Submitted by Jeff Hake on Fri, 01/23/2015 – 3:43pm Although I’m not currently farming, I love reading industry rags. So when Vegetable Growers News showed up at our office recently, I was excited. Headlines like “Higher potato consumption goal of social media effort” and “Federal grant awarded for organic tomato research” are sure to catch […]
Season Extension: Marty Gray
Marty Gray is the co-owner of Gray Farms Produce in Watseka, IL. We interviewed him on an icy day in February 2015, just as his protected crops were beginning to put on new growth with the lengthening days. Marty took us through his high tunnels and indicated the many pieces of equipment and infrastructure that […]
Season Extension: Blue Moon Farm
Lorien Carsey is the farm manager and winter farmer at Blue Moon Farm in Urbana, IL. Signs of spring were just beginning to show when we interviewed Lorien in late March 2015. Lorien gave us a tour of the farm’s ten high tunnels and explained their extensive production system, which grows a variety of crops […]
Season Extension: Alisa Demarco
Alisa DeMarco is the executive chef at Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery in Champaign, IL. On a sunny day at the end of July 2015, we interviewed Alisa about the work she does to extend the season at the farm. The peach harvest was getting into full swing and pick-your-own customers had just left the […]
Season Extension Workshop 2015
Our Season Extension class got a hands-on experience in moving a high tunnel as part of Day Three’s activities!
Season Extension Infographic
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