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Season Extension and Winter Storage: Luna Bleu Farm

96 Boles Road
South Royalton, VT

Extending the season with row covers and high tunnels can provide significant increases in crop yields and income. Join organic farmers Tim Sanford and Suzanne Long as they share experiences and methods for supplying their winter CSA and farmers’ markets. We’ll also tour their recently expanded storage facilities and learn tips for maximizing the storage life of fall-harvested crops. Vern Grubinger of UVM Extension will join this workshop.

About the Presenters: Tim and Suzanne have been farming for 25 years. Their CSA, which they started 23 years ago, was one of the first in Vermont.

Vern Grubinger is Extension Professor and vegetable and berry specialist at the University of Vermont. He also serves as coordinator of USDA's Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education program (SARE) and the Vermont Vegetable & Berry Growers Association, and he provides leadership to the eXtension Farm Energy community of practice.

About the Farm: Luna Bleu Farm hosts 5 acres of mixed vegetables and fruit, poultry for meat and eggs, beef, and pork - all certified organic.

Directions: From the junction of Rt. 110 and Rt. 14 in South Royalton, go north on Rt. 110 1/3 of a mile, and then take a left onto Mill Road. Follow Mill road 0.2 mile, cross the bridge and go 1.1 mile. Take a left on Rix Road. The farm is the second driveway on the right about 300 yards up. There is a road sign that says Boles Road at the end of the farm driveway - follow to the end.

Parking: Look for signs designating the parking area.

Carpooling: If you'd like to carpool we recommend using Ridebuzz.org.

Wheelchair Accessible? Yes

Cost: $10 NOFA & VVBGA members, $20 non-members
Website: Register Here
Contact: NOFA Vermont
Contact Email: info@nofavt.org
Contact Phone: 802-434-4122