Category Archives: Ask The Expert

Winter’s White Gold: Forcing Belgian Endives

It’s time to start forcing Belgian endives! If you missed it, check out our post from this spring, Winter’s White Gold: Planning Ahead for Belgian Endive Harvest. This previous post outlines the first part of the Belgian endive production cycle, … Continue reading

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Kids are your Best Customers: Making your Farm Family-Friendly

At the Intervale Community Farm (ICF, a 550-member CSA in Burlington, VT), we work hard to grow a bounty of high-quality, certified organic produce for our CSA members. Most of the resources, personnel, and energy on our farm go towards … Continue reading

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Integrating Livestock and Crops at Good Heart Farmstead: Sheep, Pigs and Poultry to Increase Soil Health

Organic farmers know that healthy soil means healthy plants. At Good Heart Farmstead, everything we do is based in the soil. We even named our farm in honor of it—when soil is “in good heart”, it is alive and healthy. … Continue reading

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Ask the Expert – “My seedlings are too leggy and fall over – what’s wrong?”

K.T. from Missouri recently submitted this question on our Facebook page: “We are planning our ‘indoor’ starters for February… only problem we have is starting our tomatoes – they seem to get up a few inches tall and fall over. … Continue reading

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