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Hearty Roots Farm: What it takes to grow 18 acres of vegetables

publication date: Mar 1, 2011
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Hearty Root FarmThere are all kinds of factors when selecting a single piece of equipment for a farm. Equipment has to fit into the larger farm systems, even if it’s helping to modify those systems in some way. There are lots of other factors as well, such as local equipment availability, soil types, and simple personal preferences. For a second farm equipment profile I talked to Benjamin Shute from Hearty Roots Farm in Tivoli, New York. Benjamin’s farm is similar in size and market to Sauvie Island Organics (profiled in GFM last month). I’ve visited his farm a couple of times in the past few years and any time I visit a farm I’m always looking at what they have in their equipment lineup.

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