Farmstand is open for the 2017 Season!
Our farm stand is open Tuesday – Sunday (closed Mondays) from 10 am – 6 pm, May 6, 2017 – December 23, 2017. During the month of May, you can find everything you need for your home garden at Langwater Farm!
Why buy plants from us?
All of our seedlings are certified organic and grown with love right here at Langwater Farm. We have carefully selected varieties that are well adapted to our area. These are the varieties that we grow in our fields. We select varieties first and foremost for flavor and resistance to the diseases most prevalent in our region. Some of the seeds, like tomatoes, we treat in a hot water bath to kill any seed born pathogens. Big box stores often import disease and pests from other parts of the country, which is problematic to our local ecosystem. They also sell varieties that are not necessarily well suited for our region. Buying from a local small business keeps more money in your community. We have a knowledgeable & helpful crew to help you make your selections. So shop local and get higher quality plants to start your garden!
Plants to expect at the farmstand in May 2017:
tomatoes (heirlooms, reds, cherries, grape, plum), peppers (hot, sweet, bell), eggplant, cucumbers, lettuce, salad mix, kale, broccoli, green beans, sugar snap peas, zucchini, summer squash, melons, herbs (basil, cilantro, dill, lavender, lemon verbena, parsley, rosemary, sage, thyme) & more!
Need some color? We also have hanging baskets & annual flowers!
- We will also have onion sets, seed potatoes, and a large selection of High Mowing Organic Seeds for starting your own seedlings or direct seeding in your garden.
- Field stone, row cover & hoops
- McEnroe Organic Compost
This year we are excited to become a retailer of Coast of Maine organic products! Check out what we will have this month:
- Bar Harbor Blend Potting Soil: made with salmon, blueberry, lobster and other composts, calcium and chitin-rich lobster shells, sphagnum peat, perlite and kelp meal and designed for potting house plants, planting hanging baskets, window boxes and all containers. The compost gives it deep dark brown color as well as helping retain moisture.
- Penobscot Blend Planting Mix: an all-in-one blend for both planting annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees or conditioning gardens beds and borders. A rich, smooth blend of salmon and blueberry compost, tiny mussel shell fragments and peat. The shell fragments help aerate the soil and add texture to your soil
- Dark Harbor Blend Enriching Mulch: an exceptionally rich, naturally dark, fine-textured blend of self-composted barks. It is ideal for mulching beds, borders and gardens and for use around shrubs and trees. It also helps retain moisture, will not rob the soil of nitrogen (as raw barks will) and helps insulate the surface soil against excessive cold and heat that can damage plant root systems. Because the barks in Dark Harbor are fully composted, it can be dug into your beds in the fall, providing a rich and immediate source of organic material. It also acts as a long-term soil builder that supports microbial activity and opens up compacted soil
- Sprout Island Seed Starter: designed for seed germination & rooting plant cuttings. It is ready-to- use in cell packs, trays or flats and provides natural moisture retention & aeration. Includes mycorrhizae, worm castings, kelp and fully-cured compost.
- Quoddy Lobster Compost: made with chitin and calcium-rich lobster shells, compost and peat humus. The result is a dark-brown, complex soil that drains well and is ideal for conditioning beds and borders, vegetable gardens, herbs and annuals!
- Schoodic Blend Cow Manure Compost: a dark, rich soil made from carefully composted cow manure blended with peat and peat humus. The result is an all-natural, easy-to-use, all-purpose organic soil amendment ideal for conditioning vegetable gardens and flower beds
- Stonington Grower’s Mix: a complex “super soil” designed for high performance growing in containers and large pots. This blend incorporates mycorrhizal fungi, kelp, fish bone and alfalfa meal, as well as worm castings, peat, coir and lobster compost.
- Stonington Lobster & Kelp Plant Food: (5 – 2 – 4) is an exceptional organic granular fertilizer made with lobster, crab, fish and kelp meal plus worm castings and other natural ingredients. It will help super charge the soil “biology” of containers as well as beds and gardens. It is also high in calcium which helps promote plant vigor
- Wiscasset Blend Earthworm Castings: an exceptional soil conditioner. Use to top dress indoor container plants or brew it into a quick compost tea by mixing with water, molasses and aerating overnight. Gardeners have long known that there’s magic in worm castings – the thousands of species of soil bacteria, amoeba, protozoa, fungi and nematodes that digest organic material and make soil nutrients more readily available to plant roots
- Mixed Meals: lobster, kelp, fish, & alfalfa
We are looking forward to another bountiful season and are so grateful to all of our wonderful customers who continue to support our local farm! See our CSA Page for more information!
Half & Whole Shares: Our 2017 CSA will kick off on Tuesday, May 23rd. Beginning May 23rd, all half and whole share CSA customers can come to the farm stand on your specified pick-up day between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. to grab your week’s share of Langwater Farm organic produce. If you have not yet picked a pick-up day please email us to let us know which day we can expect you. A few things to remember- weekly CSA lists will be sent out in our newsletter every Tuesday and will also be written on the boards in the farm stand. Please remember to bring your own bag to collect your delicious veggies and give your name to the farm stand employee. Please keep in mind that there are no substitutions. Lastly, please remember that if you are not able to make it to pick-up your share one week, you are welcome to ask a friend or relative to pick-up for you. We do not allow CSA customers to “double up” if you miss a week. All missed shares will be donated to the local food pantry.
Farmstand CSA: If you signed up for a Farmstand CSA & have not yet picked up your card, it is waiting for you at the farmstand! We are no longer accepting Farmstand CSA sign ups for the 2017 season.
Flower CSA: We are still accepting sign ups for our pick your own flower share, which starts in late July.
Winter CSA: We are still accepting sign ups for our winter share, which runs November-December.
Catch us at the following markets in the 2017 season!
- Attleboro Farmers’ Market Saturdays 9am-1pm, June 17th-October 14th, Capron Park O’Connell Field 201 County St. Attleboro MA
- Brookline Farmers’ Market Thursdays 1:30pm-6:30pm, 6/1-11/16, Centre St. West parking lot in Coolidge Corner, Brookline MA
- Davis Square Farmers’ Market Wednesdays 12pm-6pm, 5/17-11/22, parking lot at Day St. & Herbert St. Somerville MA
- Harvard University Farmers’ Market Tuesdays 12pm-6pm, 6/6-11/21, The Plaza at the corner of Oxford St. & Kirkland St. Cambridge MA