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HomeOrganic FarmingShifting a farm... — Lengthy Island CSA Farm Shares

Shifting a farm… — Lengthy Island CSA Farm Shares

Who strikes a whole farm?  Apparently, we do!

Maybe it wasn’t the very best thought to assume that we may transfer our whole farm operation ourselves, however that is simply what we did final season.  As you recognize, we suspended our CSA for the 2023 season whereas we bodily moved each tractor, every bit of equipment, each pump, irrigation pipe and 30 years of gathered farm “stuff” to our new farmland.  We concurrently constructed a model new packing barn, a greenhouse, and grew all of the winter share greens for this previous yr’s winter CSA. It was a trial to see what rising can be like on this new soil and local weather and we had been blown away by the superb yields we had been capable of get from the land.  Rising on Lengthy Island soils is principally rising in sand.  The soil right here in Vermont is the consistency of brownie batter – deep, wealthy, and stuffed with vitamins.

Listed here are some images of our new land and the infrastructure tasks we took on.  We’re 95% completed, awaiting some ultimate electrical hook-ups, and able to tackle the season forward!  We’re additionally very excited to be bringing again our fantastic staff by means of the H2-A Visa program, a few of whom have been working for us since our first years farming.  Having our farm “household” working with us on this new land is a blessing.

Thanks to all of you who’ve supported our farm over time and who waited patiently for our CSA to return this season…we’re so excited to be again!



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