Seedling Sale, May 13, 2017, Hamden

Posted on 1st March 2017 in Uncategorized

We’ve gotten in our shipment of organic seeds and have started growing them in our furnace room. We don’t need no stinkin’ greenhouse! That being said, we will have a variety of tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, basil, kales, cukes, sunflowers, etc… Available for purchase from 10 AM – 2 PM at 124 Colonial Drive, Hamden. Email alexis@ducktruckcomposting.com with any questions.

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Seedling Sale!!! Sunday, June 5, 2016.

Posted on 4th June 2016 in Uncategorized

Come on out and pick up your kale, tomatoes, basil, cosmos flowers, peppers, and oregano! Also available for sale ready-to-eat radishes, bok choy, kailaani (Chinese kale).

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Happy Blizzard!

Posted on 25th January 2015 in Uncategorized

We’ve just gotten our microgreen and pea shoot seeds to start in our grow room. You only need an inch and a half of soil and a sunny spot to grow little bits of yummy through winter!

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January 2015 is HERE already!

Posted on 19th January 2015 in Uncategorized

The Duck Truck will be at Daisy Ingraham School in April and the Ansonia Nature Center (ANC) in May. So you may see it driving through YOUR town! Please feel free to join us at the ANC for a DIY Rain Barrel workshop! More details to follow!

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Check out the Deep Hollow Farm Page…

Posted on 5th October 2013 in Uncategorized

It’s where the duck truck has been spending an inordinate amount of time! Deep Hollow Farm is in Chester, Connecticut!

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Available Harvest July 22

Posted on 22nd July 2013 in Uncategorized

harvesting tuesday july 23. holler if you want: kale, cukes, collards, chinese cabbage, turnips, potatoes, chard

so here’s the wonder of it all…
we’ve been tilling, planting, tending, growing and managing all these crops in chester, ct at deep hollow farm, but have recently discovered that, due to insurance hangups, we will be unable to SELL the food at the chester farmers’ market, despite having paid the annual fee (we thought we were going to market! who knew that a little thing like insurance would hold us back!).
so now, we have enough food growing to satisfy the market niche, but no actual market to attend. here’s the part where you come in…
we’re trying to sell veggies, by day-of delivery, on our way home from chester on any given harvest day. we’re trying to stay mostly within the chester to new haven/Hamden ride home, so as not to use excessive amounts of fuel to bring healthy goodness to our framily!
so, would you be interested in being contacted, by text or phone, on harvest days, with the goods we’ve got? we arrive at your place (or you arrive at ours), weigh what you want, and go on our merry way!
holler!
and tell your friends! esp ones in chester and deep river!
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Save our soil, save ourselves

Posted on 22nd July 2013 in Uncategorized

“[T]he next time someone facilely insists that the ‘industrial farms are the future,’ ask what the plan is regarding phosphorus,” Mother Jones writes. “Developing an agriculture that’s ready for a phosphorus shortage means a massive focus on recycling the nutrients we take from the soil back into the soil—in other words, composting, not on a backyard level but rather on a society-wide scale.

It also requires policies that give farmers incentives to build up organic matter in soil, so it holds in nutrients instead of letting them leach away… Both of these solutions, of course, are specialties of organic agriculture.” – http://bit.ly/13oJX2D

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April 14, 2013 – Our Moon Phase Says “Take a Break!”

Posted on 14th April 2013 in Uncategorized

Last week (April 5-12) the garden crew of Dana, Bernie, Andrew and Marissa planted the potatoes, yukina savoy, tat soi, bok choy, kale, borage, chard, endive, lettuce up the wazoo, mustards, parsley, sorrel, mache and spinaches! THIS WEEK the phases of the moon say TAKE A BREAK!!! For April 21, be ready to start your butternut squash, all your cukes and your summer squash (think yellow squash and zucchini) INDOORS, again, in Cowpots, so it’s easier to transplant them outdoors.

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Milford Whole Foods was really fun!

Posted on 12th April 2013 in Uncategorized

We actually had a crowd of people who DIDN’T already know Alexis and the Duck Truck! Even though our fair share of DTC fans turned up too! Thanks to Dana for her continuous every day support! And to Mima, Frank, and Amy for showing up! It was nice to have a little bit of a “set” audience, the Whole Foods staff and a woman who’s diving in to her first attempt at vermiculture. But it was also fun to cheerily greet any person whose eye I caught, while in the middle of whichever schpiel I was in. I did learn that I really do need to bring my Worm Bin every where I go! Thanks to Whole Foods Milford for inviting me!

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Phases of the Moon for April 11, 12, 13, 2013, HAMDEN, CT

Posted on 10th April 2013 in Uncategorized

The next few days it will be appropriate to get in your yukina savoy, bok choy, tatsoi, spinaches, lettuces, mache, endive, chard. So don’t just sit around after work! Get that garden thumpin’!

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