Home Grown Produce
We grow a variety of produce using 100% organic growing practices. This past year we expanded our growing space, adding on a new field garden in addition to our yard garden. We are still a relatively small produce farm but we are able to grow a lot of food on currently less than an acre because of our use of biointensive practices.
The nutrition in vegetables and fruits arises from the soil in which they are grown, so we put a lot of focus into building soil health to help prevent issues with pests, diseases, and nutrient deficiency. To feed our soil (and crops!), we use minerals, organic fertilizers, compost, and cover crops as needed. In the season of 2017 we used about 90% of our own compost produced on the farm. We make our compost with on-site and local resources, such as hay, leaves, sawdust, wood chips, weeds, and spent crop debris.
We grow a large variety of annual crops and look forward to adding on new items in 2018. Some of our 2017 crops included tomatoes, zucchini and summer squash, peppers, green beans, sugar snap peas, melons, spaghetti and butternut squash, salad mix, kale, chard, collards, carrots, beets, radishes, onions, shallots, garlic, cabbage, and kohlrabi. We look forward to adding more crops, including cauliflower, broccoli, spinach, and more for next year.
Be sure to give our fresh popped kettlecorn and homemade granola a try. We make classic kettlecorn and white cheddar kettlecorn and have it available at our farmstand for sale each week. Have a party or event coming up? Ask us about making kettlecorn special for you. Other flavors may be available on request.
Our coconut maple granola has become a favorite of many of our regulars! Great as a snack or breakfast cereal.
Shiitake mushrooms are a super healthy and delicious food. Our favorite uses are stir fries, soups, stews, gravy, pizza, and omeletes.
We grow shiitakes outdoors on oak and maple logs. The result is enhanced nutrition and flavor. They are a bit unpredictable, so stay tuned on our email list or Facebook page so you know when we will have them for sale.
Perennial Fruits and Nuts
We hope to eventually make trees and shrubs a staple element on the farm. We have done some plantings of Chinese chestnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, paw paws, and mulberries. In spring of 2018 we plant to put in some large plantings of blackberries and raspberries. We are considering strawberries and asparagus too…