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Horizon view of Sun Gold Farm in late June.
Tomatoes growing in the June sunshine.The roots are covered
in black plastic and watered with a drip tape. This keepsthe roots warmer and allows us to control the
amount of water that the plants receive.
Another bountiful winter squash harvest.Kobocha, Delicata,
Black Acorn, Butternut andRed Kuri are just a few of the many varietiesthat we grow here on Sun Gold Farm.
Numerous bumblebees on a late-August sunflower.2013 brought more
bumblebees than we've seenon the farm in years. Though we bring honeybee hives in for pollination and CSA
honey,they were no match to the numbers of these"gentle-giants."
Beets with greens from greenhouses for the June CSA.Sun Gold
Farm has 5 in-ground greenhouses for specialtycrops. 6 to 8 crops are rotated in and out of thesegreenhouses
through out the year for the CSA and farmer's markets.
Edible pod snow peas are usually in the early summer CSA shares.We
grow 3 types of peas, snow, sugar snap, and english shelling peas. These are usually ready in June or July and
again in October or November.
Thirsty fava bean plants are being irrigated.Sun Gold Farm in
lucky enough to receive almost a limitless amount of irrigation water, and not many farmers in this nation can
say the same. Our watercomes from Hagg Lake, which is fed by the lush rainsin the coastal range.
Vicki bales timothy hay in early July.About half of our farm
is planted in hay crops,mainly timothy grass and alfalfa. These crops are left in the ground, undisturbed
for 3 to 5years, allowing the earth to "rest."
"Jack" peeks out from the barn to say hello.Only a
few large livestock animals call Sun Gold Farmhome these days. Jack, the donkey, is the largestof these
creatures. We also have a pony, two guineapigs, two dogs, and around 10 cats.