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Bloom Alert: April 23, 2014

Our 10,000 organic tulips are starting to open… Check out these magenta beauties along Coach Mark Smallwood’s office. Stop by our Garden Store for cut your own daffodils this week and grab some of our very early tulip blooms. We’re … Continued

Bloom Alert: April 8, 2014

April showers bring May flowers! Compost tea was applied to all of the bulbs around the farm and the cool rain is providing an excellent environment to spread the network of beneficial microorganisms in the soil. We are still waiting … Continued

Veggie Races to go organic

(Reading, Pennsylvania) Rodale Institute, a non-profit dedicated to pioneering organic farming through research and outreach, today announced their new partnership with the Reading Fightin Phils, Double-A Minor League Baseball affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies, to take their award-winning “Veggie Race” … Continued

Bloom Alert: April 1, 2014

This winter has been long and we are anxiously waiting for the early bloomers. Some of our tulips have finally broken the surface. This year we planted 10,000 organic bulbs—18 different varieties of tulips in all. Keep an eye on … Continued

Transition to Organic: Weed Management

One of the biggest challenges farmers face while transitioning to organic cropping systems is weed management. Successfully managing weeds in organic systems requires a dramatic change in approach. Simply substituting organic herbicides for synthetic ones rarely works. Knowing your weeds … Continued