That Heartwarming Feeling of Working with One’s Brother-in-law………….. (no wait, that’s heartburn). Hopefully everyone is enjoying the holiday season, tucked into warm houses and dreaming of warmer weather in 2017. On that note, at Plum Creek Farm we’re diligently working to make the warmer weather more enjoyable for everyone by introducing The
Ahh, these crisp mornings and cool evenings remind me that my favorite time of year is upon us. Hot summer days are behind us for another season and it’s time to clean up the farm in preparation for the cold winter months. While I always enjoy the change in season, this year I have yet
All of us at Plum Creek Farm Market want to thank our Berks County friends and neighbors (and those from elsewhere!) who came out to celebrate with us at the Friends & Neighbors Celebration over Labor Day weekend. It was fun meeting everyone and seeing you enjoy the samples and products from our featured vendors. We
“Every year you’ll want to do something different from the previous, and you’ll never figure it all out.” These were the profound and slightly discouraging words that Mary Ann Rutt offered me during our first planning meeting in January of 2015. Having just accepted the rather daunting job of running Plum Creek Farm, I mistakenly
In my previous post, I told you a bit about the genesis of Plum Creek Farm. Now I want to share how I began my journey into farming.
It all began on the outskirts of Lititz on the Nolt family farm, fattening steers and raising tobacco.
(No judgement please, who knew that stuff was bad for you?)
I knew I had a knack for farm management when, at the tender age of 13, after the steers got out due to a misplaced firecracker, I quickly accessed the situation, chose a clear plan for action, and executed it. Now, the fact that my plan involved pointing a finger at my closest brother as Pops was bearing down on us is not something we need to dwell on here. The point is, I can swiftly cobble together a plan of action under less-than-ideal circumstances. It’s a handy little gadget to have in a farmer’s toolbox.