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Farm Consulting – Technical Service Provider

December 15th, 2022 | Posted by miker in Special Projects - (Comments Off on Farm Consulting – Technical Service Provider)

Farm Consulting – Mike Rassweiler 609-647-9754 Over 25 years’ experience using Organic Management Practices to produce crops in NJ. Special Interests: Whole Farm Planning, Natural Resource Conservation, Regenerative Strategies, Labor, Training, Elements of Operations and Enterprise. Consultation Minimum $80.  Rate $80/hr, research, labor and meetings billed by project. Written Summaries of Consultations, including recommendations, … Read more

Soil Health and Insect Scouting 2020

December 31st, 2020 | Posted by miker in Special Projects - (Comments Off on Soil Health and Insect Scouting 2020)

North Slope Farm 2020 Insect Scouting Report Scouting and Report by Paige Sirak (Apologies – Photos were not loading properly, and will be added asap.) From late June to August of 2020, I scouted insects on three major crops to monitor the effects of the reduced tillage practices on soil biology, namely the insect population. … Read more

Table Top Greens

May 1st, 2016 | Posted by miker in Table Top Greens - (Comments Off on Table Top Greens)

Table Top Baby Greens – MikeR posted 5/1/2016 Photos from Historical FIle During the downtime, and when the greenhouse is less than full – we’ve flipped the tables, doubled them up and layered in rich growing medium.  We seed heavily, a variety of quick growing greens, and hope for a tasty harvest in two to … Read more

Special Project Summary – Perennials – 2013

January 22nd, 2014 | Posted by Casey in Perennials - (Comments Off on Special Project Summary – Perennials – 2013)

Special Project Summary – Perennials – 2013 Report on status of Perennials and practices from 2013. Also note: CH Served as ‘Farm Manager’ from July to end of Season, to cover for MR.

Micro Greens

February 25th, 2013 | Posted by Kyle in Micro Greens | Special Projects - (Comments Off on Micro Greens)

Special Project: Micro Greens Prepared By KG 2/25/2013 Proposal: Explore the viability of producing micro greens on a small scale. The minimal input of worker hours and materials combined with the resulting high value product will hopefully find this technique financially sustainable. Execution: I plan to order 4 varieties of micro greens to trial in … Read more

2012 Perennials Manager Summary

February 6th, 2013 | Posted by Casey in Perennials - (Comments Off on 2012 Perennials Manager Summary)

Perennials Manager Summary 2012 by Colleen Harrington It was my fifth season at North Slope Farm when we undertook “the great fruit/nut planting of 2010”.  After digging 125 holes and getting these plants settled in, it was already time to jump in to the main vegetable production season.  The season was flying by and the … Read more

Introduction to Perennials

February 6th, 2013 | Posted by Casey in Perennials - (Comments Off on Introduction to Perennials)

Perennial Crops– at North Slope Farm Introduction January 2013 Prepared by MR and CH, January 2013   Intent: To increase the potential income of the farm by establishing crops that will yield a diversity of fruits, nuts and vegetables in a regenerative manner.  Ideally the perennials will make use of land otherwise marginally, productive or … Read more

Pastured Poultry: Introduction to ‘Factors to Consider’

July 10th, 2012 | Posted by miker in Poultry - (Comments Off on Pastured Poultry: Introduction to ‘Factors to Consider’)

Pastured Poultry: Introduction to ‘Factors to Consider’  Each week we move our chicken coops to a new section of pasture.  At this time the Farm Worker is responsible for the following items:  Where is the coop moving to, and what is the best way to get there?  Where will the coop be moved to next … Read more

Poultry Report 2011

March 5th, 2012 | Posted by miker in Poultry - (Comments Off on Poultry Report 2011)

Poultry Report 2011 Materials Reviewed: MikeR, Nov. 2011.   Statement: Regular records are kept of Feed Comsumption, Egg Yield and Special Expenses.  In the winter, eggs are sold wholesale (Whole Earth Center, Bent Spoon, Zone 7) and income is tracked through regular invoicing.  During the Farmers Market Season, sales are recorded at each market, and … Read more

Hoop House Tomatoes

October 6th, 2011 | Posted by steven in Hoop House Tomatoes - (Comments Off on Hoop House Tomatoes)

Special Projects – Hoop House Tomatoes Prepared by ST 10/6/11 Grafted Heirloom tomatoes were trellised with the double leader technique. Each tomato plant’s leaders were pruned except for two which were clipped to its own individual string hanging from the top of the hoop house. This provided adequate airflow for the plants and made it … Read more