July 30th, 2018

news from the farm… hi friends!  i’m thankful today to have a couple of drier days – this past week of rain has made for some wet field slogging and challenging cultivation on the farm!  as with all weather, some of our crops are loving all the moisture, and others are not.  the tomatoes are…

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July 23rd, 2018

news from the farm… hello friends! in addition to our regular tasks, this week was garlic garlic garlic! we harvested a whole lot of it. you can see a little bit of what we picked curing here in the greenhouse (photo below), but the bulk of it is curing up in crates in the garlic…

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July 16th, 2018

news from the farm… hello friends! this week we’re getting ready to do our first big bulk harvest: garlic! garlic harvest is a big job, and will take the entire crew several full days to get it all done and set out to cure. we let it cure for 2-4 weeks in our garlic barn…

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July 9th, 2018

news from the farm… hello friends! phew, last week was really a doozy, and we felt it on the farm. i can’t remember such an early and prolonged heat wave. and while the multiple unexpected torrential downpours brought a welcome respite from the intense heat, they were similarly uncharacteristic and tough on the crops. so…

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July 2nd, 2018

news from the farm… hello friends! i hope you’re finding ways to beat the heat and enjoy it too! here at the farm we’re starting our days extra early to catch more of the cooler daytime hours, and watching the mid-summer crops ripen up under our eyes with the high temperatures. our peppers, eggplants, and…

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June 25th, 2018

news from the farm… hello friends! we were so grateful for the rain yesterday, as our third succession of carrots are just popping and the moist earth will help them emerge. phew! imagine trying to push up a delicate shoot through a sun-baked crust of soil — not easy! this week we’ll be transplanting our…

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June 18th, 2018

hello friends!  this week our mix and match bag begins (woohoo).  that means that you can fill your bag up to the specified line (Annie will write the amounts each week for each size share on the board in the share room) with any combination of the mix and match veggies you like.  your share,…

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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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