Sustainable Farm Life – permaculture farming, organic principles

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A few things coming up

• We will be planting fruit trees on Sunday, Jan. 20 and Monday, Jan 21 and volunteers are welcome.  If you want to learn how to plant a tree or work in a garden let us know through the contacts page.  We will start each day around 9:00 and work until dark, so come when you can, but please let us know when that is.

• We will have a few fruit trees available at the market this weekend.  Plums, figs, blackberries, blueberries, and persimmons.

• We will teach a permaculture gardening class at the farm on February 24, and another on March 24.  tickets

Planting calendar

• Our next farm dinner will be Sunday, March 3 and tickets are now on sale.  All dinners have recently sold out early.   We will have March, April, May and June dinners.  So mark down March 3 as the next Sunday afternoon farm to table dinner.  Tickets

• We will have another farm to table dinner on April 7 in conjunction with Slow Foods Houston.  Tickets will go on sale Dec 30.

• Our CSA is available.  Sign up for 10 weeks of vegetable box. Pickup available at the market on Saturday or the farm on Fridays.  Register

Our next farm tour will not be until March because we cannot park cars in the winter pasture.

Please contact us for information about private parties, wedding, etc.

We are a small permaculture farm in northern Waller County, Texas near Hempstead.
We grow for direct sales at farmer markets, offer a CSA, deliver to restaurants, have farm dinners, and have other on-farm events.
We grow everything with no synthetic fertilizers, fungicides, pesticides, or herbicides.  We follow organic rules, using permaculture and biodynamic farming principles. We raise produce, fish (aquaponics), chickens for eggs, broiler chickens, Gulf Coast Native Sheep..
Our plants are grown very different from the rest. 
We currently sell at the Urban Harvest Farmers Market on the corner of Westheimer and Buffalo Speedway in Houston most Saturdays from 8:00 to 12:00.

Chemical farming should be certified. Organic farming should be normal.

NRCS high tunnel kits available locally

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24 thoughts on “Sustainable Farm Life – permaculture farming, organic principles

  1. joy lindsey March 10, 2012 / 1:56 pm

    Glen, your This Week statement (3/10) is one of the most articulate and persuasive I have seen on the subject of sustainable agriculture, earth stewardship and the nature of our food supply. I really respect what you do and how you do it. Thanks.

  2. Enita Torres June 25, 2012 / 1:32 pm

    Congratulations on Kenan’s retirement–excited for your increase in staff!

  3. jana saxton March 22, 2013 / 3:32 am

    Hello iam a new small veggie and strawberry farmer iam trying to go organic. I have 8000 strawberries half aren’t doing as well as my test batch several years ago. The other half are different variety they look good. Can u suggest an organic something to boost the production of the strawberrys. I have many people waiting to do the u pic and I am desparately trying to kick it off. Any suggestions would help. Thanks. Jana saxton. 936 444 5209

  4. chris piascik February 15, 2014 / 11:27 am

    Im looking to buy a few organic fruit trees. Oranges and apples. Maybe a few others. My cell is 5046157518

  5. Oona Houlihan September 24, 2014 / 4:14 pm

    Part of a growing movement, commendable. In Europe I see more and more sustainable farmers struggling because regulations allow GMO planting close to e.g. organic-certified farms which then get cross-pollinated and eventually lose their license or have to curtail their operations to put more free space between their core fields and the GMO pollinators. I understand the US has a bit more space than the EU farms as a rule but on the other hand I understand your GMO lobbyists to be far more aggressive. Have you gotten any problems yet?

    • The Laughing Frog Farm September 24, 2014 / 6:44 pm

      We are luckily surrounded by non-farming land holders. This is a big problem in much of the farming community. It is about one mile from our farm to the nearest GMO field and that is usually corn.

  6. Chad Kosina October 28, 2014 / 6:17 pm

    I am highly interested in your backyard aquaponics workshop. When will you offer your next class?

    • The Laughing Frog Farm October 28, 2014 / 6:44 pm

      I will be offering it again in January and each month in the spring. Check back in about two weeks and I will have the spring schedule up. Glen

  7. Rebekah December 12, 2014 / 7:55 pm

    I’m very intersted in coming to work on your farm as an intern. Could you point me in the right direction.

    • The Laughing Frog Farm December 14, 2014 / 11:56 am

      We are not set up for interns at this point. We do have public volunteer work days and you can come help and learn.

  8. Cath Conlon February 2, 2015 / 2:54 pm

    Good Morging glen, Cath Conlon here. If I want to come and visit you, is that possible ? How do I do it?
    Hope you are well,
    Cath

  9. Shirley July 5, 2015 / 1:13 am

    Can your processed chickens be picked up closer to Magnolia?

    • The Laughing Frog Farm July 5, 2015 / 5:06 pm

      We are at 38238 Wiggins Rd in Hempstead, but only by appointment. 713-542-6615
      I am going to be out of pocket most of this week but will be available the next week.

  10. Janet Jackson May 4, 2016 / 10:05 pm

    Where is your farm located? I am very interested in visiting/purchasing.

    • Laughing Frog Farm May 5, 2016 / 10:57 am

      We are in Hempstead Texas. We are not open to the public at any regular times. We will have a open house in October. We sell out products at the Eastside Farmers Market in Houston, Tx.

  11. Anna July 5, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    Do you have any wwoof opportunities at your farm?

  12. Colby Bennett February 24, 2017 / 10:46 pm

    Will you have any young ewe’s and(or) a ram available for purchase this year? I am interested in starting my own flock!

    Thanks,
    Colby

  13. akismet-f21b06777afea03e5f3f26f265986df4 July 23, 2017 / 12:34 am

    I see that you can’t do WWOOFing or internship opportunities, but do you know of anyone in the Houston area that does long-term options? Or even the Austin area?

    I am interested in WWOOFing (or even better interning) for a few months at least!

    • Laughing Frog Farm July 23, 2017 / 8:30 pm

      Our issue is housing. At present we do not have any available housing. We would love to get some more living space soon.
      Glen

  14. Annette Ezell February 8, 2018 / 8:41 pm

    Hi I am interested in purchasing lambs . My cell is: 361-701-0510.thank you

  15. Monte Donaldson March 22, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    I am searching for Texas grown plums of any variety. Do you know of anyone who will have them available this year. Need at least a gallon. Also, figs later in the year. Many thanks.

  16. Denise April 1, 2018 / 12:43 am

    Dear Glen,
    I left the Farmers Market without returning to pick up the tulsi. If you have any left, could I pick up 2 next Saturday?
    Thank you,
    Denise

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