Our farm is 67 acres in total; we cultivate about 4 acres per year for market vegetables and we installed a high tunnel in 2020, allowing us to grow through all seasons! In addition to our fruit orchard, we have raspberries, and harvest wild blackberries; all of which provide excellent ingredients for delicious jams, fruit butter, and sauces. About 20 acres of the farm is organic pasture, and about 20 acres is leased. The remainder of the farm is forested watershed and wetlands with a seasonal stream and pond.
How We Get All That Work Done!
Greg and Ellen would not be able to produce fine fruits and vegetables, care for livestock, and steward their lands were it not for the assistance of volunteers through Willing Workers On Organic Farms (WWOOF). Across the years, Greg and Ellen have hosted dozens of folks eager to get their hands dirty and learn about organic farming practices. Because no herbicides are used on the farm, many, many hours of labor are spent pulling weeds. Primarily, three invasive exotic weeds plague the farmlands: tansy ragwort (Jacobaea vulgaris), which can sicken or kill livestock, Scotch broom (Cytisus scoparius), and Bull thistle (Cirsium vulgaree).