Winter Tunnel Production and Season Extension

October 2, 2012 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Bread and Butter Farm harvests kale, chard, spinach, cilantro and other crops from their high tunnel all year long. In this workshop, Corie Pierce will explain the four keys to winter hoop house production: crop selection, timing seeding and planting, crop protection needs, and overall system management. Vern Grubinger, Vegetable and Berry Specialist with UVM Extension, will be on hand to provide additional information and answer questions. Corie Pierce is the co-owner and vegetable manager of Bread & Butter Farm, a two-family farm that raises grass-fed beef, year-round veggies, a small herd of Jersey cows, and also runs a wood-fired oven bakery and hosts community events. Presented in cooperation with UVM Extension, the Vermont Vegetable and Berry Growers Association, and USDA Risk Management Agency.

Directions: Bread & Butter Farm off of Cheesefactory Rd. between Hinesburg Road (Route 116) and Dorset St. Cheesefactory Rd. is 4 miles south of Route 2 in South Burlington. You will see signs for our farm on the south side of Cheesefactory Rd. Look for silos and the sign.

Map directions here: http://www.breadandbutterfarm.com/contact

Bread and Butter FarmShelburne, VT
Cost: 
Free for farmers an VVBGA members; $10 NOFA-VT members; $20 non-members
Contact: 
NOFA-VT
Contact Email: 
info@nofavt.org
Contact Phone: 
(802) 434-4122