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Have you been missing us these last few weeks without markets? Well we've been missing YOU! Wipe away those tears now, we have a couple special winter markets coming up for you to get your fix. Saturday November 23rd we will be in Vancouver for the annual harvest market, and on Sunday the 23rd in Milwaukie at our usual spot. These are great markets to stock up for your Thanksgiving feasts. Then on December 8th is our big Fill Your Pantry event in Portland. From now until Dec 2nd you can pre order bulk quantities of our produce, then join in the celebration of winter veggies at the Sagra downtown! Check out the Fill Your Pantry Portland website to put in your orders. Can't wait to see you all again soon! ...

Oh no! Sick employee Sunday means we can't staff our Milwaukie booth! Sorry y'all. We're still up in Vancouver today, despite this lively weather. ...

Well it's been a long time coming, but we are now certified organic. Those of you that have followed our start back in 2013 remember that we've always been growing at or beyond the standard, but did not feel it necessary to go through the extra hoops, especially when our customers are so intimately connected with the farm and see first hand how we grow.

However, as we grow and mature, find new markets and connect with the larger movement of sustainable agriculture, we want to take the next step and for some, the stamp is important. The process was ultimately very easy since our farm systems didn't need to change except for a few record keeping improvements. Hoorah!
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A new eggplant variety this year for us, and a winner on looks, texture, and flavor. A little later maturing, not sure yet about yields. Violetta di Firenze from @uprising.seeds . We'll have a limited supply on Saturday @vancouverfarmersmarket ...

Our favorite little spud, the Makah Ozette fingerling, is ready for y'all to roast, smash, fry, or turn into a damn fine potato salad. This modest looking tuber is an Ark of Taste variety with a fascinating story behind it. We never really planned on growing potatoes until we discovered some of our fields have a nasty little pest, and rotating potatoes every few years is the only way to manage them organically. So now we grow taters, lots of them, every year. Mostly these little Ozettes but some other colorful varieties too. ...

There's no better place on a rainy day at the farm than the hightunnels. Sure, Edwin is useless at pruning and weeding, but at least he's good company. ...

Kohlrabi is king! Our royal purple Kolibri Kohlrabi is juicy, sweet, and crunchy 👨‍🌾👩🏼‍🌾 .

Stop by our stand at the Vancouver market this weekend; we’re in Milwaukie Sunday as well!
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Silly things that happen on the farm...jumping a tractor with a car 50 years apart in age. I can think of another time when the tractor pulled the car out of a mud hole. Machines trading favors I guess. ...

Every farm needs a badass farm mama. Rain or shine, 8 months pregnant or carrying an infant under her bibs, she gets it done. The heart and soul of Quackenbush Farm, right here. (Jennifer doesn't know I'm posting this 😁) ...

You would think after putting one of these up last year, the second would be easier. Nope! But we're excited for the extra space to hang our vines. Tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, get ready to move in next week! ...

We've got the whole family working on the farm now. Our new interns for 2019, Esha and Claire, Jennifer, little Edwin, and Matt behind the lens.
Despite the atmospheric river, onions must be planted. 6 years in a row now, our onion planting day is a soaker.
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Oh hi! It's been a while. As you can see, we've been busy. Time to climb back out of our cozy little cave and share some photos again. We missed you! ...

Come visit us at our last market of the year today! We'll be slinging veggies at the Harvest Market in downtown Vancouver until 2pm. We have some pretty cool stuff today, like cornmeal, hearts of fennel, loads of greens, taters, and more. Plus Jennifer's huge pregnant belly! ...

Jennifer fennelhands! Watch out, she may smell good but those frond fingers are super tickley.😱 ...

Last day to register to vote in Oregon! Get off the couch! And stop chasing the cats. It was a stretch finding a photo to go with this message... ...

As much as we enjoy hand digging our taters, the time has come for some technological leverage.
We started our potato adventure last year with just 3 beds, scraping them up each week as needed. This year we tripled that space, and honestly we could probably still get away with hand work. Next year, however, in an effort to keep the notorious garden symphylan at bay, we are bumping that up to at least half an acre.

Still getting the hang of this little digger, it's definitely meant for a smaller tractor and single rows of plants, but hot damn does it speed things up!
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Dry-farmed Costoluto Fiorentino. Tart, rich, and meaty. ...

Days like these I sure do miss the snow! Both our Wednesday markets have been cancelled due to the heat advisory, sorry folks. We would have gone despite the heat, but alas. Catch you at the @vancouverfarmersmarket Saturday and Sunday! We'll have lots to bring with these cancellations. ...

Dry farmed tomatoes coming on strong. Some of the thinner skinned heirloom varieties didn't like the heat wave and got scalded, but most seem ok. I'm especially liking these little cluster tomatoes from @adaptive_seeds called Ceylon. Great tomatoey flavor, nice and early, and they seem the most resistant to sun scald. ...

Loads of tomatoes heading to markets this weekend! It appears that we are in peak tomato season right now. Even our dry farmed field is pumping them out. ...

Pasture raised broilers, the newest addition to the Quackenbush lineup. We have a limited number for our first round, but we're pretty darn happy with the final product. These are "imperial broilers", a teeny bit longer than the cornish cross, but the flavor is unreal and they act like real chickens, not monster-breasted mutant birds. If you've raised the Cornish Cross before you know what I mean. Thanks to our intern Pat for taking on this project! And thanks @flyingcoyotefarm for the use of your equipment! ...

Evening chores, time to enjoy a sunset with the lambs. I never thought we would raise more than veggies and a few laying hens, but there is something tremendously enjoyable about watching ruminants do their thing. ...

Tomato hands! I'll be working on these grubby mitts for days... ...

Tomato season is on. Cherry tomatoes are pushing 8ft tall in the tunnel, and our first heirloom beefsteaks are coming out. This week we have sungold, cherry bomb, chocolate sprinkles, valentine, matina, vintage wine, pink boar, and tiffen mennonite. ...

First harvest of our Makah Ozette fingerling potatoes heading to market this weekend. Look out for these incredible potatoes (with a cool story too) at our stand, CSA, and weekly fresh sheet. ...

Haven't done a CSA share photo yet, thought it might be time. It's always such a busy time on harvest mornings I don't even think about it until it's all bagged up. Here we are, the Quackenbush CSA Week Six:

Rainbow carrots, rainbow chard, red beets, purple daikon, hakurei turnips, yellow patty pan squash, conehead cabbage, red lollo lettuce, red hardneck garlic, spring onions, broccoli, pickling cukes, and a bunch of cilantro. Enjoy y'all. .
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#eatyourveggies #eatlocal #csa #estacada #sustainablefarming
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We're so sorry! Those patriotic potatoes we promised you ended up on the side of the road on the way to market this morning. But don't fret, Matt harvested more for Sunday market. ...

Just a heads up to our customers, we will not be attending the Moreland or Camas markets this Wednesday. So stock up this Saturday and Sunday at the @vancouverfarmersmarket for your 4th of July cookout needs. We will have all sorts of goodies, like these red, white, and blue fingerling potatoes to make some patriotic potato salad. ...

Fun stuff! We were featured in this month's Alaska Airlines magazine in a long article about Portland's farm to table scene. Check it out if you're flying, or you can read it on page 148 on the June issue at alaskaairlinesmagazine.com .
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#farmtotable #sustainablefarming #eatlocal #eatyourveggies #sourcelocal
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Conehead cabbage is back! One of our favorite crops to grow and definitely one of the most popular at markets. We will have a limited supply today at the @vancouverfarmersmarket as symphilans wiped out about 70% of our first succession. ...

Quackenbush Farm is now solar powered! Thanks to a grant from USDA Rural Development and incentives from @energytrustor we were able to install a 15kw array. These panels will provide enough juice to the grid to completely offset the farm's energy requirements. Hopefully in the not too distant future the cost of solar energy storage will come down and we can reduce our reliance on the grid.
Next step is landscaping the area around it with a pollinator hedgerow this Fall!
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#solarpoweredfarm #sustainablefarming #putyourmoneywhereyourmouthis
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This is the view from the pillow in the morning. Everything looks just peachy from from a distance, especially with a misty sunrise. ...

We're excited to be back at the @camasfarmersmarket this season! Every Wednesday from 3 to 7. Here's a sample of what we've got for you today, @camas_washington .
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#camaswa #locallygrown #eatyourveggies #sustainablefarming
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Wasn't expecting taters this big when I pulled up the tops...crazy huh? Yay for early potatoes!
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#smallfarms #sustainablefarming #csa  #eatyourveggies #estacada #eaglecreek #eatlocal
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Come for the veggies, stay for the yoga! We're looking for some fine folks to join us on Tuesdays and Friday mornings for our harvest jamborees! Our Workshare program includes 4 hours of convivial farm work, mostly harvesting the bounty from the fields, in exchange for a CSA share.

On Fridays, we’re kindly inviting our work share participants to stay for a 60 min yoga class after the morning’s harvest is complete. The class is suitable for beginners and those that have a consistent practice.
Our farm intern and experienced yoga teacher, Rhiannon, will guide you through a class consisting of flowing and static postures, breathwork and mindfulness.
We hope to see you soon. -The Quacks

PS: There are goats (but not in the yoga studio)

#farmyoga #eatyourveggies #farmfit #estacada #sustainablefarming
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The Napa's are getting close! And check out the vividly vibrant leaves from that voluptuous Red Dragon. ...

First potatoes to flower this year, Cheshire: a sexy early yellow and red spotted spud. We're having fun trying some new and funky varieties, like purple Peruvian and Ama Rosa. Also in the fields are the Makah Ozette.
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#smallfarms #sustainablefarming #csa  #eatyourveggies #estacada #eaglecreek #eatlocal
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The salad bar is open at our new market today, come stop by the @morelandfarmers market and load up! Looking forward to a bountiful season there every Wednesday, 2 to 7pm. Also, last week for our heirloom tomato and pepper starts! ...

We're baaaack! Saturdays and Sundays @vancouverfarmersmarket from now until eternity. ...

The truck is loaded with starts for @vancouverfarmersmarket tomorrow! We're so excited to see everyone there again, we wet our plants! (I know super cheesy)...anyways...come swing by our booth for fresh spring veg, salad galore, and some nice plants to blow up your garden (in a good way). ...

The lambs have arrived! 25 Katahdin ram lambs will be rotating around our pastures eating grass and expressing their sheepishness. So begins our first foray into raising livestock. This Fall we will harvest the flock for our lamb shares, cut, wrapped, and frozen. We're taking orders, so holler if want to stock your freezer with some top notch meat! 🐏 ...

Warm soil under the fingernails. Sunny spring days. Tucking in the cucurbits. ...

We've got tomato, pepper, and eggplant starts for sale, ready to leave the greenhouse. Robust plants in 4" pots, including heirlooms and some new breeds, all grown organically. Email us if you're interested. ...

Green and red napa cabbage, ready to plant out in the field. This is our first year growing the Red Dragon napa, saw it at an OSU variety trial and the color and flavor were stunning. Purple all the way through. ...

Due to the inclement weather, there was a rash of croissant baking in the area. Preliminary reports indicate that chocolate and wine may have been involved. ...

Throwback to the epic summer harvests of 2016. We still have CSA shares available for this season, which will include over 15 different varieties of heirloom and dry-farmed tomatoes! Don't miss the bus, sign up now 🍅🌶🍉🍆🥒
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#csa #sustainableagriculture #farmtotable #realfood #farmfresh #vancouverwa #portland #pdx #camas #estacada #eatlocal #csafarm #seasonaleating
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...and transplanted! First round is in the ground. Thanks Pat! ...

Working hard to get our first round of transplants in before the coming rain. Beds shaped and wrapped! ...

5+ years accumulation of drip tape full of chew holes, hoe gashes, whoops-got-too-close-with-the-brush-hog explosions...finally packed up and ready to be recycled into who knows what. More drip tape? Plastic holiday sweaters? Happy to see this stuff go, and thankfully not to a landfill. I imagine other farmers agree what a pain in the ass this stuff is to deal with. ...

Onion planting in the pouring rain is our FAVORITE! Walla Walla's, Copra's, and Red Zeppelins are out of the cradle and into the mud. ...

At Quackenbush Farm, we ONLY plant heart-shaped things, like these Makah Ozette fingerling potatoes 😚 ...

A little sunset pressure washing to finish out the work day. 👌 ...

The Quack is in PDX today for the #csasharefair until 3pm. Stop by the Ecotrust building and say hello, eat some of our farm grown popcorn, and of course sign up for our #csa ! ...

What are you doing Sunday? This is where I'll be, schmoozing it up. Get your CSA on at the #csasharefair ...

Woke up to a nice surprise! 5 inches of powder on everything. Did anyone else get a big dump of this white stuff? We're at 400 ft so I wasn't expecting much, but wow. It's a winter wonderland with bluebird skies today...gonna need some shades 😎 ...

It's not a proper winter until our garlic is tucked in by a blanket of snow. That should do the trick. 👌 ...

Seeeeeeeeeds! I have a love hate thing with seed orders. I love picking out new varieties and flipping through those sexy catalogues, but I hate the spreadsheets that need to be updated for days! Thankfully we are done with the worst of it and today I cracked open all those envelopes and boxes and organized the lot into plastic containers. Now I'm dreaming of all the potential energy locked up in these little packets.🌱 ...

February. When a year's worth of procrastinated farm projects starts getting done. Our new propagation greenhouse for example. 12ft wide, 50 long, space for 198 10/20 trays at a time, or 3168 4" pots, or 25,345 lettuce transplants! Built for under $800 using pvc conduit and rebar ground stakes. Add some lumber, pipe clamps, and greenhouse plastic and you're pretty much there. ...

Testing the load carrying capacity of our new greenhouse tables. Seems solid. I had a pretty big lunch too. 1 down, 11 to go. Thanks @slowhandfarm for the idea of using lath strips for the surface. I was pretty tired of ripping gaping holes in all my shirts from the hardware cloth we used before. I'm curious how long the strips will hold up, my guess is about as long as the untreated fir framing, maybe 4-5 years? ...

It's good to be back on the tractor after a nice winter hibernation! We're breaking ground for a new, and very large hoop house going in this spring. ...

Quackenbush Farm: Slinging kale since 1901. Just kidding, having fun with the filters. Jennifer looks like such a badass rocking the harvest bib though. You can tell who is in charge here.

#womenwhofarm #eatyourveggies #estacada #eaglecreek
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My after market libation, a beer dedicated to forest health and restoration! Another reason I adore the PNW. Cheers to all you restoration ecologists out there, we need more of you! ...

T'was a frosty morning on the farm as I loaded the market trailer. Painfully beautiful. ...

Our tables are full of autumn treats from the farm. 3 more weeks and then we hibernate for winter, so stock your pantry, fill your larder, pack your crocks, and load your freezers. See you Saturday at the #vancouverfarmersmarket
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While we mostly use a small tractor and a walk behind tiller here on the farm, it's nice to have access to the big ones for the occasional big jobs. We hired this 260hp beast last week to use a ripper to break up the compacted subsoil that developed from 100+ years of cattle grazing. It shatters and lifts the soil without inverting the structure. This will allow our crop roots to grow deeper and help the soil drain better in the rainy season. Notice how the ground ripples just ahead of the shanks sliding through. Thanks to farmer Speiss for the great work. ...

250lbs of winter cover crop seed hitting the dirt this afternoon as we start putting the farm to bed for the season. We've got crimson clover, vetch, winter rye, and oats in the mix for all of our soil building, nitrogen fixing, root penetrating needs 🤠 ...

We've got a boat load of winter squash going to market tomorrow, including these trumboncinos. Winter is coming...so load up and keep your pantry stocked! See you at the #vancouverfarmersmarket ...

Got schooled in the art of hand scale weed control at #smallfarmschool last Thursday. Thanks @joshvolk for sharing your knowledge on the subject. If you didn't get a chance to go this year, be sure to put it on your list for next September. ...

Not really a farm post, but one I want to share as many of you have probably met her on the farm. She would bark at you at first, sometimes even growl but if you knew her it was really just talking. And if you had a special place in her loyal and remembering heart she would bite onto your shirt tail or dress and lead you into the house like an honored family member. She was my first dog, helped me get evicted from my first college rental, and made finding subsequent housing a perennial challenge. She was my wingdog, and it's hard to imagine adult life without her. We burried her under our grove of oaks this weekend, shortly after taking this last photo of her on a beautiful Fall afternoon. To our first and perhaps the world's laziest farm dog. Miss you Lain! ...

This is our first year dabbling in grain corn, more for our pantry than our markets. This one is Roy Calais flint, a variety originally cultivated by Native Americans in the area around Vermont. It's great for northern latitudes and short growing seasons. This one has been ripe and ready to be ground into flour for about a month now at our farm. Maybe more next year for markets? ...

Tomatoes, potatoes, squash, and more at the #vancouverfarmersmarket today. Between my lovely lady and the 9 week old puppy, you're pretty much guaranteed to leave with a smile! ...

Starting our first harvests of the legendary Makah Ozette potato today. This humble looking fingerling packs a ton of flavor with a creamy texture. Incredible roasted. It's got a place in the Slow Food ark of taste and at our market booth on Saturdays! ...

First harvest of winter squash, heading to market tomorrow. This variety is called festival, of the sweet dumpling type. One of the tastiest we grow, creamy, sweet, a culinary treat. ...

Not sure if this corn is going to stop growing, maybe we'll get 20ft stalks! We're growing two different types of grain corn this year...Roy Calais Flint and Amish Butter popcorn. Inspired by Anthony Boutard of Ayers Creek Farm, who wrote Beautiful Corn. Great read. ...

Whaaaa!? I can't believe we're eating home grown watermelon tonight! This plump tub of goodness was 12lbs and perfectly sweet and juicy. I'm thinking his neighbors will be market ready very soon, so keep an eye on our booth at the @vancouverfarmersmarket ...

Sweet corn is getting close! I'm thinking next weekend... ...

Hey farm friends! Just a heads up that we are out of town this weekend and won't be attending the #vancouverfarmersmarket on Saturday. In the meantime, enjoy this photo of our kitten and see you next week! ...

Come harvest with us! We're opening up our workshare program again for the season. Shoot us an email if you want dirt under those pretty little fingernails of yours! ...

Our grain corn is starting to flower! By far the tallest and most vigorous is the Roy Calais flint corn. Can't wait to turn this into some tasty polenta cakes! ...

A quickstep through our 57 beds of veg, before they get super weedy. Can you name all of the varieties? ...

The new farm stand is open for business! Straight from the field 100 feet away, you can't get any fresher. Come visit us in Eagle Creek! ...

This potato crop is ridiculous! I hope the action underground is nearly as exciting. ...

Early evening vibes. Swallow song and golden light. This is my happy place. Thank you for this gift. ...

The highlight of our weekend. Goats and kids climbing on Home Tree at the farm. ...

Quack is back! We'll be here at the #vancouverfarmersmarket till 3, every Saturday to the end of October ...

Hey #clarkcounty food lovers! Come load up on organic veggies tomorrow at the #vancouverfarmersmarket
Find us next to #columbiarivercoffee at the corner of 6th and Esther St.
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Another beautiful day to be a farmer. Look for these Makah Ozette potatoes at our farm stand and the #vancouverfarmersmarket in the near future! ...

Feeling good about our hoophouse this year! At least before the usual chaos of vining tomatoes ensues. ...

Had the pastures limed today! It's like the farm just got topped with powdered sugar, except not as tasty. ...

Mowing is more fun on Clifford, our big red tractor ...

384 tomato holes dug and fertilized. It's a late start but this happy face don't care! Tomorrow we transplant! ...

It's been a rainbowy spring on the new farm 🌧☀🌈 ...

Planting the Makah Ozette today. A tasty potato with a pretty cool story: https://www.slowfoodusa.org/blog-post/a-potato-with-a-past-the-makah-ozette ...

Quackenbush Farm has found found a new home! We're excited to announce that as of Friday we are the new owners of 18 acres and a 115 year old farm house in Eagle Creek, OR, just east of Portland. Stay tuned for updates as we gear up for the Vancouver Farmers Market this summer! Big plans are being hatched... ...

We're up to something at Quackenbush Farm. Big changes in 2017. Check out our website for more info! ...

Harvesting kale under a blanket of fresh snow for the @clarkcountyfoodbank appreciation dinner. ...

Hey loyal farm friends and family! This is our last weekend of farmers markets, so be sure to swing by Vancouver or St. John's and stock up on fall veg. We've got lots of storage varieties, so keep your larder full and don't starve this winter! ...

Heads up y'all, we will not be at the farmers markets this weekend due to the weather. CSA customers: All boxes are ready now. We will deliver our Vancouver boxes to the porch of the Slocum House, just behind our market booth, unless you want to pick up at the farm instead today or tomorrow. Please let us know if you do change your location. In the meantime, enjoy this vid from when our kids were born this spring! ...

Happy Equinox y'all! Come get your winter squash at the farmers market this weekend, we've got sweet dumpling, delicata, and angel hair spaghetti right now. ...

Getting some R&R after a hot day at market with some libations @the_grocerycs ...

It was a surreal moment in Ridgefield Saturday night when over 200 people sat down together and enjoyed the products of our sweat and labor. Thank you @herbnrootspdx for your masterful touch preparing our produce. Well done. ...

Anyone have a drone that can take decent photos? We're looking for someone to take some shots of the farm while its in full swing, maybe a short video flyby? Give a shout if you're interested! ...

Come join us on this beautiful summer's day at the @camasfarmersmarket until seven! ...

The heart and soul of Quackenbush Farm, right here. ...

Caprese salad anyone? Come check us out today at the @camasfarmesmarket until seven! #slowfood #clarkcountygrown #eatlocal #eatfresh ...

Epic haul of tomatoes today (250lbs), and we're bringing them all to @vancouverfarmersmarket and @stjohnsfarmersmarket tomorrow! You won't find tomatoes like this at the Clark County Fair, just saying... • #clarkcountygrown #eatlocal #sustainablefarming #vanwa #stjohnspdx #vancouverfarmersmarket #stjohnsfarmersmarket ...

We've hit a milestone! 1000 pounds of tomatoes harvested from our two hoophouses, and so many more on the way. I think we're finally getting the hang of it. #clarkcountygrown #eatlocal #sustainablefarming ...

The Quackenbush harvest crew nails it again! We love you!!! ...

Plums are here for a limited time! Get 'em before they're gone today at the @vancouverfarmersmarket! #clarkcountygrown #slowfood #eatlocal #eatfresh ...

Tomatoes are here!!! Come get yours at the @vancouverfarmersmarket this weekend! #clarkcountygrown #eatlocal #slowfood #eatyourveggies ...

Reppin that red, white, and blue at the @vancouverfarmersmarket today until three! Come stock up for your Fourth of July BBQ or picnic! #clarkcountygrown #slowfood #redwhiteandblue #fourthofjuly #eatlocal ...

Got some red, white, and blue veggies for all your Fourth of July snacking needs! Come get yours today at the @stjohnsfarmersmarket and @vancouverfarmersmarket! #clarkcountygrown #slowfood #eatlocal #fourthofjuly #redwhiteandblue ...

Status update! Jalapeños and Walla Walla sweets are getting fat! It's crazy how early peppers are this year. ...

Some inspiration from dinner tonight for you locovores out there: zesty slaw with our conehead cabbage, purple haze carrots and cilantro, cilantro lime rice, our grilled Walla Walla onions, grilled elk hunted this last fall, and pico de gallo with our first tomatoes and apricots from @maryhillfruitcompany #clarkcountygrown #clarkgrown #eatlocal #nwfarmfresh ...

Made some delightful scones using our basil, fresh strawberries, and strawberry basil balsamic jam from @meemeesgoodies to feed our hard working farm crew! We're still looking for some volunteers if you want in on this goodness! #pnwtable #slowfood #clarkcountygrown #eatlocal ...

Beautiful and delicious! Come get some salad mix with these edible calendula flowers at the @vancouverfarmersmarket today until three! #eatlocal #eatfresh #slowfood #eatyourveggies ...

Even the dragonflies love our radishes! Come check us out at the @stjohnsfarmersmarket and @vancouverfarmersmarket on this beautiful day! ...

Broccoli shoots with crazy sweet stems, find us @camasfarmersmarket @vancouverfarmersmarket @stjohnsfarmersmarket ...

They're getting close! Costoluto Fiorentino on the left, Stupice on the right. Pico de gallo only a couple weeks away! ...

Quackenbush Farm stands in solidarity with the LGBT community. Live and let live. ...

Harvesting and bunching radishes on a beautiful spring day! A big shoutout to our awesome farm crew! ...

Culls and market leftovers going to the goats! It's pretty adorable watching the little ones stuff their faces with kale. ...

We're looking for a couple more workshares for the season, interested? 4 hours of farm work per week for a CSA share, sweet deal! Check out the details on our website. ...

The flowers of the nightshade family are some of the most beautiful of our farm. Can anyone guess which one this is? ...

We fired up the grill last night and tried a few new grilling experiments, including green tomatoes and our first broccoli of the season. It was actually pretty darn good! Look out for our broccoli next week at our markets and CSA. ...

CSA box 1, coming at ya! Here's to a bountiful season! ...

Happy farmers make happy turnips! Come pick up a bunch of these cute little guys at the @vancouverfarmersmarket or @stjohnsfarmersmarket this weekend! #eatlocal #eatyourveggies #foodfaces ...

Come check us out 9-3 at the Vancouver Farmer's Market! We have greens, radishes, turnips, onions, basil, and only two more spots for our CSA! Sign up now! ...

Quackenstand NOW open! Self serve veggies and more ...

Tomatoes in the making. Can't believe how fast they're growing. Already have tangerine sized tomatoes on our Stupice variety! ...

Our new banner just came in, so I guess that means we're legit! 20 square feet of Quackenbush. Come check us out at the @vancouverfarmersmarket tomorrow and Sunday! ...

Freak hail storm tonight, and by the looks of it we lost some of our crops. That's definitely a humbling first for us. ...

Our new toy, a #greensharvester from @farmers_friend! Gotta love scale-appropriate technology. Seriously this saved us hours with scissors today. ...

Giant heads of heirloom lettuce, one of many spring treats we'll be taking to market tomorrow. #quackenbushfarm #eatlocal #vanwa #spring #nwfarmfresh #clarkcountygrown #sustainablefarming ...

The breakfast of French champions, and the sexiest radish of all. #quackenbushfarm #eatlocal #vanwa #spring #nwfarmfresh #clarkcountygrown #sustainablefarming ...

Baby Hakurei turnips...the turnip that changed my mind about turnips and made me love turnips for the first time. Come get some! ...

We're back! Quackenbush Farm is keeping it real at the @vancouverfarmersmarket every weekend, Saturday and Sunday, from now until the end of October. Come say Hi! #vanwa #eatlocal #eatyourveggies ...

Ok, I'll start toning it down on the baby goat vids, but this one is pretty cute. ...

We're getting busy planting out our tomatoes. All 720 of them! ...

Baby French breakfast radishes for breakfast this morning. First harvest of the season! ...

Shenanigans! See our Facebook feed for the whole video. ...

6 weeks in our mad max greenhouse and our tomatoes are nearly ready to plant out! No artificial light or heaters, just some de-icing cables for bottom heat at night. ...

Yesterday our momma goat had twins, a boy and a girl. Today is their first day exploring the world outside their shed. ...

Photo 1 from the dirty farm feet series: "mowing in flip flops" ...

Today we blew up our tiller. No that isn't a vent hole. That hole in the engine block shouldn't be there 🙁 ...

Our tomatoes are growing up today. Transplanted 800 little babies into 4" pots. Lots of room to grow up big and strong for a late April/early May planting to our high tunnels, ...

Meet Miranda, our new intern for 2016. Here's to a wonderful season learning and growing together on the farm! ...

Hey Washington friends! Don't forget to eat your flowers. Also, don't forget, caucus tomorrow, 10am. ...

One of our best friends on the farm. We find these Pacific chorus frogs everywhere, hiding in the greenhouse, under the porch, once under the stem of a bell pepper! Every night in the spring they sing to us from the wetlands below our fields. Truly one of the wonders nature provides if we slow down enough to notice. ...

Loving the clouds today on the farm. Sure does feel like spring. ...

Yikes, time to shave these green hairy legs! Our cover crop of fall rye, common vetch, and crimson clover is getting a trim. ...

Sowing some seeds in the greenhouse. Ours is small, unheated and has only natural light. We provide heat directly to the soil with custom built hot beds. ...

Mixing 120 gallons of potting soil the old fashioned way! Pull up yer sleeves and dive in! Hours later I'm wishing I had a cement mixer. ...

The Quacks are back in the fields for 2016! First till of the season, woohoo! ...

One of the not-so-fun parts of running a veggie farm, ordering seeds. Flipping through seed catalogues on the couch is one thing, ordering a bajillion seeds to fit a complex garden plan is another. Thank the sun gods, it's done. ...

The Great Sauna Project...after 2 years of procrastinating it's finally happening. The Quacks will be sweating it up soonly...very soonly. ...

Farm chores aren't so bad when you're in such fine company. ...