July 11th 2016 Newsletter

This week full of broken hearted families. I learned about Philandro Castile from Ray on Thursday morning amidst our conversation about the carrots not germinating in the dry weather. Zoom in carrots, drought. Zoom out justice, love, killing, floods, drought. Since then I keep thinking about watching my love slip away from me in the way that Diamond…

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July 3rd, 2016 Newsletter

Hello everyone, Keep your thoughts on rain, the whole region really needs it. Things are dry and dusty and the precious Hadley top soil is blowing around town. We are extremely lucky to have water sources at some of our fields that we can connect to for irrigation. Other fields don’t have water, and though…

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June 27th, 2016 Newsletter

Hello friends, We got an email from a share member last week who proudly said that the only things left a week after her first share were a few cilantro sprigs and the top of one green garlic. Putting every bit to use! There is actually so much more food in a weekly share then sometimes…

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June 20th, 2016 Newsletter

Hello from the farm, It has been a good, though slightly nutty week over here. We’ve had one crew member out for a month recovering from hernia surgery. Then, last week, after a tire change gone awry on one of our largest tractors, Ray ended up with a torn ACL knee injury and is now…

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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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