Trogg's Hollow Weekly Update

  • 9/15/16 Newsletter It may be the third week of September, but the vegetables are keeping us pretty busy. The kids and I spent the better part of today picking tomatoes and it feels like we hardly made a dent! Plus the cucumbers are finally cucumbering! FINALLY. Welcome to the party guys. So yeah, we’re not bored.We’re also getting the field ready for fall planting - tilling beds and prepping the new high tunnel, as well as mentally readying ourselves for the task of covering beds.More in the newsletter!
    Posted Sep 16, 2016, 7:23 AM by Trogg's Hollow
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Trogg's Hollow CSA and Market Farm is a family-owned and run farm doing biointensive urban farming located in Poplar Grove, Illinois.

Our Mission is to provide people from the Chicagoland and Rockford area with natural, chemical-free food as well as the opportunity to know their farmer and be part of a welcoming farm community.  We offer year-round and 4-week session veggie CSA shares.  We also sell seasonal veggies at local farmers markets and at our on-farm stand.    

All our growing methods are to organic certification standards but we take it a step further by applying no chemicals, neither organic nor inorganic, except those that Mother Nature drops on our farm. This is the way our grandparents and great grandparents grew veggies and we continue this time tested method.  We do this so that our children, or anyone, can walk into our field, pick a veggie and eat it there without worrying what may be on or in it. 

All of our pests are taken care of by hand or by our farm animals. Soil nutrition is  built through regenerative agriculture so all animal and vegetable waste is returned to the soil.  Further green manure is planted and tilled under as we rotate our vegetables and animals through our 8 acres over an 8 year cycle.