Tour Sweet Birch Farm in Meriden with Regenerative Farmer Jerry Travers

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Tour of Sweet Birch Farm, Meriden, CT, next week on July 6th!
Sign up today for the rare opportunity to enjoy a tour of Jerry Travers’ Sweet Birch Farm in Meriden! Jerry Travers is sharing the vast knowledge he has acquired on growing high quality, nutrient dense foods, grown biologically and regeneratively using methods he learned from one of the legends of biological agriculture, Carey Reams.

Jerry was a student of Carey Reams. For those unfamiliar, Carey Reams is the creator of the “Carey Reams Brix Chart” that is used by all who measure nutrient density with a refractometer. Here is a link to an excellent site about “Brix”: This site is a wealth of information on how you can grow your own nutrition including how to measure the quality of your food. You will learn why high brix plants are not only nutrient dense but also insect- and disease-resistant. In fact, I highly recommend all 3 of their 30-day email mini-courses (entirely free) about Gardening for Nutrition, Intro to Biological Ag and Foliar Feeding which you can access here:
You’ll get easy-to-comprehend, topic-specific emails each day that take a couple minutes to digest. I guarantee you will broaden your understanding of what we mean by bionutrient dense food! 🙂

Come and learn from a local expert how to obtain inputs from local sources. Even if you have more rock than soil in your garden, as did Jerry, you can still work with what nature provides locally to make first-rate soil! This is a rare opportunity to learn from this particular source of the teachings of Carey Reams because Jerry is a man who enjoys a simple, quiet life and who chooses to remain mostly out of the public eye. It is due to my special request that Jerry is welcoming our group to his farm. Be sure not to miss it!

RSVP by email to as soon as you can so we will know how many guests to expect.

Event: Tour of Sweet Birch Farm, Meriden, CT
Meet at Farmer Jerry Travers’ place on Spice Apple Lane, Meriden (It is at the very end of the dirt road); parking – pull off along the side of road making sure to leave a wide enough driving area open. Road is an unpaved farm road, drive slowly.

When: Wednesday, July 6, 2016; 6:30 PM – please arrive by 6:15 so we can gather and then begin the tour promptly at 6:30

No Fee for tour but donations to BFA always welcome and encouraged. Please specify if you’d like your donation to be used for a scholarship fund which will aide those in need who want to attend this year’s BFA 2-day Annual Conference coming up in December. (More to come on that soon!)

Thanks, as always, for your interest and support,
Mark Cegielski, co-leader
Hartford-area BFA Chapter

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