Author Archives: Harvest of Joy Farm LLC

About Harvest of Joy Farm LLC

At Harvest of Joy Farm LLC we seek to develop, practice, and share farming systems that mirror the resilience, diversity, and self-sufficiency of a healthy biotic community.

CSA Newsletter: Week 6, 2018

Our newsletter from June 12: Dear CSA members, Well, it’s been some lovely weather to be outdoors this week, hasn’t it? We hope you’ve been able to enjoy the sunshine and lower humidity. While we are grateful for the pleasanter … Continue reading

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CSA Newsletter: Week 5, 2018

Our newsletter from July 5: Dear CSA members, This kind of weather always gets this poem from Shel Silversteinthis poem from Shel Silverstein stuck in my head: IT’S HOT It’s hot! I can’t get cool, I’ve drunk a quart of … Continue reading

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CSA Newsletter: Week 4, 2018

Our newsletter from June 28: Dear CSA members, Hard to believe that we are a week past the summer solstice and the end of June is here already. I always notice the summer solstice as a turning point in the … Continue reading

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CSA Newsletter: Week 3, 2018

Our newsletter from June 21: Dear CSA members, I’m feeling awfully grateful for the cooler weather these past couple of days, which has made harvest this week easier on both us and the plants we were harvesting! Harvesting leafy greens … Continue reading

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CSA Newsletter: Week 2, 2018

Our newsletter from June 14: Dear CSA members, It’s been a busy week for us here on the farm as we are wrapping up our class at Kalamazoo College and moving into our summer schedule. We’re still working to get … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger Angel Banuelos

Angel Banuelos is one of fourteen First Year students from Kalamazoo College to visit our farm last Fall as a part of a service-learning project sponsored by the Mary Jane Underwood Stryker Center for Civic Engagement. Angel helped us save seeds … Continue reading

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CSA Newsletter: Week 1, 2018

Our newsletter from June 7: Dear CSA members, Well, it’s been a roller-coaster of a Spring, hasn’t it? First it seemed like Winter just wasn’t going to end, then we catapulted into mid-summer weather. Now we’re back to Spring again. … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger Lilly Baumann: “Understanding our Food’s Story: Tomatoes”

Lilly Baumann is one of fourteen First Year students from Kalamazoo College to visit our farm last Fall as a part of a service-learning project sponsored by the Mary Jane Underwood Stryker Center for Civic Engagement. After helping us select … Continue reading

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Guest Bloggers from “Cultivating Community”: How to Cultivate Rice Without Flooding Your Garden

Sitting in my living room this evening, muscles unwinding after an afternoon of pruning apple trees, I’m bathed in a soft glow from the grow lights on the porch. It makes me a little giddy to look at the freshly … Continue reading

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Guest Bloggers: “Cultivating Community” Cultivates Seeds

Each spring, as the ground softens under warming sunlight, I feel a corresponding stirring within myself; a steadying, a preparing. The winter season of dreaming and planning draws to an end and we ready ourselves for action. How will our … Continue reading

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