Notes From The Field

Notes from the Field: Week 3

Notes from the Field: Week 3

Week three has us moving irrigation non-stop, catching up on transplanting, dealing with persistent weeds and feeling harvests get heavier and taking up more of harvest days. Summer is almost (officially) here and the plants know it. With daylight hours stretching to their longest of […]

Notes from the field: fall/winter pickup 4

Notes from the field: fall/winter pickup 4

This week Allison and I attended the 2019 New England Fruit and Veg Conference. It included three intensive days of seminars, trade shows, and talking with farmers from all around. We saw many familiar faces along with meeting some great new contacts. Here are some […]

Notes from the field: Fall/winter pickup 3

Notes from the field: Fall/winter pickup 3

Who else used some of their share veggies to brighten up a holiday meal last week? I know I sure did. One of my favorite things about being the field manager here is the ability to share the harvest with others. Sweet potatoes, butternut squash, […]

Notes from the Field: Fall/Winter Pickup 2

Notes from the Field: Fall/Winter Pickup 2

Notes from the Field For most of the season you’ve heard about our crew working long hot summer days to bring you the food in each weeks CSA distribution. Now as our season winds down, we’ve been taking the time to reflect, and build on […]

Notes from the Field : Week 18

Notes from the Field : Week 18

Notes from the Field Our first frosts have come and gone. The more tender crops (tomatoes, husk cherries, tomatillos, peppers, beans and most of the flowers) were damaged by the frost. We were hoping to have some of those veggies for pick your own for […]

Notes from the Field : Week 17

Notes from the Field : Week 17

This week, we continue to get the farm cleaned up and ready for fall. We spent all morning pulling plastic mulch and drip tape off of the eggplant beds in the “Back 40.” We  relocated the landscape fabric in the aisles of those beds into the […]

Notes from the Field : Week 15

Notes from the Field : Week 15

Last week we planted the strawberries for next year. This was the second to last planting of the season. The only thing left to plant is our garlic for next year! This is what you might call the shoulder season. It’s not quite summer (although tomatoes are […]

Notes from the Field : Week 13

Notes from the Field : Week 13

We harvested acorn squash last week. It felt different from the constant harvests we’ve been doing all season long. There was something special about it. I couldn’t erase my face-splitting smile. Harvesting and contemplating, I realized it’s because those other harvests, for the most part, are […]