Keeping Calm and Carrying On w/Shoshone River Farm
This year's crazy season hasn't stopped progress for Scott and crew. The chilly summer has delayed most of the outdoor veggies. The red beet crop has been heavily nibbled by root aphids (one obstacle of farming without herbicides or pesticides). Carrots were slow to "come to the party." The plan for an indoor processing building has been postponed.
Despite these setbacks, an entire new high tunnel has been put up AND planted for a serious fall crop. Starting in April they've managed to dig a foundation, refill with soil, clean the rocks, add fresh soil and plant a crop. Now, brussel sprouts, tomatoes, and peppers are are ready to be harvested. (PICTURED UP TOP)
It's taken other parts of the farm years to get the soil right for vegetable production. So it's pretty awesome that this new plot is already pumping out produce this early in the game. Especially at close to 5,000 ft!
Each year the farm grows a step beyond the typical 114 day growing season. The new high tunnel is living proof of progress. Thanks to community support, the farm expects to grow 15% by end of season.
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