The Sukkah Scenario – a guest post

By Scott Hertzberg, (otherwise known as my awesome husband), and originally posted on his blog the Jewish Farmer Farming continues to attract surprising numbers of young Jewish Americans. Frequently I see articles in the Forward or elsewhere about a recent college grade deciding to take a big turn on to an agricultural path.  Some seem to be making the shift with ease.  For others being attracted to farming leaves them torn in some major ways. Most Jews I’ve come across who are interested in farming seem conflicted between a desire to live both in the city and the country.  The …

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Late May Farm Update

The farm news is we are in a major summer crop planting push and are working to empty the greenhouse and put thousands of plants in the ground (peppers, tomatoes, squash, eggplant, basil, other herbs etc.)   We recently  mowed down most of our cover crops, but here is a photo of the rye, winter pea mix that is still standing.  You can see that the pollinators love this planting.  The Austrian Winter Pea flower is beautiful, it looks like a sweet pea flower but is so much easier to grow here in Maryland where the summers are too hot for …

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