5-Acre Market Garden: Organic Veggies, Flowers & More @ Little Pond Farm
5-Acre Market Garden: Organic Veggies, Flowers & More @ Little Pond Farm
On this special field trip feature, we want to take you behind the scenes at Little Pond Farm in Bushnell, FL. The 2 genius farmer’s that have spearheaded this organic farm are truly running a legitimate production & you will be quite impressed by the massive harvest that is happening during our visit.
If you have ever been to the Saturday Morning Market in St. Petersburg. FL – you have likely seen Little Pond Farm’s impressive display of seasonal veggies & cut flowers.
If you aren’t from the region, be ready to meet some really incredible young farmers who have truly mastered the art of market farming in Florida. For those who know, Florida has a long list of challenges for growing the good majority of annual vegetables – but Cole Turner & Ellen Trimarco have crushed those challenges & are setting the bar for diversity in the seasonal feast on their Farmers’ Market tables.
We have never seen such a bounty of rainbow-colored abundance & even though Florida has it’s seasonal challenges – but being able to grow so much all year long is definitely our fortune. Wintertime is a favorite season when it comes to annual vegetables, unlike those in cooler climates. For all of our friends growing in high tunnels & taking a rest during the snowy/icy season – welcome to our eternal summer. “TIS THE SEASON” of Annual Vegetable Production in Florida. This is how a 5 Acre harvest of winter veggies & flowers go to market!
To Learn more about Little Pond Farm:
You can find them every Saturday morning at the:
St. Pete Saturday Morning Market
230 1st Street SE
St. Petersburg, FL
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Pan in on the cantaloupes could you, “They’re Dripping.”
Hope is right Pete! Hope for the future is such a relief in these times of craziness.
Hopefully that taste of sulfer is not due to well water! U can smell it as well.
Hello, I’m Austin Accursio, Farm manager at Sam S. Accursio and Sons Farms in Homestead FL. We have created an online farmers market and would love for you to join!
We believe that ALL farms, big and small , will have to adapt to this “direct to consumer” movement to stay in business. This online farmers market was created to help streamline the process for the farm, making it very easy to reach customers who never even new that you existed !
The online farmers market will allow the customer to view your availability online, they will shop online and checkout using credit or debit card. They will choose a pick up time at check out.
The order comes into the farm via email, it will require someone to be watching the emails as they come in. You then prepare the order and wait for them to come pick it up !
Funds are direct deposited into a STRIPE account that you will have to create when we add your farm to the platform. From the STRIPE account you can transfer money to any of your farm bank accounts.
I am currently using it on my farm for direct to consumer sales and it is working! We are having people drive for hundreds of miles to buy our produce.
Check it out! Truly Local – The worlds first online farmers market
Contact me for more info- 3055468887
If more people would put down there electronics and did this the world would be a much better place
This is so nice to see. St Pete is a pretty neat place. Yes I am impressed as well.
Why do you have to play this silly back ground music? Don’t want to watch this anymore.
No words bro , good luck with everything.you guys are just amazing
Love love love what their doing!!! From one farmer/gardener to the next!!
What a lovely couple doing a great job.
God bless them.
26:12 the green T-Shirt is written אדמה it is Earth or ground in Hebrew.
Do you catch rinsing water and use it for irrigation?
With every video I watch, I get more inspired. With every inspiration comes progress. I hope to one day reach even a quarter of what they’re capable of producing.
If only someone would develop a viable system where so much bending isn’t needed so as to allow special people like these to ‘rock on’ for decades doing what they love.
Right on Pete!
Reinventing American Ag., love to see this. May Free Enterprise always grow on! 😀
Oh man.., I should start my own farm.., look so more happier
If I may ask, when harvesting with that machine, can the plant re grow
Anybody know the name and where to get the tool to harvest the veggies?
I watched this video 3 Years ago , I owned the barren lands we had in family , took me 12 months to reclaim , make way for water, today I have a 40 acre timber wood farm and forage for goats , 20 acre of vegetable farm with trellis, will invest in a drip irrigation system soon, best life decision ever! Alhamdullilah
You’re so awesome Pete! Thank you for sharing these guys with us – very inspiring <3
I wonder what they have to do to amend their soil ? They have some expensive equipment!
I would love to volunteer in assisting anyway to help feed those without & in need. Not looking for $ the work of honest goodness to bless others in the foundation of living using essential foods. That is payment knowing you’ve made a difference.
Would you mind if we link to your video? http://www.freightmatchfoods.com
Im in st.pete i dont understand how they can grow in our native soil like that its like 100% pure sand
Can we see what the guy is harvesting…Mr Cameraman
Giving hope to a young person? How about this 53 yo veteran? Most definitely.
I wish I lived in St Pete because I want to shop at that stand. Great looking produce.
My first job was working for what would now be called a market farmer in 1953. I was 13 years old and he hired three boys to do mostly weeding and other miscellaneous chores. Oh yeah, I got paid 45 cents an hour. What impressed me about his farm was when I got to be an adult and remembered what he did. He had 13 acres, supported two families, his and his son’s family, and built a new brick house. Not bad for 13 acres.
I’m so excited that this is going on! Whole Foods for so many people! God bless these folks for doing all this hard work. I’m just fascinated! I would love to learn from this place.
WOW… you are 6 min from me. Great video Pete. Hard working kids for sure.
Oh geez so much abundance in that sandy soil! I wonder how they get so much growth??
Fantastic. What a hard working, knowledgeable couple! Stunning produce, great farmer’s market setup.
I’m all about growing to give to those who need. I’m not looking for any agency especially the government telling us "we will determine the standards" of "organic terminology". If u need such certificate for maximizing sales so be it. But, to provide for those without they see such blessings way beyond concerns about whether it’s been given a sticker by the man! Give & it shall be given back, pressed down & flowing over in abundance for those who need. Let the blessings from your work feed the multitudes of those who are greatful with there stomach, hearts, & bless u in prayer for all good things to come.
Be blessed. 30% vinegar compost is working on the worms on many leafy greens & others.
Living in Sorrento, 20 minutes north Orlando. Blessings upon u.
Not sure how often you go back nor if you do go back to old videos but I am new to your channel and well utube all together, but I was wondering if you have checked in with this farm I have family in Florida and they say he is right there is alot of small flower gardebers but not vegetables farms , I am curious how they are doing and really hope they have made it through this global crisis . what is this contraption genius tool he is using ???
The young lady needs a new pair of jeans
How do you keep the salad greens from wilting?
What are all the specifics on the type of veggies and flowers their growing?
I have deal with a short growing season. But there are no giant snakes, or alligators. Plus better nordic skiing than Florida.
while catching up on your videos the other day (I’m a new fan)… I stumbled on this video on Little Pond Farm. Very impressed by these young people. A day after I watched it there was an article in the Tampa Bay Times about how the the St. Petersburg Saturday morning market has changed now with the COVID-19 virus. Little Pond Farms was featured… and how the new farmers market model has changed to a pre-ordered and pre-paid online model.
Hardworking people. Young and vibrant. They certainly have passion and vision. So much to learn from them. Keep it up and keep going.
Sweet lady, What s blessing to be able to grow so much food on 5 acres.
Does anyone know what machine he is using to harvest?
That was really inspiring man .It’s big big thx from APSL from INDIA
I praise and thank God, The Creator of us all. God Created such beautiful flowers and plants. I am so happy if you do organic farming. I ask God humbly to Bless you.
Very nice your flowers planted please contact my WhatsApp number +919427777421 my name is Anirudh I’m from India
How did they manage through the pandemic lockdown? I hope okay!