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  • This Week in Jewish Farming: Ode to corn

    September 12, 2014 | 11:21 am

    Before I get to this week’s blog post, I have to give (another) shout-out to my neighbor and custom farm tool designer Larry Giglio, who delivered this marvelous, custom-built tape roller to the farm this morning. It might not seem like the coolest thing ever, but if you’ve ever...

  • This Week in Jewish Farming: Packing the larder

    September 5, 2014 | 12:09 pm

    When I was a kid, Friday nights were the coziest night of the week.

    My family was strictly Shabbat observant, and Friday night meant the onset of 25 hours with no TV, no car and no cooking. It was the latter that gave those nights their warmth and intimacy. Friday afternoon was a...

  • This week in Jewish farming: The deer threat and an electric solution

    June 27, 2014 | 1:15 pm

    Countless anxieties attended the planning for my first season farming. Losing my entire crop to deer was not among them.

    Neither of the Northeastern farms where I had worked previously worried much about these herbivores. One farm was large and could keep losses from deer to a...

  • This week in Jewish farming: The pests arrive

    June 13, 2014 | 10:50 am

    Miracles pour forth daily from the earth. Each day — often several times a day — I’m momentarily overcome by something magical in the fields. Those tomato plants that seem to expand by the hour, some of them now reaching my chest with their dank stalks bursting with yellow flowers....