Category Archives: Legumes

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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