What urban farmers do in January

I may be cold outside, but farmers are busy in the winter off-season.  At York Fresh Food Farms January means planning for the 2018 growing season.  Farm Manager Bruce Manns, with help from a great, hard-working crew of Amish farmers from Brogue, built a 2500 SF high tunnel at 150 Wills Road.  This year Bruce will grow peppers in the high tunnel first and then fall lettuce.   Bruce is also: doing routine maintenance on the new tractor, completing his plan and schedule for planting, readying the heated greenhouse for growing transplants starting in February, attending the Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association three day Mid-Atlantic Fruit and Vegetable Convention and finalizing arrangements to paint and design York Fresh Food Farms’ Mobile Produce Market bus.

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