Get out this weekend, saving and savoring the harvest, healthy soil makes a healthy climate

It's getting to be that time of year! Yesterday's rain was a welcome refresher and the cooler temps a handy reminder to prepare! At Picadilly, Riverland and our other partner farms, the reckoning of this year's harvest successes and challenges is starting to roll in. Onions and garlic are cured and stored, and in the … Continue reading Get out this weekend, saving and savoring the harvest, healthy soil makes a healthy climate

Organic and Local (or Eating Romaine in Spite of the Ban!)

I've fielded some questions lately from our members about the quality of and sources of the food that is in our shares and offered as Extras.  I think some of the answers below might help folks in general get a better view of where to go for good food and some of the broader implications. With … Continue reading Organic and Local (or Eating Romaine in Spite of the Ban!)

November/Thanksgiving Shares and Extras Items

Here's what to expect in your share and some advice about how to enjoy and store...if you have any leftover after the holiday festivities! Extras this month include apples by the bushel, fresh cranberries, several unique and interesting potatoes, including fingerling, a variety of winter squashes to grace your centerpiece and then fill your plate, … Continue reading November/Thanksgiving Shares and Extras Items

Sweet and hardy after the frost! Late October Farm Share

Hard frost hit the Pioneer Valley this week spelling the end of summer crops, but the beginning of wonderful for many of our fall and winter foods which get their best flavor and storage quality after such cold temperatures.  The fields are getting tucked into bed with their cover crop covers now nicely green and … Continue reading Sweet and hardy after the frost! Late October Farm Share

Early Bird Pricing: Ends May 31st

Early Bird Discount for winter shares: save 10% if you signup for Shared Harvest winter share by May 31. Early spring is when the farms are most in need of dedicated support from shareholders as they complete their crop plans, buy supplies, repair, and purchase equipment, hire their crews and begin growing the food for our … Continue reading Early Bird Pricing: Ends May 31st

October share

Share contents for Saturday, October 21, 2017 Also check out Jackie Starr’s menu suggestions and recipe links on our website! Use these within a week or so (or blanche or make a dish for freezing):
Lettuce-1 head, from Riverland Spinach, from Picadilly
Mixed greens– a bunch or bag, from Riverland (great braised or sauted!)
Kale—2 bunches, from Riverland—soups, … Continue reading October share

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 www.farmsharefair.com get connected on facebook and twitter! I'll be there along with Bruce Wooster--stop by for a chat!  Bring your checkbook to sign up for shares, and/or browse-- oyster shares, Dean's … Continue reading Farm Share Fair, Sign up now for Healthy Food all year long!