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 add-on greens:  plentiful salad-worthy pea shoots from the Food Project in Dorchester and some beautiful … Continue reading Winter’s wealth (Feb share box), greenhouse plans, sign up for summer shares!

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 a February dump of snow like we did last year  when the harvest became impossible*, … Continue reading January Share Pickup, Fresh Spinach!, Menu for the Month

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 can be harvested just as long as the afternoon is above freezing temps.  And they … Continue reading December: It’s frosty out and we’ve got fresh locally grown!

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 hyperlinks on the vegetable names take you to a lot of recipes and information about … Continue reading November 2015 share–a rainbow of color for our holiday meals

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 easy to make at home.  In case you haven't already caught the fermentation bug, check … Continue reading Get Fermented!

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 day this week. Remember these photos from last month's share blog?  Well just imagine what … Continue reading Last Deep Winter (February 7) Share Box

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 share contents Use these within a week or so (or blanch or make a dish … Continue reading December share box

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 a moment right here, we're grateful once again.Thanks to each and every one of you … Continue reading From the Farms…Reflections and Giving Thanks