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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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November 2015 share–a rainbow of color for our holiday meals

New England is turning more grey and brown, typical of November.  Our rainbow palette of fresh food will surely brighten the day, though.  Giving thanks to the hard work of all the farms this year–it’s been an amazing harvest! The … Continue reading

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October Splendour

Our share this month is as colorful as this spectacular autumn! Be sure to check out Shared Harvest member Jackie Starr’s Menu plan custom made for this month’s share contents.  With links to recipes for each item, she plots out … Continue reading

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Get Fermented!

Looking forward to the Boston Fermentation Festival this Sunday, October 4, 10am – 4pm at the new Boston Public Market.  Fermented foods including kim-chee, sauerkraut, yogurt, kombucha, pickles, are among the most delicious and healthy foods you can eat, and … Continue reading

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Last Deep Winter (February 7) Share Box

Brrr….It’s a crazy windy day out there.  The upside might be that some of the snow from this past week will be blown off of the low tunnels at Riverland so that there aren’t mountains to dig into come harvest … Continue reading

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December share box

Here are the share contents for December pickups (Arlington and Canton/South Shore/JP).  The hyperlinks on the vegetable names take you to a lot of recipes and information about those vegetables. See also Jackie Starr’s Fabulous menu suggestions customized for our December … Continue reading

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From the Farms…Reflections and Giving Thanks

From Bruce at Picadilly Farm: The season’s end crept up on us. Jenny, the crew, and I have been busy harvesting roots and tucking them into every empty corner of the barn, with hardly a pause….Looking back, looking ahead, and pausing for … Continue reading

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Share Box for November pickup

Here are the share contents for mid-November pickups (Arlington and Canton/South Shore/JP).  The hyperlinks on the vegetable names take you to a lot of recipes and information about those vegetables.  See also Jackie Starr’s Fabulous menu suggestions customized to this … Continue reading

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Farmers race to get cover crops seeded, visit the farm and harvest for the pantry on Nov 1

Farming is a lot about timing: working with the seasons, the weather, the climate, and all the different growth habits and needs of each plant variety.  Careful planning and the grace and experience to deal with come-what-may… From Jenny at … Continue reading

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Connecting the fall color in the landscape to the color on your plate

It is the time to drink in the New England growing season’s fantastic finale of color–wow!  Our appreciation of color is so intrinsic to our biology:  bright colors on our plate signal nutrients and flavor and the brilliance of fall … Continue reading

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