Social Feast and Famine

January 14, 2019Beginning Farmers, From the Field

By Liz Brownlee, Nightfall Farm Twenty-seven board games. Six hikes. Seven fantastic guests (some stayed for days; others just for a meal). Three campfires here at the farm. Two evenings out shooting pool. One movie night. We were lucky enough to do all of this with friends, farmer friends, and family in the last two … Read More

Bring the Donuts

December 20, 2018Beginning Farmers, From the Field, Women Farmers Weekly

By Liz Brownlee, Nightfall Farm “Maybe just bring some donuts for us to share?” That was, roughly, Nate’s response to an email recently. A woman graduating from our alma mater is managing an urban farm next year, and she’d heard we were farming nearby. She emailed to ask if she could visit our farm to … Read More

Hosting Events on the Farm

October 8, 2018From the Field

By Liz Brownlee, Nightfall Farm Fall is the perfect time to host visitors on our farm. The evenings beg for a campfire. Meals are easy—we have a whole season of canned and frozen food to draw on, plus a few things still coming from the garden. Visitors can say hello to animals of all shapes and … Read More

A Life In Transition

September 4, 2018Beginning Farmers, Blog, From the Field

By Nate Brownlee, Nightfall Farm I didn’t grow up in a farm family, and, in fact, I was pretty sure that I would not grow up to be a farmer. As such, there are many aspects of my now-daily life that I constantly need help to accomplish. There are numerous great resources with how-to information, ranging … Read More

You’re Invited to INFU’s Harvest Season Celebration

August 13, 2018From the Field

Indiana Farmers Union to Host Harvest Season Event with ‘Farmers for America’ film screening, Indianapolis-based Shelby County Sinners Music Set, and Potluck at Dugger Family Farm Morristown, Indiana – Indiana Farmers Union and Dugger Family Farm are partnering to host a film screening, music set and potluck dinner on Aug. 18 as an end-of-the-summer harvest … Read More

A Grandmother’s Legacy

July 3, 2018From the Field, Women Farmers Weekly

By Lisa Everhart-Myers, Demeter Farm I’m beginning to notice a recurring theme in this blog. “Get back to work” seems to keep cropping up here. When I wrote the April blog, the winds were brisk and the snow was still flying nearly every other day. Spring wasn’t even bothering to taunt us with an occasional … Read More

All the Thanks We Need

July 3, 2018Beginning Farmers, From the Field, Uncategorized

By Nate Brownlee, Nightfall Farm I don’t think I’d be alone in saying that a healthy dose of ego goes into being a farmer. It goes without saying that we farmers are proud of what we do—if I wasn’t this proud to be a farmer, I’d definitely have more free time. We all think we’re … Read More

Local Farmers Need Your Help … Now

May 17, 2018Blog, From the Field

By Sherri Dugger Media and Outreach Director, Indiana Farmers Union All conversations in my world revolve around the 2018 Farm Bill these days. The bill, known as H.R. 2, is the largest of its kind that involves American food and farming systems, and it is currently being cut apart, pieced back, spit-shined, smoothed, waxed, and polished, … Read More

Farming and Basketball

April 24, 2018Beginning Farmers, Blog, From the Field

By Lisa Everhart Myers Demeter Farm So, all my flattering words and waxing poetic toward Mother Nature in last month’s blog did not do a bit of good in encouraging her to warm things up. I might even go so far as to say they just plain annoyed her, judging from the eight inches of … Read More