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 firstname.lastname@example.org
briefly describing your farm and what brought you to the vocation.
us with comments, suggestions and questions.