Field Day May 2024

Growing Intensively for Market on a Small Scale

Monday, May 20th, 5pm-8pm
Noah Scalero of Beet Root Farm
Join us for a Field Day event about Growing Intensively for Market on a Small Scale at Beet Root Farm in Carbondale!

Noah Scalero of Beet Root Farm will give visitors a tour of his farm and talk about how they manage their acreage using no-till methods. Noah will also explain how they use crop planning to grow intensively for profit on a small scale.  He will also talk about his experience starting a farm from raw land and all the components that go into that. His farm provides over 30 varieties of fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers to our CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) members and to the Carbondale Farmers Market.

Also joining us will be Ellen Esling to discuss the new Food Works Mobile Farmers Market. This mobile farmers market fosters connections among communities in the southern 13 counties by offering locally-sourced, fresh foods and products produced in a sustainable manner. The mobile farmers market offers a new avenue for communities with limited access to farmers markets and grocery stores to access fresh, nutrient dense foods and it also provides local farmers with a sales platform that takes less time away from the farm.

Event Notes:

Bring a chair and beverage. There will be light refreshments provided by the Mobile Market. 

Please do not bring pets to this event.

Parking Available

Parking is limited and will be in a grass pasture. Carpooling is encouraged.

Field Day May 2024

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