Available this week:
Upper barn: First crop of the season: we have asparagus! Early Spring Vegetable Transplants are now available! Most popular vegetable transplants will be available soon...as the weather warms.
Lower barn store: Dried herbs including lavender and spicy herbs
Eggs: Found in the lower barn, plenty available
Store Hours for produce, eggs and beef: 8:00 a.m. to dusk.
Call for information: 812-933-0661
Interested in Volunteering?
Bring your lunch. We will provide drinks. We welcome extra hands from 9:00 - Noon and 9:00 - 3:00 PM
Give us a call if you'd like to join us!
Come for all or part of the day.
ABOUT OUR PRACTICES/PHILOSOPHY
Natural farming practices are used at Michaela Farm, where synthetic pesticides and fertilizers are not used. In order to sustainably grow produce for both today and the future, we practice a variety of soil maintenance and pest control methods. To maintain and improve soil conditions we use mulch, compost, animal manure, green manure, crop rotation, and cover cropping. Insect barriers, crop rotation, and companion planting help protect our crops from insects. We also utilize the biodynamic calendar to optimize our garden's potential.
Vegetables: Along with providing for the Motherhouse at the Sisters of Saint Francis and a local CSA (See CSA page), we also provide produce on site in our Farm Store throughout the growing season (generally May-October). Vegetables are harvested multiple times per week from the two acres of gardens on the farm.
Produce: see what's available at the top of this page. Available seasonally in our Farm Store
Examples: Acorn Squash, Asparagus, Beets, Broccoli, Butternut Squash, Sweet Corn, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Cucumbers, Dry Beans, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Beans, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks,Lettuce, Onions, Peppers, Pie Pumpkin, Potatoes, Radishes, Rhubarb, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Turnips, Watermelon, Yellow Squash, Zucchini
Herbs: Herbs are grown throughout the farm as companion plants to reduce insect pests along with harvest for human consumption.
Produce: fresh herbs are available seasonally upon request, while dried herbs are available much of the year
Examples of fresh herbs: Basil, Catnip, Cilantro, Dill, Marjoram, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Stevia, Thyme
Examples of dried herbs: Basil, Camomile, Lavender, Marjoram, Oregano, Parsley, Rosemary, Stevia, Thyme
Fruit: Nearly an acre of orchard space and berry patches are located around the farm and fruit is harvested at peak maturity.
Produce: available seasonally in our Farm Store
Examples: Apples, Blackberries, Cherries, Elderberries, Gooseberries, Paw Paws, Peaches, Pears, Persimmons, Plums, Strawberries
Canned/Frozen Produce: Throughout the growing season additional produce is frozen and canned for later sale. During the fall and winter we home-can a variety of jams and sauces that are available in our Farm Store. Please ask about availability.
Flowers: In order to spruce up the interior and exterior of your home, we also provide a variety of flowers for sale in our Farm Store. We also offer a variety of annual and biennial transplants for sale in the spring.
Devon: Michaela Farm features Devon beef a heritage breed of grass-feeding cattle raised as livestock for the Sisters of Saint Francis Motherhouse and the general public. Our grass fed beef are rotated among our many pastures in the summer and eat local hay in the winter producing very lean, low fat beef. They prosper without antibiotics or injected hormones.
Cuts: Whole, 1/4, 1/2 are available year round in our Farm Store. contact farm manager Chris Merkel for more information. (812) 933-0661
Chickens: Laying hens are a vital resource at Michaela Farm as insect foragers in our summer pastures. When not at work in the pastures, they roam within their protected yard and henhouse where they feast on a diet of grain, vegetables, mineral supplements, and oyster shells.
Eggs: available year round in our Farm Store
Bees: Honey bees located on Michaela Farm not only provide honey for our patrons, but are also a vital resource for the pollination of many of our crops.
Honey*: seasonally available in our Farm Store
*Not all honey sold in our Farm Store is from the Michaela Farm hives, but all is locally produced.