Schnitzelburg Community Farmers Market: SCFM Farmer Spotlight

Friday, March 31, 2017

SCFM Farmer Spotlight


SCFM Farmer Spotlight:

Please help us to welcome Pavel's Garden to the SCFM. We are in awe of the beauty of the produce in these pics. We will be looking forward to what you will bring to market this season. We thank you for joining us this year.

Pavel's Garden Story:

Pavel’s Garden is family-run and operated CSA & Market Garden. We grow a diverse range of produce spanning all four seasons. Applying an intensive crop management system helps us maximize the amount of produce we can grow on just four acres that we lease from Foxhollow Farm, in Oldham County, KY. To create a healthy growing environment without the use of conventional fertilizers, pesticides & herbicides we employ natural growing methods such as crop rotations & cover cropping. Our main source of fertility comes from compost which we make on site. We also employ bio-dynamic methods including herbal sprays & preparations as well as adopting the philosophy that the farm is a living organism, & we should treat it as such. It is our belief that this produces the healthiest food available.

Pavel is the backbone & face of the garden. He is passionate about cover cropping & soil improvement. As the manager of the garden, his tasks range from planting to harvesting, tractor cultivation & weed suppression & all the tasks in between.
His first taste of gardening was as a child in Russia at the country dacha. He was tasked with berry picking, collecting potato beetles (for pest suppression) & double digging garden beds. 
He has been a student of the land ever since & believes it is vital to never stop observing, learning & evolving.




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