We are going Beyond Organic! We have sold back the chemicals and are completely committed to feeding the soil, trees, and berry bushes. We begin by spraying our own special brew of EM (Effective Microorganisms) that breaks down chemical residue, turn clay soil into good rich workable soil and provide the much need microorganisms to grow healthier more nutrient dense foods and double crop yields. We will be building the understory to make a woodsy mulch under the fruit trees and bushes complete with comfrey and beneficials. Hopefully we will see some nice morrel mushroom spring up eventually!!We don't spray chemicals but we will be doing lots of healthy sprays containing Neem oil (to help bug and fungal suppression and feed nutrients and essential fatty acids - yes trees like people need essential fats), liquid fish also helps with essential lipids and good nitrogen for early sprays and just after petal fall (but no more after that as the fruit won't need that much nitrogen then), kelp, EM (Essential Microorganisms) that we make here ourselves, ask us if you want to get some for your garden or farm, and herbal infusions of horsetail, nettle and comfrey help to build the cuticle of the trees, aid in calcium uptake for better fruit, etc. It is an exciting adventure for us and I hope you will come out to taste and experience the difference!
We are a family orchard and farm. This year we begin growing more produce organically grown from organic seeds. We started Winter Greens production in our hoop house this year and had great success. We use our own EM and Bokashi to feed the soil and plants. The taste is incredible. Winter greens traditionally are more tender and sweet but these just surpassed any flavor I have experienced in the past.
Due to the extra produce production, we will begin a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). We thought to keep it easy we would go with the punch card method. You purchase a pre-paid card of $50 or $100 to use as you wish throughout the year. You can buy more than one card or re-purchase at any time. This gives you many benefits. You will have first choice of what is ripe. You'll have flexibility to use it for early greens like chard, kale, arugala, spinach, romaine or use it when you come for the U-pick berries, apples and pears, you like asparagus get some for all your friends, pick it yourself or have it delivered to you. You can share your card with others as a gift if you like. This helps us out with funds up front to offset costs and ensure we bring you the best nutrient dense organically grown produce you can find.
The grounds are as beautiful as ever and it will become more and more lush. EM is essential for plant growth, it breaks down chemicals, and cleans up water. As we use it in our ponds they we become evermore clean and clear and the fish healthier (we may even have a U-fish in the future!!). EM is known to double crop yield. This year we are spraying our Asparagus field...so watch out we may actually have enough to fill the great demand Fieldstone has every year!! God has given us to be stewards of this great earth and we are accepting the challenge and the joy! "For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. ...that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God." Romans 8:19-21
We open our hearts and our family farm to you and yours that you may come share in the beauty of God's abundance and the joy of nutrient dense, healthy, organically grown foods.
In Great Joy and Gratitude,
Bruce and Marianne Curtis
Trustees of God's GiftHistory
Raspberries freeze beautifully, with or without sugar and make a wonderful healthy snack for the children!
Try a drop of dark chocolate inside your raspberries for a decadent delight!
Gluten free pie? Ask Marianne about her gluten free recipes!
Have you ever tried almond butter on a slice of apple? try a drop of honey!
A tip: put a few drops of lemon juice on freshly slice apple so it will not oxidize.
2013 As It Ripens
Aparagus - May 13 to June 7 or so
2012 Wacky Weather ripening projections
Asparagus - late March-mid May
See Calendar for more specific dates