Farm Update, April 29, 2016

Perched up high on our John Deere taking in the surroundings of fresh green tree lines, rolling hills, red barns and whinnying horses over yonder, I felt a strong sense of pride for all we’ve accomplished so far this season and am truly feeling the role of the farmer. The engine grumbles beneath me while […]

Farm Update, April 7, 2016

Wait a minute, where did the sun go? I swear spring was here and we were ready to get planting. This morning after finishing the roof of the barn, completely drenched in a cold hard rain, with ten pounds of construction mud on each boot, I felt plunged back into winter. It seems March came […]

Farm Update, March 2016

March has been a very interesting transition month as we have gone from paper to plow. Over the winter most of what we have done is research: whether that be attending farm conferences, surfing the web, pouring through books, questioning farmers or working with extension agencies. We drilled a couple of wells and purchased some […]

Farm Market Folklore

Halloween.  What a bizarre holiday.  I contemplate this with a cup of coffee one morning at the farm stand while studying the pumpkins like Thanksgiving turkeys waiting to be carved.   I feel the chill in the air and watch the vibrant leaves drop to the ground against the pale autumn sky.   The tent is filled […]

Farm Market Folklore

Most people when they think of the Fourth of July may think of booming fireworks and backyard barbecues, maybe even a sweet and juicy slice of watermelon.  I will always have the image of thousands of cherries blanketing Hipsley Mill Road and Jon Deutsch. Back in the late nineties the only way we could keep […]

Farm Market Folklore

History has given us many notable rivalries and feuds from the tragic love of the Montagues and the Capulets to the bitter hatred between the Hatfields and the McCoys.  Many stories have been passed down through generations while others have yet to be told.  The story I am about to tell exists deep in the […]

Farm Market Folklore

It’s June 25th, 1995 and I’m straddling the roof of a broken down truck like Davy Crockett at the Alamo fending off deadheads from looting a mountain of watermelons in the parking lot of RFK Stadium.  Right now I should be headlining a show at the Roundtable.  At least I could be inside the stadium […]

Farm Market Folklore

Have you ever thought about all the coincidences and circumstances that woven together create the intricate tapestry that is your world?  How the people that mean the most might be perfect strangers if things didn’t happen as they did?  For years our stands have been fertile ground for cultivating enduring relationships.  One such example is […]