Christopher Farms was greatly impacted by COVID-19 in 2020. An increased work schedule at my the off farm job because of the pandemic resulted in nearly working double time from February to the middle of July every week. Often the work included lengthy overnight stays away from the farm. This resulted in no work on the farm being done in the spring or early summer.
That changed in the middle of July when I took the step to move to full time farming and left my off the farm job. As such I was able to start devoting the time needed to get the farm actually up and running. This included erecting my high tunnel, testing soil, and preparing for the 2021 growing season.
Right now I have about 1000 square feet of tomatoes growing in the high tunnel that will be ready for sale soon. Garlic for 2021 is in the ground as well as cover crops on a large part of the crop fields. There are still several things that need done but I’m definitely heading in the right direction.
For 2021 I’m planning on maple syrup, honey, a large pumpkin and gourd patch, sweet corn, tomatoes, hot and sweet peppers, sorghum, and a lot more. 2021 is going to be a big year around Christopher Farms!