Spring Greens at Better Farm

Image from The Cooks Next Door.
The season has started at Better Farm with lots of fresh produce available for sale to the community. Please contact us at (315) 482-2536 or info@betterfarm.org to place an order!

Here's what we've got available so far:

Organic Asparagus

Our asparagus is grown in raised beds on the property. Instead of chemical fertilizers or pesticides, we employ lasagna gardening methods (also called sheet or mulch gardening). Because we utilize hay, cardboard, fresh compost, organic manure from our chickens, and other biodynamic agriculture methods, our asparagus is free of all chemicals, totally organic, and completely delicious.

Organic Looseleaf Lettuce
$1.50/bunch or $6/6 oz. 
This crop of organic, looseleaf lettuce was grown indoors in Better Farm's aquaponic setup. Utilizing fish waste to fertilize and nourish our plants, this lettuce is raised in a gravel bed and gets its sun-like rays from a grow light hovering overhead. Because it grows inside, the leaves are never exposed to harsh elements or winds; making for the tenderest lettuce you're likely to ever taste.

Organic Chives
This is the fourth season for our chives, which make a great addition to any recipe. Add fresh to salads, stocks, stir-fries, bakes, or marinades; or dry it out for months of use in your favorite dishes. Our chives are grown alongside the asparagus in raised mulch-garden beds.

Free-Range Eggs From Happy Hens
Okay, not a "green", but we have lots of karmically balanced eggs available from Better Farm's hens!
Scarlet, Bernadette, Delores, Destiny's Child, the Rapunzels, and all the Barred Rock ladies enjoy fresh grass, organic leftovers, and yummy feed (not to mention endless pounds of all the centipedes, spiders, ticks, mosquitoes, bees, and worms they can find!) all day long as they have free range of Better Farm's entire property. These hens are spoiled to the Nth degree; and it shows in their amazing eggs. Variety of colors (brown, pale blue/green, and white) available.

Stay tuned as more and more crops come to bloom!

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.