Category Archives: Legumes

Ready to Take Orders for the 2018 Growing Season

This season I have expanded the selections of Upland Rice, Wheat and Barley. Improved grow outs have enabled me to offer larger packets of some items like the Hourani and Dika Wheat, as well as some of the KUSA barley varietals. … Continue reading

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Ready To Take Orders for the 2017 Growing Season!

As I sit here typing this, outside, we are having the first snow of the season. The cold weather has been a little later than normal, and a lot like getting my website updated with all the new seed varieties for the … Continue reading

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Late Winter Update, 2016

There is a noticeable change on my website for this coming spring; the absence of a list of plants intended for sale. This is no error. I am not selling plants this spring. As my involvement in variety trials and seed saving … Continue reading

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Some thoughts about growing ALL your own food.

    I have spent a lot of time over the past 20 years pondering the idea of growing all my own food. Within the last couple of growing seasons, I have attacked this idea with a new fervor, having … Continue reading

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The farmwork moves indoors

Here it is the beginning of November, and the first major snow is forecast for early next week. I scrambled all day yesterday to wrap up my outdoor work in relation to all the seed crops raised this season. I now have all … Continue reading

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Summer Update 2014

I am astonished at how well the majority of my seed crops are doing given the consistent wet conditions this spring and early summer. I believe we are moving into  drier, more manageable, weather conditions as many of my crops … Continue reading

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Now at the Goshen Farmers Market

I am now selling our seed packets at the Goshen Farmers Market. I am there on Saturday mornings from 8 – 1.  All the seeds listed on this website are available, plus I will also have a few rare varieties … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts About Our Local Foodshed

I would like to share some ideas regarding our local food production here in Northern Indiana. When I think “local”, I am usually visualizing Elkhart County, but these ideas can be considered for all of Michiana. Northern Indiana is a great place to garden … Continue reading

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Calorie Crops, Carbon Crops and Staple Crops

I thought I would take a crack at defining some commonly used terms around our farm. In an ongoing struggle to describe exactly what is the purpose of my business/passion, I find that these phrases get a lot of usage:  calorie crops, carbon crops, … Continue reading

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Tennessee Red Valencia Peanuts in your Northern garden

I have been fascinated with raising peanuts in Northern Indiana for a number of years now. One variety has stood out in my trials: Tennessee Red Valencia. This Virginia-type peanut has produced good yields consistently (approximately 7 lbs. of dry, in the shell peanuts per 50 … Continue reading

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