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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, … Read more

November 2014

December 4th, 2015 | Posted by Dan DeLago in Monthly Summary - (Comments Off on November 2014)

Monthly Summary– November 2014 Logs reviewed and summary prepared by DD on 12/3 General Observations:  With diminishing light levels and cold, snowy weather the end of the season is near at hand. Fall crops and cover crops grow steadily with the late season rains. The final planting of the year (garlic) becomes a priority in … Read more

October 2014

December 4th, 2015 | Posted by Dan DeLago in Monthly Summary - (Comments Off on October 2014)

Monthly Summary– October 2014 Logs reviewed and summary prepared by DD on 12/2/15 General Observations: In general, October brings a much slower pace of crop growth due to diminishing light levels and a significant drop in daily high temperatures. During this October in particular, the late season rains that never showed up in September came … Read more

September 2014

December 4th, 2015 | Posted by Dan DeLago in Monthly Summary - (Comments Off on September 2014)

Monthly Summary- September 2014 Logs reviewed and summary prepared by DD on 12/1/2014 General Observations: During September the usual rush to harvest summer and fall crops for each market keeps the crew busy. However, despite the weekly market rush, a tangible drop in tension arises with the first days of the month. The cover crop … Read more

Monthly Summary August 2014

November 12th, 2015 | Posted by Dan DeLago in Monthly Summary - (Comments Off on Monthly Summary August 2014)

Monthly Summary- August 2014 Logs reviewed and prepared by DD General Observations:  Overall, this month was much more mild than normal with a dry beginning and a mild ending. TH in charge of crew during first week while CH and MR on vacation. Cover cropping placed as a significant priority. MR determines seed order with … Read more

Monthly Summary – July 2014

October 28th, 2015 | Posted by Casey in Monthly Summary - (Comments Off on Monthly Summary – July 2014)

General Observations: Construction of our new high tunnel is complete and it is already providing a home for our late season tomatoes.  An entry made by the farm manager; “Tools, drilling, generator use, multi-person tasks all performed excellent”.  Thank You NSF crew 2014 for those many days working till dark and to past crew members … Read more

Monthly Summary – June 2014

June 18th, 2015 | Posted by Anna B in Monthly Summary - (Comments Off on Monthly Summary – June 2014)

Monthly Summary – June 2014 Logs reviewed and summary prepared by Anna Blank General Observations: Summer is here! Well, not quite, but it sure feels like it. Temperatures are on the rise and activities on the farm are in full swing. The chickens are on the move, construction on the high tunnel continue, a rainy … Read more

Monthly Summary – May 2014

June 2nd, 2015 | Posted by Anna B in Monthly Summary - (Comments Off on Monthly Summary – May 2014)

Monthly Summary – May 2014 Logs reviewed and summary prepared by Anna Blank General Observations: Despite a few challenges, including cold temperatures in the 40’s and low 50s, as well as a handful of equipment troubles & infrastructure adjustments, things here at North Slope are chugging along and another great season is beginning to unfold. … Read more

MONTHLY SUMMARY – APRIL 2014

April 1st, 2015 | Posted by Casey in Monthly Summary - (Comments Off on MONTHLY SUMMARY – APRIL 2014)

Monthly Summary – April 2014 Logs reviewed and summary prepared by Casey General Observation: Major materials delivery received involving much planning and preparation to ensure safe, efficient offloading.  All went smoothly. We also prepared for a shipping container to be delivered requiring a bit of site preparation as well.  We have a goal of constructing … Read more

Monthly Summary – March 2014

March 13th, 2015 | Posted by Dan DeLago in Monthly Summary - (Comments Off on Monthly Summary – March 2014)

Monthly Summary– March 2014 Logs reviewed and summary prepared by DD General Observations: With New Jersey looking more like the Arctic Circle than the garden state the crew began the month by repairing the collapsed farmhouse gothic through somewhat unconventional methods. After greenhouse repairs were complete the crew shifted its attention to the overcrowded chicken … Read more

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