Farm Happenings at Millsap Farms
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Farm Happenings at Millsap Farms

Why do we grow year-round?

Posted on October 5th, 2018
Why (and how) do we supply CSA shares and sell at the Farmer Market through the winter? When Sarah and I first started farming, one of our goals was to provide healthy food for our community throughout the year.   We had several reasons for this. First off, people eat 365 days a year, and we... read more »

Lots of visitors this week!

Posted on September 28th, 2018
It's been a busy week on the farm, with visits from an ecology class from OTC, folks from the Darr Foundation, a video crew shooting a video for Old Missouri Bank, and a visit from representatives from Sustainable Agricultural Research and Education (we have had grants from them several times to experiment... read more »

Fall has arrived!

Posted on September 22nd, 2018
With the change in the weather this weekend, and the official beginning of fall with the Autumn Equinox, the season is official.  We love this time of year, as the weather is such a treat to be out in, and we have the greatest variety of vegetables of the year; we still have some tomatoes, lots... read more »

Time to sign up for fall and winter!

Posted on September 15th, 2018
We are currently signing up fall and winter shares.  We're offering "Fall Only shares", which go to Christmas, and "Fall and Winter shares", which go all the way to May (with a one month break in January).  Both options are every other week distributions, starting October 23.  The "Fall... read more »

Planting for winter

Posted on September 7th, 2018
These last couple of weeks we've planted lots of seeds and plants that will provide for our winter CSA, which will start on the 23rd of October.  We've planted spinach, chard, kale, beets, carrots, turnips, cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower.  These crops will mature in October, November, and... read more »

The Three P’s of Sustainable farming, Part 3, Profit.

Posted on August 31st, 2018
This week we continue with our essay about what it means for Millsap Farm to be sustainable.   People often tour our farm to see a sustainable farm in action, either as educational groups, or as part of pizza night. When they arrive on farm, I give a brief introduction; first generation farm family,... read more »

The Three P’s of Sustainable farming, Part 2, farming as though people mattered.

Posted on August 24th, 2018
This week we return to the topic of sustainable farming.   People often tour our farm to see a sustainable farm in action, either as educational groups, or as part of pizza night. When they arrive on farm, I give a brief introduction; first generation farm family, 20 acres, on farm for 10 years,... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 21, 2018, The three P's

Posted on August 17th, 2018
The three P’s, part 1 (of) 3, Weeding before planting People often tour our farm to see a sustainable farm in action, either as educational groups, or as part of pizza night. When they arrive on farm, I give a brief introduction; first generation farm family, 20 acres, on farm for 11 years, 2... read more »

Planting For The Future, Harvesting For The Present

Posted on August 10th, 2018
Planting for the future, harvesting for the present.   CSA and market farming is all about looking ahead while also paying enough attention to the present to do it justice. This week we are balancing our time between harvesting hundreds of pounds of summer favorites, like bell peppers, Cucumbers,... read more »