Our Farm, Our Community

Our Farm, Our Community

When I first started farming in 2000, the community-oriented aspects of the scene drew me in and made me able to envision doing this work for a living. I was 21 and working as a farm hand at a small family farm in Arizona while I was studying agroecology at a school...
Your Survey Questions, Answered

Your Survey Questions, Answered

There are a handful of questions about Stearns Farm that I’ve heard repeatedly, and that also came up in your responses to our sharer survey. I am going to attempt to address a couple of them here. Meanwhile, please don’t hesitate to reach out to...
Seeds of Summer

Seeds of Summer

Hello sharers! Now that it’s January, I’m deep in the planning zone. At the top of my list is shopping for a couple of pieces of much needed equipment for the farm, but just as pressing is the reconfiguration of our crop plans, in which we are now...
Notes From the Living Room

Notes From the Living Room

First, some news: I have decided to stay on as the farm manager at Stearns Farm after all!  I had planned to leave in order to devote all my time to my flower business. Long story short, I decided instead to shut it down and stick around here. I am very excited...
Getting Ready for Winter

Getting Ready for Winter

Dear sharers, I’m looking forward to our first winter distro this weekend! The walk-in is stocked with veggies to be given out to winter sharers, and our fields are looking increasingly bare and tidied up. Last weekend, we got next year’s garlic planting...