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Well It’s Been A While…

I’m sure most of you who somewhat follow our story know that this season was our first at the new place in Gholson. It’s been great to have river bottom soil, the ease with which it works, the flat terrain, and the location close by the river. But the land was neglected from a fertility […]

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A day in the life…

The most common question I’m getting from Mom and Toby these days is: “What’d you do today?” This question has been coming up more and more because recently my farming “jurisdiction” was greatly increased. For those of you that don’t already know, one of my good friends, who has mentored and advised me for several […]

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Why We Do What We Do…

While most of you may know me through the CSA, some of you may not. I’m Toby, Brandon’s brother. Sometimes I tend to be a little more verbose than necessary, so settle in and enjoy. I initially got involved in the Home Grown Farm when Mom had the idea back in 2010. From the beginning, […]

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An investment and big leap of faith…

Whew! We feel like we just ran a marathon. We’ve just ended our Spring and Summer seasons – 18 weeks of providing produce through our new “choose your own box” model. I have to admit, we’re all pretty exhausted. When we launched this new system, we knew it would require a lot of work. Let’s […]

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Truly A Family Business…

Family and business don’t often go together. At least not well. When the pressure is on, long days create short tempers. We’re definitely not an exception to this rule. It can be tough to work together as a family and as business partners, especially when the business is a farm. Because you never leave ‘the […]

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Integrity in Local Farming

As a beginning, small scale farmer, I understand the need for community and relying on the help and experience of others. There have been several people that I’ve relied on over the past couple of years to answer questions and give guidance. I’ve also seen amazing diversity amongst small scale farms. It’s difficult to ‘do […]

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Our CSA: Working Hard to Build Something Great…

Things have been slow out in the fields for the past couple of weeks with most of the work being done out in the hoop house and indoors planning for spring and summer CSA. We’re working hard to anticipate the logistics and work out the day to day activities that are coming with this new […]

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The Hope of New Life

There’s a lot that I like about local farming. The solitude, the physical labor, the planning, and the compressed cycles of life moving from season to season. There’s a bittersweetness at the finish line of any given season. You’ve made it through but there’s no time to sit on your duff because you’ve got to start preparing […]

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When The Plants Die…

Well, when you are having to deal with loss of plants from freezing weather, the only option you have is to seed new plants. Find out how we do it in this new video from the Home Grown Farm.

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Thank Goodness It’s The End of The Year

It’s been a rough couple of weeks here at the farm. I guess last year seemed better because the weather was milder and we had less planted so it was easier to cover and care for on the few days and nights that the temperature dropped. This year we’ve put a lot more in the […]

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