CSA Early Bird pricing ends soon!

strawberry & fieldThis Saturday is the last opportunity to get your CSA share at Early Bird prices.

Until then our Full Season CSA shares (Whole & Half shares) are $650 and $375, and our Farmstand CSA sign-up bonus is 10%.

Starting March 1st, the Whole & Half share prices go up, and the Farmstand CSA bonus drops, so don’t miss the Early Bird deadline!

American Robin Feeding Her YoungYou can signup online for any of our CSA shares:

Fresh organic tomatoesHere are all the details (and FAQs) and a paper signup form if you want to pay by check.

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.

 


February on the farm

liz dave digging sunchokes winter sunshineWhile the lack of snow and the warm temperatures this winter are disconcerting, we’re definitely enjoying this mild weather.

We’ve been out in the field doing odds and ends to get ready for spring planting, and loving the sunshine and T-shirt temps.

It’s great out here!

compost spreading winter green tractor

Winter tractor & equipment repair/maintenance projects are wrapping up, so we’ll be in good shape for spring planting to start next month. gennaro welding copyKeeping our equipment happy and running smoothly is a never-ending task, but we always give it some extra love during the slower months in the dead of winter.

Our main greenhouse has been scrubbed top to bottom, our benches and pots are ready for action, and our seed boxes are organized and stacked in the barn. Monday is launch day for the first of our 2020 crops!

We’ll start with some of the slowest, longest-growing crops like Onions and a few herbs, plus some early season crops like Lettuce and Broccoli. Then we’ll pack all the trays into our homemade germination chamber and crank up the heat! We’re so excited to launch the first crops of 2020!

Savoring the December sunlight

We’re in the middle of the darkest part of the year here in mid-December, getting just winter sunset main st fieldover 9 hours of sunlight (on a good day). We savor every minute of it. The Winter Solstice is right around the corner–only 11 days away! The other good news is this week our sunset times start moving back and within a few days we’ll be gaining precious minutes of sunlight at the end of each day. While we still have a few months of unpredictable New England winter weather to get through, at least we’ll be doing it with the benefit of a little more Vitamin D every day.

And speaking of unpredictable winter weather, last week at this time we were shoveling out from 8 inches of snowfall and today we’re out in bare fields wearing t-shirts. Farming in the age of climate change is a wild ride sometimes.


Farmstand Winter Wonderland

The Farmstand was looking great in the snow the other night. It’s an Enchanted Forest!

hayden riley snowy christmas trees


2020 CSA Signups are Open!

strawberry & fieldThe 2020 CSA is now open for registration! For next season we’ll have Whole and Half shares in the Full Season CSA, as well as the Farmstand CSA (ie the “debit” cards) shares, and Flower CSA shares too.

CSA shares and Farmstand CSA cards make great holiday gifts!

The Rhythm of Fall

november carrot harvest PO field

Harvesting our organic Carrots at dusk

With the sun setting so early at this time of year, we’re planning our days carefully to make sure we have enough daylight to get everything done. Now we’re firmly in the fall rhythm of alternately harvesting and winterizing the fields. When we’re not digging Carrots or picking Kale or Broccoli, we’re packing up irrigation or tilling in preparation for cover crop seeding. And then when the daylight starts to fade, we’re treated to some excellent late fall sunsets.

november sunset kale field

November sunset in the Kale field


Thanksgiving at the Farmstand

wired mag rockwell thanksgiving updatedThanksgiving is right around the corner and we’re so excited. This is our favorite holiday, hands down! As usual, we plan to pull out all the stops. If you’re cooking for Thanksgiving too, we hope your time in the kitchen feeds your soul, and whether you’re cooking or not, we hope your dinner is memorable, your vegetable side dishes are numerous, and your pants are extra stretchy.

Here’s what we’ll have available at the Farmstand in the week leading up to Thanksgiving:

farmstand thanksgiving list 2019

Our friends at Bushel + Crumb will be in the kitchen a lot over the next week, baking up a selection of pies from Classic Pumpkin to Wild Maine Blueberry Maple. You can pre-order pies for pickup at the Farmstand on Tuesday or Wednesday (Nov. 26/27). We’ll also have some available for purchase on Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 23/24), as well as Tuesday and Wednesday.

This year Bushel + Crumb is making:

  • Classic Pumpkin
  • Wild Maine Blueberry Maple
  • Cranberry Caramel Apple
  • Savory Winter Squash, Caramelized Onion & Goat Cheese


Contact Simca at simca@bushelandcrumb.com with any questions about Thanksgiving pies.

Jordan Brothers Seafood will be here on Tuesday, Nov 26th from 2 – 6pm for a special pre-Thanksgiving appearance. They’ll have shrimp for your shrimp cocktail and fresh scallops for your appetizers. You can also pre-order fish, shellfish of all kinds, bisques, and chowders.

Happy Thanksgiving to all!