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...

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...

5 Uses for Fall Leaves (no bagging required!)

Fall is the most glorious, and rejuvenating, season! Once green leaves reveal their true crimson, gold and copper colors, the silver-lined clouds fill the sky, and warm beverages are welcome once more. Not only is fall rejuvenating to humans, but this season is one of...

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