Category Archives: Horticulture

Boost sales at fall farmers markets

As days grow shorter and nights grow cooler (maybe), many growers see their largest harvests of the year. Be sure to sell that bountiful harvest at its freshest. UVM Extension’s Mary Peabody, Director of the Women’s Agricultural Network and UVM … Continue reading

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Legal concerns around farm workers & employees

Workers and Employees Farming is hard work. Many farmers seek help from a blend of volunteers (CSA work shares – trading food for labor), compensated volunteers (trading food and/or housing for labor) and paid employees. Farmers seek happy and productive … Continue reading

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Microgreens production at Farming Turtles

How many foods can be grown and sold in under a week? Microgreens are ready to sell 5 to 10 days after germination. Baby greens are harvested less than two weeks after germination. These greens are 1” to 3” long … Continue reading

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Building family traditions at Schrempps Christmas Tree Farm

Joe Schrempps sold his first Christmas tree in 1986. Generations of local families have been making their annual pilgrimage to Schrempps Christmas Tree Farm in CLinton, CT ever since. Joe always loved working outdoors and enjoyed a long career in … Continue reading

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Cost-effective coolers for farms, breweries, wineries, florists, caterers, restaurants and grocery stores

Over 18,000 CoolBots use standard window air conditioners to turn super-insulated rooms into walk-in coolers. Farmers, florists, breweries, wineries, pubs, caterers, restaurants and grocery stores use CoolBots. CoolBot cooler systems cost less to install compared with conventional compressor-cooled walk-in refrigerators … Continue reading

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NOFA/RI Advanced Growers Workshop

Author and grower, Will Bonsall will lead a workshop called “Getting more food from less space & Cultivated crops that don’t need cultivation” on Sunday, November 9 at 1 p.m. Learn about intensive growing and nurturing unusual shrubs and trees. This workshop … Continue reading

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Successful urban farmers use intensive agriculture

There are many benefits to farming in urban areas. Most urban farmers are close to markets and customers. They often spend less time and money transporting goods to customers than rural growers. Urban sites generally offer easy access to potable … Continue reading

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