Growing in deep winter greenhouses

2020-01-06T10:44:14-05:00January 6, 2020|Grower, Grower East, Grower Midwest, Grower West|

by Tamara Scully

Right about now, the demand for local food in states with cold winters typically leaves consumers searching for farms selling their own winter storage crops, those with greenhouse or high tunnel production – or the supermarket for greens from intensive indoor agricultural operations, where the controlled environment doesn’t include soil or sunlight. (more…)

Adapt to survive

2020-01-06T09:01:48-05:00January 6, 2020|Grower, Grower Midwest|

Terri and John Anderson started Valley Veggies in 1997 and have seen many changes over the years.
Photos courtesy of Valley Veggies

by Sally Colby

Winter in Minnesota is snowy and cold, but Terri Anderson and her crew are thinking spring as they plan the upcoming growing season at Valley Veggies, their farm in Lake Crystal, MN. (more…)

Finding a happy home at Happy Hollow

2020-01-06T08:55:39-05:00January 6, 2020|Grower, Grower Midwest|

Liz Graznak offers a seven-month long apprenticeship program at Happy Hollow Farm for those hoping to learn the ins and outs of a farm featuring a CSA program.
Photo courtesy of Happy Hollow Farm

by Enrico Villamaino

What do you get when you combine a dedicated lifelong gardener, an invaluable apprenticeship, years of savings and an incredibly supportive spouse? Happy Hollow Farm. (more…)