Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sleeping Frog Farms Goes Big

Posted By on Tue, May 11, 2010 at 1:56 PM

The owners of Sleeping Frog Farms say they’ve purchased a 75-acre piece of property near Cascabel that they’re converting into an organic farm.

It’s fun to ponder how much food Sleeping Frog Farms—which we wrote about last year—will be able to grow on that much land. They farm on about an acre up at 1801 W. Overton Road and raise enough vegetables there to run a community-supported agriculture program and supply several local restaurants and farmers’ markets with fresh, local vegetables each week.

Debbie Weingarten, who runs the farms with Adam Valdivia, C.J. Marks and a number of volunteers, said the new property used to be a goat and ostrich farm—which means there’s an abundance of fertilizer. They’ve already tilled up a couple of acres, and aren’t wasting any time getting vegetables in the ground.

Weingarten said vegetable production will initially quadruple; egg production will quintuple; and that “endless possibilities” have opened up. Right now, they’re growing sweet potatoes, carrots, onions, summer squash, eggplant, okra, tomatoes, peppers, carrots, onions, garlic, leeks, potatoes and basil.

Check out their website here.

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