new farm


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

Bringing the dirt to your doorstep: Weed Management

For a generation of farmers raised on the idea that herbicides were the ultimate solution to weeds, creeping levels of resistance to chemical control opens the post-chemical chapter in weed management. Herbicide resistant “superweeds” have been identified on 14 million … 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

Who is responsible for GMO contamination?

From the Organic Seed Alliance Contamination is a huge problem for farmers who don’t grow genetically engineered (GE) crops, at times costing them the premium price they receive for their crops as well as costs associated with testing, prevention, and … Continued

Improved compost management for certified organic operations

Outcomes from current standard composting processes can range from high quality composts (rich in carbon, nitrogen, and healthy biota) to simple organic material (rich in carbon but low in nitrogen and biota) to noxious, harmful failures, depending on the input … Continued