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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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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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CSA Day, 2016

  Today is a great day to go all in, partner with our great farmers and commit to eating the best food for Summer and beyond. Celebrate community and support small family farmers growing quality, organic food for you and … Continue reading

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Winter’s wealth (Feb share box), greenhouse plans, sign up for summer shares!

We wound down the shared harvest season with a relatively easy weather (well before the heavy snow and cold snap) and still quite a nice variety coming from the farms (see below).  And we were lucky to get some bright … Continue reading

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January Share Pickup, Fresh Spinach!, Menu for the Month

We’re in the green for our share tomorrow!  With the relatively mild winter and moderate snow, Riverland’s winter greens have been happy under their winter cover and are accessible to harvest right from the field today.  In case we get … Continue reading

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December: It’s frosty out and we’ve got fresh locally grown!

The ground has already frozen many times in the Pioneer Valley where Picadilly Farm and Riverland Farm are.  Most if not all roots have already been pulled.  Kale and other hardy winter greens are still in the fields, though, and … Continue reading

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