We can grieve the ending of summer or we can embrace the beginning of fall. The emergence of a new season always creates a tension of emotions, some easier to welcome than others. When summer changes to fall, it doesn't take me long to get over my great attachment to warm, sunny days to get excited about all the colors and harvest of a new season! Pumpkins, gourds, mums, apples ... all of it freshens up dull corners. Summer to fall is an easy one for me, fall to winter, now that one I will not look forward to with so much excitement (except Christmas ... I LOVE Christmas!).
Life changes are the same way. Some are easy to embrace. Others are not easy, they come undefined and without certainty. Farm life is no exception. Farmers are facing major seasons of change and I am not talking about spring to summer and summer to fall! We live in a time of innovation with the best technology resources at our fingertips. I am proud to be fourth generation in a farming family. I am grateful for a solid foundation of life work and dedication that has been modeled before me. All of that presents mixed emotions with how we move forward in our farming operation. To me, it's significant to honor the past but not hold on to it at the detriment of moving forward. The past ten years or so we have embraced innovative soil operations. If you've followed our social media you've been able to see what the transition to no-till farming and Cover Crops has done for the health of our soil, the minimization of chemicals and the increase in yields.
In the future we will continue to embrace those changes, seek the best practices, and learn by trying (and sometimes failing). You will begin to see changes in our orchards over the next five years. As our trees are aging out we are moving to a now proven method of fruit production called High Density. There is so much we are learning and we promise we will be sharing with you as we go! High Density allows for greater fruit production with better tree health. One of the most exciting things about all of this is it will allow us to provide more pick your own experiences to our community!
Here's to embracing the seasons! So grateful for you,
Hello! I am Denise (Rohrbach) Bosworth. My husband Dan & I established Big Dan's BBQ in 2012 & took over the management of the farm market in 2015.