Tag: gardening

Let’s Talk Crops: How to Grow Lettuce

Over the past few years, we’ve learned how to grow a few things in our central Ohio farm with its crazy weather cycles. Two things in farming are certain, weather is never predictable and farmers must deal with it. We get many questions at the farmers markets on how we grow lettuce during the summer months. Here’s a peek at our methods.

Top 5 Things We Wished We Knew Before Becoming Market Farmers

Yes, it’s idyllic, the farm life.
We’re our own bosses and spend our days planning, planting, tending, weeding, harvesting, prepping, marketing and selling. We are market farmers. As we prepare for our seventh season, here’s the top 5 things we wish we’d known before we jumped headlong into this crazy but seriously rewarding lifestyle.

The Farm in Winter, How We Deal With Off-Season Boredom

What do market farmers do in the winter months? Find out how Chris and Marie Nichols, owners of Rusty Plow Farms stay busy when not growing food.