As urban market gardeners who want to expand, we often struggle with the idea of whether to try to find more places to grow in the city or moving out to the country where we have more flexibility to do what we want (get some chickens and goats, have a few acres under till that […]
Category Archives: on the road
In an attempt to escape the winter weather of Ohio, Spink and I took a week’s vacation in San Diego. Despite the cooler temps (highs in the low 60s), we did enjoy full days of SUN! We took the opportunity to visit a few farms in the region in order to learn from those with more […]
Bay Branch Farm recently registered to attend the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association’s (OEFFA) annual conference, Growing with Integrity, Eating with Intention. The conference features Joel Salatin as keynote…we’ve read about him (even read some of his books), seen him in several movies about sustainable farming and now we are going to see him […]
Yesterday was a great day! We met a local (she lives on our street!) urban farmer who specializes in growing herbs in her backyard – Basil and Beyond, owned and operated by Cindy Bischof-Steinbrick. This happens to be the first urban farm in Lakewood. It was a treat to talk with her and learn about […]
We recently had the opportunity to try out our plow at Urban Growth Farms, our friends’ farm in Ohio City. They have got the SPIN farming method down. Take a look at their sweet beds! When we were there, they were getting their garlic in the ground.
Since we purchased the Grillo Tractor with the Berta Rotary Plow attachment (now affectionately known as Bertha), we’ve been contemplating how we can use this to help other small farmers, while at the same time generating income for our farm venture to keep it sustainable. One idea is to turn the plow into a service […]
Beautiful fall weekend, so we went to visit some local farms in the region. Below are a few pics….. Sirna’s Farm Eddy Fruit Farm We picked 98 pounds of apples and grapes at Eddy’s this year and plan to make applesauce and grape juice. Eddy Fruit Farm is about 97 acres of land. And, a […]
below are some pictures of this past season at baybranch….enjoy!
note to vegetarians: the content of this post may be offensive and we apologize in advance for that. in an effort to be closer to our food source, we kindly asked a local farmer if we could help harvest chickens. the concept of harvesting animals comes from barbara kingsolver’s book, animal vegetable miracle, a fabulous […]
tuesday night, author michael pollan spoke to the choir at oberlin college in ohio sharing a sun-food agenda for the next administration. in a recent letter to the next president published in the ny times, pollan relates the current industrial food system to 3 main issues of both candidates’ platforms: energy, climate change and health […]