Dave Perozzi

The Honor System

This fall I’ve been working through my paperwork and inspections for our farm’s annual organic recertification. And the process is always unsettling. Fundamentally, I really do stand behind the foundational tenets of organic farming. The definition of organic from the USDA is: “These methods integrate cultural, biological and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, …

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Photo of the farm landscape with a light dusting of snow and frost on a foggy morning.

Fall, Finally

Well, it took long enough. But we finally got our first killing frost along with a light snowfall. So fall is here. The conditions this year created an unusually warm October. Apparently the trees were confused by the weather, since they made a disorderly retreat from leaves to bare branches, each one seeming to turn …

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