Patchwork Green is a hillside and ridgetop farm overlooking the beautiful Canoe Creek Valley several miles north of Decorah, Iowa. Our family grows five acres of vegetables on a farm near Decorah, Iowa. We grow a wide variety of high quality, chemical-free vegetables using sustainable techniques.

Monday, June 28, 2010

In the News

Patchwork Green Farm was recognized in June 2010, Edible Madison in an article entitled, “Edible Journey: Local Runs Deep in Decorah” by Jessica Luhning.

“If there is one name that is synonymous with local food in Decorah it is Erik Sessions. From La Rana Bistro, to the ambitious "farm to table" inspired Rubaiyat Restaurant and the Oneota Community Food Coop – which we will visit later – Erik Sessions and his Patchwork Green Farm is clearly a favorite source for nearly year-round, fresh vegetables... Erik is known for having the highest quality produce and the "prettiest" farmer's market stand.”

Sunday, June 27, 2010

At Farmers Market this Saturday, June 26...

• Lots of sugar snap peas (Erik just said, "you bet.")
• Basil
• Lettuce
• Chard
• Kohlrabi
• Cabbage
• Summer Squash (the first of the season)
• Dill, Parsley

Erik has lots of everything except for the summer squash.

Have a good Friday and hope to see you at market.


Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Back at Farmers Market

Mid-June, and it is mighty wet. It's a bit too familiar, with the floods of 2008 still fresh in our minds.

With the ground saturated and light rains almost every day, machine and hoe work has been suspended in the gardens. We have run out of tilled ground to transplant new crops into, and I hate to pick crops like peas when the plants are wet, for fear of spreading disease.

On the bright side, we have pulled a lot of weeds by hand in the last week, getting the onion, potato and asparagus fields in fairly good shape. And all of the crops look great as they soak up these gentle rains and mild temperatures. With a bit of sunshine, they are going to take off!

It looks like we will be able to continue harvesting great peas several more weeks, the greens are gorgeous and the summer squash starting to set fruit.

As of June 12, Patchwork Green is officially attending the Winneshiek Farmers Market on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings. We hope to be there every week through October!

Eat Well,
Your Patchwork Green Farmers
Erik Sessions and Sara Peterson