Richert/Phillips Farms

  (North Liberty, Indiana)
ventures of a small fresh pick farm
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CSA time

   We are starting to get CSA applications in. It feels good that most of last years members have already sent them in.

   On our produce farm there is only 12-18 weeks we are making money--the rest of the time is preparing for the season and waiting for the markets to open. Taking CSAs really helps us out by have funding early on, but the responsibility and concern for our customers can weigh heavy at times. Not knowing the weather is always a concern, yet there is no better life then a small farmer. The best part is the worst part--not knowing the future weather paterns, etc. keeps us on our toes. Pushing forward dispite uncertainty is a factor that makes the good times so much better(the good times makes one laugh at what it took to get there)

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