SCALING UP YOUR VEGETABLE OPERATION Practical Farmers of Iowa Conference 2011

Save this PDF as:
 WORD  PNG  TXT  JPG

Size: px
Start display at page:

Download "SCALING UP YOUR VEGETABLE OPERATION Practical Farmers of Iowa Conference 2011"

Transcription

1 SCALING UP YOUR VEGETABLE OPERATION Practical Farmers of Iowa Conference 2011

2 Started the farm in 1990 with 5 acres

3 The CSA started in 1991 with 30 members

4 Through religious organizations and community groups the CSA quickly grew to 650 members.

5 In 2000 Roxbury Farm moved to new land to gain long term land security.

6 Through the generosity and support of Roxbury Farm CSA members, Equity Trust, and the Open Space Institute the farm has grown to over 350 acres.

7 The land, farmhouse, and barns will remain affordable for farmers in perpetuity.

8

9 Farm Organization Planning Crop Rotation Crew Management/Communication CSA Management Break Harvesting & Distribution Appropriate Equipment

10 Farm Organization

11 Field arrangement

12 50 ft. sections with 12 ft. driving lanes Irrigation traveler can cover four sections in one pull Sprayer can spray 4 beds at a time Place to drive harvest trucks and tractors Access fields in all weather Never have to carry a full produce box more than 25 ft. Easier record keeping

13 Each section divided into 8 beds Controlled field traffic system Raised beds provides drainage during downpours Never drive on bed top

14 6 ft 54 All beds are on 6ft centers with 54 bed tops

15 2 rows 3 rows 5 rows 1 row or plastic mulch 9 rows

16 Planning

17 Designing a share

18 Things to think about when designing a share: Try to have the same amount of vegetables each week Find out what your members want Include a wide variety in each share Staples that you have each week (i.e. salad mix) What is practical for you to grow? / should you quit growing some crops for the CSA? Can you purchase crops from other growers? Do you have a specialty crop that sets you apart from other CSA s? Do you want to do season extension (early/late)?

19 Roxbury Farm Shares include: Salad Crop Leafy green crop Root Crop Fruit Crop Flavor adding Vegetable (onions, scallions, garlic) Exciting Item (sweet corn, heirloom tomatoes, fennel, red peppers) Culinary Herbs

20 Week of June 11, 2010 Salad Mix Spinach Braising Mix Broccoli Raab Turnips Joi Choi Sugar Snap Peas Scallions Radishes Parsley Cilantro Week of Aug 20, 2010 Salad mix Swiss Chard Hot Peppers Red Sweet Italia Peppers Green Bell Peppers Cucumbers Beefsteak Tomatoes Juliet Tomatoes Plum Tomatoes Green Beans Sweet Corn New Potatoes Basil and Cilantro

21 Planning Program Good record keeping is key to making your planning program work for you What are your units of measurement? (length of bed, bunches, lbs.) Create greenhouse and field planting schedules that are easy to read Easy to use and update

22 Example of Roxbury Farm Greenhouse Schedule

23 Example of Roxbury Farm Field Planting Schedule

24 Crop Rotation

25 Alternate production of vegetables with cereals and legumes in the context of an integrated farm, whereby the vegetable plant families are rotated at a minimum of four years.

26 45 acres in Green Manure Crops or Hay 45 acres in Vegetables 200 acres in Hay and Pasture

27 Green Manures build soil health & provide fertility for crops

28 Rotation helps control weeds, diseases, and insects

29 Bell Beans & Oats Fall Broccoli Spring Bare Fallow Sorghum Sudan Grass Potatoes Oats Late Summer Bare Fallow

30 Vegetable Crops Harvesting Time Irrigation Spraying Row Cultivation Other pest control issues Harvest methods

31 Early Morning Crops Salad Mix Spinach Herbs Broccoli Rabe Braising Mix Arugula Bunched Beets, Turnips, Radishes, etc.

32 Plasticulture Cucumbers Summer Squash/Zuc Tomatoes Peppers Eggplant Cantaloupe

33 Fall Brassicas Broccoli Kales Collards Cauliflower Cabbages

34 Sweet Corn Root Crops Snap Beans

35 Crew Management

36 Written Policies & Agreements

37 Clear Harvest Standards

38 Crop Manual

39 Planting & Seeding Schedules

40 Roxbury Farm HOME DATA 2006 Lindenwald Field Map Section 1 Section 2 Section bu/bed 44.8 bu 5.8 bu/bed 44.8 bu 5.8 bu/bed 44.8 bu 1st Peas 1st Peas 1st Peas 1st Peas 2nd Peas 2nd Peas 2nd Peas 2nd Peas Chard Scallion 1 Chard 2 Scallion 2 3rd Peas 3rd Peas 3rd Peas 3rd Peas tatsoi Tatsoi / Turnips turnips Radish / Arugula Mini Cabbage Mini Cabbage / 2nd Tatsoi Broccoli Rabe Broccoli Rabe / 3rd Tatsoi ROUTE 9H Field Maps for Planting & Seeding

41 TRANSPLANT SPACING CROP ROWS SPACING (IN.) NOTES Basil 3 9 lannen: 9" sprocket, every cup Broccoli 2 12 lannen: 12" sprocket every cup Broad Beans 2 5 lannen: 5" sprocket, every cup Brussel Sprouts 2 36 lannen: 18" sprocket, every other cup Cabbage 2 12 lannen: 12" sprocket, every cup Cabbage, Mini 3 12 lannen: 12" sprocket, every cup Cantaloupe 1 12 water wheel Cauliflower 2 24 lannen: 12" sprocket, every other cup Celeriac 2 12 lannen: 12" sprocket, every cup Celery 2 9 lannen: 9" sprocket, every cup Chard 3 9 lannen: 9"sprocket, every cup Collards 2 24 lannen: 12" sprocket, every other cup Corn, Sweet 2 14 lannen: 14" sprocket, every cup Cucumbers 1 12 water wheel Eggplant 2 18 water wheel Flowers 2 9 water wheel (use two wheels from onion wheel) Fodder Beet 2 12 lannen: 12" sprocket, every cup Garlic 2 9 lannen: 9" sprocket, every cup Joi Choi 3 12 lannen: 12" sprocket, every cup Kale 2 12 lannen: 12" sprocket every cup Kale, flowering 2 14 lannen: 14" sprocket, every cup Kohlrabi 3 5 lannen: 5" sprocket, every cup Leeks 2 9 lannen: 9" sprocket, every cup

42 Weekly Task List

43 Daily Crew Meetings

44 In the field instruction

45 Assigning responsibility

46 Transitions between jobs

47

48 CSA Administration

49 Keep members connected to the farm

50 Member Workdays

51 Membership Databases

52

53 Roxbury Farm Database (Legrand CRM)

54 Membership Database Components Contact information Purchases Pick up location Payment Options Easy to print lists and sorting ability Easy to Connect to your billing/accounting program

55 Managing Distribution Sites

56 Distribution Sites Site location: parking / easy access for delivery truck Member volunteers Paid site coordinator or volunteer site coordinators Farmers at the pick up site Relationship to the site host Other vendors using your pick up site and CSA members Relationship with a food pantry / community kitchen

57 Harvesting and Distribution

58 Harvest Standards

59 Food Safety & GAPS

60 Harvest List

61

62 Reduce number of harvest techniques

63

64

65 Large enough harvest vehicles/wagons

66 Harvest Containers

67 Early Morning Harvest

68 Salad Mix & Greens

69

70

71

72 Barn remodel Washing Barn Remodel

73 Hydro Cooling

74

75 Bunch Washer

76 Hydro Cooling

77 Late Morning Harvest

78

79 cornveyor

80

81

82 Packing

83

84 Storage Crops

85

86 Root Digger

87

88

89

90 Curing Onions

91 Root Crops Storage

92 Washing

93

94 Distribution

95 Cheat Sheet

96 Deliver Shares in Bulk

97

98 Boxed Shares

99 Equipment

100 Cost of Salad Harvester Acquisition $ 30, Cost Salad harvester per hour Tractor $ Labor 3 people $ harvester cost per hr $ Total cost per hour $ Total cost per lb salad harvester $ 0.23 Cost hand harvesting by hand $ 0.24 Depreciation = $ 24, = $ 1, purchase cost minus salvage value 20 years of use (purchase cost+salvage value+depreciation) X Interest in $ = $ 1, = $ real int. 2 2 (purchase cost+salvage value+depreciation) X Insurance in $ = $ = $ ins. rate 2 2 Housing in $ = $ 0.31 = $ cost of building per sq foot X sq feet required Maintenance $ Cost per year: $ 2, Cost per 36,000 lb 36,000 $ 0.07 Capacity hand labor per hour 50 lb 50 $12.00 harvester per hour 400 lb 400

101 Determine the working width of all equipment and set the wheel width of all tractors row 1 row 2 row 3 row 4 row 5 row 6 row 7 row 8 row 9

102 High Clearance with creeper gear Utility with creeper gear

103 Cultivating tractors

104 Quick Hitches

105 Jiffy Quick Hitch System

106 Tillage & Cultivation

107 Flail Mower to incorporate cover crops and green manure

108 Sub soil or Yeoman Plow

109 Imants Spader

110

111 Chisel Plow

112 Coulter Chisel Plow with S Tine attachment

113 Perfecta II Harrow

114 Bed Former

115

116 Multi Discbedder

117 Weed Control

118 Seed bed cultivators with adjustable working depth

119 Basket Weeder

120

121 Row Guards on Basket Weeder

122 Bezzeride Spring Hoes

123

124

125

126

127 Rear Cultivator Tool Bar

128

129

130

131

132

133

134 Lely Tine Weeder

135

136 Parallel suspended 2 row Cultivator

137 Williams Tool Bar System

138

139 Hillside Cultivator

140 Plant Production & Transplanting

141 Greenhouse Trays

142 Flat Filler

143

144 Vacuum Seeder

145 Plug Popper

146 Water Wheel Planter

147

148

149

150 Carousel Transplanter

151 Fingers hold the plant in upright position

152 Seeders

153 Grain Drill

154 Other Equipment

155 Plastic Mulch Layer

156 Bale Shredder for Mulching

157

158 Hoops and Floating Row Cover for Season Extension

159 Spray Equipment

160 Raccoon fence and Birdgard

161 Offset Disc

162

Passive Solar Systems Crop Selection, Planning, Scheduling and Planting

Passive Solar Systems Crop Selection, Planning, Scheduling and Planting Passive Solar Systems Crop Selection, Planning, Scheduling and Planting John Biernbaum and Adam Montri Michigan State University How do vegetable crops stay alive and grow during the winter in a Passive

More information

Vegetable Planting Guide For Eastern North Carolina

Vegetable Planting Guide For Eastern North Carolina North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service NC STATE UNIVERSITY Vegetable Guide For Eastern North Carolina Getting Started There is much to consider when planning a vegetable garden. When is the right

More information

YOUR FARM. AT WORK. CORPORATE WELLNESS PROGRAMS

YOUR FARM. AT WORK. CORPORATE WELLNESS PROGRAMS YOUR FARM. AT WORK. CORPORATE WELLNESS PROGRAMS Join your coworkers outside to help plant, maintain, and harvest organic produce from your company s own urban farm. Green City Growers corporate wellness

More information

4.5 CSA Crop Planning

4.5 CSA Crop Planning 4.5 CSA Crop Planning Lecture Outline 3 Exercise 5 Appendices 1. Calculating Weekly and Seasonal Harvest Goals 9 2. Calculating the Number of Plants Per Sowing 11 Required to Meet Harvest Goals 3. Determining

More information

Planning Your Vegetable Garden A first step to a successful growing season!

Planning Your Vegetable Garden A first step to a successful growing season! Planning Your Vegetable Garden A first step to a successful growing season! 10 Steps to Plan a Successful Garden 1. Figure out what you want to grow 2. Assess your resources (location, equipment, time)

More information

SAN DIEGO FARM TO SCHOOL INFORMAL PROCUREMENT: LOCAL FOODS FROM URBAN AGRICULTURE SITES San Diego Unified School District April 2013

SAN DIEGO FARM TO SCHOOL INFORMAL PROCUREMENT: LOCAL FOODS FROM URBAN AGRICULTURE SITES San Diego Unified School District April 2013 SAN DIEGO FARM TO SCHOOL INFORMAL PROCUREMENT: LOCAL FOODS FROM URBAN AGRICULTURE SITES San Diego Unified School District April 2013 Solicitation Number: For office use only Purpose: The purpose of this

More information

Consumer Horticulture

Consumer Horticulture Purdue Extension Consumer Horticulture Container and Raised Bed Gardening HORT-186-W Purdue Extension Consumer Horticulture Indiana Vegetable Planting Calendar Michael N. Dana and B. Rosie Lerner HO-186-W

More information

Payment details: 2016 Vendor Application

Payment details: 2016 Vendor Application Tower Grove Farmers Market P.O. BOX 220137, St Louis, MO 63122 Fax. (314) 480-7119 contact@tgmarket.org www.tgmarket.org Payment details: ( ) Record ( ) Confirmation ( ) Website/Facebook/Twitter/Instagram

More information

Vegetable Planting Guide. for School Gardens in the Foothills & Mountains of North Carolina

Vegetable Planting Guide. for School Gardens in the Foothills & Mountains of North Carolina Vegetable Planting Guide for School Gardens in the Foothills & Mountains of North Carolina Reaching into the earth and pulling out a potato can feel like a treasure hunt to a young person who has never

More information

VEGETABLE STORAGE & HANDLING TIPS from Farmer John s Cookbook

VEGETABLE STORAGE & HANDLING TIPS from Farmer John s Cookbook VEGETABLE STORAGE & HANDLING TIPS from Farmer John s Cookbook Beans Store unwashed beans in a perforated plastic bag in the vegetable bin of your refrigerator for up to two weeks. Rinse green beans under

More information

Vegetable Gardening for the Texas Gulf Coast

Vegetable Gardening for the Texas Gulf Coast Vegetable Gardening for the Texas Gulf Coast Carol Brouwer, Ph.D. With thanks to Thomas R. LeRoy Montgomery County Extension Agent Horticulture Texas AgriLife Extension Service What to do Now Garden prep

More information

Planting and Harvesting Guide for Piedmont Vegetables and Herbs

Planting and Harvesting Guide for Piedmont Vegetables and Herbs Planting and arvesting Guide for Piedmont Vegetables and erbs Created by Doug Jones, Piedmont Biofarm Debbie Roos, North Carolina Cooperative xtension, Chatham County Center Read First: ow to Use this

More information

Central North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs

Central North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs Central North Carolina Planting Calendar for Annual Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs Central North Carolina is a wonderful place to garden. Almost any type of vegetable or fruit can be grown successfully

More information

Vegetable Rotations, Successions, Intercropping, & Solarization

Vegetable Rotations, Successions, Intercropping, & Solarization Vegetable Betty Sims, Vegetable Specialist, Agri Life Extension Service Adapted from an article originally published by Roland E. Roberts, Texas Extension Vegetable Specialist Vegetable crop rotation is

More information

Square Foot Gardening. John Bird Winthrop University Teaching and Learning Center April 4, 2013

Square Foot Gardening. John Bird Winthrop University Teaching and Learning Center April 4, 2013 Square Foot Gardening John Bird Winthrop University Teaching and Learning Center April 4, 2013 One 4 X 4 foot square garden, with tomato trellis Why? Traditional row planting (TDR) takes too much space

More information

A Systems Approach To Cover Crops In A Rotation

A Systems Approach To Cover Crops In A Rotation A Systems Approach To Cover Crops In A Rotation Norfolk SCIA - Tier One Grant Project Final Report Cover Crops and their benefits, both economic and environmental, are not a new concept to members and

More information

Perspectives on Fresh Market Vegetable Farming

Perspectives on Fresh Market Vegetable Farming Perspectives on Fresh Market Vegetable Farming Scale, Income, Labor and Quality of Life John Hendrickson Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems University of Wisconsin-Madison Stone Circle Farm & Small

More information

Organic Certification of Vegetable Operations

Organic Certification of Vegetable Operations Organic Certification of Vegetable Operations By Jim Riddle Organic Outreach Coordinator University of Minnesota http://swroc.cfans.umn.edu www.organicecology.umn.edu http://www.cfans.umn.edu www.eorganic.info

More information

Illinois What s in Season

Illinois What s in Season Illinois What s in Season Apples Artichokes Asparagus Beans Bell Peppers Berries Cabbage Carrots Cauliflower Cherries Corn Cucumbers Eggplant Garlic Grapes Greens Herbs Horseradish Lettuce Melons Nectarines

More information

Document Title. Chapter 1: Komatsuna Green Bean Onion Garbanzo. Parsnip pumpkin grape soko epazote. Burdock winter purslane kale parsnip

Document Title. Chapter 1: Komatsuna Green Bean Onion Garbanzo. Parsnip pumpkin grape soko epazote. Burdock winter purslane kale parsnip Table of Contents Chapter 1: Komatsuna Green Bean Onion Garbanzo... 1 Parsnip pumpkin grape soko epazote.... 1 Melon celery spring onion green bean peanut.... 1 Swiss chard:... 1 Lotus... 1 Parsnip...

More information

HOME FREEZING GUIDE FOR FRESH VEGETABLES

HOME FREEZING GUIDE FOR FRESH VEGETABLES HOME FREEZING GUIDE F FRESH VEGETABLES Freezing most vegetables at home is a fast, convenient way to preserve produce at their peak maturity and nutritional quality. The following links provide information

More information

DIY Hydro Rubbermaid Planter

DIY Hydro Rubbermaid Planter DIY Hydro Rubbermaid Planter Intro: This is a guide to building 2 different great "EarthBox" systems for next to nothing in relation to the $50 commercial version. The smaller is a more experimental idea

More information

Gardening for Food & Fun 2014

Gardening for Food & Fun 2014 Gardening for Food & Fun 2014 Pest Control Decisions For Your Vegetable Garden Jeff White University of Illinois Extension Winnebago County Master Gardener Gardening for Food and Fun 03/01/2014 What Is

More information

Presentation Outline. Enterprise Budget Mixed-Vegetable Farm. Types of Farm Budgets. ISFS s Enterprise Budgets. Enterprise Budget: Definition Item

Presentation Outline. Enterprise Budget Mixed-Vegetable Farm. Types of Farm Budgets. ISFS s Enterprise Budgets. Enterprise Budget: Definition Item Enterprise Budget Mixed-Vegetable Farm Ermias Afeworki Institute For Sustainable Food Systems (ISFS) Presentation Outline Introduce ISFS enterprise budgets Types of farm budgets Enterprise budget Definition

More information

Keeping Your Hoophouse Busy. Collin Thompson Farm Manager The North Farm at the MSU UP Research & Extension Center

Keeping Your Hoophouse Busy. Collin Thompson Farm Manager The North Farm at the MSU UP Research & Extension Center Keeping Your Hoophouse Busy Collin Thompson Farm Manager The North Farm at the MSU UP Research & Extension Center thom1264@msu.edu Where I Began River Root Farm Decorah Iowa ~13,000 Ft 2 of covered growing

More information

SQUARE FOOT GARDENING. An Educational Class Presented by Harvest Farm Community Garden March 2010

SQUARE FOOT GARDENING. An Educational Class Presented by Harvest Farm Community Garden March 2010 SQUARE FOOT GARDENING An Educational Class Presented by Harvest Farm Community Garden March 2010 All New Square Foot Gardening: Grow More in Less Space! By Mel Bartholomew www.squarefootgardening.com It

More information

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION PLANNING FOR THE GARDEN

OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION PLANNING FOR THE GARDEN OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY EXTENSION PLANNING FOR THE GARDEN Why Have A Garden? Vegetables constitute an important part of the human diet. Millions of Americans produce vegetables through home gardening activities

More information

Kitchen Garden? What is a. Farmers from Mulsam in Jajarkot, Nepal, display vegetables from their kitchen gardens

Kitchen Garden? What is a. Farmers from Mulsam in Jajarkot, Nepal, display vegetables from their kitchen gardens The Farmers' Handbook - "Near The House 2", What is a Kitchen Garden? Farmers from Mulsam in Jajarkot, Nepal, display vegetables from their kitchen gardens A kitchen garden is where herbs and vegetables

More information

Engage: Make and Taste a Plant Parts Salad. Explore: Sort Salad Plant Parts. Explain: Plant Parts and Function Discussion. Extend: Plant Part Relay

Engage: Make and Taste a Plant Parts Salad. Explore: Sort Salad Plant Parts. Explain: Plant Parts and Function Discussion. Extend: Plant Part Relay Grade Level: 3 rd -5 th Grade GPS Addressed: S3L1b. Plant Features S4L1b. Food Web S5L1b. Sorting Plants Materials Needed: For Plant Part Relay: Laminated Pictures of Fruits and Vegetables (Included) Laminated

More information

Horticulture Information Leaflet 33-E

Horticulture Information Leaflet 33-E Department of Horticultural Science Horticulture Information Leaflet 33-E Revised 9/93 -- Author Reviewed 8/97 VEGETABLE CROP IRRIGATION Douglas C. Sanders, Extension Horticultural Specialist Distributed

More information

THE TENNESSEE VEGETABLE GARDEN

THE TENNESSEE VEGETABLE GARDEN THE BACKYARD SERIES BACKYARD VEGETABLES W 346-E THE TENNESSEE VEGETABLE GARDEN BUILDING AND USING RAISED BEDS Natalie Bumgarner, Assistant Professor and UT Extension Residential and Consumer Horticulture

More information

LESSON COMPANION PLANTING WITH SYMBIOSIS AND SYSTEMS

LESSON COMPANION PLANTING WITH SYMBIOSIS AND SYSTEMS COMPANION PLANTING WITH SYMBIOSIS AND SYSTEMS TIP: If there is more time available, consider adding a Station D with a graph or chart for students to interpret (it can be a graph of plant growth over time

More information

Guidelines for Harvesting Vegetables

Guidelines for Harvesting Vegetables Guidelines for Harvesting Vegetables From Cornell Cooperative Extension, Chemung County More gardening information at www.gardening.cornell.edu Knowing when to harvest your vegetables is as important as

More information

2016 WILLIAMSBURG FARMERS MARKET VENDOR APPLICATION 2016 Application Part I

2016 WILLIAMSBURG FARMERS MARKET VENDOR APPLICATION 2016 Application Part I Visit: 2016 WILLIAMSBURG FARMERS MARKET VENDOR APPLICATION 2016 Application Part I Business/Farm Name: Owner(s) Name: Date Began: Mailing Address: Business Location(s): City/County: Business Phone: Cell:

More information

NUTRITION EDUCATION CARDS AND HOSPITALITY TRAINING FOR SCHOOL NUTRITION SERVICES STAFF

NUTRITION EDUCATION CARDS AND HOSPITALITY TRAINING FOR SCHOOL NUTRITION SERVICES STAFF SWEET RED PEPPERS All red peppers start out green, then turn red. Red peppers have calcium for healthy bones. WINTER SQUASH Squash has Vitamin A for healthy eyes. Orange vegetables help you have healthy

More information

Wholesale Packing Resource Guice

Wholesale Packing Resource Guice Wholesale Packing Resource Guice A Plain Language Guide from the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project In this Guide, You Will Learn About: Wholesale marketing requirements New Entry Sustainable Farming

More information

Best Blogger Recipe Challenge

Best Blogger Recipe Challenge Best Blogger Recipe Challenge We would like to invite you to take part in our Best Blogger Recipe Challenge. British Turkey has teamed up with Red Tractor to find the UK s best recipe using great British

More information

Square Foot Gardening

Square Foot Gardening see the demonstration garden outside of 212 River Drive, Wausau Square Foot Gardening A simplified method of gardening, practiced around the world. Needs no special or expensive equipment, investment,

More information

Texas Home Gardening Guide

Texas Home Gardening Guide Page 1 of 8 Texas Home Gardening Guide Home gardening continues to grow in popularity. One of every three families does some type of home gardening, according to conservative estimates, with a majority

More information

Olericulture Hort 320 Lesson 3, Domestication, Classification

Olericulture Hort 320 Lesson 3, Domestication, Classification Olericulture Hort 320 Lesson 3, Domestication, Classification Jeremy S. Cowan WSU Spokane County Extension 222 N. Havana St. Spokane, WA 99202 Phone: 509-477-2145 Fax: 509-477-2087 Email: jeremy.cowan@wsu.edu

More information

City of Ann Arbor Farmers Market 2016 Daytime Vendor Application Checklist To be completed by the applicant/vendor before turning into market office

City of Ann Arbor Farmers Market 2016 Daytime Vendor Application Checklist To be completed by the applicant/vendor before turning into market office City of Ann Arbor Farmers Market 2016 Daytime Vendor Application Checklist To be completed by the applicant/vendor before turning into market office Please ensure you have completed all of the following

More information

(Adopted April 25, 2003, Amended May 22, 2009)

(Adopted April 25, 2003, Amended May 22, 2009) DRC GOOD ARRIVAL GUIDELINES (Adopted April 25, 2003, Amended May 22, 2009) Section 16 of the DRC Trading Standards policy on grade and condition standards for commodities stipulates: With regard to grade

More information

Home gardening continues to grow in popularity. One of every

Home gardening continues to grow in popularity. One of every E-502 2/09 Joseph Masabni* Home gardening continues to grow in popularity. One of every three families does some type of home gardening, according to conservative estimates, with most gardens located in

More information

** In the beginning it is best to limit your food options. We have provided 3 examples for each meal. You will do best by sticking to this.

** In the beginning it is best to limit your food options. We have provided 3 examples for each meal. You will do best by sticking to this. Female Fat Loss Formula Diet: This is the diet you will follow. There are no foods that are off limits, but rather foods that are emphasized and those that are minimized. Here are the general rules you

More information

Vegetable Harvest and Storage Denny Schrock Department of Horticulture University of Missouri Timely harvest and proper storage help to maintain the

Vegetable Harvest and Storage Denny Schrock Department of Horticulture University of Missouri Timely harvest and proper storage help to maintain the Vegetable Harvest and Storage Denny Schrock Department of Horticulture University of Missouri Timely harvest and proper storage help to maintain the quality and freshness of garden vegetables. This publication

More information

2015 Fall CSA Membership Agreement

2015 Fall CSA Membership Agreement 22630 Highway 18 N Toone, TN 38381 www.falconridgefarm.net mail@falconridgefarm.net 731.658.5200 2015 Fall CSA Membership Agreement Members of the Falcon Ridge Farm CSA receive a weekly or bi-weekly share

More information

Kentucky Farmers Market Report August 4 to August 10, 2014

Kentucky Farmers Market Report August 4 to August 10, 2014 Apples Beans & Peas Berries & Grapes Cole crops bush, pole, butterbeans: $1.49 per lb $3 per quart stringless Blue Lake: $2 per quart $35 per bushel $6.90 per ½ peck green snap beans: blackberries: cabbage:

More information

Llewellyn's Moon Sign Book

Llewellyn's Moon Sign Book PLANTING BY THE MOON "Shine on, Shine on harvest moon" is the song lyric which Texans can sing most of the year because of the long production period. Most growers ignore the phases of the moon when the

More information

COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE PROJECT ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING COURSE OUTLINE: SMALLHOLDER FARMER S CONTEXT

COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE PROJECT ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING COURSE OUTLINE: SMALLHOLDER FARMER S CONTEXT COMMERCIAL AGRICULTURE PROJECT ENTREPRENEURSHIP TRAINING COURSE OUTLINE: SMALLHOLDER FARMER S CONTEXT Prepared and Compiled by: Brian M Touray, MSc Program Development Advisor CANADIAN INSTITUTE OF TOURISM

More information

Can I Grow That Here? Vegetable Seed and Transplant Schedules for Garden or Container

Can I Grow That Here? Vegetable Seed and Transplant Schedules for Garden or Container Can I Grow That Here? Vegetable Seed and Transplant Schedules for Garden or Container by Amy Grandpre, MSU Extension horticulture assistant, Yellowstone County MontGuide Includes information on days to

More information

FOR DISTRIBUTION AND USE ONLY WITHIN THE STATE OF OHIO. Dual MAGNUM. EPA Reg. 100-816. EPA SLN No. OH-110002

FOR DISTRIBUTION AND USE ONLY WITHIN THE STATE OF OHIO. Dual MAGNUM. EPA Reg. 100-816. EPA SLN No. OH-110002 FOR DISTRIBUTION AND USE ONLY WITHIN THE STATE OF OHIO Dual MAGNUM EPA Reg. 100-816 This label for Dual Magnum expires and must not be distributed or used in accordance with this SLN registration after

More information

8-12 pint carton. Classified by the number that fit into a standard carton of about 23 lb. eg. size 18 buds (18 buds per carton or >18s)

8-12 pint carton. Classified by the number that fit into a standard carton of about 23 lb. eg. size 18 buds (18 buds per carton or >18s) Produce Pack Guide INFO SHEET Apples 1 bu. (weight depends on variety) 40-lb. w/ 8 5-lb. 36-lb. w/ 12 3-lb. 3,5,6,7,8 or 10-lb. PETE/cello 600-lb tote bin / 300-lb. half tote bin (w/ ) Packed on soft fiberboard

More information

Square Foot Gardening A simplified method of gardening, practiced around the world.

Square Foot Gardening A simplified method of gardening, practiced around the world. Square Foot Gardening A simplified method of gardening, practiced around the world. Needs no special or expensive equipment, investment, fertilizer, or experience. Notes distributed by Arlen Albrecht,

More information

Commercial Fruit Production. Essential Commercial Fruit Production Decisions

Commercial Fruit Production. Essential Commercial Fruit Production Decisions 2014 Farming For Profit Workshop Series Commercial Fruit Production Essential Commercial Fruit Production Decisions The questions in this document are intended to help you make the key decisions necessary

More information

Vertical & Small Space Gardening

Vertical & Small Space Gardening My Garden Vertical & Small Space Gardening How to get more out of a small space Nathan Gerber Advanced Master Gardener USU Extension - Thanksgiving Point My Garden Overview Concepts of small space gardening

More information

Unit A: General Agricultural Machinery. Lesson 1: Machinery and Equipment

Unit A: General Agricultural Machinery. Lesson 1: Machinery and Equipment Unit A: General Agricultural Machinery Lesson 1: Machinery and Equipment 1 Terms to Know Application equipment Baler Combine Crawler tractor Cultivator Drill Duster Geographic information system (GIS)

More information

Regional Wholesaling of Vegetables: Wholesale Produce Cooperative Auctions

Regional Wholesaling of Vegetables: Wholesale Produce Cooperative Auctions Regional Wholesaling of Vegetables: Wholesale Produce Cooperative Auctions Retailing v. Wholesaling? Retailing produce items (vegetables and fruits) in Missouri is commonly conducted by on-farm sales,

More information

your easy guide to home-grown, garden-fresh vegetables vegetable growing chart

your easy guide to home-grown, garden-fresh vegetables vegetable growing chart Vegetable Planner your easy guide to home-grown, garden-fresh vegetables vegetable growing chart At-a-glance guide to sowing and harvesting times for most popular vegetables. This chart covers 18 months

More information

April Maryland Grown: HOW WHAT WE GROW COMPARES WITH WHAT WE EAT

April Maryland Grown: HOW WHAT WE GROW COMPARES WITH WHAT WE EAT April 2015 Maryland Grown: HOW WHAT WE GROW COMPARES WITH WHAT WE EAT INTRODUCTION The USDA Census of Agriculture provides a wealth of data on what, where and how much land is farmed across the country.

More information

Weight grams. Apples 1 medium Apple juice, ¾ cup juice

Weight grams. Apples 1 medium Apple juice, ¾ cup juice milli milli micro Acorn squash, 102 107 4.5 439 11 448 20 baked cubed Apples 1 medium 138 72 3.3 75 6 148 4 Apple juice ¾ cup juice 186 87 0.2 2 2 221 0 Apple juice, ¾ cup juice 186 87 0.2 2 77 221 0 with

More information

www.greenlifesoil.com.au Growing your own fresh vegetables and herbs can be done even if you have a small yard. What is Square Foot/Square Metre Gardening? Square Foot Gardening was developed by Mel Bartholomew,

More information

Introduction to Annual and Perennial Plants

Introduction to Annual and Perennial Plants What are Perennial Plants? Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. -Lao Tzu Perennial plants are plants that last two or more seasons. Perennial plantings serve as a foundation for your

More information

HOME & GARDEN INFORMATION CENTER

HOME & GARDEN INFORMATION CENTER http://www.clemson.edu/extension/hgic HGIC 1256 1-888-656-9988 HOME & GARDEN INFORMATION CENTER Planning a Garden Home garden vegetables can be grown abundantly in most areas of South Carolina with proper

More information

Kentucky Farmers Market Report July 25 to July 31, 2011

Kentucky Farmers Market Report July 25 to July 31, 2011 Apples & Pears Beans & Peas Berries Cole crops apples: green snap bean: cabbage: Co. Regional $1.29 per lb $1.99 per lb $2 each speckled butter/limas: (medium head) & Friday $2.49 per lb apples: green

More information

Getting the Most out of Your Vegetable Garden Soil Test Report

Getting the Most out of Your Vegetable Garden Soil Test Report gardening.cornell.edu Getting the Most out of Your Vegetable Garden Soil Test Report 1. Be certain your soil ph is in the optimal range. 2. Add a nitrogen (N) source at the recommended rate. 3. Add a phosphorus

More information

Plant Parts We Eat Skills: Science, Art, Language Arts, Math Objective: Students will be introduced to an assortment of vegetables and will learn to locate the parts humans use for food. Background Which

More information

The estimated costs of corn, corn silage,

The estimated costs of corn, corn silage, Estimated Costs of Crop Ag Decision Maker Production in Iowa - 2015 File A1-20 The estimated costs of corn, corn silage, soybeans, alfalfa, and pasture maintenance in this report are based on data from

More information

Growing Vegetables at Home

Growing Vegetables at Home Visit us on the Web: www.gardeninghelp.org Growing Vegetables at Home Vegetable gardening is a rewarding hobby that has many benefits not the least of which is getting exercise and growing fresh food.

More information

Production of horticultural crops is

Production of horticultural crops is PRODUCTION OF FRESH FRUITS AND VEGETABLES AS IT RELATES TO DIRECT MARKETING Robert E. Call 1 Production of horticultural crops is a highly technical interplay of science, art, hard work and salesmanship.

More information

Winter Greens Production at Bread and Butter Farm Corie Pierce

Winter Greens Production at Bread and Butter Farm Corie Pierce Winter Greens Production at Bread and Butter Farm Corie Pierce Growing and Storing Food in Cold Climates moving beyond season extension to year round production in unheated high tunnels Show pictures of

More information

Creating Raised Bed Gardens

Creating Raised Bed Gardens Creating Raised Bed Gardens Are you Wondering: How to build raised beds of wood? How to design your vegetable plantings for optimal harvest? How much salad can you grow in a season? Raised Bed Find answers

More information

One hour: 30 minutes instruction, 30 minutes activity

One hour: 30 minutes instruction, 30 minutes activity Lesson 5: From seed to plant Objectives: Time: Materials: Educate children about plant-based foods and how they grow. Identify which parts of a plant make up various foods (e.g.: carrots = roots, broccoli

More information

The Bergefurd Family Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) *YOU CAN RECEIVE FRESH RODUCE DIRECT FROM YOUR OWN FARM!!

The Bergefurd Family Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) *YOU CAN RECEIVE FRESH RODUCE DIRECT FROM YOUR OWN FARM!! The Bergefurd Family Farm Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) *YOU CAN RECEIVE FRESH RODUCE DIRECT FROM YOUR OWN FARM!! Upon many requests from our customers The Bergefurd Family Farm will again be offering

More information

MICHIGAN Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH SENIOR FARMERS MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM MARKET MASTER S GUIDEBOOK

MICHIGAN Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH SENIOR FARMERS MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM MARKET MASTER S GUIDEBOOK MICHIGAN Senior Project FRESH/Market FRESH SENIOR FARMERS MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM MARKET MASTER S GUIDEBOOK Revised 2/2014 MICHIGAN OFFICE OF SERVICES TO THE AGING SENIOR PROJECT FRESH/MARKET FRESH THE

More information

Table 9 Page 12 Q13. Which of the following produce items have you purchased FRESH (NOT frozen, canned or dried) in the past 12 months?

Table 9 Page 12 Q13. Which of the following produce items have you purchased FRESH (NOT frozen, canned or dried) in the past 12 months? Banner 1 Table 1 Page 1 Q5. What is your household income? Table 2 Page 2 Q6. What is your marital status? Table 3 Page 3 Q7. How many dependent children do you have? Table 4 Page 4 Q8. In which state

More information

National Retail Report - Fruits and Vegetables

National Retail Report - Fruits and Vegetables Fruit and Vegetable Market News Division Agricultural Marketing Service National Retail Report - Fruits and Vegetables Websites: www.marketnews.usda.gov/mnp/fv-home and http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/fvwretail.pdf

More information

Pick plans for fresh vegetables

Pick plans for fresh vegetables Production Insurance Plan Overview Fresh Market Vegetable Production Pick plans for fresh vegetables Connecting producers with programs What you need to know about protecting your fresh market vegetables

More information

VITAMIN A (Include at least twice a week)

VITAMIN A (Include at least twice a week) Fruit and Vegetable Sources of Vitamins A and C The following charts list fruits and vegetables that meet the requirement to serve good sources of vitamins A and C in the child meal pattern. Items listed

More information

Urban Gardening: Everything you need to know to grow vegetables and flowers in your own backyard

Urban Gardening: Everything you need to know to grow vegetables and flowers in your own backyard Urban Gardening: Everything you need to know to grow vegetables and flowers in your own backyard 1. Light requirements: Sun Loving Plants: Nightshade Family: (Solanacea) - Peppers, Potatoes, Tomatoes,

More information

R a n - F lo. When Quality Counts

R a n - F lo. When Quality Counts R a n - F lo irrigati o n When Quality Counts Model 2600 Series II Plastic Mulch Layer Automatic Rotrak 2600 Features New style drip tape dispenser!! 64 Row centers and 70 hp FWD minimum. Category II,

More information

Organic Crop Production Costs 2016

Organic Crop Production Costs 2016 Guidelines for Estimating Organic Crop Production Costs 2016 in Manitoba ................................................. Guidelines For Estimating Organic Crop Production Costs - 2016 Date: January,

More information

Organic Farm Yield and Profitability. from NEON, NASS, and other sources

Organic Farm Yield and Profitability. from NEON, NASS, and other sources Organic Farm Yield and Profitability from NEON, NASS, and other sources From SARE Ecosystem Study Abby Seaman, PI Studied winter squash and potatoes on 4 organic and 4 IPM farms in NYS Squash * Yield and

More information

Supplying the South of England with first class fresh fruit, salad, vegetables & dairy products sourced whenever possible from local growers

Supplying the South of England with first class fresh fruit, salad, vegetables & dairy products sourced whenever possible from local growers WHOLESALE LIMITED Supplying the South of England with first class fresh fruit, salad, vegetables & dairy products sourced whenever possible from local growers W: agaxtons.co.uk Who we are Company history

More information

SUPPLEMENTAL LABEL. Active Ingredient: Thiamethoxam % Chlorantraniliprole % Other Ingredients: 73.7% Total: 100.

SUPPLEMENTAL LABEL. Active Ingredient: Thiamethoxam % Chlorantraniliprole % Other Ingredients: 73.7% Total: 100. SUPPLEMENTAL LABEL Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc. P.O.Box 18300 Greensboro, NC 27419-8300 SUPPLEMENTAL LABEL FOR DURIVO TO REVISE SOIL APPLICATION METHODS FOR BRASSICA (COLE) LEAFY VEGETABLES, CUCURBIT

More information

Protein Values in Foods

Protein Values in Foods Protein Values in Foods This document is used as reference material to support the Alternative Health Improvement Center s Newsletter article: Eat your Protein! Stay Healthy! located at http://ahicatlanta.com/articles/eat-your-protein-to-stay-healthy.html.

More information

P FARM & GARDEN PRODUCE. SILAGE Northeast Bldg. P-1 Untreated Grass Silage P-2 Treated Grass Silage P-3 Corn Silage

P FARM & GARDEN PRODUCE. SILAGE Northeast Bldg. P-1 Untreated Grass Silage P-2 Treated Grass Silage P-3 Corn Silage P FARM & GARDEN PRODUCE Due in Northeast Building or Sunday, September 25, 2016 from 9 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Check the Category Headings for correct building. 1.) PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW ALL FLORAL HALL

More information

The Detroit School Garden Collaborative. Benefits of School Based Gardens. The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of Frequently Asked Questions

The Detroit School Garden Collaborative. Benefits of School Based Gardens. The Healthy, Hunger Free Kids Act of Frequently Asked Questions SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL GARDENS SNAM 2014 ANNUAL CONFERENCE OCTOBER 25, 2014 ZAUNDRA WIMBERLEY, DIRECTOR, DPS SCHOOL FARM AND GARDENS The Detroit School Garden Collaborative The Detroit School Garden Collaborative

More information

Theoretical capacity (Acres per Hour) = Speed (mph) x Machine Width (feet) 8.25

Theoretical capacity (Acres per Hour) = Speed (mph) x Machine Width (feet) 8.25 Capacity The capacity of a machine is the number of units which it can process or cover in a specific time. Capacity may be expressed as the acreage covered per hour, in bushels harvested per day, bales

More information

Fertilizing Garden Soils

Fertilizing Garden Soils Fertilizing Garden Soils From Cornell Cooperative Extension, Chemung County More gardening information at www.gardening.cornell.edu Soil Nutrients Twenty nutrients have been identified which plants require

More information

Postharvest Management of Commercial Horticultural Crops STORAGE CONDITIONS FRUITS & VEGETABLES

Postharvest Management of Commercial Horticultural Crops STORAGE CONDITIONS FRUITS & VEGETABLES Postharvest Management of Commercial Horticultural Crops STORAGE CONDITIONS FRUITS & VEGETABLES By Karen L. B. Gast Once a crop is harvested, it is almost impossible to improve its quality. Losses of horticultural

More information

How to prepare vegetables for freezing

How to prepare vegetables for freezing How to prepare vegetables for freezing By William Schafer, University of Minnesota Extension educator Revised 2011 VEGETABLES PREPARATION Asparagus Pick bright colored brittle stalks that snap when broken

More information

Virginia Gardener http://www.hort.vt.edu/envirohort

Virginia Gardener http://www.hort.vt.edu/envirohort The Virginia Gardener http://www.hort.vt.edu/envirohort Name Help Sheets: Things Plants Need There are certain things that every living thing needs in order to live and grow. Just like you, plants need

More information

Creating a Farm Layout

Creating a Farm Layout Farm Layout What will go where? 12 Creating a Farm Layout What would our acre of land eventually look like? How would it be organized? How much land would be in production versus in fallow for the first

More information

ANNUAL VEGETABLES IN PACKS

ANNUAL VEGETABLES IN PACKS ANNUAL VEGETABLES IN PACKS We grow and schedule our vegetable transplants to provide you with a continual supply of fresh quality plants for your gardening needs. We suggest, for this area, that cabbage,

More information

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION GARDEN VEGETABLE Dover Building Raughley Street Entrance Superintendent: Richard Bennett Assistant Superintendents: Faith M. Argo, Richard Argo, Debbie Bennett, Shannan McIntosh, Yolonda Messick, Summer

More information

Broccoli, Broccolini, Broccoli Rabe Keep broccoli refrigerated (32-36 F), storing in a perforated plastic bag to retain moisture. Steam or sauté.

Broccoli, Broccolini, Broccoli Rabe Keep broccoli refrigerated (32-36 F), storing in a perforated plastic bag to retain moisture. Steam or sauté. To keep your Farm Fresh To You produce at its best, follow these easy storage and handling instructions. We ve also included quick cooking tips, to help when slow cooking isn t on the menu. Fresh Vegetables

More information

Completing the Fertiliser Plan

Completing the Fertiliser Plan Completing the Fertiliser Plan Table : Total Nitrogen and Phosphorus produced by grazing livestock on your holding To prepare your fertiliser plan, you must estimate the numbers and categories of grazing

More information

Tube Frame Construction. High Vibration Tines

Tube Frame Construction. High Vibration Tines Quality is an important word at King Kutter. It s who we are. It s what we do. It s the equipment we build. Landscapers, Nursery Owners, Farmers, and Homeowners can get the job done fast, and do a job

More information

Agriculture & Business Management Notes...

Agriculture & Business Management Notes... Agriculture & Business Management Notes... Custom Rates for Colorado Farms & Ranches in 2014 Colorado State University Extension annually conducts a survey of custom rates charged for various crop and

More information

Harvesting and Preparing Vegetables for Exhibit

Harvesting and Preparing Vegetables for Exhibit Harvesting and Preparing Vegetables for Exhibit Reviewed by Dr. Ronald Smith Extension Horticulturist Raymond Wagner Retired 4 H Youth Specialist Robert G. Askew Retired Extension Horticulturist Formatted

More information