farm business


Welcome ASC interns!

Deliveries haven’t started yet, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a mountain of work to be done for our Agriculture Supported Communities program. Seeding, bed prepping, transplanting, etc. etc. etc… As you can imagine, we were happy to welcome to … Continued

Digging into Spring

By Caroline Hampton Spring has sprung here in the North Carolina mountains. Most of March was spent holed up in the greenhouse, listening to episodes of Radiolab while seeding trays. My brassicas–cabbage, collards, kale, broccoli–have finally left the greenhouse. I … Continued

Young farmer gets land and gets started

Caroline Hampton has been farming for four years, but 2014 will be the first year she’s has her own piece of land. Leasing from the F.I.G Project (Farm Incubator and Grower Project) in Valle Crucis, North Carolina, Caroline is looking … Continued

Inside the Review Process: Inputs for organic livestock

By Peggy Miars, OMRI Executive Director/CEO Sales of organic livestock products such as meat, eggs and dairy are growing rapidly, but the certification process remains relatively time consuming and complex compared to the process for other organic products. Recent developments … Continued