Plowing in Winter Rye, boy that soil looks good, of course it allways looks good weed free! We have transplanted the first wave of Tomatoes and Cucumbers into 5″pots, they will soon go into one of the high tunnels. We also seed 800′ of early Sugar Ann Peas and transplanted Turnips and Lettuce for the first outside rows of the 2012 season. We already have several rows of Kale that has been outside for a couple of months, Kale is so sweet and tender with cold chill nights. We hope to get beets in the ground sooooooon.
Jeanne is out pruning the Blueberry bushes, whish is a learned craft that not many folks appreciate. Jeanne has spent many years learing about Blueberry management and it has paid off.. I think we have the best tasting Blueberries around!
The next really big job is getting 2500 Strawberry plants weeded, I have fallen behind in that task. Back to work !
Twin Springs Farm is a 76 acre diversified farm located in beautiful Nelson County Virginia. We use sustainable farming practices; we do not use harmful herbicides or pesticides. Our growing method includes the use of Cover Crops, Compost, Alfalfa Meal, and Trace Elements & Micronutrients. We grow Blueberries, Blackberries, Lettuce year-round, Spinach, Asian Greens and other produce that we sell through direct market on-farm, Nelson Farmers Market, and wholesale accounts. We are a partner producer with the Local Food Hub, Charlottesville, VA.
We have two 20′ x 96′ high tunnels and a new 24′ x 48′ that is being used to grow Raspberries, we feel fortunate to work closely with Virginia Cooperative extension, Dr. Reza Rafie, and Chris Mullins of Virginia State University’s Agriculture School.
We have mixed Lettuce, head Lettuce, Kale, Carrots, Pac Choi and Turnips growing and being harvested in the two larger high tunnels. You can come by the farm or visit retailers like Integral Yoga in Charlottesville.
We have lots and lots of plugs getting ready to transplant out in the fields as soon as we feel the weather has turned the corner.. Mother Nature can fool us sometimes, but the age-old signs say we have turned the corner. We will be cautious as to what we transplant and when keeping those row covers ready if we get a hard frost. Check out our CSA information.
We are one of the founding farms of Firsthand Farmers Cooperative an agriculture cooperative founded on the principles of bringing healthy fresh season foods to Central Virginia. Check our Firsthand Farmers Cooperative and tell your friends!
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Twin Springs Farm is a 76 acre diversified farm located in beautiful Nelson County Virginia. We use sustainable farming practices; we do not use harmful herbicides or pesticides. Our growing method includes the use of Cover Crops, Compost, Compost Tea, Alfalfa Meal, and Trace Elements & Micronutrients.
We grow Blueberries, Strawberries, Lettuce, Spinach, Greens and other produce that we sell through direct market, farm markets, and wholesale. We have salad greens available year around utilizing unheated high tunnels during the fall and winter months.
We currently attend the Lexington and Nelson Farm Markets.
We are members of Virginia Association for Biological Farming (VABF) and Southern Sustainable Agricultural Working Group (SSAWG) and National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition.