Farm Blog

Come & Go

I speak for the entire farm crew when I say that I’m good and tired.   After a half year working together, our muscles and bodies are sore, and our

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Field Notes: Climate Change

As I turned up the driveway to the farm two Sundays ago, I stared down the face of climate change in the form of several fields flooded out, the product

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Finding That Balance

by Dan Popek & the TCF Staff   We seem to be in a strange position we may have never experienced; it is like we are waiting out a hurricane

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Garlic: The Stinking Rose

      By Jason Halm, Farm Manager        Garlic, Allium sativum, the stinking rose: is it a vegetable, a spice, or a medicine? Is it an onion,

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Hatching Seedlings

Even on a 20 degree day in February here in Naperville, I can feel myself transported out to the tropics within seconds, where it is 70 or 80 degrees and

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Introducing McDonald Farm

We’re a Working Farm! You may have passed McDonald Farm for years without knowing what exactly goes on up that long driveway. You may be shocked when you hear that

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Spring Field Notes

  By Jason Halm, Farm Manager   Farming, in the spring, to me, is a constant tension between patience and push. There is a patience learned in the winter months,

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