Skill Share Day

When interns begin their journey with the New Farmer Academy, the sheer amount of information there is to learn about food production can be overwhelming. In addition, there is often the perception that farmers need to know how to “do it all” – from tractor...

Gross Bugs at Old Trail Farm

Every year farming is a new adventure! There are always new crops or varieties to try out, shifting weather patterns to throw you off schedule, and new pests to battle. 2021 is no exception. Last year, one of the teachers at Old Trail School requested ground cherries...

Tillin’ Time

At Old Trail Farm, our main garden is a no-till zone, but there is a time and a place for tilling – especially when it means we get to use our BCS walk-behind tractor! We cut our teeth on this piece of equipment a few weeks ago breaking ground to add 20 new...

Winter Carrots

Did you know that you can harvest carrots from your garden year round in northeast Ohio? This is possible because carrots concentrate sugars in their roots that work like antifreeze during the coldest winter months. You will need to provide them with a little...

New Plastic on the Greenhouses

There have been a lot of big changes at Old Trail Farm this year, including our latest improvement – new plastic on the greenhouses! A crew from Yoder’s Produce Supply began this project when the weather was still warm and sunny. The first step was stripping the...

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