Oh it is one of the best days of the year for me! Not my birthday, not my anniversary (that’s next week), not Christmas, it is the day I placed my seed order! Do you know this joy? Oh happy … Continue reading The Intricacies of Placing a Seed Order
Farmer’s markets have increasingly grown in popularity over the past several years. It is hip to go to the farmer’s market and to support local farms. But most folks have no idea what goes on behind the scenes. Here’s a look … Continue reading Farmer’s Markets (behind the scenes)
So you have decided to start a farm. You have a burning desire in you that is unquenchable, filled with seed catalogues and pioneer books. A desire to grow your own food. Fed up with the what the government deems … Continue reading Eight Steps to Starting a Farm
To become a farmer you must have an overwhelming desire to feed yourself, your family, and part of the city. You must have an intense desire to teach young people where their food comes from (and adults…a woman came up to … Continue reading To Become a Farmer
Lisa came over to get some herbal medicine. I walked her through the gardens and we gushed over how incredible all of our respective plantings are doing this year. This is my first year farming a quarter acre and she … Continue reading Save Some For Me!
When I told the owner of Miller Farms, Joe, at his birthday party a few months ago that I wanted to be a farmer, he looked at me with a mix of pity and humor. Apparently grown women don’t run around dreaming of being a farmer when they grow up. The rest of the farm hands laughed too. The grumpy farmer at the farmer’s market asked why I would want to do such a thing? It’s hard work. I have never been afraid of hard work. In fact, I dislike days that there is no work. I have to keep … Continue reading Will the Real Farmgirl Please Stand Up?