- Aug 24 2023
- 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Strategies for Growing Potatoes on Small- and Medium-Sized Farms
Over 80 varieties of vegetables and fruits are grown at Mink Meadow Farm. One of those crops is potatoes, and the farm has worked hard to develop a system that works well for small- to medium-sized operations to produce a quality yield. This workshop will provide an overview of the potato-growing system in place at Mink Meadow Farm and strategies for implementing similar systems in your situation. Attendees are welcome to share their own potato-growing strategies to create a collaborative environment where we can all improve our growing operations.
Mink Meadow Farm has long produced hay, potatoes, maple syrup, eggs, and supported a small beef cattle operation. In 2020, Sarah Herr joined Seth Bent on his family’s land to begin a small vegetable farm, gaining organic certification in 2021. The farm has since been growing; expanding CSA membership, producing several wholesale crops for nearby farms, and offering local milk and eggs in addition to Mink Meadow produce through a small, self-serve farmstand.
Tours are free for farmers, farm workers, and NOFA-NH/MOFGA members. Pricing for all other learners is based on a sliding scale, from $5-$15. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Visit the website for full details and to register (www.nofanh.org/craft).
Presented by a partnership of NOFA-NH and Vital Communities as one of six CRAFT workshops by NOFA-NH this summer. The farm team at each location will offer an educational experience for farmers, home growers, students, food system advocates, and anyone who is curious to learn. Each program is a great opportunity to learn from your peers, network with others in the community, and support farming in NH.