Type of farm or businessFruit/Orchard
If farming/ranching, select your primary market channels:Farm Stand, Farmers’ Market
Type of NetworkBeing paired with a beginning farmer who I keep in touch with on a monthly basis, Farm visit exchange, i.e. beginning farmers visit my farm and I visit theirs to give advice and share ideas, Email consultations, Phone consultations, Event hosting, i.e. hosting groups of beginning farmers for events or learning opportunities, Other options to be determined by mentor and mentee
ExperienceVegetable, Fruit/Orchard, Seed saving, Irrigation, Organics, Harvest and handling, Farm safety, On-farm efficiency, Recordkeeping, Employee/intern management, Value-added products, Agritourism, Site assessment, Land rehabilitation/Soil-building
Focus of Mentorship
I am interested in sharing information regarding our organic production of newer varieties of sweet cherries in a high density, pedestrian orchard system. Additionally, I can share information regarding growing cold-hardy wine grapes.
I grow several types of berries including: blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, haskapps, currents, service berries and gooseberries. Peaches, nectarines and apples are also grown on site.