We heart October mornings

red tractor fall yellow leaves landscapeColorful fall mornings, thermoses of hot coffee or tea, maybe a donut or two. We love this time of year. Harvest starts while the sun is still low in the sky and the air is still crisp. We bunch roots and greens of all kinds and move down long rows of brassicas, testing for readiness and harvesting as we go. The crates stack up at the edges of the field, waiting for the harvest truck to bring them to the barn. All our work over the last 8 months has led to moments like these and it’s very satisfying to see it all unfold on a perfect October morning.

Apple cider doughtnutsSpeaking of donuts, we’re having weekday Apple Cider Donuts on Friday this week (!!). And, best of all, you can get a free Apple Cider Donut if you come by in costume! We want to see your scary, weird, cute & creative costumes!

Group of happy kids in carnival costumes with Halloween pumpkin  at country farm on warm autumn day.


Fall Fun on the Farm

This weekend is the last weekend of Fall Fun this season! Don’t miss it!


Winter CSA Sign Ups

fresh carrot bunch

Organic Carrots

Join us for the sweetest season! Our Winter CSA shares are full to the brim with Carrots, Potatoes, Lettuce, Broccoli, Onions, Greens of all kinds, Beets, Sweet Potatoes and Winter Squashes.

Raw onion on the table

Organic Yellow Onions

Join us for the sweetest season! Our Winter CSA shares are full to the brim with Carrots, Potatoes, Lettuce, Broccoli, Onions, Greens of all kinds, Beets, Sweet Potatoes and Winter Squashes.

You can sign up online or email us at thefarmers@langwaterfarm.com with questions!


Langwater-in-Bulk

Ready to stock up on some essential veggies? We’ve got what you need, baby.

Raw organic golden beets on wooden background

Organic Golden Beets

Golden Beets: 25 lb for $56
Red Beets: 25 lb for $52
Yellow Onions: half bushel (approx. 22 lb) for $40, bushel (approx. 45 lb) for $75
Shallots: 5 lb for $22, 10 lb for $40
Garlic, from Copper Kettle Farm in Easton, MA: 5 lb for $55

Raw Green Organic Napa Cabbage

Organic Napa Cabbage

Macomber Turnips: 25 lb for $48
Hakurei Turnips: 25 lb for $42
Purple Top Turnips: 25 lb for $42
Napa Cabbage: 12 heads for $30
Celeriac: 25 lb for $60
Rutabaga: 25 lb for $48
Watermelon Radishes: 25 lb for $48
Black Spanish Radishes: 25 lb for $48
Purple Bravo Radishes: 25 lb for $42

 

Bulk orders are available for pick up at the Farmstand or at any of our Farmers Markets.

Please email us at least a day in advance so we can have your order ready.

#langwaterlovers

CSA hayride

Hayrides to the Pumpkin patch!

What an absolutely incredible weekend on the farm with so many of you coming out to pick Pumpkins and celebrate fall!

We’re honored to host you long-time #langwaterlovers alongside first-timers on this beautiful, historic farmland.

cinderella blue pink pumpkins

Parallel to all the Pumpkin picking hubbub, we are still growing and harvesting lots of food! We’ve officially wrapped up the Sweet Potato harvest and are rolling right into harvesting even more Carrots and Beets, as well as working on other big field projects.

main st field buckwheat

We grow almost a dozen types of cover crops throughout the year.

Every chance we get we’re spreading cover crop seed, giving those seeds time to establish a root system before the coming cold. Next time you’re out in the field or driving by, you’ll see a quilt of cover crops, keeping our soil tucked in and protected from winter weather.

–Erika Rumbley

 

Harvesting the sunshine

LWF sweet peppersIn the past two weeks we’ve felt a big shift in our harvests. We picked late into the evening last week when there was a threat of frost overnight, bringing in huge amounts of frost-sensitive Peppers & Hot Peppers, Plum Tomatoes, Eggplant, and Potatoes.

And as the last of the summer crops die off for the year we ramp up harvest of Broccoli, Kale, root veggies of all kinds, Cauliflower, and sam unloading broccoliCabbage. This fall is shaping up to be one of our best seasons ever for our root veggies. Our Beets and Carrots (and Radishes and Hakurei and Turnips) benefited from good weed control this summer, plus just the right amount of rain over the last two months, and of course, plenty of sunshine. That means they’re healthy, plentiful, and taste great! Sunshine = good plant sugar and flavonoid development, so the sunny and warm September we had was delightful in more ways than one!


Fall Fun on the Farm continues!