Farm Happenings at Rora Valley Farms
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Farm Happenings at Rora Valley Farms

Farming as a Family!

Posted on November 5th, 2019
When I first felt led to farm over a decade ago, one of my motivations was to be able to work with and invest in my family. Over the years this has been one of the biggest blessings of doing what we do. In fact, I don't even think we fully appreciate how much time we enjoy together. Having your own business... read more »

Bringing the Land Back to Life

Posted on October 28th, 2019
The predominant approach to most agriculture today is one of death. Most of what farmers apply to the land, herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, etc. even if they are organic, is intended to kill life. It is a tempting approach to take, especially when different life forms are threatening the crops and... read more »

Can You Farm without Chemicals?

Posted on October 22nd, 2019
I know that many of you care about the food you get from our farm because you desire food that is not only safe, but healthy! It is a quite the journey learning how to grow food using something different than the conventional chemical approach. It is not that it isn't possible, but the information is... read more »

Planting LOTS of Seeds!

Posted on October 14th, 2019
With our new grow tunnels we have the potential to produce a lot more this winter, but we have a short window to get everything started and planted before cold weather sets in. I can't believe it was in the 90's just a week and a half ago! So we have been busy getting beds prepped and planted. I have... read more »

Teaching New Farmers

Posted on October 7th, 2019
This past weekend we hosted a training for other farmers and gardeners here on our farm. I feel like it is important to share some of the things we have learned over the years with others who are just starting out. While Micah was delivering your bags I was teaching a group of students about soil stewardship,... read more »

New Grow Tunnels for Winter Production!

Posted on October 1st, 2019
Yesterday was my 31st birthday and my Dad and brothers spent the day helping me build two new grow tunnels in the garden. They are each 14'x40' and in all will more than double our winter growing space! I am so excited and am looking forward to some beautiful winter vegetables! Many thanks to my family... read more »

Welcome Micah! Our new farm worker. Refer a friend and help us grow!

Posted on September 24th, 2019
As we have been trying to improve our farm production and diversity of offerings this year we have invested a lot in infrastructure. Irrigation, a new walk-in-cooler, two new tunnels for winter production (they are due to be delivered tomorrow!), and a great washing station. But the one thing I have... read more »

All Natural Bug Control!

Posted on September 17th, 2019
Bugs can definitely be an issue in the vegetable garden. One of the insects we struggle with is horn worms on tomato plants. Moths come and lay their eggs on the leaves of the tomato plant and their voracious young decimate the greenery of the tomato plant. But God's creation is about balance and this... read more »

Looking Forward to Cooler Weather!

Posted on September 10th, 2019
Right now it is hot, but we are working hard to get our cool weather crops in the ground. Broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, lettuce, collards and more! If we can protect them from the bugs and heat fall crops in Alabama are awesome! And many of them overwinter and become some of the sweetest greens and... read more »