Farm Happenings at Boerson Farm
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Farm Happenings at Boerson Farm

Here's to You

Posted on October 24th, 2020
On behalf of our entire crew, I would like to send out a huge THANK YOU for an amazing season of support!  In spite of all the COVID craziness, the 2020 growing season has been incredibly positive and productive at Boerson Farm.  From the challenges to the successes, growing for you has been... read more »

A Head of our Time

Posted on October 16th, 2020
This fall marks our 13th harvest, and if there is anything that we have learned, it is that we do better when we get out of the way of nature.  There is a high level of complexity in the overlapping systems that make up the farm, from the soil to the plants and finally, the animals.  When all... read more »

Tomato Tear-Down

Posted on October 8th, 2020
Here it is, already the second week of October.  Fall jobs are popping up around every corner of the growing space.  Some are bigger than others, but nothing quite matches the Tomato Tear-Down.   Removing the tomato vines is a pretty epic process, so we always have to work up to it a bit... read more »

Still Life with Veggies

Posted on October 1st, 2020
If someone had told me when I was in high school that I would grow up to become a farmer, living and working in Green Lake county, I would have laughed.  No way, no how.  I had things to do, places to go, people to meet.  How would I have ever guessed that I would come to love growing... read more »

The Faces Behind the Food: Ed the Builder (AKA: Diamond E)

Posted on September 26th, 2020
What does a mobile chicken coop, a giant salad spinner, a covered harvest wagon, a walk-in cooler, an 8' barrel style root washer, an outhouse, and a germination chamber all have in common?  All are tools and infrastructure that the farm depends on day in and day out.  Each one of these pieces... read more »

LOVE is the Answer

Posted on September 19th, 2020
Life on the farm is busy, but there is always time to think.  The big question that I have been asking myself a lot lately is where is humanity heading??  Fear, anger, violence, and disease dominate the news.  People are angry.  People are scared.  We are collectively stressed.... read more »

Full Circle

Posted on September 12th, 2020
Growing potatoes is pretty standard fare on farms and in gardens all over the world.  We clear vegetation, open furrows, drop seed potato pieces every 8 inches, cover with soil and hope for rain.  As our grand parents did, we pick potato bugs off the leaves as the plants grow and hill the soil... read more »

Under the Corn Moon

Posted on September 5th, 2020
Early in September, the full moon cast its glow across our field of food, urging the ears of corn to plump and sweeten and the tender pods of beans to swell.  Under the light of the Corn Moon, I held my breath, anticipating the readiness of so much fall food, including some pretty decent looking... read more »

Skipping Town

Posted on August 29th, 2020
This past week, with the help and encouragement of an amazing crew, we managed to disappear for a few days and catch our breath.  For the four of us, this was a pretty big deal.  Leaving the farm for any length of time during the growing season is a feat, so the fact that we accomplished our... read more »