August 10th, 2020

News from the Farm… Hi Friends! There’s really no end to the possibilities for preserving summertime tomatoes for winter use… and thank goodness for that! Add to your probiotic intake with lacto-fermented salsa or fermented cherry tomatoes! Can (or freeze) your own BBQ sauce, pizza sauce, or tomato soup! Don’t feel like heating up the house or…

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August 3rd, 2020

News from the Farm… Hi Friends, This spring, we learned about the work of local organization All Farmers when we passed along some extra seedlings and planting supplies. All Farmers is a Springfield-based organization that supports autonomous groups of refugee and immigrant farmers in accessing the land, training, and resources they need to succeed. All…

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July 27th, 2020

News from the Farm… Hi Friends, Got more produce than you can eat these days? Just can’t stop picking in the pick-your-own? This is a great time of year to start stocking up for winter! New to preserving the harvest? Here are some great recipes to help you: ~Air dry your herbs; ~Freeze herbs in oil;…

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July 20th, 2020

News from the Farm… Hi Friends, Did you know that Next Barn Over is a partner farm of Gardening the Community? Based in Springfield, MA, Gardening the Community is a food justice organization engaged in youth development, urban agriculture, and sustainable living to build healthy and equitable communities. A few of GTC’s many amazing projects…

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July 6th, 2020

News from the Farm… Hi Friends, This is your farmer Ray’s long-time comrade and friend Deb, guest editing the newsletter this season! Once upon a time, many moons ago, young Ray and I were in a theater troupe called The Liberty Cabbage Theatre Revival, and we toured the country in a bus converted to run…

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June 29th, 2020

News from the Farm… Hi friends! We are so relieved to have finally gotten some rain after many many weeks of drought. The dry conditions have taken a toll on some of our crops – poor germination and stressful growing conditions have impacted our yields, and that will continue to ripple out over the coming…

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June 22nd, 2020

news from the farm… hi friends! happy solstice! i hope you all enjoyed some of the first official summer weekend somewhere cool and refreshing. it is HOTTT out there! while the heat-loving crops (like tomatoes, melons, cucumbers, and peppers) are fully adapted to the shift in season, the cool-loving spring crops (like lettuce, kale, radishes,…

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June 15th, 2020

News from the Farm Thank you all for your cooperation and patience during Week 1 of pandemic pick-ups! It is such a joy to have you all back on the farm and a relief to know that we can do this safely. The Hadley board of health was impressed by our safety measures and suggested…

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June 8, 2020

Welcome to our 11th season! We bring you the first harvest of the season with love and with gratitude for this land and for our fellow crewmates, who give so much energy and attention toward growing this good food. Please read through to the bottom for lots of important details about picking up your share….

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June 1st, 2020

our first CSA share pick-up is nearly here! and we are so excited. the farm officially opens for the season on Monday, June 8th! just one week away! please keep your eyes out for our first official newsletter of the season. it will go out on Sunday and will have important information about the first…

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