Small Potatoes Farm Hosts a Field Day
Sally Worley, PFI’s horticulture director, reported on some other Iowa farmers’ efforts to store crops in the field over the winter. Rob and Tammy Faux, Tripoli producers, had carrots and leaks unprotected in the ground all winter and sold them in April/May. “I don’t have to do anything to them and don’t have to provide storage room for them. I am the only one at the first market with carrots and leaks,” Rob told Sally.
Mark River from Manning harvested beets, carrots and turnips in December, January and March. His plants were protected with eight inches of leaf mulch. He sold these crops at winter markets.
Lots of good discussion at this Field Day and so many others this summer!