Gardening and farming is something both of us have done and enjoyed for decades in the heart of Vermont. Each growing season we learn a little more and are still having fun!
We want to grow quality produce, and to be able to sell it at a reasonable price for both you and for us, so we can continue growing. Good food should be for everybody and we like sharing what we have.
Gardening and farming until five years ago had mostly been a sideline, with the reality being we have had to hold regular jobs to keep the bills paid. We have been taking it up a notch the last few years, and we have been gardening for market for several years now. So far, this is working out pretty well, as we get to know our markets, and develop new (to us) techniques to grow more, grow earlier, and maintain the best quality with our limited land base. Yes, even with 80+ years of combined experience, there is always something new to learn, and unexpected happenings on a regular basis.
Organic practices are very important to us, some of our ground at our current location has been managed by us organically for 42 years. Thirty eight years of manure, compost, mulch incorporation, and of course no synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides. This is just how we do it, but that does not mean that we feel conventional farming is “bad”, we just don’t do it that way, and don’t intend to. All types and manners of farming, with the possible exception of industrial-scale agriculture, help to build the base that we all need to survive.
Every year we have been expanding our planting areas off-farm, thanks to the generosity of Liberty Hill Farm, as well as Cheryl and Ray Harvey. We employed some new growing and cultivation techniques for the off-farm areas so that we can expand without stretching ourselves too thin!