Farms are always bustling. In spring planting starts, while in summer, growing crops require care and attention. In fall, the hustle of harvesting sets in. Even in winter a farm is busy. Winter on a farm is a time for planning and restoring fields. Plans are made not just for the coming spring, or even the upcoming year, but for the next few years!
Terp Farm is no different. Terp Farm’s Lead Agricultural Technician, Guy Kilpatric, has been busy in the fields, high tunnel, and planning room. Right now, Terp Farm’s fields are blanketed in cover crops such as Winter Rye, Crimson Clover, Oats, and Winter Peas to help protect the soil form erosion, and encourage its restoration.
Here is a selection of crops we have planned for the different seasons on Terp Farm in 2016.