Tuesday November 30: Winter agriculture

Tuesday November 30: Winter agriculture

Winter farming sounds like an oxymoron, but the growing, growing and selling of produce takes place during the colder months of the year.



These 180 cultivated acres at Natick have endured many winters. It is one of the oldest continuously operated farms in the United States of America. The Lookout farm dates back to 1651. Different owners maintained it until 2005, when the Belkin family saved the farm from bankruptcy. Today, Lookout is primarily a fruit farm, with 60,000 Asian apple, peach and pear trees that they need to grow year round, explains. Head of Operations James Wolfensohn 60,000 trees. That’s about 1.21 point four million pruning cuts per year. About twenty cuts on average per tree pruning are carried out once a year when winter temperatures start to harden the trees.

Tuesday November 30: Winter agriculture

Winter farming sounds like an oxymoron, but the growing, growing and selling of produce takes place during the colder months of the year.

Winter farming sounds like an oxymoron, but the growing, growing and selling of produce takes place during the colder months of the year. Tonight we visit a winter ASC (community supported agriculture) selling produce all year round, a fifth generation farm specializing in making winter cereals and a new greenhouse restaurant at Natick’s Lookout farm. . We will also meet a farmer from the Azores who settled in Massachusetts and who is now helping other immigrant farmers.

Winter farming sounds like an oxymoron, but the growing, growing and selling of produce takes place during the colder months of the year. Tonight we visit a winter ASC (community supported agriculture) selling produce all year round, a fifth generation farm specializing in making winter cereals and a new greenhouse restaurant at Natick’s Lookout farm. . We will also meet a farmer from the Azores who settled in Massachusetts and who is now helping other immigrant farmers.

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