At this time of year, I dream in green. My days are filled with seed catalogs and spreadsheets, planning where all the vegetables are going to land in the fields. We never grow any vegetable in the same place it was last year or the year before. This rotation helps us control disease and pests, to rest some fields and bring others back into production, and it is a giant living puzzle. But it is also just a plan. When it comes time to put everything into the field, those plans will change based on all kinds of circumstances. Throughout the season we will enter what/where into those same spreadsheets and I will laugh at the end of the season as I look at the difference between the plan and the reality. I will feel joy because in the end our fields were still beautiful and there was delicious food despite that a lot of the careful winter planning went out the window. And I know that I will do it again the following winter. After twenty years of farming, I’m trying to be looser with the planning…to think of them more as ‘hopes’. I ‘hope’ to put the tomatoes in this field…I hope to put the squash in that one. But now I build in a little more flexibility, a little more wiggle room for possibilities, for creativity, for more ‘hopes’.
I’m trying to bring the same flexibility to life. I still make plans, but I am adding more wiggle into them so that I can see what adventure might happen and find a little more joy.
Hope to see you soon!
It’s time to sign up for Summer CSA!
Baskets are going fast this year and we would love to have you join us. Sign up here!
Farmstand OPEN SATURDAY!
Lettuce, pink butterhead
Kale, red curly
Tat-soi greens (like spinach!)
Cranberries & More!!!
Remember that our farmstand is located at #5 Chestnut Hill and you can PARK in the first parking area BEFORE the red CSA barn so you don’t have to walk so far to find us!
We will have a sign out on Chestnut Hill Road with the open flag and a sign next to the walk-up. Sorry for any confusion up to this point, but it is just too cold to sit in the barn! So we’ve moved our offerings into the farm office in the house.
Chorizo & other sausages
Ground beef, pork and lamb
Stew, Lamb and goat
We also are well-stocked with honey, maple syrup, dressings, spice mixes, pasta and more.
Upcoming Events at the Farm
Please check our events page for more info and pricing!
BOOK BUGS: FARM FUN FOR LITTLE ONES
Feb 11, March 24, 10-11AM
Bring your little ones for a farm story, craft, snack, and wintertime farm exploration! We’ll meet inside first and then venture outside, so dress for the weather.
WINTER FUN ON THE FARM DAY
February 17, 12-3PM
Get outside on this first day of February vacation! We’ll have activities like sledding (weather permitting), guided hikes to look for animal tracks, winter crafts, snacks for sale, and more!
February 29, 1-3PM
At this event led by naturalist Tim Puopolo, you’ll learn how to identify maple trees & set your own taps. Then take home instructions to tap your own maples and make your own syrup! This event usually sells out, so register in advance!
LIGHT-UP NIGHT SLEDDING ON THE FARM
Saturdays, now through March 7, Dusk – 8PM
Come to the farm for an evening of sledding. We’ll have our best hill ready for you with lanes lit up in the night to guide your way. This is a free, self-guided event, weather permitting.
Daily through January, open dawn-dusk
Grab your snow boots and get the family outside to discover our elusive herd of wooden reindeer found throughout the farm trails! See how many you can find and leave a bell around each one’s neck. This is a free, self-guided event.