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Understanding Soil at North Slope Farm – Information Sheet

June 20th, 2017 | Posted by miker in Events and Workshops - (Comments Off on Understanding Soil at North Slope Farm – Information Sheet)

Understanding Soil at North Slope Farm – Information Sheet

Fertilizer equation at bottom of handout..
Soil Handout

Carbon Sequestration at North Slope Farm

May 31st, 2017 | Posted by miker in Events and Workshops - (Comments Off on Carbon Sequestration at North Slope Farm)

Carbon Sequestration at North Slope Farm; Wednesday June 21, 5-7pm

NOFA-NJ, the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey, invites you to visit North Slope Farm, 6 miles to the east of Lambertville, NJ, to discuss Carbon Sequestration, as it relates to agriculture.

PLEASE follow links, above, or from our Home Page, to NOFA-NJ to sign up for this workshop – Please become a member of NOFA and support Organic!

Click for Link to Recommended Reading : http://www.nofa.org/pdfs/2015_White_Paper_web.pdf

Soil Carbon Restoration: Can Biology do the job? ; Jack Kittredge, 8/14/15, www.NOFAmass.org

 

Farmer Mike will introduce the topic, as it relates to his experience and perspective.  We will encourage participants to express their understanding or questions about Carbon Sequestration.  Join the workshop on a walking tour of farming practices at North Slope.

North Slope Farm has served its communities, for over 20 years, with Organic Produce, Herbs and Flowers.  In that time we have found Organic Practices, when actively applied, to build the vigor and viability of our soils.  Cover-cropping, Living Mulches,  reducing soil tillage and fostering wild areas and field strips are integral to a healthy future, and we are glad to share that with you!

 

Green Duchess Farm Pork and Poultry at North Slope Farm

May 2nd, 2017 | Posted by miker in FarmStand - (Comments Off on Green Duchess Farm Pork and Poultry at North Slope Farm)

Green Duchess Farm Pork and Poultry now available at North Slope FarmStand on Wednesdays 2pm-7pm!

 

Green Duchess Farm

We are pleased to work with Farmer Jessica, to offer Locally Raised,

Sausages and Chicken breasts.  The product is harvested continuously through the year,

At North Slope FarmStand it will be available from our Freezer,

or by special order, from Green Duchess Farm!

Farmstand at North Slope Farm

April 25th, 2017 | Posted by miker in FarmStand - (Comments Off on Farmstand at North Slope Farm)

Thank You for your Interest in Local, Organic Produce!

At North Slope Farm, our focus is regenerative production,

and contributing to a Just and Humane, Food System.

2017 – North Slope FarmStand opened this past Wednesday, and will be open each Wednesday into the darkening days of Autumn! 

As a worker at the Farmstand, I was sincerely gratified by the friends and returning supporters of our opening efforts!  Thank You for your Support and Encouragement!

North Slope has reached out to neighboring farms, to add their produce to the stand – Fulper Dairy Farm, and Green Duchess Meats, as well as Solebury Orchards and we’ll be looking for a mushroom connection.  The farmstand is tiny, but the quality you’ll find is Huge, and your support goes directly into encouraging more and better farming, fostering your food security.  Seedlings are available now and in the coming weeks a variety of fresh, frozen and bottled local products will be at your service!

Serving the needs of Commuters on Route 579, located at 1701 Linvale-Harbourton Rd (1 mile north of Route 518), the first driveway north of Rock Road East..

Invest in your Health and Future – eat Quality Food, that is Locally Grown!

Flower and Herb CSA 2017

April 25th, 2017 | Posted by Casey in CSA - Flowers and Herbs - (Comments Off on Flower and Herb CSA 2017)

THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 FLOWER AND HERB TEA CSA MEMBERS

YOUR HAND PACKED TEA ASSORTMENTS

AND DRIED FLOWER BUNCHES ARE READY FOR PICKUP

FRESH FLOWER BOUQUETS WILL BE AVAILABLE UNTIL HALLOWEEN

OR UNTIL JACK FROST ARRIVES

Monthly Summaries – Introduction

April 7th, 2017 | Posted by miker in Monthly Summary - (Comments Off on Monthly Summaries – Introduction)

Monthly Summaries

North Slope Farm, Certified Organic Production and Training, New Jersey

Records posted below : 2009 – 2014

Scrolling through the posts below, you gain an insight into our operation, through Monthly Summaries of our daily log and specific data collection.  Each Trainee was required to contribute to the Record, which starts January 2009, and continues to November 2014, Six Years!  2016 was the last official year of our Training program, and the final participants were allowed to skip the Monthly Summary that was previously required.  The Trainees posted the summaries at the beginning of each month, but using data from the previous year (hence the monthly summaries are missing 2015 and 2016).  Our Website crashed early on and we lost the Summaries from 2006-2008.  We also lost the trainee Personal Element Focus Summaries 2006-2008.

The posts are chronological, going backwards in time, and are amazingly consistent in the subject matter year to year, month to month.  Trainees used the daily log and relevant data (market records, irrigation logs, etc) to flesh out a description of what happens in a month.  The process not only gave the trainees a sense of what to expect in their coming month, but also built an appreciation for good record keeping, and the amazing amount of activity that occurs on a small farm.

Each month is presented according to the Hours worked in each Element of the Operation and lists items or activities of significance.  The Elements of the Operation were used to focus the Trainees on specific topics and tasks.  Taken as a whole, it is very difficult to comprehend the multiple forces and factors that shape a farm.  By breaking the Operation into Elements, Trainees were able to gain deeper understanding of specific topics, while learning to appreciate the energy also required by multiple other fields of study and action.

Use this record to review what you can expect in the next month… or compare one year to another.. there is tons of Data, and it is augmented by our Season Summaries, which provide comparable Yield, Labor and Financial Data from 2006 – 2016!

Enjoy !  Please Share and use in research and discussion..  and please credit NorthSlopeFarm.com in any reproductions or presentations..

Thank You,

Mike R

 

Fennel Flowers/Plant Files #3

April 7th, 2017 | Posted by Casey in Musings from the Field - (Comments Off on Fennel Flowers/Plant Files #3)

Fennel

Guilders and Friends of the Farm – 2016

April 6th, 2017 | Posted by miker in Season Summary - (Comments Off on Guilders and Friends of the Farm – 2016)

Image below is one of an Album – Click on the Image to see all the 2016 Guilders and Friends on our Photo Sharing site!

It was a busy year, and I was unable to get good photos of the Crew, My apologies Crew!
Planting Peas

Harvest and Yield Summary – 2016

April 6th, 2017 | Posted by miker in Season Summary - (Comments Off on Harvest and Yield Summary – 2016)

North Slope Farm Crop Yields, and Months of Harvest.  Click on image for more..
Hrvst NSF 2016

Element Hours Summary – 2016

April 6th, 2017 | Posted by miker in Season Summary - (Comments Off on Element Hours Summary – 2016)

North Slope Farm Workers Hours, by the Month, and Totaled.  Click on image for more..
ElmntHrs NSF 2016