A small, diverse permaculture farm (and now, Bakery!) in beautiful SE Minnesota - our dream come true life focused on Local Food, Local Art, Local Music.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
This week marks two years since I started growing and selling sprouts to the co-op. I have come a long way since then. I can now recognize one sprout seed mix from another. I've learned the specific challenges of growing during hot, humid summer and during cold, dry winter. I have developed a pretty efficient and reliable system. A dedicated sprout-growing room. Three wholesale organic seed suppliers. A fancy scale and lots of other sprout-growing gear. Restaurant customers. I'm growing 20+ pounds of sprouts a week. That doesn't sound like much, but it adds up -- it's more than half a ton of sprouts a year!
In September 2008, we dived into our dream of creating a small, sustainable farm. Neither of us has previous farming experience, but we have enthusiasm and many ideas for this little 10-acre farmstead.