Viroqua Food Co+op Blog

Local Spinach in January!

Posted by Charlene Elderkin on Mon, Dec 17, 2007 @ 01:49 PM

Greg Welna and Mary Jo Borden of Welden Farm moved to rural Boaz five years ago. Since then, Greg has tried many farming ventures on their 80 acres of woods, hay, & pasture ground: heirloom tomatoes & other veggies, llamas & alpacas, rhubarb, beef cattle… The only thing he couldn’t figure out was the vegetables. He really enjoyed growing them, but, like many vegetable growers in the region, was discouraged by the amount of competition & difficulty of selling his product. After a couple of years he found he could barely give his beautiful tomatoes away in the peak of the season. He decided to try something radically different – grow veggies in the winter.

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