The strawberry plants have been loving the warm sun and summer-like heat and are showing their appreciation of the weather by producing lots and lots of beautiful ruby-colored sweet strawberries. We have pint and half pint sizes over-flowing with sun-ripened strawberries available at the farmstand. In addition to the strawberries we have zucchini and summer squash, beets, pink, purple, and white easter egg radishes, sweet turnip, leafy green spinach, lettuce, kale, broccoli crowns, and chard; all organic and hand harvested with care this morning!
Spring is really here now! After an unusually warm March, we decided to try some early plantings of our favorite spring vegetables–tender lettuces, dark green spinach, a colorful salad mix, crunchy radishes, spicy-sweet hakurei turnips and fragrant culinary herbs like rosemary, thyme, chives, sage and apple mint.
If you’re getting in gear to start your own backyard garden, we have a great assortment of organic seeds as well as starts – 6 packs of eggplant, squash, zucchini, bell peppers, lettuce and broccoli; 4 packs of sun gold cherry and red tomatoes and even patio tomato pots.
We also have yummy sweet potatoes from our root cellar. Local cranberries, honey and maple syrup. We’re excited to add sweet maple syrup – from right down the road in North Attleboro.
Baked goods are back as well – delicious rhubarb bars, cookies, strawberry jam and sweet & hot pepper jelly!
We’ll be open our regular hours – Tuesday through Sunday 10am – 6pm. Stop by and try out some of our early season offerings. Also, all of our CSA shares (full season, farmstand, flower and winter) still have openings.
See you soon!
- Rory, Kate and Kevin
The Langwater Farmers
It’s time to sign up for the 2012 CSA! After lots of enthusiasm about all the different CSA options last season, we’re offering them all again: main season Whole Shares & Half Shares, flexible Farmstand CSA cards, beautiful bouquets in the Flower CSA, and hearty comfort food in the Winter CSA. Plus we’ll be back in Dorchester for the Ashmont/Peabody Square Farmers Market CSA. Download a sign up sheet here!
This season we’ve added another pickup day at the farmstand–Thursday–for a total of four options: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday. Again this year the main season CSA (Whole Shares & Half Shares) will run for 24 weeks and start in mid-May. The Whole Shares & Half Shares will finish up the last week of October, and then the Winter Share begins the first week of November with delicious winter squash, sweet root vegetables, and crisp winter lettuce. The 8-week long Winter Share finishes up the 3rd week in December.
The flexible Farmstand CSA is a debit card loaded with $400 to use all season long for any item–vegetable, fruit, honey, flowers, baked treats–at the farmstand. Ten weeks of fresh, fragrant, farm-grown flowers in hand-tied bouquets starts with pastel snapdragons in early July and runs through colorful dahlia season in September.
During these short, frosty January days we’ve been dreaming about ripe, juicy tomatoes, sweet and buttery corn, delicious early spring broccoli, and tender and sweet spring onions. But as mouthwatering as those daydreams are, we haven’t just been dreaming. We’ve finished up taking inventory of our seed stocks and started work on crop planning and seed ordering for the upcoming season. Soon we’ll be getting large boxes full of colorful seed packets delivered to the front porch and we’ll be one more step closer to enjoying a ripe and juicy melon on a bright, sunny August afternoon.
Email us at langwaterfarm @ gmail . com with any questions about CSA signup. Happy New Year!
The weather is getting a little cooler, the days are getting shorter, and fall is in the air. Here at Langwater Farm, we’ve been enjoying the sunny days between the rainstorms, bringing in the harvest of winter squash, roots, and greens, and planting winter crops in our high tunnels.
This October we will be spending our weekends giving free hayrides through our farm to the pick-your-own-pumpkin patch. Come by on a Saturday or Sunday to check out the farm from the hay wagon, and choose out your own fall pumpkins. We will also be open and doing hay rides on Monday, October 10 for Columbus Day to give the kids a chance to visit the farm on their break from school!
What’s fresh at the farmstand?
We have all kinds of fall deliciousness at the farmstand right now, including sweet and hearty winter squash (butternut, acorn, delicata, kabocha, buttercup and sweet dumpling) and lots of roots like potatoes (including fingerlings and blue potatoes!), beets, carrots, turnips, and radishes. Salad greens are back, including lettuce, arugula, and spinach, and we have gorgeous cooking greens as well: chard, kale, and collards. Come by soon to enjoy the last of the summer goodies: sweet peppers, eggplants, tomatoes, and hot peppers. And we have a great array of delicious apples from Brookfield Farm: Macintosh, Cortlands, and Macouns.
And of course, don’t forget PUMPKINS! And all the other farmy fall decorations: mums, corn stalks, and decorative gourds of all sizes, small and large (many of which are actually delicious as well!). Fall is a beautiful and abundant time on the farm– come by to see for yourself!
Summer on the farm is officially delicious. We’ve been loving the melon harvest: orange canteloupes, green galia melons, honeydews, yellow canary melons, pink and yellow watermelons– all have been super sweet and full of the best flavor of summer. The tomatoes are pouring in, too: from perfectly ripe red beauties to the funky, knobbly, multicolored heirlooms with their fantastic flavors. They’re sweet and delicious, great with pasta, made into salsa, or just sliced on top of some good bread with a sprinkle of salt. We have fantastic cucumbers, great for cool summer salads or pickling. Plus, we have our own delicious organic sweet corn. And plenty of other veggies: onions, garlic, basil, beets, new potatoes, green beans, wax beans, eggplants, green bell peppers, sweet yellow and orange peppers, plus our own organic strawberries. Not to mention beautiful bouquets fresh every day! Come by to see what we have– it changes all the time.
It’s definitely feeling like summertime here at Langwater Farm! The sunflowers are blooming and we’ve just started picking our early tomatoes. We also have delicious sweet corn from Cervelli Farms in Rochester, MA and blueberries from Ward’s Berry Farm in Sharon, MA these days. And, of course we have plenty of our own organic produce, including the first of the tomatoes, basil, zucchini, summer squash, green beans, new potatoes, carrots, beets, spring onions, chard, kale, lettuce, cucumbers, Chinese cabbage, bok choy, fennel, and more. Come by to see what we have!
Today is the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, and we sure have been keeping busy here on the farm with harvesting, planting, weeding, and tending the crops as spring turns into summer.
Our farmstand shelves are bursting with delicious fresh produce these days: lettuce and radishes for your salads, bok choy and snow peas for your stir-fries, and baby carrots and sugar snap peas for your snacks. Plus beautiful red and golden beets, colorful rainbow chard, green and golden zucchini, several varieties of kale, huge heads of spring broccoli, early greenhouse cucumbers, sweet spring onions, and more– our offerings change every day depending on what’s in season in our fields. We are still getting some beautiful strawberries in, but the season is winding down (soon to switch over to blueberries!) so come by this week to enjoy the last of the berries for the spring.
We also have recently welcomed some new members to our farm family: six beautiful chickens! We’re very happy to have such sweet, friendly hens, and they’ve been doing a great job eating bugs and laying eggs. Come visit the chickens next time you’re at the farm.
And last but not least we’d like to invite you to join us at ourMid-Summer Farm Celebration on July 16! Join us and Land For Good, a nonprofit organization that works to preserve active farmland in New England, for an evening featuring a delicious casual dinner made from our own produce, along with wine and hay rides.
Click here for tickets and to RSVP to the Farm Celebration.