We’re planning a rainbow of veggies for all our CSAs this year. If you haven’t signed up for a share in past years, you’re in for a treat. A diverse, super-fresh, constantly-changing cornucopia of organic veggies starts in May and rolls all the way through late December. We have a few different options and styles, so take a look and find the one that fits your tastes & schedule.
Buying a CSA is a great way to:
ensure a supply of delicious, family-friendly organic veggies throughout the year
safely access fresh produce at our outdoor, contactless CSA pickups
maximize your food dollars and keep your dollars in your community
We’re excited to announce that starting January 16th we’ll be hosting some of your favorite local farmers market vendors outdoors at the Farmstand on Saturdays from 10am – 2pm. Vendors will include:
Jordan Brothers Seafood
Bridgewater Village Bakery
Rosie Bud Farm
Age of Grace CBD Balms & Tinctures
and more vendors to be announced over the next week!
This outdoor farmers market has a full slate of Covid safety protocols. Please take a look before you come by to shop.
The Langwater Winter Farmers Market will run concurrently with pickups of pre-ordered Langwater veggies at the Farmstand. You can pre-order your veggies on our online store here and come to the Farmstand between10am – 2pm on Saturday, Jan. 16th for pickup. The order deadline for pickups on the 16th is Thursday, Jan. 14th at 6pm.
For more info on pre-ordering, including how pickup works and paying with SNAP/HIP, check our website.
We’re into the thick of summer now, and harvesting two of our favorite summer crops like mad: Tomatoes and Sweet Corn. We dream about these days all winter—abundant sunshine and abundant delicious food—so we’re soaking up the long summer days now.
We usually harvest our Corn first thing in the morning. The stalks are often wet with dew, so moving through the Corn forest harvesting the ripe ears leaves us soaking wet, but it’s still lots of fun.
Tomato harvest is never done when the plants are wet. So the harvest crew usually leaves Tomato harvest ’til last in the morning, right before lunch. Just before they head in, they’ll pick a hatful for their own lunch because nothing beats a fresh Cherry Tomato picked at peak ripeness. They taste like liquid sunshine.
If you’ve been growing Tomatoes at home, you know that they can be a tricky crop to grow. Tomatoes are native to the harsh desert of Peru and Ecuador and making them feel at home on the leafy coastal plains of New England is a tall order. Around here, they’re prone to a slew of Tomato diseases and nutrient deficiencies, so keeping them productive and organic takes some doing. Fruition Seeds has a free ebook with lots of pictures to help you identify and prevent issues (organically) with your Tomatoes. And if you discover you didn’t plant enough Tomatoes to keep yourself in BLTs and Caprese salads and Salsa Fresca, we got you!
Hot summer days are great for ripening our crops! Out in the field our crops are photosynthesizing at top speed, turning sunlight into sugar and sugar into FLAVOR.
We’ve started skimming a few Tomatoes every other day or so, which is very exciting for us as Tomato nerds. Tomatoes are probably the crop we pride ourselves in the most, and we love eating them just as much as we love growing them. For now the harvest is pretty light, but by next week we should be hauling them in from the field by the truckload.
The hot weather has also been ripening our own organic Sweet Corn and it’s delicious. Corn ripens fast in the heat, but it also dries out quickly, so we’ve been irrigating the Corn field steadily over the past week. We’ve got our fingers crossed for some good rain showers later in the week. Free irrigation is our favorite irrigation.