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Next week we will stop accepting new shares. We are fully subscribed for the 2013/14 growing season. Thank you for your support. stew
Donna Bielecki acnt wait for our first try:0
May 5, 2013 at 7:10 pm
Sonia Efron Waiting for beets and greens!
May 5, 2013 at 11:07 pm
Jessica Hapeman so excited for the farm shares to start!! :)
May 16, 2013 at 10:41 pm
Who said farming is low skill job? Supreme concentration is necessary when cultivating baby plants. One inch too far in either direction means death to the infants. You also have to watch out for the ridges that tend to bury the plants when they are disturbed. Farmer Deb is in the drivers seat. stew
Ron DuBois You look comfortable in the drivers seat Deb!
May 3, 2013 at 7:49 pm
Cheryl Lendrum Spada I love Deb and miss her so much, last time I saw her was at your wedding...please tel her I say "hi"!!!
May 4, 2013 at 11:40 pm
This was the first day of weeding on the farm. The weed seeds are just beginning to germinate. This is the perfect time to kill them. The entire field crew was out on a search and destroy mission. Kill it before it grows as Bob Marley sang. stew
Jill Barone Rafferty I appreciate all of the hard work that goes into creating delicious food for my family.
May 1, 2013 at 11:52 pm
It was the perfect day to plow under the freshly mowed rye cover crop. You know the conditions are right when you make a ball with the soil and it easily breaks apart in you hand or if you drop it. If you drop the soil ball and it remains a ball on the ground then the soil is likely too wet to plow. stew
Annie Levay-Krause Stew, One of my SOLEarians wanted to know: "What do you plan on planting? Is a no-till planting possible? If so, what factors help you decide between plow and no-till? If not, why?" She mentioned that, "I studied land management practices shortly and I'm wondering what deciding factors are for farmers." Do you mind popping over to SOLE of Buffalo to answer her questions?
May 1, 2013 at 1:39 pm
Native Offerings Farm I do not know too much about no-till. We do practice it in our greenhouses, but not in our fields. I would like to learn more. stew
May 1, 2013 at 8:15 pm
Annie Levay-Krause Would you connect with Krissy Ingleman Creech when you are able? She seems genuinely interested in speaking with you.
May 1, 2013 at 8:23 pm
Now that we have finished spreading compost on the fields it is time to start building our pile for next spring. We run the compost through the spreader to break it up so it decomposes faster. Once the pile is finished we will cover it with a compost blanket to prevent weeds from germinating and to keep it warm. stew
Sharon Hammond What a beautiful blue sky!!
April 29, 2013 at 2:21 pm
Kami Callahan-Sobol Black Gold :D
April 29, 2013 at 3:11 pm
This was a big week for planting and transplants. Beets, lettuce, kale, scallions and spinach were transplanted into the fields. We also direct seeded our first crop of brassica greens. It feels great to be back on schedule. It looks like we have a week of sunshine to look forward to. stew
Melissa Danielle Ohhh, I wish I had one of these on the farm I'm working on right now.
April 27, 2013 at 10:52 am
Native Offerings Farm They are worth the investment. We can plant faster and still be able to move the next day. stew
April 27, 2013 at 1:33 pm
2013 Employment Positions
Our shares have sold out for the last six years. We need a hard working crew so we can grow and meet the demand for our shares. The primary responsibility for the field crew is to be quick and effective cultivators and harvesters. Most of the day will be spent weeding, harvesting, washing and packing vegetables. Some general farm work is involved. We harvest most of the crops the day they are distributed so it is essential that the harvest is finished quickly so that the truck can leave on time.
This is a full time seasonal position (April through Thanksgiving). Pay is based on the performance and experience of the candidate ($7.50-$12.00hr). During the peak season (May though Thanksgiving) the work-week is Monday through Friday for ten hours a day and for half a day on Saturday. Health insurance is provided the second year of employment. Housing is available locally.
The candidate must possess the stamina to work long hours, a positive attitude and enjoy working with others. Vegetable farming experience is preferred. We have a domestic work force.