Field Day Photo-Recap: Bridgewater Farm, Aug. 30
The father and son team at Bridgewater Farm, Dale and Tyler Raasch, get more done on their farm than seems possible (to mere mortals). The duo manages 23 acres of organic fruits and vegetables, plus meat chickens, layers, pigs, and beef cattle. As Dale and Tyler toured the group around their farm, CSA members, friends and family worked in the kitchen amping up an amazing potluck with farm-fresh dishes.
Dale has been farming since 1978, but added fruits and vegetables in 2007. In 2011 he added a single high tunnel. Since then, the outdoor production of fruits and vegetables has multiplied. Though they continue to learn as they go, their experiences were a wealth of information for all who attended.
Thanks to Gateway Market and Iowa Farmers Union for their sponsorship of this field day.