The Yard Farmer is a specialty gardening company that designs, creates, and maintains organic food and cut flower gardens for individuals, businesses, schools, and organizations. We have a variety of service packages tailored to fit every level of gardener. Our clients range from retirees to busy professionals, and our services range from private gardening lessons to weekly weeding/harvesting house-calls.
The Yard Farmer takes the frustration, sore muscles, and wasted time out of gardening, leaving behind fun, beauty, and of course, delicious, fresh produce. Whether you are simply looking for some advice, wish to overhaul an existing garden, or are starting with an empty yard, we can help!
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I produce my own high-quality vegetable starter plants whenever possible, and purchase seeds and other materials from the most reliable sources. I follow the standards of the National Organic Program of the USDA, so your produce is guaranteed to be Certified Organic quality. I balance efficiency with attention to detail, and go above and beyond to give excellent customer service.
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MY NAME IS Amy
The Yard Farmer is a culmination of a 10+ year background of commercial vegetable farming, teaching and training new farmers, and an entrepreneurial spirit. I studied biology at Brown University and agronomy (agricultural science) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In between, I served in the Peace Corps as an Agriculture Volunteer in Madagascar. I grew up in mid-Michigan but now call the Lehigh Valley home.
People will tell you three things about me: 1. I have a rock-solid work ethic; 2. I love growing veggies; and 3. I am a straight-shooter. I approach every job as an opportunity to extend my love and appreciation of gardening and healthy eating to my clients.
Amy Cook, owner/operator
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