I'm helping to organize a CSA Farm Share Fair in Arlington. It will be a nice opportunity to meet the farmers who grow your food. Our three-person team of volunteers (one of whom is headed to Africa for a month!) needs help spreading the word about the Fair. If you're willing to put flyers around … Continue reading CSA Farm Share Fair in Arlington
December 11 share
Saturday was the last distribution of Shared Harvest CSA's three month winter share. Everything in the photo, except the cookbooks and brewing hard cider, was in the share. Here are the details. Picadilly Farm Parsnips, 2 pounds Butternut, 7 pounds (2-3 pieces) and 'bonus' squash - acorn in this share. White potatoes, 6 pounds. One … Continue reading December 11 share
November 20 CSA Share
Today was the first distribution of our two month winter share. What a lovely day for a CSA share distribution - sunny skies and crisp temperatures. Lots of folks came to help unload the truck and set up for the distribution -- thank you!!! Here's what was in the share. Picadilly Farm Potatoes, 5 pounds. … Continue reading November 20 CSA Share
November 13 share
We've got another lovely share to distribute this weekend! Our farmers will be picking the greens and packing Shared Harvest boxes today. They'll be up early Saturday morning to deliver boxes of deliciousness to us! Marius from Cider Hill Farm will get to the farm first with bulk apples and cider. Then Mike from Riverland, … Continue reading November 13 share
(updated November 5) Shared Harvest Winter CSA can supply the veggies for many tasty meals this winter! Lots of A few two month shares are still available. Pick up is at Busa Farm in Lexington or Brookwood Farm in Canton on Nov 13 & Dec 11. Picadilly Farm and Riverland Farm grow the majority of … Continue reading Hungry?
Shared Harvest CSA shareholders are welcome to join Riverland Farmers Rob and Meghan for a potluck picnic this Saturday, September 4 at 5:30 PM. Come join your farmers for a meal! Bring a large dish to share, a blanket to sit on, and your friends and family. Rob and Meghan will provide the salad and … Continue reading Farm Happenings
What’s in the winter share,
and will it be enough, or too much, for my family? I spoke with a couple of folks yesterday who were wondering about this. I think the best way to answer the question is to check out the 2009 share content lists: October 2009, November 2009, and December 2009. You might also find shareholder reviews … Continue reading What’s in the winter share,
Riverland Farm Visit
As promised, here are pictures from my working visit to Riverland mid-June. Megan T from the Newton Farm came along. Wish I'd been able to get a video of Megan and Riverland farmer Rob Lynch tying tomatoes - looked like they were dancing! Mouse over the photos for a brief description.
Every organic farm has a farm fleet -- the equipment needed to make farming economically, environmentally and physically sustainable. On a recent working visit to Riverland Farm, I came across one of the nicest pieces of farm transport I've seen in some time. That's a blue Schwinn in front of a field of garlic; big … Continue reading Farm Fleet
Bare Naked Farming
Overall the storm was mostly just mentally traumatic but ended up being good fodder for comedy when I think back on running around in my birthday suit closing things down.