TC3 Farm Blog

Well, here it is folks, the last week of the 2020 CSA season. Let’s all take a deep breath and slowly exhale because it’s been one helluva ride. I usually joke that my two favorite weeks of the season are the first pickup...
Well, folks, the end of the season is upon us with November 4th being the last pickup for the 2020 season. I’m not sure if anyone has taken a look at the forecast for the end of the week but we’re in for a doozy. I was...
We’re beginning the home stretch of the CSA season. After this week, there are two weeks remaining. It’s been a wild ride and I’ll be sure to recap in the coming weeks. With an injured hand, I did my best to take it easy for...
I think this week’s newsletter is going to be shorter than usual. Besides some back pain throughout the years, this is only the third injury that I’ve sustained in 16 years of farming. I’ve been replaying what happened today...
I hope that you are all enjoying this beautiful start to fall. If 2020 has given us a positive, it’s the beautiful colors that surround our landscape. Last week, I had the pleasure of being invited to speak to folks over...
Ok, so watching a Presidential debate and trying to get work done are not a good combo. Well, I was thinking over the weekend about how we are still in a drought, even as fall begins. I think today was the first day all...
It’s not too early to start referring to things as being so 2020, is it? Because last week was so 2020. First we had hazy skies and sunsets due to the wildfires on the West Coast. A...
Whew, this past week was something else. The college continued with remote instruction last week and it made things a bit interesting, especially with the holiday, but we made it. Not much happened out here at the farm...
Last week was the beginning of a new semester at Tompkins Cortland Community College and what a week it was. To my colleagues at the college, take a big exhale because we made it. the TC3 Farm welcomed 4 new interns and I...
Well, folks, it seems as the calendar is starting to turn to a new month, so is the weather beginning to change. And I am definitely not complaining. I gave up on the rain gauge back in July trying some reverse psychology on...
I want to start by welcoming the folks who are starting the Fall Only shares this week. It’s been quite a ride so far but we’re excited to have you join us for the rest of the season. Last week was a stark contrast to...
Well, it was a fairly quiet week on the farm last week. These few weeks in between semesters is all about maintaining and keeping the ship afloat while I wait for reinforcements when the fall semester starts. I didn’t get...