Using Silage Tarps

Using Silage Tarps

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This season we have made many changes at the farm. Just like any organization or business, we are trying to improve and become more efficient. Becoming more efficient is necessary to compete with a globalized food system that profits from Government subsidies. One of our changes has brought us increased efficiency and also healthier soil.

We have implemented the process covering crops with a silage tarp that have come to the end of their harvesting cycle. We cover the plants for 2-4 weeks but 4 weeks is the ideal length. All of the plants die including weeds. At the same time earthworms and other beneficial life arrive to help improve the soil.

Improving our soil is our top priority and the benefits of this priority is for those that eat our produce. Join our CSA to enjoy safe and clean food.