Working with animals on the farm

Earlier this year, I was fortunate to visit and do a soil test at Oxford Farm, a relatively new project (started in 2018!) begun by Theresa Cohen, someone who has for many years been studying and supporting cutting edge enterprises seeking to increase nutrition in foods and to help humans relate beneficially with the land … Continue reading Working with animals on the farm

First 2014 Winter Share Pickup Saturday in Arlington

Also check out shareholder Jackie Starr’s menu suggestions and recipe links, customized for this month's share! Share contents for Saturday, October 25, 2014: Use these within a week or so (or blanche or make a dish for freezing): Lettuce-1 head, from Riverland Bok Choy—1 head of large, from Riverland 2 broccoli or Romanesco, from Riverland … Continue reading First 2014 Winter Share Pickup Saturday in Arlington

Boston Local Food Festival: Thanks for coming out!

A week after the fifth annual (but Shared Harvest's first) Boston Local Food Festival, we have just about recovered from all of the madness: a chilly early set-up, doling out hundreds of samples of fresh Picadilly Farm sweet peppers and carrots with Crystal Brook Farm goat cheese, and having great conversations with all of the curious locavores  … Continue reading Boston Local Food Festival: Thanks for coming out!

Flaming-pink Watermelon Radishes and More!

Nice article in the Boston Globe about winter CSAs. Green grows the bounty, even in winter Shares of community supported agriculture bring fresh, local produce By Aaron Kagan Globe Correspondent / January 26, 2011 For cooks used to supermarket produce, the rootsy offerings of a winter CSA — a community supported agriculture program in which … Continue reading Flaming-pink Watermelon Radishes and More!

What’s in the share?

I wrote this for this week's Brookwood Community Farm newsletter. Thought I'd get a little extra mileage out of it by posting it here. It certainly applies to winter share contents. It feels like there are fewer surprises with fall and winter CSA shares, though perhaps the surprises are just of a different nature: walk-in … Continue reading What’s in the share?