Category Archives: From the Veggie Fields

Our Babies Are Growing Up!

This is our hardening shed, or transition area. Think of the greenhouse like nursery school. The baby plants have everything controlled for them – food, water, temperature. When they’re old and strong enough to go outside, we transfer them to … Continue reading

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I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends

With just a handful of full-time farm staff, apprentices, and interns, we rely heavily on our amazing volunteers. They help us with every aspect of production, from planting seeds to harvesting to washing vegetables. They help man the market booth … Continue reading

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Frost Rescue!

This week, the crops are recovering from the frost. The peppers, eggplant, and tomatoes have all been harvested. We will continue to have green tomatoes and sweet peppers in the CSA for at least this week – be sure to … Continue reading

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Baby, it’s cold outside!

This week, the farmers prepared the crops for the bitter Florida winter. It’s expected to be in the mid to low 30s for at least a couple more nights! To prepare, we’ve buttoned up the greenhouses – this means that … Continue reading

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Farmers Market Fun!

According to a study conducted by the American Farm Bureau, 72% of consumers know “nothing” or “very little” about farming or ranching. But it doesn’t have to stay that way! A major benefit of shopping at Sweetwater Sunday Market is … Continue reading

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Brand new homes for our beloved animals!

As part of the ongoing beautification efforts around the farm, we’re demolishing the chicken coop and pigpen and building brand new ones! Sweetie (our pot-bellied friend) and the chickens will be much happier in their beautiful new abodes. Thank you … Continue reading

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There’s no place like the farm for the holidays!

Kyle and Lexi are busy scuffle hoeing (or scuffling, as we usually call it)! A scuffle hoe is used in a back-and-forth “scuffling” motion to eliminate young weeds before they have a chance to grow a stronghold. The hoe is designed to … Continue reading

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Our Annual Fundraising Dinner

Please help support your planters at the beginning of our harvest season and purchase your tickets for the Planter’s Ball !  Saturday. November 18th is the big day. The “seed” money from this event helps keep your farm going and … Continue reading

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Florida’s Natural Aquifer and Sweetwater Organic Farm

One of the important stops we make when giving farm tours to the public, is at the back of the property right past the playground. It might look like a bunch of useless pool equipment from afar, but what is … Continue reading

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Sunday Market vacay!

We are taking a long deserved Summer break until October 15th, when we will be back with a bang. We’ll be planting some cover crop to nourish our soil and bringing you the best local produce you can find in … Continue reading

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