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2016 Scenes of Sun Gold Farm

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Horizon view of Sun Gold Farm in late June.

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Tomatoes growing in the June sunshine.
The roots are covered in black plastic
and watered with a drip tape.  This keeps
the 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 and
Red Kuri are just a few of the many varieties
that we grow here on Sun Gold Farm.

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Numerous bumblebees on a late-August sunflower.
2013 brought more bumblebees than we've seen
on the farm in years.  Though we bring honey
bee 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 specialty
crops.  6 to 8 crops are rotated in and out of these
greenhouses through out the year for the CSA
and farmer's markets.

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Purple blooms on a purple potato plant.
We grow 4 types of potatoes on the farm.
Purple potatoes are always the first to
ripen, then Red Pontiac and Yukon Gold,
and the last is sweet potatoes which
we harvest in the fall.

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.

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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 water
comes from Hagg Lake, which is fed by the lush rains
in the coastal range.

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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 5
years, allowing the earth to "rest." 

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"Jack" peeks out from the barn to say hello.
Only a few large livestock animals call Sun Gold Farm
home these days.  Jack, the donkey, is the largest
of these creatures.  We also have a pony, two guinea
pigs, two dogs, and around 10 cats.

Hanging flower baskets are a beautiful May feature at our nursery.
Sun Gold Farm also has a plant nursery in the spring.  We grow all of our
own starts for the fields.  You can also find us at farmer's markets
in the spring with vegetable, herb, and flower starts.   CSA members also receive
plant starts in their June shares.