Season Extension Community Supported Agriculture Farm Tour
Sunday, October 17, 2021
1-3 p.m. ET
Eugene Goodman and Lucy Owsley started farming in 1994, and were certified organic by OEFFA from 1996 to 2002. They have owned and operated Boulder Belt Eco-Farm since 2005. They grow a wide selection of produce year round for their 40 community supported agriculture (CSA) families, the Richmond Farmers' Market, and Oxford's MOON Co-op. They have been specializing in season extension since the mid-1990s and run the oldest winter CSA in Ohio and one of the oldest in the USA.
Join them for a walking tour of the 2+ acre market garden that includes two high tunnels, several homemade "scissor" tunnels and portable tunnels, and outdoor crops. They will talk about proper crop selection and timing the plantings for a successful winter season. Eugene and Lucy will also discuss what pest and disease pressures one deals with in winter and how to control them. Finally, they will talk about preparing and harvesting for winter markets, including using summer- and fall-harvested storage crops (such as onions and garlic) for winter sales.
Registration: $5 members/$10 non-members. Pre-registration is required by October 14.
For the safety of guests, all farm tours require pre-registration, attendance will be limited, and CDC guidance for outdoor gatherings will be followed.
This event is part of the 2021 OEFFA Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series. Learn more about other events in the series at oeffa.org/farmtours.
An address and driving directions will be provided after registration.
OEFFA: (614) 421-2022
OEFFA Certification: (614) 262-2022