Ask Tom: Looking for Farm Work

Ask Tom: Looking for Farm Work

I am considering a career in farming. How can I find farm work on a WNC organic farm? In looking for a farm, geography and climate are important, particularly with organic growing. In WNC we have pests and disease that are rare on the coast, for example.

Ask Tom: Growing Lettuce in Summer

Ask Tom: Growing Lettuce in Summer

Lettuce is one of the top three vegetables that Americans consume (potatoes and tomatoes are the other two) and summer is salad season when no one wants to turn on the stove. Summer is also the most challenging time for lettuce production on our farm. This year has been particularly challenging with high temperatures and erratic rainfall.