Hi Farm Lovers.
The reason for this blog is to inform. Inform about food, farming and land. I aim to take some of the romance out, and put the dirt and sweat, back in.
I live with a farmer. Paul Wirtz has been growing a diversified cropping of produce, including a full salad mix, for 24 years in Sonoma, California. He’s always farmed following organic standards on leased land. For the past 10 years Paul signed on as “production manager” for Oak Hill Farm. Now, we are farming on almost 10 leased acres, land Paul has been working for almost 20 years. I’ve known him for 10 years, lived with him for 9 and learned about what it takes to have “farm” in your blood.
The posts will mostly come from me. Paul just doesn’t have time to do this. In case of technical details, I will run words by him before posting. Otherwise, you’ll read my impressions and observations. And who am I?
My name is Candi Edmondson and I sell our produce at the local farmers’ markets, once or twice-a-week, depending on the season. I also call local chefs to find out what they would like us to deliver to their restaurants. I pay the bills and do the banking. And I will be the farm’s voice. Another hat I like to wear is that of a painter. See my blog at: http://candieded.wordpress.com/
Topics I want to discuss:
What does it take to be a farmer?
Farming and Politics
What are the economics of farming?
Organic vs. Local
What is in season and
How to use it
Love to have your feedback!