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Consideration of Farm Worker Wages at North Slope Farm

December 2nd, 2015 | Posted by miker in Community Affairs - (Comments Off on Consideration of Farm Worker Wages at North Slope Farm)

Consideration of Farm Worker Wages – December 2, 2015 Michael Rassweiler, North Slope Farm When I began to formalize my concept of a Training Program, in 2006, the question of how much to pay a Trainee, and what costs are associated with providing Training were the hardest to resolve. I began by utilizing the NJ … Read more

Wage Rate for 2016

December 2nd, 2015 | Posted by miker in Administration - (Comments Off on Wage Rate for 2016)

Wage Rate Commitment for 2016 at North Slope Farm Posted in Consideration of Increasing Wage Rates for 2016 First Years: $9/hr Second Years: $11/hr Third Years: $12/hr Experienced and Committed Workers: $13/hr This assumes a minimum 40 hour work week, over a season from March 1 – November 30.  (41 weeks) Maximum Expected Wages Estimated … 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

Tomato Fight 2015 and 20 Years at North Slope Farm

August 29th, 2015 | Posted by miker in Events and Workshops - (Comments Off on Tomato Fight 2015 and 20 Years at North Slope Farm)

TOMATO FIGHT !! Sunday September 6th – 5pm to Gather and share Pot Luck – 7 pm to pummel each other with mushy Tomatoes! Then Plunge in the pool to get the seeds outta your hair, Change into your clean, dry clothes and hang out with us, honoring the hard work so far, and the … 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

ClearSpan Pro “High Tunnel 1” Construction Summary: April 2014 – November 2014

April 8th, 2015 | Posted by JacobThies in Greenhouse - (Comments Off on ClearSpan Pro “High Tunnel 1” Construction Summary: April 2014 – November 2014)

ClearSpan Pro “High Tunnel 1” Construction Summary: April 2014 – November 2014 By JT Type: 30’ x 100’ ClearSpan Pro Solar Star High Tunnel www.clearspan.com Full Photo series: www.flickr.com/northslopefarm/hightunnel1 In the 2014 season, NSF purchased two 30’x100’ high tunnels to expand production and season longevity. In this summary, I’m going to lay out our construction … 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

Second Year Focus: Crop Care

March 13th, 2015 | Posted by JacobThies in Crop Care - (Comments Off on Second Year Focus: Crop Care)

JT – 3/6/15 Second Year Focus Introduction: Crop Care Crop care is a major element throughout day-to-day life on the farm. Once seeds are sown or seedlings planted, they need attention, care, and tending. As with anything biological, certain conditions produce healthier lives for the living organism, and our crops at North Slope are no … Read more

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