Farm Photos

Posted by on Aug 10, 2019 in Giving Garden, Maine | No Comments

Almost two weeks ago we welcomed three Wwoofers and Kelsey Kobik an amazing Maine farm photographer to the Oui farm. It was a very hectic and also very fun week. We worked hard, donated a lot of food, and sweated a lot. It was hot. We also ate well and shared our love of Maine with the Wwoofers making trips to Popham beach, and our favorite swimming holes around the area.

Thinning beet greens

Thanks to our farm manager Rachel, Kelsey Kobik and Wwoof-USA for a great week of labor and entertainment. We learned a lot, laughed a lot and probably gained weight. Things have already changed so much since these photos were taken. Everything is lush and large. We are currently harvesting cucumbers, zucchinis, kale, salad, cherry tomatoes, large tomatoes, herbs, flowers, cabbage and peppers. The onions are getting close to ready and the garlic was harvested and curing.

Donating Food
The farm July 30, 2019

We are now busily planting our fall crops which include more kale, salad, broccoli, cabbage, carrots and herbs. More to come!

Our first Celery

Posted by on Aug 4, 2019 in Giving Garden, Maine | No Comments

It’s finicky and prone to disease. It needs to be watered regularly. We decided to grow it, and succeeded. We have already donated a bunch and will donate more along with more cucumbers, zucchini, cabbage, salad and kale.

Picking and Donating with Veggies to Table

Posted by on Aug 1, 2019 in Giving Garden, Maine | No Comments

We are harvesting so many things these days. We have a plethora of cucumbers, zucchinis, kale, cabbage, broccoli, romaine, arugula, mustard greens, basil, parsley, and now garlic. This morning we donated 40 pounds of cucumbers, zucchini and cabbage through our gleaning group that will go to local organizations that help community members needing healthy food. I will soon be harvesting all of the garlic and hanging it to dry, but tonight I will just be making pesto.

We also have so many flowers from borage and zinnias to sunflowers and soon dahlias. The tomatoes and tomatillos are starting to ripen as well. The abundance of this time of year is such a joy.

Summer on the Oui Farm

Posted by on Jul 20, 2019 in Giving Garden, Maine | No Comments

After digging out our, very large, beds by hand to eradicate as much of the invasive weed (quack grass) we found everywhere . . . we planted like crazy.

We have been busy. SO busy I have been remiss about writing here. I promise to try to be better. It was a challenging start to our grow-to-donate farm but we have truly begun.

Everything is growing beautifully. We have already harvested tons of greens, salad, zucchini, peas, snap peas, kale, herbs, scapes, cabbage, broccoli and lots of flowers. So much more is on the way. We have started donating to local organizations including meals in a local church, summer lunch programs for children who don’t have enough food, and a group delivering directly to local families in need.

Our First Transplant

Posted by on Apr 5, 2019 in Uncategorized | No Comments

It’s exciting times on the farm. We had our first indoor transplant of seedlings planted on March 8 and transplanted on April 2! We moved hundreds of celery, celeriac and parsley from tightly packed trays to more spacious accommodations. We are now fully maxed out in our indoor, fluorescent light in the guest bedroom setting. We have also planted the first of the lettuce and kale in the greenhouse. And the onions and leeks got a hair cut.

Everything is coming up, even my saved seeds which is exciting.

As you will see, we have planted a lot of things already! Here are all of the new ones since my last post. It’s all very exciting and kinda overwhelming.

New Plantings:

Herbs and Flowers
Stevia – Botanical Interests

Foxglove – Pinetree Seeds

HollyHock – Botanical Interests 

Green Twister Echinacea _ Pinetree 

Belles of Ireland 

Broccoli
Thompson – Fedco

Cabbage 
Super Red – Fedco

Golden Acre – Fedco

Early Jersey – Seeds Savers Exchaange

Tomatillo
Toma Verde – Botanical Interests

Green and Purple Tomatillo

Peppers
Orange Peppers

Yolo Wonder

Red Peppers


Eggplants
Long green from Thailand

Green Egg

Chinese White Sandy

Round from Valence


Hot Peppers
Early Jalapeño – Botanical Interests

Piment sweet and long from les Landes

Bouquet

Tomatoes

Fruition – Honey drop 

Delicious tomatoes don’t know name but I saved the seeds 

Sungold seeds I saved

Pineapple

Travellers 

Orange, red and yellow cherry

Yellow Brandy Wine  – High Mowing Seeds

Indigo Apple – High Mowing Seeds

Gold Medal – Fruition

Green Zebra

Kale

 Delaway – Seeds Savers Exchange

 Russian Frills  – Fedco

Lacinto Seed Savers Exchange

Dwarf green Curled Kale High Mowing Seeds

Red Russian Seed Savers Exchange

Vates High Mowing Seeds

Spinach

 Bloomsdale – Botanical Interests 

Lettuce

Parris Island Cos – Botanical Interests

Ice Queen Baker Creek

Green Towers Romaine  High Mowing Seeds

Little Gem – Baker Creek