In addition to the animals, Shari also keeps an innovative hydroponic garden, that occupies just 1/3 acre. They were inspired to develop the hydroponic system after visiting a similar model in Florida, where one innovative farmer showed that he could produce an equal output of strawberries on 1 acre of hydroponics, as his brother could on 32 acres in ground. The system is built off of the ground in levels, significantly reducing the labor required in day to day maintenance. This, coupled with the controlled watering and fertilization system characteristic to hydroponics, creates a largely self contained garden that the retired couple can maintain without any outside help.
Products offered through Papa Spud's:
Apples, Sweet | Arugula | Arugula, baby | Beans, Green | Beans, Yellow Wax | Blueberries | Cilantro | Cucumbers, Slicing | Eggs, Chicken, pasture raised | Eggs, Duck | Eggs, Mixed | Eggs, Pheasant | Eggs, Quail | Eggs, Turkey | Herbs, Basil, fresh bunched | Herbs, Dill | Herbs, Garlic Chives | Herbs, Italian Mix, basil, rosemary, oregano, thyme, fresh | Herbs, Mint | Herbs, Oregano | Herbs, Rosemary | Herbs, Sage | Herbs, Thyme | Jam, Hot Pepper | Lettuce, Mixed Heads | Lettuce, Red Leaf | Onions, Yellow | Parsley | Peas, Sugar Snap | Peppers, Banana | Peppers, Bell, Green | Peppers, Bell, Mixed Colors | Peppers, Cayenne | Peppers, Green Bell | Peppers, Hungarian Hot Wax | Peppers, Jalapeno | Potatoes, mixed | Potatoes, Red | Spinach | Tomatoes, Heirloom | Tomatoes, Slicing |