Wednesday, October 26, 2011

A nice video about factory farming and our "return" to what's good...

Also, rumor has it that if you dress like a farmer and go to Chipotle on Halloween they'll hook you up with a burrito for 2 bucks. My question: what if you go as a farmer dressed as a mummy? I have to use up all that old frost cloth somehow...

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Saturday, October 15, 2011

Farmer Erin's CSA 101 presentation next Thursday! Invite your friends!

"The Fairport branch of AAUW will host a free talk about community-supported agriculture from 7 to 9 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Perinton Recreation Center, 1350 Turk Hill Road.

Erin Bullock, a Fairport native and owner and operator of Mud Creek Farm in Victor, will discuss running a sustainable organic farm specifically targeted to feed our local community without the use of pesticides or herbicides."

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Photos from a beautiful fall harvest!

Hope you guys are enjoying fall's offerings as much as I am!
Tristan shows off our amazing fall broccoli.
We windrow our winter squash and then pick it up into bins on the tractor.
We lay out the squash in our greenhouse to cure for a few weeks. The pie pumpkins will be ready to give out next week! Get your pumpkin pie recipes out.
We really love our new barrel washer-- we wash carrots, beets, celeriac, and other roots in it. It is built by a farmer up in Pulaski, and is basically a rotating wooden barrel with spray-jets of water inside.
Muddy roots in on one side, clean roots out the other side!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Looking for brave souls...

Do you know anyone who wants to learn to make a living growing food?
Please pass this along...

Mud Creek Farm CSA is looking to hire 2 interns for next year's season (April - November 2012). We grow 50+ types of vegetables in Victor, NY, and have a lot of fun doing it! 2012 will be our fourth year of operation, and we expect to have around 250 CSA members. We grow using organic and sustainable methods. We offer many pick-your-own crops to our members, and have on-farm distributions. We grow all our own transplants in our greenhouse, cultivate with tractors, and use lots of cover crops.
Experience not required, just eagerness to learn how to grow vegetables for a living! Must be a hard worker, be able to stick to tasks even if it's hot, cold, or raining. Attention to detail necessary! Organizational & people skills a plus. Must have a strong back and be able to tell good jokes in the field. Farming is continual learning through new challenges every day. We're excited about having you part of the team! Your position will be 40-50hrs a week, minimum wage. Food included: vegetables are free, other staples can be purchased with us if you choose. We have a nice outdoor kitchen & are excited about sharing delicious farm meals with you. Rustic camping on the farm is an option. We have 28 acres leased and are open to any other side-projects you may wish to embark on, as long as they don't interfere with our main veggie operation. Check out our website for basic information: And browse the blog: If you're interested in applying, please send a resume & letter of interest (why do you want to be an intern at Mud Creek Farm?) -- Then come visit this fall! We are harvesting for another 6 weeks, and would love it if you volunteered for a day so we can see how we'll get along.
See you soon, Farmer Erin