Clearing the Past, Preparing the Future

Well this week’s trip was more meeting content then field work… 9:30am: First stop in town to Steve Straub, our Erie Insurance guy regarding tractor and overall farm coverage along with Commonwealth Hops LLC 10am: Drop off/pick up things at the in-laws 10:30am: An…

First trip up for the season!

Checking in on the “old” Hopyard…luckily none of them have started yet as its snowed up here a bit today. Barley survived the Winter so just waiting for those warm temps forecasted for later this week and next! And new Hopyard is ready and…

“It’s alive…ALIVE!”

Sorry for the dramatic title but…we just got word today from Hines Equipment in Altoona, the Case-International Harvester dealer we took the tractor to…that repairs have been completed on the 674!! We will be clearing out room in the barn this coming Monday as ironically…

PASA’s 2016 “Farming for the Future” Conference

Each year, as the doldrums of Winter settle in here in Pennsylvania, folks from around the country gather in Central Pennsylvania for one of the nation’s premiere and long-standing sustainable ag conferences – PASA’s “Farming for the Future” Conference! PASA (Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable…

All Part of A Bigger Picture

On Tuesday afternoon, January 19, myself and other members of the board of the Headwaters Charitable Trust (HWCT) took a field trip to the Tuscarora Organic Growers Cooperative (TOG) located in the beautiful rolling south central mountains of Pennsylvania. Founded in 1988. In TOG’s own…

Saint Marys Local Sourcing

In The News

Barnraiser Success!

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New Hop Yard Is In!

Well…it took us three days to do it, mostly due to very wet fields on day 2…but all the poles are in and are they beauteous! Even for someone who’s used to walking amid these 20′ giants, to see 45 of them jump out…

STOP…It’s Barley Time!

If like me, you grew up in the 80’s, this blog entry title’s play on a classic tune from that era felt appropriate. If not, go ahead and make “that face” and continue reading 😉 We were only able to get to this point because…