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A Plentiful Harvest for Those Who Plant, Weed, Wait and Hope!

A Plentiful Harvest for Those Who Plant, Weed, Wait and Hope!

The farm is showing its abundance and our hard work is being harvested in fruit and vegetables.  Zucchini and summer squash are getting fat on the plant.  We have begun our cherry tomato harvest and we have been having little fresh salads.  The first little […]

The Wild Winds of Kansas

The Wild Winds of Kansas

A beautiful month on the farm.  We are getting into the swing of things and have most of vegetables planted and now are just watering and weeding and waiting for a harvest.  We have our first harvest of new potatoes out in the big field, […]

Our Battle Against Weeds

Our Battle Against Weeds

The sun is shining and the weather is a perfect spring.  Our strawberries came on this month for a little stint before being damaged by a hailstorm, which has set them back, but we hope for their regrowth.  Asparagus is still going strong and we […]

Our First Farmers Market

Our First Farmers Market

The weather is still cool, but there is moisture in the air and plants all over are coming out of their dormancy. Our asparagus is up and we are harvesting everyday. We have been tilling the fields and preparing the beds and harvesting lettuce and […]

The Year of the Fire Rooster

The Year of the Fire Rooster

2017 the year of the fire rooster and a lot of new beginnings for Pat & Rachel’s Gardens. We are taking some new directions and with those changes we have updated our look! This year we will be the ONLY certified organic produce vender at […]

Patience & Hope

Patience & Hope

We started this year with the planting of organic red and white potatoes.  James drove the tractor while Jane sat behind on the potato planter, which is hauled behind the tractor, throwing in cut up seed potatoes every foot. We cut up 900 pounds!  That’s […]

KANSAS CITY FOOD CIRCLE EXPOS!

KANSAS CITY FOOD CIRCLE EXPOS!

Eat Local and Organic Expos Saturday, March 28, 2014 (9:00 am ­ 2:00 pm) Johnson County Community College Gym, 12345 College Blvd, OP KS Saturday, April 11, 2014 (9:30 am ­ 2:30 pm) Penn Valley Community College Gym, 3201 Southwest Trafficway, KCMO Free Admission and […]

Poetry from the Heart

Poetry from the Heart

A dear friend sent me this original piece.  I love it!  Thanks dear friend.   exquisitely fresh   you produce from loamy Kaw-delta dirt something from nothing homegrown and bountiful it vibrates and glows with the newness of life. can you taste the love? infused […]

Hoop House Raising!

Hoop House Raising!

We had a very successful hoop house raising today thanks to staff from HilarysEatWell.  The wind window was only 3 to 6 mph which is very rare on our farm. If Hilary’s hadn’t sent enough people to help today, we would have had to wait at least another two weeks […]

Spring is here (ALMOST)

Spring is here (ALMOST)

Spring has officially started, but the cold is still hanging on.  We have had a long, cold winter around here.  We have also had a very dry winter unlike the East Coast.  So any day now we would love some rain.  We got .31 last […]

Thanks for the Love!

Thanks for the Love!

Dear Readers, Today started rainy and cloudy.  But unlike most stormy morning in the fall, there is a warm front blowing in from the south.  So it feels like spring out there!  Looks like its cold, but go outside and you peel off that coat […]

A Farmer and the Weather

A Farmer and the Weather

As I lay snuggled in bed early this morning, I could hear the crack of thunder and the gentle raindrops hitting the windows. I said, “Thank you!” to the great and wonderful universe for sending it. It has been very hot and dry for the […]