Farmers in Training Journal

<p style=”padding:10px;”>Journal entries below are from Interns in our Farmer Training Program. These entries are mean to provide insight into the world of farming from the view of newcomers, and serve as an educational resource for our community. We hope you enjoy these journal entries as much as our interns enjoy their time on the farm! </p>

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  • Farmer’s Journal – J.D. Cerince – Entry 4 – Week of 3/7 My video series will continue but in the meantime I’ll leave you with these thoughts… Dinner in my family has always been a big deal. Not necessarily the food that we ate but that act of sitting around the dinner table to talk with each other. The necessities of life have always facilitate this kind of ...
  • Farmer’s Journal- Noy R.- Entry 03-Week of 3/11/16 I’ve missed journal entries for the past two weeks and there has been plenty going on in the farm since. We’ve been busier than even just a few weeks ago, and all the vegetables (especially Kale) are producing like crazy. Even the chickens seem to be picking up on their egg production. The CSA program has ...
  • Diversity, Diversity, Diversity The farm is built on diversity. A polyculture palette of vegetables attracts a similar variety of insects and wildlife, keeping pesky pathogens from taking over. Amazingly, there is little insect damage on our vegetables and I have not yet seen a disease wipe out an entire bed. The biggest problem we run into so far is aphids. Sometimes ...
  • Farmer’s Journal – J.D. Cerince – Entry 3 – Week of 2/22 This week I wanted to show what it’s like on harvest days at the farm. Right out of the gate everyone is working together to get the produce harvested, cleaned, boxed and ready to go. It’s a joy to be apart of the team and I love the coordination I see happening. I also show a ...
  • Farmer’s Journal-Noy R.- Entry 02- Week of 2/19/16 This week I was able to become more “hands on” with the CSA box prep. From harvesting, to cleaning/organizing, and recording, it was good to feel useful while also learning the Wednesday harvesting operation. Friday was spent making compost; adding woody (carbon) organic matter as a base, to softer (nitrogen rich) organic matter and making ...
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