Thursday, February 9, 2012

We get by, with a little help from our friends

What good would life be, if not for friends? I'm not sure about you, but I am constantly made happier by my dearest friends, and their constant support for me and my crazy ideas... moving to Nebraska for instance, would have been a little less lovely had I not had the support of so many people, both family and friends alike. 

The more I think about it, I see how much this applies to our current situation with Big Muddy Urban Farm. To me, community supported agriculture (CSA) has so many implications; not only does it imply that the producers are directly tied to our customers, in our case it acknowledges the important connection between us as farmers and the continued support of our community; both in the immediate sense of our local community and in the larger sense of the greater sustainable agriculture community here in Nebraska and in the midwest. As we continue to explore the network of other growers, it seems there are more and more inspiring individuals we meet, who are willing to share their knowledge and wisdom (and resources!) with us. I feel so fortunate to be a part of a new business venture that is receiving support from many directions. 

And how exciting it is to join the ranks of others growing food in Nebraska! 

Brent, Caitie, Tyler and I will be at the Healthy Farms & Rural Advantage conference in Nebraska City this weekend, and we look forward to meeting more of our farming friends. 

Thanks for you support,

p.s. speaking of support, our lovely seed garlic donations from various farming friends, have safely made it into the ground before last week's snow! They are nesting in the ground covered with a generous layer of mulch and a tarp to keep them warm in the coldest days of winter. Can't wait to see them in the spring!


  1. Hello, folks!
    A friend of mine pointed me to your blog and as a fellow Urban Farmer, I look forward to reading and learning from your adventures. Be sure to check out my blog "My Plot, My Plight" where I write about my own farm!

    1. How wonderful to find fellow urban farmers! We hope you stay in Omaha for the summer, as it seems Omaha is in need of some more farmers. Looking forward to hearing about your adventures with growing (especially with your winter wheat! quite the adventure) here in the city.