Saturday was the last distribution of Shared Harvest CSA's three month winter share. Everything in the photo, except the cookbooks and brewing hard cider, was in the share. Here are the details. Picadilly Farm Parsnips, 2 pounds Butternut, 7 pounds (2-3 pieces) and 'bonus' squash - acorn in this share. White potatoes, 6 pounds. One … Continue reading December 11 share
We've got another lovely share to distribute this weekend! Our farmers will be picking the greens and packing Shared Harvest boxes today. They'll be up early Saturday morning to deliver boxes of deliciousness to us! Marius from Cider Hill Farm will get to the farm first with bulk apples and cider. Then Mike from Riverland, … Continue reading November 13 share
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?
and will it be enough, or too much, for my family? I spoke with a couple of folks yesterday who were wondering about this. I think the best way to answer the question is to check out the 2009 share content lists: October 2009, November 2009, and December 2009. You might also find shareholder reviews … Continue reading What’s in the winter share,
The farm I'm working at this season is having it's first end-of-season on-farm market. Although it's been a tough growing season, we've an abundance of cool weather crops in our fields. We will be harvesting everything for our farmstand sale on Saturday, October 31. What isn't sold will be donated to local hunger relief organizations. … Continue reading Brookwood Farm’s On-Farm Market
I wrote this for this week's Brookwood Community Farm newsletter. Thought I'd get a little extra mileage out of it by posting it here. It certainly applies to winter share contents. It feels like there are fewer surprises with fall and winter CSA shares, though perhaps the surprises are just of a different nature: walk-in … Continue reading What’s in the share?
Cover crops help us begin to replace the tons (literally!) of organic matter taken from the fields during the growing season. Tons (again, literally!) of compost will also need to be spread before the next growing season if we are to even approach replenishing the soil. As you may be able to tell from this … Continue reading Cover Crops
It's cold at Brookwood in the mornings now. We wear fleece and hats while we harvest early in the mornings. The long underwear, wool socks and warm boots will come out of storage soon. Work sharer, Melinda Gammon, snapped these pics of Judy and Simca at the wash station last week. That's Simca, dunking Swiss … Continue reading Blessings of Fall Weather
This summer, whenever the hydraulics stopped working on the Cub, we just filled 'er up with more. Seemed odd that so much oil kept spilling out of the oil filler; odder yet that the Cub never seemed low on oil, in fact, she seemed a little too full of oil.Upon careful inspection, and a phone … Continue reading Tractor Dreams, part 3