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How Much Land Do You Farm?

Posted on September 17th, 2021 by Shelli and Paul Meulemans

It’s a question I get asked all the time, but it’s not really a question which really gets to the heart of what we do. For instance, we grew six acres of oats which we put up into hay this year. The value of that hay may be a $1000. We also put a small piece of land into baby green production, that land is roughly 1/80th of the hay land, and yet we sold many times more dollars off of that piece of land with labor far exceeding what it takes to grow the oats. We can grow allot on a small piece of land! But, in order to diversify our offerings for customers, while still rotating animals and growing cover crops, we must have many times the amount of land we are harvesting from in any given week. Really, it doesn’t matter how many acres we grow on, what matters as a farmer is the net value we can gain over the course of many years. But to answer your question, we tried to grow crops on roughly 16 acres this season.