REPORTER FILE PHOTO | Sylvester Manor Farmstand bouquets.
Sign up now to become a member of the 2018 Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) season at Sylvester Manor. As a member, you receive a weekly share of fresh vegetables grown on the Sylvester Manor Windmill Field Farm in exchange for your pre-paid commitment. (more…)
CHARITY ROBEY PHOTO | Maggie Higby in Sylvester Manor’s Windmill Field doing what she loves, being outside and farming.
Maggie Higby, a farm apprentice at Sylvester Manor Educational Farm, was a high school student when she had an experience with a cow that shaped her future.
She milked it. (more…)
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Mary Hillemeier amid binfuls of the fruit of her team’s labors at the Manor’s farmstand.
Farming is not what it used to be.
Mary Hillemeier, vegetable grower at Sylvester Manor Farm, is articulate, well-educated and elegant. The very model of a modern farmer, she is trained in, and devoted to small-scale, sustainable and community-based practices.
She leads the workers of Sylvester Manor Farm by example. Picking a row of prickly okra, her smile is bright and her manner friendly, but her hands are powerful, rough and calloused, and they speak volumes about her. (more…)