Herbal Workshops Announcement!

Posted in Uncategorized on June 10, 2011 by urbangrower

Come one, come all to my herbal workshops this summer! 

For a listing of workshops, visit my blog herbal-and-recipe blog, Radical Kitchen .



Join Radical Root’s CSA! Spots still available!

Posted in Uncategorized on June 3, 2011 by urbangrower

Huck learning the drive the tractor.

Our CSA starts the weekend after this one, and we still have room for people to join!  Tell your friends!  Your family!  Your co-workers!

CSA members and market customers:  We are excited to bring you our delicious, nutrient dense food!  For those interested in joining our CSA, please visit www.radicalrootfarm.com .  Click on the CSA sign up button for more info!

Don’t forget:  we will be selling and doing CSA drop-offs at both Green City Market and Logan Square Market this year, as well as an on-farm pick up at Prairie Crossing.

Thanks everyone!  See you at the market!

–Alison, Alex and Huckleberry

Our new hoophouses

Working with Huck on my back.

Our bee boxes! Get ready for Radical Root Honey this year!

Join Our CSA for 2011! ALSO: Work for Radical Root!

Posted in Uncategorized on January 19, 2011 by urbangrower

Hello again!

We are gearing up for the 2011 season….reading, planning, ordering.   On top of our new job: parenting!

Our website has been updated, so check it!: www.radicalrootfarm.com

Join our CSA for your boxes of health and deliciousness this season!

I am also updating Radical Kitchen, a blog of thoughts on food, cooking, herbs and healing and new home to Radical Root’s newsletters: radicalkitchen.wordpress.com.


We also have a couple of job openings still left for our farm this season.  Please email us if you are interested in working with us!

Thanks everyone.  Stay warm!  And see you soon!

–Alison and Alex

First Market This Sunday!!

Posted in Farming on June 4, 2010 by urbangrower

This Sunday, June 6th, we will be at the Logan Square market!  We will have kale, spinach, salad mix, mesclun mix and green garlic, to name a few!  The market will be from 10-3.  Please come see us there!!

Will Work for Tomato Plants?

Posted in Farming, Food on May 26, 2010 by urbangrower

Want to work for tomato plants?  Well, we here at Radical Root Farm have the perfect opportunity for you!  This week we have started putting our tomato plants in and next week we’ll start putting in the peppers and eggplant.  We have a lot of them to put in, and could use some help!  The deal: Come volunteer any day, weather permitting, from the 26th of May to June 4th for four hours helping to plant.  Your reward: your choice of up to eight (certified organic, mostly heirloom) tomato plants.  Pick out whatever varieties you’d like to grow!

Please repost or forward to anyone who might be interested.  If coming to volunteer, please give us one day notice!


Eight Hundred Tomato Plants…

Posted in CSA, Farming on May 16, 2010 by urbangrower

800 tomato plants, most of them heirlooms.

As you can see,  Alex is about to use all of our tomato plants as a slip and slide!  So much for tomatoes this year.  At least it was worth it!   Oh relax, tomato lovers,  I’m kidding!  These are a few short weeks shy of the being put out into the fields.  I am so pumped for tomatoes this year.  We are trying many new tomatoes this season (Black Prince, Sunkist, Buffalo, and Garden Peach, to name a few) as well as our personal favorites (Cherokee Purple, Brandywine, Green Zebra, Sungold).  I can practically taste the pico de gallo!  And bruchetta!  And gazpacho and salsa!

For our climate, tomatoes traditionally go in the field around memorial day.  Until then, we keep them cozy and covered at night.

Alison on the tractor.

Before the rain, we also got a chance to till the cover crop under so it can break down in the soil, supplying it with more nutrients.  Here I am tilling our lower fields.

New Blog: Radical Kitchen!

Posted in Food, Writing on May 12, 2010 by urbangrower

Radical Root Farm has just started another blog!  In addition to this one, I have started Radical Kitchen .  It will be more of a cooking blog, and more aimed towards our CSA members.  The last blog entry I just wrote had a sort of herbal-minded slant, though, so I will be writing about lots of other different food-related things, too.

Check it out!: www.radicalkitchen.wordpress.com