DEAR NEW FARM:
I am 27 years old. My girlfriend and I just
completed our first exciting CSA season here at Stoney Lonesome
Farm (listed on your web site [Click
here to search the Farm Locator for them]). I recently
wrote an article with other young aspiring farmers in mind
entitled "Confessions of a first year CSA farmer."
Much of the article includes advice that I've gleaned from
other growers, but also personal experiences I think would
be relevant to young folks (and things often left out of farming
texts). Perhaps you would like to include my article, in some
form, on your web site. I'm also hoping to win one of those
nifty New Farm hats.
Stoney Lonesome Farm
Thanks for sending us your article. We’ll see if we
can find room for it on our site in some form and will gladly
send you a New Farm hat for your efforts.
Your experience as an enthusiastic new farmer reminds us
of a conversation—and idea—we had at the recent
SARE conference in Burlington, Vermont. We exchanged cards
with a new young farmer who expressed an interest in keeping
a running journal of his experiences from which others new
to farming might benefit (and even longtime farmers could
relate to). We thought it would be interesting to gather a
team of new farmers—representing a variety of operations
and regions—to contribute to this project. It sounds
like such an endeavor might be right up your alley, Pablo.
If there are any other interested takers out there, please
send an email to The New Farm Senior Editor Dan Sullivan at
briefly describing your farm and what brought you to the vocation.
us with comments, suggestions and questions.