Monday, June 5th 2017: News from the Farm

It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that we welcome you all to the spring harvest and the beginning of this year’s CSA season! This year, we head into our eighth season farming here on this beautiful land in Hadley. As each year passes we find ourselves increasingly grateful to be doing this work; thanks…

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Saturday June 3rd 2017 Newsletter

Hello, Share Members! We are excited to invite you to come pick your first weeks share of strawberries this weekend! The strawberries have been steadily ripening over the last few days and given that there is more rain predicted for Monday and Tuesday, best to take advantage of the weather and the plenty during the…

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Monday May 23rd 2017 Newsletter

Hello, hello! We are excited to announce that our share will begin very soon! We will open for the season on Monday, June 5th! As is usual for the first week, the share will be rather simple: we expect to have mostly a variety of cooking and salad greens, as well as strawberries in the…

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Monday May 1st 2017 Newsletter

Dear Share Members, Hello to you all and a very happy Spring! We hope everyone has been enjoying these warm, bright days. It’s such a lovely time of year when the trees begin to pop with their tiny little tufts of green leaves because it also marks the time of year when our first transplants…

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Monday October 24 2016 Newsletter

Hello friends, We share this last harvest of the season with you together with a whole heap of gratitude. Thank you for making this project, this vision, this little, big-hearted effort stay true. This week is the last farm pick-up! Remember that if you sign up for the 2017 season before October 31st you will…

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October 17th, 2016 Newsletter

Greetings friends, It’s time! Amidst all the hearty harvests and preparations of fall, we take a moment to stretch our vision over the winter horizon into spring. We will be doing sign-ups for next season in the share room this week and next! Please consider taking a quick moment to sign up and make your…

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October 10th 2016 Newsletter

Dear friends, Greetings from our 20th week of harvest. We have 3 weeks left in this season’s share, with the final pick-up being October 29th. We continue to bring in the harvests, sow the cover crop, and begin thinking about cleaning up the many messes we have made in the heat of the busy season. Tomato sauce!…

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October 3rd 2016 Newsletter

Hello! A very cloudy, wet weekend. The cover crop seed we have been putting down in the past week loved that steady rain. The season is put together with countless small moments of comfort like that… when the timing is just right between planting and rain, or weeding and sun. We’ve moved in to putting…

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September 26th 2016 Newsletter

Hello friends, Welcome fall, welcome equinox, welcome longer nights. As the weather turns, so do our harvests… moving in the direction towards more sweet potatoes, roots, broccoli, cauliflower, and hardy greens. Some of you may remember that our valley’s winter squash crop has gotten hard hit by Phytophthora blight the past years or so. Phytophthora translates…

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September 19th 2016 Newsletter

Hello friends, Hope this finds you well and loving the beginning of fall. We are gratefully soaking up this bit of rainfall. We’ve started to see some of the effects of the dry summer recently… some strangely shaped broccoli (not the prettiest but they taste good!), a succession of beets that struggled through the drought but then up…

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