Making the Heart Healthy with Farmed Food and Outdoor Activities

Photo by Ryan Grzybowski There are countless benefits to growing your own food. First, there’s the general satisfaction of knowing you can feed yourself and your family from something you grew. Farming your own food is also beneficial for the environment and a...

Cold Weather + Farm Animals

When Winter arrives and temperatures drop below freezing, many people are concerned about the welfare of farm animals during this extreme cold. Please be assured, in most cases, farmers are great stewards of their animals and they are in good hands. There are always...

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...

Happy Trails, 2020 Interns!

Congratulations to our 2020 New Farmer Academy graduates: Becca, Maddie, and India! 2020 was a year of tremendous growth for our beginning farmer internship program, as well as for our interns. Happily, all three of them are planning to return to Countryside next...

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...

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