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...

Sunchokes!

One of my best harvests this year was something I chucked in the ground last year and forgot about – sunchokes! Sunchokes, also called Jerusalem artichokes or ground apples, are the underground tubers of a native perennial plant in the sunflower family. They...

Dickinson Pumpkin

Fall is a special time of year for farmers and home gardeners alike. We’re harvesting our final bounty, putting our soil to sleep for the winter, looking forward to a well-deserved break, and (yes, already!) starting to dream about next season. It’s a time to reflect...

Planting Garlic

I love growing garlic. It doesn’t have a lot of pest or disease issues, requires minimal care, and produces three separate (and delicious!) crops: green garlic in spring, garlic scapes in early summer, and the main bulb harvest in July. It’s easy to save seed and...

Weed Control Along Fence-lines

You may have seen the picture of our beautiful new fence at Old Trail Farm. If not, you can check it out here! No matter how beautiful, all fences have one constant problem: grass and weeds growing along the fence line. Fortunately, we have a few tricks up our sleeve...

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