Cricket Song Farm

Cricket Song Farm

Friday, January 13, 2012

Cricket Song Farm

    

  Cricket Song Farm is a sustainable, non-certified organic farm in southern Utah.  We have been growing vegetables for Farmer's Markets and our CSA customers since 1993.

I grew up conventional farming.  Long days and night spent watering hundreds and hundreds of acres of crops.  I gained a respect for the land at an early age.  I knew I wanted a farm of my own, but it would be a small sustainable farm where I planted the seeds by hand,  hand milked the goats morning and night and gathered the freshly laid eggs.  I would nourish the soil with nutrients and compost produced on the farm instead of chemicals and fertilizers, and when I harvested it would be by hand for someone I knew personally.

Shortly after we were married, my husband bought me (us) our little farm..........76 acres, beautiful sunsets and room for the kids to roam.  We had been previously renting a small 2 acre farm so we moved our herd of Purebred Nubian Dairy Goats, chickens, other miscellaneous farm animals, and our 5 children (the youngest was 3 weeks old) to our little farm.  We lived in a tent and immediately began the process of  feeding the soil and growing vegetables for our customers.




 Why did we choose the name Cricket Song Farm?  When we purchased our farm it had been neglected for years.  The soil was depleted, there weren't any worms or soil microbes to be found.  As we applied manure, compost and sustainable, organic practices the soil came to life teaming with worms and bugs, both good and bad.  The grasshoppers, flea beetles and crickets began eating our crops.  I was grateful our farm was becoming what we were working so hard to create.  As I listened to the crops grow, the bugs happily munching the spinach and to the crickets singing their serenade nightly,  I named the farm Cricket Song Farm because............well, the crickets at least sang for their supper!

Now after many years and the children all grown and gone, we still farm several acres, participate in several Farmer's Markets and have a limited amount of CSA customers.  We have had a happy life living close to nature, raising the food we eat and sharing it with those around us.  Stop by and see us at the market and say "Hello",  just look for the ole "FarmHer" with the long brown (and a little grey) braid, a funny farmer's hat and a retro apron.

photo on the cover on St, George Health and Wellness Magazine used with permission
Pictured above is my booth at a local market
we grow all our own vegetables
many other vendors gather produce from several growers to bring to market,
some vendors truck produce in from California and Nevada,
you can be assured we only provide vegetable grown by us using our high standards!



I love this picture of my beautiful daughter holding a bunch of radishes. Notice the peeling fingernail polish worn off by work.  She is truly a little farm "GIRL".
 Our veges are picked and delivered to market within just a few hours
(we begin harvesting at 4:00 a.m. to ensure freshness)

Thanks for allowing us to grow you the freshest, healthiest, nutrient dense, and tastiest food available.

Follow along for information about what markets we will be attending.

cricketsongfarm.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping by.

2 comments:

  1. I can't figure out if you still sell vegetables? Can you point me in the right direction?

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    1. Hi Sue,

      During the winter months I do not have vegetables available, my growing season is May through November . If you will follow along with the blog, I will let everyone know when the vegetables are ready. The crops in the greenhouses can be ready as soon as April. Thank you for asking! Please just check back often.

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