Welcome to the Intervale Community Farm, a thriving member-owned farm in its 25th season of growing organic produce in the heart of Burlington, Vermont.
Despite the massive snowstorm moving through this week, our winter shares will be wrapping up on March 13 (Group 1) and March 20 (Group 2).
We’ve been starting seeds in the greenhouse for the summer production; inside the greenhouse is an oasis from the snow and wind! If you haven’t signed up for a summer share yet, don’t worry. Just go to the JOIN NOW button on the right and you’ll be directed to the electronic forms.
As usual at the end of a season, we’d like to hear from you about your experiences. Please take our survey about the winter share here.
Thank you for your continued interest and support. Don’t forget to invite your friends to join us this summer!
You can see Farmers Andy & Becky in this recently debuted video on the importance of organic farming. A project of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of Vermont (NOFA-VT), creators Helen Whybrow and Michael Sacca feature many organic farmers discussing the importance and craft of organic agriculture. Just a shade under 10 minutes, it features clips of Andy, Becky, and ICF. View it here on Vimeo: Organic Matters.
The first of our four new hoop houses was covered today! The winds were calm (nonexistent) and there was no precipitation. Led by Andy, staff members Silas, Erik, Abbie and Sarah were assisted by volunteers Bonnie Acker (Board member), Dylan Zeitlyn (Diggers Mirth), Ron Hernandez (Stray Cat Flower), Rob Hunt (Intervale Center) and Tim Schonholtz (Sugar Snap) and got two layers of plastic in place without incident. Sheeting was pulled into place using ropes weighted with large potatoes. Adjustments were made and the process was repeated. Tugging and pulling from each end cleared the wrinkles and bubbles. Retaining wires were tucked into the grooves of the frame (technical name “wiggle wires”). Soon fans and blowers will be installed to keep the house inflated.
The remaining three houses will be covered as weather permits. Perfectly calm days with no wind are necessary or there might be a UFO sighted over the farm!
With this step in the progress of our Fourth Season Project, we are closer to being able to provide a 12-month CSA!