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Austin 2017 Spring Farm Share/CSA – Week 10

Our harvest for week 10: Carrots, Cabbage, Tomatoes, Okra, Beans, Cucumbers, Beet Greens, Onions, Squash, Italian Eggplant, Basil, Peppers

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Austin 2017 Spring Farm Share/CSA – Week 9

At this halfway point of our 16 week Spring/Summer season, many summer varieties are just about ready.  Some of week’s shares will see the season’s first eggplant, peppers, cucumbers, and okra.  Tomatoes are more abundant this week with enough for all shares. … Continue reading

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Austin 2017 Spring Farm Share/CSA – Week 8

We’re starting the turn from spring to summer this week, with tomatoes making their first appearance in some shares.  Most of the blackberries have been harvested but we’ll have enough again this week for the full size shares. Here’s what’s … Continue reading

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Austin 2017 Spring Farm Share/CSA – Week 7

This week the bean harvest is hitting full stride as the blackberry harvest begins to wane. We’re also posting a soup recipe one of our members prepared last week.  We welcome your recipe ideas.  If you have a favorite or … Continue reading

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Austin 2017 Spring Farm Share/CSA – Week 6

Our flowers are thriving this year!  We have flower shares available if you haven’t signed up yet.  Just let us know and we can get these to you weekly. Here’s a lovely arrangement from last year’s garden to give you … Continue reading

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Austin 2017 Spring Farm Share/CSA – Week 5

It’s peak blackberry season here at Blessing Falls and we should have enough for all CSA members.  These don’t have a long shelf life so we harvest just a day or two before delivery.   Be sure to eat these … Continue reading

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Austin 2017 Spring Farm Share/CSA – Week 4

Field Notes: This week we are trellising tomatoes and prepping new beds for squash, cucumbers, melons and other summer crops. The tomato plants are loaded with flowers and new growth! Full shares will receive bulb fennel this week – this … Continue reading

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Austin 2017 Spring Farm Share/CSA – Week 3

It’s a rainy Tuesday morning as we wait to harvest this afternoon for tomorrow’s shares. So far we’ve had an hour of heavy rain after a few hours of drizzle off and on.  The forecast looks dry for this afternoon … Continue reading

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Austin 2017 Spring Farm Share/CSA – Week 2

The garden is exploding this week! We expect to have our first harvest of carrots, cabbage and more within the next 2 weeks and our tomatoes are already beginning to flower! Unfortunately, with the warm weather and rain come lots … Continue reading

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Austin 2017 Spring Farm Share/CSA – Week 1

We’re excited to begin another year of sharing the farm harvest with our members! Thanks so much to all who have rejoined us again and for all the new members.  Work on this week’s harvest began in December with ordering … Continue reading

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2017 Austin Area Farm Share CSA with Home Delivery

Blessing Falls LLC grows natural, safe, healthy vegetables and fruit using organic methods and practices and delivers the harvest throughout the greater Austin area. Our family farm was established in 2010, each year adding more garden space and different varieties of vegetables, … Continue reading

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Pasture Raised Pork Available – Spring 2017

Our heritage breed, pasture raised hogs were born in late 2016 and have been on the farm for about 6 weeks.  We expect them to be ready for processing in late June or early July. These are the Red Wattle … Continue reading

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Getting a Milk Cow

We’re 6 years into the farm experience and our practice has been to not start too many new farm/ranch ventures at once.  We started in 2010 with a small garden, added a few laying hens, then three beef cattle a … Continue reading

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Austin 2016 Fall Farm Share/CSA – Week 10

This is the last week of our 2016 Fall season.  We’re ending 3 weeks later than originally  scheduled.  We suspended the harvest for 2 weeks in early October to let the greens mature after being held back by our warm … Continue reading

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Austin 2016 Fall Farm Share/CSA – Week 9

We hope everyone enjoyed a great Thanksgiving holiday last week.  Thanks again to all who bought vegetables, eggs, a turkey, grass fed beef, or pork from us recently.  We’re glad to be part of your festivities and trust these added to your … Continue reading

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Austin 2016 Fall Farm Share/CSA – Week 8

The garden is slowly healing from the storm 2 weeks ago and we had a decent harvest this week.  We harvested beans and tomatoes before the Saturday night freeze and the greens are coming back.  This week’s bok choy, arugula and … Continue reading

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Fall Season – Week 7 Storm Damage

Yesterday afternoon a severe thunderstorm hit our farm.  4 inches of rain in 45 minutes, fierce winds, and large hail.  Thankfully the large hail did not last very long and did not seem to damage structures.  Our laying hens, turkeys, … Continue reading

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Austin 2016 Fall Farm Share/CSA – Week 6

Here’s our expected harvest this week, though shares may vary: Full Share: Swiss Chard (double portion), Mizuna (double portion), Kale (double portion), Okra, Onions, Tomatoes, Sweet potatoes or pumpkin, Peppers (double portion), Rosemary Half Share:  Swiss Chard, Mizuna (double portion), Kale, Okra … Continue reading

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Austin 2016 Fall Farm Share/CSA – Week 5

Here’s our expected harvest this week, though shares may vary: Full Share:  Mizuna (double portion), Chard, Kale, 2 Onions, Rosemary, Sweet potatoes (double portion), Chinese cabbage, Pumpkin, Winter squash, Tomatoes, Okra Half Share: Mizuna (double portion), Chard, Kale, Onions, Rosemary, Sweet … Continue reading

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Austin 2016 Fall Farm Share/CSA – Week 4

Here’s our expected harvest this week, though shares may vary: Full Share: Sweet potatoes (double portion), Sunflower sprouts, Rosemary, Pumpkin or melon, Eggplant or tomatoes, Malabar spinach, squash, Basil, Peppers, Onions, Okra, Black eyed peas (double portion) Half Share: Sweet potatoes, Pumpkin … Continue reading

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