It's Drenching rains may be starting to melt away the hard memories of this summer. With way too many days of challenging irrigation work, steadily learning ever more nimbleness with best laid planting plans, and now persevering through the still demanding "catch-up" workload, our farms have once again yielded a harvest cornucopia as vibrant and … Continue reading Sweetened by frost, October’s deep colorful veggies mean rich flavor for Fall-into-Winter meals
Our online signup form is here. Below is a bit more info about what is happening at the farms. Awe and gratitude to our tenacious farmers for producing a plentiful harvest in collaboration with the plants and soil in this a historic DRY season. In spite of zero rain until just a couple weeks ago, … Continue reading Sign up now for your cold season farm share!
May has shown us a blast of summer and bit more winter, but the soil is warming and our farms are rolling along, with plants going in the field since mid-April-- "About four acres of crops are in the ground, including: just germinating spinach, carrot, beet, and radish seeds; greenhouse transplants of lettuce, scallions, kale, radicchio, … Continue reading Summer Shares starting first of June! May 31 early bird signup for winter shares
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 striving for sustainability knowing you are counting on them! Shared Harvest is offering 15% off … Continue reading CSA Day, 2016
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!
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
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!
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
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 a nice flow for using the most perishable items first and making and using a … Continue reading October Splendour
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!