Author Archives: Amy

No Pumpkin Patch in 2020

Here’s another small loss due to COVID. We will not have a pumpkin patch at Red Wagon Farm in 2020. Everything at a farm requires a lot of planning. We have to plant pumpkin seeds around June 1st. Remember what … Continue reading

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Made it through the snow!

Wow it’s been a roller coaster ride! A week ago there was a winter storm warning and we thought it was going to get down to 25 degrees with 5-8 inches of snow. There was a good chance that this … Continue reading

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Are Red Wagon Onions Safe?

In a word–yes! Have you seen the news about the salmonella outbreak in onions from California? This is the problem with our food system. You have contaminated onions from one farm go to a huge processing facility. The contamination spreads … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Farm, Newsletter

Farm Worker Pay and the Price of CSA Shares

Recently, a longtime CSA member asked me about the price of our CSA shares. The short story is that our prices are directly tied to farm worker pay. Labor is by far the biggest expense at Red Wagon. Vegetable farming … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Farm, Newsletter | 5 Comments

Starting the Season in a COVID World

What a crazy start to the season it’s been! In early March when the pandemic started to heat up Wyatt and I didn’t even know if we’d have a farm this year. Would we be required to close down? It … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Farm, Newsletter

Thank you CSA Members!

What a rough start to our CSA pickups! Yesterday the farm crew had to wade through rain and mud in the morning to harvest veggies. Then Lauren and I stood out in the freezing rain at pickup for a few … Continue reading

Posted in 2019, Farm, Newsletter

Rough Year for Hail Storms

I started receiving messages from friends and family in Louisville at about 7:30 last Monday night–all asking if we got the enormous hail. Wyatt and I were at our home farm on 63rd Street near Niwot. We had what my … Continue reading

Posted in 2018, Farm, Newsletter

Thankful For Our CSA Members

Our 2018 CSA pickups started yesterday. The beginning of the CSA season is always a time to reflect on how thankful we are for our members. We love growing food and your support is the main thing that makes Red … Continue reading

Posted in 2018, Farm, Newsletter

Harvest Your Own CSA Share

Thank you so much to everybody who came out for our Harvest Your Own CSA Share event last week! We had a great time and everybody learned to harvest Egyptian walking onions, arugula, spinach, and green garlic. We can’t wait … Continue reading

Posted in 2018, Farm, Newsletter

Volunteer *THIS WEEKEND* at Red Wagon Farm

We still have a lot of root vegetables to harvest before winter weather arrives. This is your chance to see what a harvest day is like! WHAT: Come help us harvest parsnips, watermelon radishes, carrots, and other root vegetables. WHEN: … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Farm, Newsletter