Most of us are interested in eating locally grown food these days, and some of us even try to grow as much of our own food as we can. Try as I may, I don’t seem to be able to keep enough growing to insure that I’m well fed. There are certain times of the year that I seem to have more time to do the nurturing (and work) that is involved, but at other times, I get too busy with my teaching career and something called “Life.”
Fortunately, there are some who make their career out of producing food for the rest of us. Such is the case with Chas Canon and his family. Our Garden Club made a trip to his acreage here in Ocean View in late October of this past year. If you’re like me (and if you read my blog regularly, I suspect you are), you enjoy seeing where your food comes from.
Rather than elaborate too much on what we saw there, I’m going to give you a quick look at what he grows and how he grows it. Please click on the slide show at the bottom to see all of these pictures, and more.
There is a deep gulch on the property where he grows a few things at the bottom – even along the edge of the gulch as shown here.
Up above near the house, we were shown how he mulches, sets out the irrigation lines, and grows great produce.
I don’t even get tomatoes like this that I try to grow intentionally!
Here is where it all starts.
He showed us the book that he follows religiously. I promptly ordered a copy for myself. It is put out by the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station. Cornell University strongly supports the organic food movement.
Look for his produce at our local farmer’s market on most Saturday mornings.
You’ll get much more out of this if you watch it in full size here.