Welcome to the Farber Farm!
In 2018, Tamarack Camps announced the addition of our much awaited Farber Farm.
The farm produces food during all four seasons of the year using outdoor field growing methods as well as indoor growing methods in our hoop house and greenhouse. No matter the time of year of your visit, you will always find something delicious to sample at the farm. From frost-sweetened kale in the winter to vine-ripened heirloom tomatoes in the summer.
In the spring, our greenhouse houses spring and summer seedlings to be planted once the weather warms and our hoop house is bursting with tender spring greens. During the summer, our fields are glowing with brilliantly colored flowers, sweet aromatic herbs and a bounty of diverse fruits and vegetables such as peppers, tomatoes, beans, corn, melons, and zucchini. In the fall, we bring in a bounty of winter squash, roots crops, and “cole-crops” such as broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower. Alex, our beloved Farm Manager, points out as the days shorten, people begin to hunker down and reflect indoors; similarly, many of the crops of this time are root plants that pull down into the Earth in the same way people ground into place as they await the cold season.
Summer on the farm is the busiest time. Campers learn to explor and tend the garden, dig into their Jewish roots, and gain a deeper understanding of the cycles of life and growth in the natural world. Almost everything harvest in the summer is consumed at Camp Maas. The Jewish people were first shepherds of the land. And here, at the Farber Farm, we find ourselves inspired to be connected back to our roots.
In addition to the production garden beds, the farm also hosts our hoop house, greenhouse, learning center, calendar garden, food forest garden and a flock of laying hens.
The Farber Farm is the perfect destination for any age class or group retreat who want to learn more about farm life, land stewardship, and healthy eating.
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For other development opportunities, please contact Robin Trepeck at 248.952.9113.