Sunflowers are Blooming
Starburst Greenburst Sunflowers blooming now April 2023
About Our Farm
Professional Local Organic Vegetable Farm
Dynamite Organic Farm is a local family-run Organic Vegetable Farm that has been producing delicious fresh products and hosting a variety of fun activities since 2000. We strive to make the most of everything the great outdoors has to offer. Our products are fresh from the field, so you can be sure you are buying the best quality produce.
We host a bunch of fun activities that take place throughout the year. Check out our events calendar and come visit us with your family for a day of fun at Dynamite Organic Farm.
12 new beds ready for crop
We built out 12 new beds on the farm and planted them with a covercrop of Cowpea. This covercrop will build the soil by adding natural organic material compost and Cowpea adds nitrogen back into the soil as well as other nutrients. This will make these beds ready for vegetables in about 60 days. Farming natural and organic involves using plants to improve the soil and not using chemical fertilizers. This is an example of how we use plants to feed the soil and make it ready for veggies.
Testing New Irrigation Strategy - Pulse Watering
Typical irrigation is .... step 1 - deep watering, step 2 - let it go from too wet to too dry, step 3 - plant stress from too dry. Pulse water is little drips all the time, so we are set at 5 mins every 6 hours. This picture is just the early pattern where you see the water spots, but after a few days the water has spread out and all the plants have water, and it's not too wet. This theory saves water and keeps the plants from being in stress of too much water or too dry.
First Compost Delivery
We ordered 25 cubic yards of compost from Pioneer delivered to mix in our veg beds. 25 cubic yards is enough for 7 veg beds, we have a total at this time of 36 veg beds each 100' long.... so we need more compost!!!!!
Moon Dust Dirt - Dirt to become Soil
We have a lot of work to do on our dirt to convert it to rich soil. We add organic compost and use cover crops and natural methods to enrich our soil. Take a look at this moon dust dirt.
Putting in the master water line on the property.
Building the Farm Construction entrance
One of the first things we need to do is build an entrance and gate so we can get onto the property and start to build the farm. Also cover a rough diagram plot layout for the farm.
Our history and progress
Sept 21 2022
We don't have the zoning and building permits to build out our new big barn, so to get started we ordered a new little mini barn for the farm. Very good construction and will do for now... excited to have a building on the site.
The First Plot
Sept 18, 2022
We hired a mini excavator to come in and clear out the first area for the farm plot, and build out some swales to control water and keep erosion from washing out our new field. Exciting to make more progress on building out the farm.
The Farm Gate
August 25, 2022
My first time, put in some wood post purchased at CAL Ranch, bought farm gates at Tractor Supply, and hung them up, added some T-Post braces to help support the weight of the gates and keep the posts from leaning in over time.
Creating a driveway and farm construction gate
August 20, 2022
We need to get access to our land, the city put in a new road with a big curb, so we can't get in... and we need to clear out some trees and put in a gate to secure the property.
January 1, 2022
We purchased 5 acres in Surprise Arizona. The cool thing is the land is on a street named Dynamite BLVD, so we decided to name the farm Dynamite Organic Farm (or Dynamite Farm for short). We are excited to take this space and build out a organic vegetable farm in Surprise, and will proceed with the City of Surprise to get zoning approval and permits for our plan. We are using books that inspired us from author Jean-Martin Fortier - The Market Gardener and Curtis Stone - The Urban Farmer. These books are a starting point guiding us on building and designing out the farm.
Not much here
January 1, 2022
Here is a picture of the land we bought, not much here.... but lots of potential