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Sustainable Farm Life – permaculture farming, organic principles

Cinco de Mayo street taco night

Volunteer planting day on Earth Day, April 22. Visit the farm, help with planting the summer garden, and have a slice of Kenan’s birthday cake. 8:00am until at least 2:00pm.
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 Eastside St most Saturdays from 8:00 to 12:00.

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

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22 Comments leave one →
  1. joy lindsey permalink
    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 permalink
    June 25, 2012 1:32 pm

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

  3. 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 permalink
    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. 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 permalink*
      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 permalink
    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 permalink*
      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 permalink
    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 permalink*
      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 permalink
    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 permalink
    July 5, 2015 1:13 am

    Can your processed chickens be picked up closer to Magnolia?

    • The Laughing Frog Farm permalink*
      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 permalink
    May 4, 2016 10:05 pm

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

    • 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 permalink
    July 5, 2016 7:45 pm

    Do you have any wwoof opportunities at your farm?

  12. Colby Bennett permalink
    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. 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!

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

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

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