As the season begins to change from the heat of summer to the crisp air of fall, we take time to reflect on how the last season produced and what the next one holds for us. We loved having the farm stand open on Saturdays and having friends come to see the farm. It was definitely hit or miss though. We learned a lot about having a rainy summer, one like we have never seen before. We have already planted our fall crops of cucumbers, squash, and pumpkins. We will soon sow onions and garlic. Our hoop house will finally get it's cover and we will begin the learning process of hoop house farming. There are several new opportunities on our horizon that I am bursting to share with you. Announcements will be made as plans are finalized.
I want you to know that all that we do on the farm is done with lots of planning and research. We use the best growing practices, natural fertilizers, and holistic pest control because we are only stewards of our little patch of ground. We will continue to do so with your support. Our farm is always open and so are our hearts.
Good farmers, who take seriously their duties as stewards of Creation and of their land's inheritors, contribute to the welfare of society in more ways than society usually acknowledges, or even knows. These farmers produce valuable goods, of course; but they also conserve soil, they conserve water, they conserve wildlife, they conserve open space, they conserve scenery. - Wendell Berry