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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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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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