June 13th, 2016 Newsletter

Hello from the farm… Hope you’ve had a good week, nourished by spring greens and strawberries. So many of the plants are now in full flower and the pollinating bees, wasps, beetles, moths, and flys are moving around connecting plant to plant. It’s easy to move through the day not tuned in to this intricate creative process. And then…

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June 6th, 2016 Newsletter

Hello friends, Its been lucky weather this week… lots of good warm sunshine, and for the most part, enough rain to take the edge off. We’ve been spending most of the week continuing to get transplants into the ground….sweet potatoes, cantaloupes, watermelon, peppers, brussels sprouts, the second succession of squash, zucchini, and cucumbers, and many…

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May 29th, 2016 Newsletter

Dear friends, Welcome to the spring harvest! We find ourselves at the beginning of our seventh farming season on this beautiful land. Certainly a little older, hopefully a little bit wiser, and continuously grateful to be doing this work in this special place beneath the Seven Sisters and alongside the Connecticut River. Thank you for joining us in a collective…

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May 24th, 2016 Newsletter

We’re ready to share the spring harvest with you! We are opening for the season this coming Monday, May 30th. As is usual for the first week, this share will be rather simple… we expect to mostly have a variety of cooking and salad greens, as well as strawberries in u-pick! First pick-up days will be: May 30th for…

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May 18th, 2016 Newsletter

Hello, Everyone! We are t-minus about TWO WEEKS before our first share distribution and we wanted to remind you that it’s not too late to sign up! Print out our online sign up form and send in your deposit today to secure your spot for the season. We accept SNAP benefits, personal checks (online payment is coming…

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May 4th, 2016 Newsletter

Dear Share-Members, Hello, everyone, and Happy Spring! We write to you this afternoon from the rainy and greening fields of Hadley. As April was a relatively dry month here in Western MA, we are ever so grateful for the rain this week, and our newly transplanted crops are as well! If you remember back to…

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March 15th, 2016 Newsletter

Hi Friends, Once again, Next Barn Over is co-sponsoring a terrific benefit dance party to support our region’s local food security. The sponsors of this event are local farmers, educators, and food purveyors who recognize the importance of strengthening food security both at the immediate level through the work of Amherst Survival Center and the…

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March 9th, 2016 Newsletter

Dear Share-Members, Happy Spring, everyone! It seems that this year March is coming in like a lamb—hopefully it will not go out like a lion! Regardless of the weather, however, we have returned to the greenhouse for our 2016 season and are happy to report that we have not only begun seeding, but our mighty…

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October 26th, 2015 Newsletter

Hello dear friends, We’ve found ourselves at the end of another abundant, blessed, demanding farm season. Thank you to all of you, who create the form for this buzzing combination of soil, community, sweat and big vision. Now we have the slower, darker, winter coming our way, and while we agree with you that its always hard to let…

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October 19th, 2015 Newsletter

Hello friends! It’s cold!! We had our first frost Saturday night, and a very intense frost of 21 degrees last night.  We’ve been running around putting row cover down. The extreme low is cold enough to destroy even some of the more frost tolerant crops like lettuce, cilantro, fennel, and celeriac, so we have covered as much…

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