June 2014

  1. Brassicas Rule! A Fall Planting Guide

      Listen… do you hear that? It's your kale talking. It has really been loving the extra attention that you’ve been giving it, and as a result, it's inviting you into the garden to take a few leaves. It's OK, it’s happy to give them up. Just be sure to share some love with your broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and Brussels...
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  2. Tips to Making a Living at the Farmers Market

    I love what I do. I am the one who makes the decisions of what, when, and how to make my farm work. I am the one who gets to struggle with the gazillion variables over which I have no control. I am the one who works to be open to the gifts, even when the gifts are not what...
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  3. Micro-Farm Success: Learning from the Market Gardener

    When my husband Edge and I started our farm, a friend remarked, “now all you need is a tractor and you’ll be real farmers.”  What he didn’t realize is that we’ve never planned on buying a tractor to grow vegetables. We’ve always been more comfortable on the human-power scale, and though we did add a two wheel walk-behind tractor to...
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  4. Winter CSA Basics: Bringing the Seasons into Balance

    This will be our tenth winter running a winter CSA at the Intervale Community Farm in Burlington, VT, and every year I have been amazed at the enthusiasm our farm members have for winter crops. There is a glaring, fundamental difference between summer and winter shares: in the summer, things start light and slow—salad greens give way to hardier greens...
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