June 11th, 2018

news from the farm hello friends! crops in the field are looking great. among many other tasks, this past week we planted over 24,000 sweet potato slips (that’s what the baby plants are called), which will ultimately grow into between 18-24 tons of beautiful sweet potatoes. yes. 18-24 tons!! we also started trellising the tomatoes,…

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June 5th, 2018

so many berries! there is an abundance of ripe strawberries on the plants in the u-pick field right now! please come pick them while they’re big, sweet and juicy. we’re increasing the amounts for you to pick, so that these gorgeous berries go into your baskets and mouths and don’t pass by. look at the…

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June 4th, 2018

welcome to our ninth season! we are so happy to welcome you to the start of our ninth season harvest at Next Barn Over Farm. as we head into our ninth season farming here on this beautiful land in Hadley, we are increasingly grateful to be doing this work. thank you, dear friends, for joining…

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May 29th, 2018

strawberries are ripe! we’ve been waiting all year for it to come around again, and it has finally happened. the first week of strawberry season is upon us! you’re invited to come pick your share of berries this week, whenever is convenient for you. (yum, yay). u-pick fields are open during daylight hours, 7 days…

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May 21st, 2018

our first CSA share pick-up is nearly here! and we are so excited.  the farm officially opens for the season on Monday, June 4th! the first pick-up days will be as follows: June 4th for Monday pick-up members June 6th for Wednesday pick-up members June 9th for Saturday pick-up members as you might remember, you…

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April 30th, 2018

spring is springing! spring has finally arrived in western mass, and all the tenacious green popping up makes it undeniable. we’ve been busy at the farm, and the evidence is coming up all around us.  the last few weeks have had us planting baby cabbages, kale, collards, celeriac, herbs and lettuce; seeding carrots, beets, cilantro…

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February 9th, 2018: News from the Farm

Dear Sharemembers, Greetings from the wintry days of early February! We hope this finds you all well and warm and feeling nourished by this winter season. Here at the farm we spent the darker, shorter days of December reflecting on the past season and visioning the one ahead. We drafted our crop plan and edited…

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October 30th, 2017: News from the Farm

Hello friends, This week we will share the last harvest of the season with you, and with it we offer you a big serving of gratitude. Thank you for helping to make our farm, and our vision for it, keep evolving and growing; we are grateful to continue this work with all of you at…

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October 23rd, 2017: News from the Farm

Dear Share Members, It’s time! As we enter the last two weeks of the share season for 2017, this week also marks the first week that you can sign up for your 2018 share! For us here at the farm, while things certainly do wind down this time of year in some ways, in many…

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October 16th, 2017: News from the Farm

Dear Share Members, AUTUMN GRASSES by Margaret Gibson In fields of bush clover and hay-scent grass the autumn moon takes refuge The cricket’s song is gold Zeshin’s loneliness taught him this Who is coming? What will come to pass, and pass? Neither bruise nor sweetness nor cool air not-knowing knows the way And the moon?…

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