Author Archives: janemhammer

Peaches and Resilience

This particularly intense hurricane season brings on, in varying stages, thoughts about resilience. Those of us not in the path of direct damage to our homes and towns, and too far away to serve as immediate refuge, still dry and … Continue reading

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Farm Share Fair, Sign up now for Healthy Food all year long!

2017 FARM SHARE FAIR! Wednesday March 29th @ 5:30-8:30PM The Armory 191 Highland Ave, Somerville free and open to the public proceeds to benefit the Urban Farming Institute more info at get connected on facebook and twitter! I’ll be there along with Bruce Wooster–stop by for … Continue reading

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Boxes of Plenty for February shares

From Baer’s Best Beans: 2 one-pound bags of dried beans (choice of black turtle, red kidney, and soldier (white with red flecks))   From Picadilly Farm potatoes – 5 pounds carrots – 6 pounds parsnips – 3 pounds rutabagas – 2 … Continue reading

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Fresh Farm Veggies, Beans, and more for February

Below is a list of the probable contents for our upcoming February 4 Share Boxes.  Rutebagas and Gilfeathers are surprisingly versatile, steamed and mashed, shredded raw into salads, fermented, etc.  Gilfeather can be successfully used in place of cauliflower in some recipes.  See … Continue reading

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3 week menu for our December shares

Another fabulous menu customized to our share contents, put together by Jackie Starr. Thanks, Jackie, for the great ideas! WEEK 1   Simple mushroom barley soup, or America’s test kitchen version. Salad with greens and Caesar or vegan Caesar dressing. … Continue reading

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COLD day for share pickup in Arlington–LOCATION CHANGED to Wright-Locke Farmstand, 78 Ridge St., Winchester

Thanks to  Wright-Locke Farm for hosting this week’s share pickup!  With forecast saying below freezing temps all day today, we–and the veggies–will be much better with more shelter and the cozy wood stove at the farm. Wright-Locke Farm is a … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts!

Have you ever seen Brussels Sprouts harvested (or grown them yourself)?  For Brussels Sprouts fans, November is a great time of year! Brussels require advance planning and early planting…they are very slow to mature and require at least 6 hours … Continue reading

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Sweetened by frost, October’s deep colorful veggies mean rich flavor for Fall-into-Winter meals

It’s Drenching rains may be starting to melt away the hard memories of this summer.  With way too many days of challenging irrigation work, steadily learning ever more nimbleness with best laid planting plans, and now persevering through the still … Continue reading

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Sign up now for your cold season farm share!

Our online signup form is here. Below is a bit more info about what is happening at the farms. Awe and gratitude to our tenacious farmers for producing a plentiful harvest in collaboration with the plants and soil in this … Continue reading

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Summer Shares starting first of June! May 31 early bird signup for winter shares

May has shown us a blast of summer and bit more winter, but the soil is warming and our farms are rolling along, with plants going in the field since mid-April– “About four acres of crops are in the ground, including: … Continue reading

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