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June 26, 2019

I am grateful to NPR for their recent piece in The Salt entitled Organic Farming Has A Plastic Problem. One Solution Is Controversial. It discusses the complexity of one of the norms of modern horticulture that is hard for us organic farmers to talk about:  we cov...

September 22, 2018

The photo below was taken in our field of radishes and turnips on Wednesday, two full days after our last rain shower.  As you can see, the wheel tracks where the tractor has driven still contain streams of water draining down from the mountain to the east of the field...

June 2, 2017

The crew just wrapped up a great week of field work with a harvest of sweet snap peas.  We spent the morning in our field of spring crops harvesting colorful red and gold beets, dandelion greens, baby bok choy, humongous heads of lettuce, escarole, and Italian parsley....

May 19, 2017

The 2017 growing season is off to a great start in many ways.  We have a solid new crew of four people (including, for the first time, an experienced assistant manager) and, with a few exceptions, crops in the field look good so far. Our winter cover crop was recently...

March 11, 2017

It sure feels like winter out there today, but despite this last blast of cold and snow we are busy preparing for the growing season ahead.  The greenhouse is nearly full with seedlings: shallots, onions, bok choy, spinach, chard, kale, cabbage, beets, eggplant, pepper...

November 7, 2016

Over the weekend my grandfather passed away after a brief illness.  As our family mourns his passing and celebrates his life, I wanted to share how he made Bending Bridge Farm possible.   The day before he went to the hospital he was busy organizing to plant another fi...

August 27, 2016

You win some, you lose some.  

I have been muttering this to myself and grumbling as I survey the fields and plan the harvests for the week.  It must be late summer.  Many crops have not yet matured such as broccoli, cauliflower, and kale, but most of our summer crops a...

August 20, 2016

Farming is a lot like falling in love. Its also a lot like falling out of love and breaking up in the most messy and bitter of ways and then falling in love all over again.   Knowing when to lean in and when to lean back, when to grip harder and when to let go, are les...

August 5, 2016

We’re often asked, “where’s the bridge?” in reference to the name of our farm.  “Its a metaphor,” I reply.  In response to the inevitable confused expression I explain, “you know the saying, its better to bend than to break. Its a metaphor for resilience.  To succeed a...

July 1, 2016

Today is my birthday. If you’re anything like me, birthdays are a time for reflection as well as celebration. I took a little time to myself this morning to think about the past 31 years, to contemplate all that I am grateful for, to remember the losses, and to daydrea...

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