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Farm tour photo gallery
Photos by Meg McGrath and Erica Frenay. Click on images to enlarge.
Russell Larson Research Center - Stalk roller used to roll rye and make mulch for no-till production.
Russell Larson Research Center - Bales of recycled paper in back of hoop house will be used as mulch.
Village Acres - Birds (purple martins) nesting in dried squash houses.
Village Acres - fields, people, and Roy driving tractor
Village Acres - cultivation equipment
Village Acres - Tomatoes planted no-till on raised ridges with straw mulch and drip.
Village Acres - Everyone looking at crop
Village Acres - Everyone looking at asparagus, good weed control; Roy on tractor
Village Acres - Lettuce, pepper, tomato growing in high tunnel with cucumber in suspended troughs next to wall. Note drip tape.
Village Acres - Package of beneficial wasps just received
Tait Farm - Group in apple orchard. Note cattle grate in road to keep deer out.
Tait Farm - Cultivating between corn rows with basket weeders.
Tait Farm - Kim in packing area with many of her bottled products.
New Leaf Farm - Reemay covering basil + tomatoes. Note nice yellow fruit, healthy canopy, straw + plastic mulch.
New Leaf Farm - solar greenhouse
New Leaf Farm - pumpkins and winter squashes
New Leaf Farm - brassicas
Laughing Stock Farm - used cooking oil set-up for greenhouse heat
Laughing Stock Farm - greens and carrots planted in unheated hoophouse
Laughing Stock Farm - outside of heated greenhouses
Laughing Stock Farm - Pull behind seeder used in greenhouses.
Sunset at the coast
Goranson Farm - farm store
Goranson Farm - Wagon tour passing field-grown trellised tomatoes very severely affected by disease (Septoria?) resulting in substantial yield loss.
Goranson Farm - Reigi I weeder
Marianne Sarrantonio demonstrating field test of soil quality
Blue Sky Farm - fields of greens
Blue Sky Farm - Extension agent Mark Hutton describing the operation
Blue Sky Farm - greens harvester
Highmoor Farm - lettuce and brassica trials with farm "office" in the background
Highmoor Farm - tomatoes inside high tunnel, note widely-spaced rows selected for disease suppression; straw mulch.
Highmoor Farm - reflective (white) mulching between rows of peppers
Highmoor Farm - Mark Hutton in the organic veg. breeding trial