The airlocks allow gas to escape as the yeast starts to ferment the apple cider in these five gallon pails. It prevents air (and other stuff) from getting into the cider. These batches of cider began bubbling 24 hours after I pitched the yeast. The cider is from Cider Hill Farm in Amesbury and Pine … Continue reading Dueling Airlocks
I don't know how it happened, but I've caught the bug. The hard cider bug. I'm going to blame it on Lance, who spoke very enthusiastically a few weeks ago about making beer and hard cider. Very enthusiastically. Offered me books. Gave me the address of the modern homebrew emporium in Cambridge. The guys at … Continue reading now for some fun
Our winter shares are sold out! Thanks to everyone who has joined this Community Supported Agriculture program. We thank you for your partnership. We are really excited to share the harvest with you! Hey, check this out - a nice interview about Shared Harvest CSA in the local Arlington Advocate.
In my household, we have a post-distribution routine that has served us well over the past several years. It actually starts several weeks before the first distribution. We invite friends and neighbors to eat dinner with us on the Sunday evening following the first share distribution. We had a wonderful feast on Sunday: delicata squash, … Continue reading What’s cooking at my house
Here's what was in the share that was distributed yesterday. Picadilly Farm Sweet potatoes, 4 pounds. Remember to take them out of their plastic bag! Gold potatoes, 5 pounds. Store out of bag, in a cool dark place. Carrots, 3 pounds (grown at Tracie's Community Garden) plus a bunch Delicata squash, 3-4 pieces Red peppers, … Continue reading October 23 share
The good folks at the Belmont Farmers' Market have published the autumn issue of Roots & Sprouts. It is full of excellent information about eating locally year-round. Winter CSAs, veggie storage techniques and some of our favorite winter veggies are highlighted. The Belmont Farmers' Market is open for a few more weeks. It's a nice market, … Continue reading A guide to eating locally this winter
Here's a nice article about Shared Harvest CSA in the Canton Journal. Check out the photos of the cold-hardy greens, some of which will be in the upcoming shares. I dropped by Brookwood last week and found Judy, Jason and Simca harvesting the last of the sweet peppers. Here they are, bundled-up against the cold, … Continue reading Shared Harvest in the news
(updated November 5) Shared Harvest Winter CSA can supply the veggies for many tasty meals this winter! Lots of A few two month shares are still available. Pick up is at Busa Farm in Lexington or Brookwood Farm in Canton on Nov 13 & Dec 11. Picadilly Farm and Riverland Farm grow the majority of … Continue reading Hungry?
All of the Shared Harvest veggie farm have rows and rows of leafy greens growing for fall and winter harvest. Most farmers have row cover ready to toss over beds of the more tender greens when frost is predicted. The lettuce, escarole, endive and dandelion greens growing in the Busa fields will do fine without … Continue reading Winter Greens
Our farmers are bringing in many of the storage crops and tending to the crops that will stay in the ground until they're harvested for the winter share. It looks like we will have another tasty and varied winter share this year. Here are a few crop reports. Riverland Farm crop update "All in all … Continue reading News from the Fields