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Happy Solstice

Posted by Marty Castriotta on Monday, July 1, 2013, In : News and Updates 

June 20, 2013

Must be mid June..the 12 hour farm days are really stacking up. After lots of wet weather and soggy gardens and fields, we're finally getting more plants in the ground and young animals on pasture. Almost done with the new high tunnel and a couple new portable poultry cops in process.

We have chicks, turkeys, ducklings, piglets, lambs and calves. There are lots of mouths to feed, good thing for grass. We're going 100% organic grain this year. We're all done with you M...
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Marty Castriotta Marty grew his first potato when he was 12 year old on a worn out piece of ground behind his parents’ house. He’s been attracted to the idea of growing food ever since. He started growing seriously in 2001 with his wife Ellen’s guidance and has worked on several organic farms prior to moving to Orchard Hill. His passion is in integrating all aspects of the farm; the gardens, animals, buildings, water systems and so on. Marty has been raising heritage farm animals since 2003, and started training his young oxen Boss and Chez to do some of the farm work in the winter of 2012. Marty graduated from Antioch University New England with an MS in Environmental Studies and currently teaches Farmers & Foragers and summer camps at The Orchard School, as well as Permaculture Design Courses at Orchard Hill.