The to-do list

The to-do list

The lists we make at the beginning of each week are generally over-sized for the time we have, and so are an exercise in not letting things slip through the cracks. As long as a task makes it onto the list, we know we won’t forget about it in the midst of the chaos, and even if it doesn’t get done, it will be moved onto next week’s list as top-billing.

Pests & Predators

Pests & Predators

As Charlotte and I strive to be better farmers, our hope is to produce similarly excellent food from a system in balance. Easier said than done. Our farm doesn’t just exist in nature. The human effort we call farming is extremely destructive at certain times and from certain points of view…

Parched

Parched

On a vegetable farm, we do plan to irrigate our crops, setting up elaborate arrays of drip-tape that slowly leak water very close to the base of each plant. It is a very efficient means of watering. But when it hasn’t rained in 6+ weeks, and the soil has turned to dust that blows away in the wind, those lines simply can’t keep up.

“Why’s it so expensive?”

“Why’s it so expensive?”

Raise your hand if you have been the unwitting bystander of a rather uncomfortable exchange at our market table when someone complains about the price of our vegetables. The comment is often accompanied by a recitation of how much they could buy the “same thing” for at Stop & Shop, or Walmart, or Big Y…

Surprise!

Surprise!

Sweet Acre Farm is officially Certified Organic! While we are indeed proud to be recognized as adhering to the rigorous standards of organic agriculture, we’ve always farmed the way we do: completely spray-free and with the utmost consideration for our soil, plant, and insect life on the farm…

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Clemens Green
Farmington Ave. btw Woodland and Owen
Hartford, CT

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481 Brewster Street
Bridgeport CT
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