Spinach Farm with Judy Hageman
and Bill Warner
The farm is 240 acres of land, a house, and hoop houses. Bill Warner
and Judy Hageman take care of the WHOLE thing.
The only thing that heats the greenhouses is the sun. At night, they
are as cold as outside.
Bill's secret is to freeze the spiniach. So, when the other farmers say,
"Don't freeze, don't freeze!" he says, "Freeze, freeze!"
If you freeze and than, the spinache gets sweeter every time. Other farmers
try what he does, but the taste is "down in the soil", he says.
They sell spinach to restaurants, and sometimes at the Farmer's Market,
because they get better prices selling to the market and restaurants than
to stores. --Emily
The family spends a lot of time in the library. Books about farming help
them. They grow spinach organically. They have a little problem with aphids.
The aphids eat some of the spinach. If you eat an aphid, the aphid would
die. Nothing would happen to you. --Gabby.
Mary was born on the farm. It used to be a dairy farm. --Rodrigo