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New Agricultural Ventures in New Jersey

October 26th, 2010 | Posted by miker in Events and Workshops - (Comments Off on New Agricultural Ventures in New Jersey)

NOFA Twilight Meeting October 26, 2010 New Agricultural Ventures – Investing in New Jersey Agriculture !  NOFA Twilight Meeting at North Slope Farm – Tuesday 5 pm to 7 pm, followed by Potluck dinner!!   Four New Ventures speak out for New Jersey Agriculture!   Human Nature Farms Brian Hulme and partner John Applegate … Read more

Poultry – Introduction

October 14th, 2010 | Posted by miker in Poultry - (Comments Off on Poultry – Introduction)

Poultry – Field Birds Introduction October 14, 2010  Intent: To establish the viability and management practices of “small flocks” of laying chickens (layers), on seasonal pasture, free roaming except at night.  Parameters: Capital Investment; North Slope Farm. Daily Management; North Slope Farm. Site Details; infrastructure and fields managed by North Slope Farm. Enterprise; 3 total … Read more

Invest in Agricultural Enterprise

October 14th, 2010 | Posted by miker in Community Affairs - (Comments Off on Invest in Agricultural Enterprise)

Agricultural Enterprise Opportunities NorthSlopeFarm, West Amwell NJ, USA October 14, 2010 A challenge for agricultural enterprise is capitalization.  To provide an incentive for Farmers to invest themselves in regenerative, environmentally sensitive, quality production of locally valuable products and services, Those with access to “underutilized” capital can invest it, In Agricultural Enterprise !! North Slope Farm … Read more

Crops Available October 2011

October 7th, 2010 | Posted by miker in Crops Available Now - (Comments Off on Crops Available October 2011)

Crops Available Now from North Slope Farm Updated October 19, 2011  Markets –  North Slope Farms own; Eggs – free range, organic feed, full outdoor access Salad Mix Arugula Tat soi Beets Carrots Garlic Scallions Limited quantities of: Kale Swiss Chard Peppers Tomatoes Eggplant Radishes Speciality Herbs    Fruit Products from Solebury Orchards, PA (not … Read more

Special Projects

September 28th, 2010 | Posted by miker in Special Projects - (Comments Off on Special Projects)

Special Projects are how we allow for interests and opportunities that fall outside our set practices.  Individual trainees can design their own special projects or like with our Poultry Project, the farm manager might define a production effort as a special project until it proves itself over time.  Winter Production and ‘TableTop Greens’ are other … Read more


September 28th, 2010 | Posted by miker in Planting - (Comments Off on Planting)

Planting is one of the most rewarding tasks at North Slope Farm.  It is a major step that takes the seedling from the Greenhouse element to the Crop Care element.  Many steps lead up to a successful planting, and then the job has just begun.  Cover those soil blocks you planters!!!


September 28th, 2010 | Posted by miker in Infrastructure - (Comments Off on Infrastructure)

Infrastructure is another element that is tied into all the others.  Nothing would happen without the infrastructure the 1. ties us all together and 2. allows us the energy and resources to feed production systems.  The time we all spend talking about how investments in Infrastructure can be designed to feed agricultural systems is what … Read more


September 28th, 2010 | Posted by miker in Handling - (Comments Off on Handling)

The difference between a fresh product and an excellent fresh product is Handling.  The niche that local agriculture can fill is to produce quality products close to the market, THEN handle them professionally and their customers will be back each week!  Here in lies the greatest challenge for small scale operations – washing, cooling, packaging … Read more


September 28th, 2010 | Posted by miker in Greenhouse - (Comments Off on Greenhouse)

Greenhouses are here to stay, and in our urban state, it seems likely that the future will include a greater and greater percentage of production in controlled climates.  Detail oriented managers will find great success in the greenhouse.  It is definately less forgiving than the outside environment.  Our greenhouses provide us with the opportunity to produce our … Read more


September 28th, 2010 | Posted by miker in Equipment - (Comments Off on Equipment)

We have a number of tractors and small engine driven implements like a ‘walk behind’ mower and rototiller.  The second year of Training is when we introduce our workers to these power tools.  As workers develop their skill and interest they are encouraged to “be the one the gets the job done!”  Equipment at North … Read more