Let’s wrap up this tour of Fruition Seeds with the highlight of my visit: Packing Seeds With A Stamprite Seed Packing Machine Matthew plugs in the machine. Then fills the hopper with zinnia seed and calibrates the hopper. And action! When things are rolling, Matthew mentioned that they could pack upwards of 1200 packs an … More Packing Seeds At Fruition Seeds
This post is the second of three posts about my visit to Fruition Seeds. Last post we walked Fruition’s fields, this post we tour their warehouse. Let’s see how seed travels through the warehouse. From The Field Seed lots comes in from the field and then travel through a series of Bins. Bulk Seed Storage … More Visiting the Warehouse at Fruition Seeds
Last week, Emily and I took the week off to go on a vacation. And what better place for a vacation than to visit another seed company? So we drove down to Naples, New York to visit Petra and Matthew at Fruition Seeds. This is the first of 3 posts about our visit. The Fields … More Walking the Fields at Fruition Seeds
This week’s farmer spreadsheet tip is about using week numbers instead of dates in your spreadsheets. Week numbers are a critical piece of how I crop plan. They make it much easier to sort and look at information on a weekly basis rather then get bogged down with how there are 7 different days in each week. Are … More FSA Tip #3 Week Numbers
Earlier in the year, I wrote about how we evaluate Tomato varieties with easy trials. Our lettuce trials are even simpler! Trial Goal I wanted small dense lettuce heads that didn’t take too much space in the garden but gave fantastic salads! That doesn’t seem like too much to ask for. We went through seed … More Evaluating Quick Lettuce Trials
This week I was on the Thriving Farmer podcast with Michael Kilpatrick We talk about Tourne-Sol, running a farm as a coop, managing a profitable farm, and the importance of a good nap. I really enjoyed the conversation I had with Michael and I hope you do too! About The Thriving Farmer Podcast If you … More I’m on the Thriving Farmer Podcast!
Farmer Spreadsheet Survey I want to hear about how you use spreadsheets on your farm! I’ve put together this quick survey so you can tell me what you love and hate about spreadsheets. It would be amazing if you could fill it out!!!! I want to make sure the Farmer Spreadsheet Academy is meeting farmer’s … More I want to hear about your Spreadsheets!