In the summer of 2013, we began digging deeper—645 feet to be exact. There, below the bedrock, we found a main source of water to supply our crops with a sufficient amount
of irrigation for each growing season.
In the summer of 2014, the well and pump house were built and installed. Later in the season, just before the ground froze, we were able to lay the irrigation pipeline throughout the farm. In March of 2015, the final pieces were installed and we started pumping water at a rate of 20 gallons per minute.
We can now supply water year-round to our greenhouse and hoop house, using the deeper frost-free lines. When things really start to heat up in the summer, you won’t see us carrying miles of garden hose anymore. But what you will notice is our strategically placed hydrants throughout the fields where we can easily hook up our very efficient drip irrigation system
to feed the roots of our young thriving plants.
Thanks to our long-time Board member, Tim Rodgers, for his dedication in seeing this project through.