Sequence Planting Field Day
Red Granite Farm, managed by Steve and Nicole Jonas, is a five acre farm in Boone County. Steve and Nicole grow a variety of vegetables and perennial plants for sale at farmers markets. They started selling at farmers markets in 2007. By 2011, Nicole quit her job to farm full time.
Selling at farmers markets requires careful planning to maintain a constant supply of produce each week. Steve and Nicole use a combination of planting dates, varieties, and high tunnels to spread out their harvest. At the field day, Steve and Nicole will discuss how they develop their plan, implement it, and how they stay flexible to deal with inconsistent spring weather.
Directions to Red Granite farm
The farm is located just west of Story City on E-18. From highway 17, go East 1 mile. The farm is on the North side of the road. The address is 2013 130th St., Boone IA 50036.
Time: 6 - 8pm