Thursday, November 25, 2010


This past week, we were harvesting in the high tunnel when Kelsey, our steadfast farm crew member, started passing the time by identifying crops that we grow on the farm for each letter of the alphabet. Well, the challenge was on and as we worked our way down the spinach bed we simultaneously worked through the alphabet. You'd be amazed how challenging we found some of the letters. After some supplemental discussions with other associated BGF parties here is the alphabet ala Blue Gate Farm...

A Arugula
B Beets
C Chard
D Dill
E Edamame
F Fennel
G Garlic
H Honey
I Italian Parsley
J Jewelweed
K Kale
L Leeks
M Mache
N Nasturtiams
O Okra
P Potatoes
Q Quercus (Oak Trees) I know, it’s a stretch!
R Radishes
S Spinach
T Tomatoes
U Urtica dioica (Stinging Nettle) Hey, we even sell it!
V Violas
W Weeds
X Xanthium (cocklebur) We don't sell it, but it does take up a lot of our time!
Y Yarn (not a crop, I know…but we do make and sell it)
Z Zucchini

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