Using biodynamic and permaculture practices, Juniper Jungle Farm strives for beyond organic standards to grow the freshest heirloom produce and meat in Central Oregon. Our products are available at local farmers markets or through our 18 week CSA.

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Farmer Chris Notes

Farmer Chris’ Notes 3/17

Well there has been some exciting new explorations into furthering our practice of biodynamic farming. We have been sourcing and procuring the ingredients to start making our own biodynamic preparations. We were able to source the preparations for this year from a larger biodynamic farm in California. The application day starts at sunrise, the preparation is added to water and spun for 1 hour, and from there we tractor sprayed and hand broadcasted it over 15 acres. This has been a new evolution for me besides using the annual biodynamic planting calendar, its a big leap of faith like all farming. For me, this is the next big step in our own local/farm based fertility to help create the balanced food security system of selling and eating local, but also the farms fertility being local as well.

Garlic and fall direct sown onions are sprouting up, spring planted spinach and arugula are under row cover and doing well. Seeding in the greenhouse has been ramping up, and soon will be the second home for the next few months, with the third home, the tractors, with the new 5 acres will be busier than ever.

Permaculture tips of the month will start my next farmers notes. Enjoy the roller coaster spring of sunny, windy, rainy, and snowy  Central Oregon, we sure will be.

Your farmer, Chris Casad

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