra Kale Escarole Endive Herbs Flowers Basil Torpedo onions Eggs See you at the market!

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The peak of the season…

We are at the peak for most main crop produce. Although tomatoes, peppers, okra are behind, they have started to come in and we are now getting eggplant in good numbers. Squash, cucumbers, beans are still going strong and we … Continue reading

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August is already here!

The summer is speeding past. It seems like I’ve been on a constant “that’ll be ready in a week or two” mantra this year. Well, we are finally arrived at the week in question for many of those things. On … Continue reading

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At the market this week: July 26

Hey all, We have the following in various amounts for the farmers’ market this week: Cucumbers – 3 kinds; all excellent quality; lots! Squash – many kinds of really nice fruits; lots. Beans – green, yellow wax, french filet, flat … Continue reading

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July 19th, This week at the market along with a guest post about cake…

This week at the market, Eric and Renee with have raspberries, potatoes, cucumbers, summer squash, onions, garlic, broccoli, salad greens, escarole, frisee, and eggs. It’s hard to believe that Charlie, my youngest, is going to be one. It seems like … Continue reading

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At market: June 12th

Our luck with Mother Nature is turning around. This week we are weeding everything!! Well, except stuff we had to till under due to the torrents of June. Now we are prepping soil to plant again. For now we will … Continue reading

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After the rains…

We are still feeling the effects of an inordinate amount of June rain here on the farm.  It flattened, tore, washed out, and generally bogged down the plants and the soil.  We have been making the most of it, but … Continue reading

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At the market this week…

We will have onions, garlic, scapes, kale, collards, salad mix, romaine heads, escarole, frisée, kohlrabi, strawberries, peas, herbs. See you there!

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Week of June 21st

There has been a lot going on this week.  The rain has been good and bad, as these things often are.  The ducks went outside to enjoy their new pond.  The strawberries are an everyday deal.  Humidity seems to have … Continue reading

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Week of June 14th

This week we will have: Braising greens (collards, kale, choi, beet) Spring onion Green garlic Asian greens Cilantro Limited supply of strawberries! See you there, Eric

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