THE STORE IS OPEN and has early Summer produce! We have asparagus, rhubarb, spicy salad greens and chives available in the new farm store. Come check out the new store and pick up some produce and eggs. Honey, nuts, dried herbs and Doll’s applesauce and jelly are still available.
We only have 6 more shares available for the CSA. Sign up now to join us! Deadline is April 26th.Sign up for the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Hit the CSA link at the top of the page and find out all about it!
TRANSPLANTS ARE HERE!
The hardiest early transplants are available on the farm store porch!
Store Hours for produce, eggs and beef: 8:00 a.m. to dusk.
Call for information: 812-933-0661
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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.
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 locally located to Michaela Farm provide honey for our patrons and pollinate local crops. Honey is seasonally available in our Farm Store in one, two and three pound jars.
For further information call the Farm Office at 812-933-0661.