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A Choose-Your-Own CSA?`

Fri, 01/17/2020 - 08:37
For many years, Hannah and I have relied heavily on the CSA model to get our season started. And we’ve received absolutely incredible support for it––support that has built our farm and made us many dear friends over the years. We would not still be here without it.  But the CSA has always been limiting […]

THE 2019 CSA (with early bird discount!)

Tue, 01/01/2019 - 08:41
Hi everyone!  We are now taking CSA sign-ups for our Spring/Summer share—delivered straight to your door—for the NEXT TWO WEEKS. We will close the sign-ups on January 15th and only open them back up if we have to.  We sold out last year by April and had a waiting list, so please sign up as early as you […]

NO-TILL MARKET GARDEN PODCAST, EPISODE 3: SATTIN HILL FARM

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 05:47
Really great epsiode today for you aspiring growers who may have little more than a backyard! Today, Joshua Sattin of Satting Hill Farm joins us on the podcast to talk about his first year as a no-till grower, producing on one-tenth of an acre. Follow Josh: https://instagram.com/sattinhillfarm?utm_source=ig_profile_share&igshid=1t9s2aw4cz43y -Farmer Jesse

THE NO-TILL MARKET GARDEN PODCAST, EPISODE TWO: ACE OF SPADES FARM

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 03:39
Are you all digging the podcast? I know I am though I DON’T know when it will be up everywhere. Supposedly soon. But I don’t want to make a Supp out of Os ad Edly. Is that how that works? Anywho, in today’s episode of the No-Till Market Garden Podcast, Farmer Jesse is joined by Alex […]

FIVE GREAT CROPS FOR THE NO-TILL MARKET GARDEN.

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 03:33
So obviously lots of different crops will work in the no-till garden. Basically everything. But these are five that have excelled for us! Check em out or, heck, add some of your own favs in the comments!   -Farmer Jesse      

THE NO-TILL MARKET GARDEN PODCAST, EPISODE ONE: FRITH FARM

Mon, 11/05/2018 - 05:47
So we have started a podcast!   The goal of this podcast is to shed light on no-till market gardening as a viable option for farming, and to show that tillage is not the only or even the most efficient, way to farm!   Daniel Mays of Frith Farm joins us on the inaugural episode to […]

MORE FARMERS LIKE THIS, PLEASE.

Mon, 10/22/2018 - 04:41
  We are indeed in need of new farmers of every size and shape but in particular—to keep our current movement growing—there is one type of farmer we need more than any other. Sorry, I’m going to leave it there. Suspense is super in right now…   -Farmer Jesse  

WHY GOOD FARMERS STILL TILL.

Sun, 10/14/2018 - 05:15
The picture in this thumbnail—which, I agree, is a bizarre word—when we originally put it up garnered one comment that I have never forgotten. That is this video.   -Farmer Jesse  

WHAT IS KOREAN NATURAL FARMING?

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 04:25
Very excited about this video and this practice. I wrote a piece for Growing for Market this month and did this video to break it down a little further!   Also, please make sure to check out the Patreon and consider Becoming a Patron! BABY AND MAMA ARE DOING AMAZING—MORE ON HIM/HER SOON. -Jesse       […]

FARMER’S FRIEND LLC. CATERPILLAR TUNNEL REVIEW (VIDEO).

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 05:05
We are always on the lookout for reviews of tools we need—especially the expensive ones—so we thought we might as well contribute, right? In today’s video, we review the Farmer’s Friend Caterpillar Tunnel (with acccessories) in case you are looking at that price tags and wondering if it’s worth it (hint: it is).   – […]

GARDEN SUCCESS AND FAILURE IN 2018 (SO FAR).

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 04:07
We’ve had a good year but that doesn’t mean that every crop was great. In fact, we had arguably more crop loss and yet more income than any year before. Go figure. Anyway, check it out and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube or join our Patreon! Both would be even better!   You […]

WHAT YOU NEED TO ROTATIONALLY GRAZE LIVESTOCK (Video)

Sun, 09/23/2018 - 04:03
  If you’re wanting to get into livestock production on a small scale, I highly recommend this video. I mean, I made it so that’s not exactly an objective recommendation but also, this is everything we use… and it’s super simple!   Check it out, let us know if you have any questions.   -Farmer […]

HOW TO GET RID OF JOHNSON GRASS.

Sun, 09/16/2018 - 03:01
Johnsongrass is one of our most invasive and disruptive weeds. Today we talk about how to remedy it or at least how to keep it in check.   -Farmer Jesse    

COVER CROPS AND THE NO-TILL MARKET GARDEN.

Wed, 09/12/2018 - 06:44
Lil’ vid (compared to a feature length film, I guess) about using cover crops. Lots of great potential here!   Also, don’t forget to check out our Patreon page! It’s all the rage. We love sage. In a cage. Though it’s starting to age. Better tun the page… on these rhymes…   -Farmer Jesse

EVERBED FARMING: A NEW WAY TO NO-TILL

Sat, 09/08/2018 - 16:15
    We recovered from our illnesses and are back to the vids this weekend. And in this one we announce something special  (THIS) that’s not just EverBed farming which, to us, is pretty well special enough on its own!   Check it out, send us thoughts!   -Farmer Jesse

OUR FARMERS’ MARKET SET UP AND STRATEGY (WITH VIDEO).

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 08:38
Hannah and I have been to many great farmers’ markets over the years (we’ve also been to some really bad ones—one market was a weekday market in Gallatin Tennessee where it was just me and a vendor selling wholesale vegetables. And he hated me. We spent a lot of time together. It was very quiet), […]

FARM TOUR: AUGUST EDITION.

Fri, 08/31/2018 - 05:05
Trying to take an honest and simple farm tour video every couple months so you can see how the farm is progressing (or sometimes regressing). Anyhow, hope you enjoy! Like Wendell.. -Farmer Jesse          

“CAN I HELP YOU, PAPA?”

Mon, 08/27/2018 - 06:33
There is nothing I want more for my child than to grow up around food, in the garden, outside, alongside us. But when trying to run a farm business, that dream gets complicated. Like any business, though this is especially true of farming, the success and longevity of our operation hinges on efficiency. It hinges, […]

NO-TILL BED FLIPPIN.

Tue, 08/21/2018 - 05:16
How to go from one bed to another in the no-till system can be complicated so I tried to give a few examples of how to take a bed out of production on one crop and put in another very quickly. In general we don’t want a bed to be out of production for more […]

NO-TILL CARROTS.

Sat, 08/18/2018 - 09:46
Carrots are a wildly important crop for our farmstead. Not only are the one of the vegetables we enjoy eating the most (and one Further will smash on), but they are a great seller for us at market and restaurants. But the transition into no-till has certainly provided no lack of challenges to growing carrots. […]

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