Eloy farmer fights ‘non-ag’ reclassification

Posted: Friday, September 26, 2014 8:12 am | Updated: 8:20 am, Fri Sep 26, 2014. By MELISSA ST. AUDE, Casa Grande Dispatch At Lucky Nickel Ranch in Eloy, while another crop of snap peas, kale, cabbage and other veggies is … Continue reading

The Farm Wife

The Farm Wife I found this article in the Harris’ Farmers Almanac 2013 pg 45 and thought how profound this is. When I started Lucky Nickel Ranch in 1999 I had no idea I would find a wife like this. … Continue reading

Pest Management in Organic Production

predator perch overlooking garden

Pest management can be a daunting task. There are several ways to control pests or deter them. One of which is called Integrated Pest Management or IPM. Using beneficial bugs such as ladybugs that will eat the larvae and suppress … Continue reading

Healthy Soil for Healthy Crops

Soil health is the most important aspect of organic food production. If you are just starting out on a new piece of ground that has been strip farmed for years this is going to take some time to accomplish. I … Continue reading

How to Start a Small Scale Farm

Starting a small scale farm can be exciting and fun. The idea of growing your own food and then supplying others is very gratifying. You must decide in the beginning if this is endeavor is going to be a hobby … Continue reading

Why Buy Local Organic

An overwhelming majority of adults and Boomers, present company included, budget their food shopping trips more strictly in today’s weak economy.  This goes for the local food-movement or sustainable –food movement type or locavore (one who only eats food grown locally).  Although … Continue reading