I visited Old Frog Pond Farm in Harvard this weekend with friends Kristin, Linnea and Kai. Today I'll be making apple pies.The OFPF web site says they are the only certified pick-your-own orchard in Massachusetts. This is a sweet little orchard.Here's a picture of Linnea in '07, adorned with a dandelion tiarra. She still likes … Continue reading Organic Apples & Ballerina Princesses
Remember the rock picking, way too much rain and rabbits, and early spring row cover? How about fava beans, cherry tomatoes, peppers, and the rows and rows of lettuce? I've pulled together a slideshow of some of my favorite pictures from 2008 (there might be a couple of '07 pics included). Many of these photos … Continue reading Favorite CSA photos
Or maybe I should write, "dirty vegetable farm", 'tho we girls did get pretty dirty during the harvest. The lettuce we harvested this morning for the CSA had more soil on it than usual. The much needed rain earlier this week -- about an inch on the farm -- came down hard, and it splashed … Continue reading Dirty Girl Farm and Healthy Soil
The spinach is pretty much begging to be picked; the arugula, too. Bok choy, kale, and lettuce are all ready for someone's plate. I wish the beets, carrots, kohlrabi, summer turnips and scallions were ready. I thought about postponing the first distribution until some of the root crops could make an appearance. "Hmmmm," I asked … Continue reading CSA distributions begin!
Yesterday, May 9, was our first harvest. It was a very satisfying experience. Liz and I harvested two small orders for Formaggio Kitchen and Kitchen on Common. Sending this first harvest of bok choy and kale out into the world with Julio (FK) and Joh (KC), two guys who really appreciate local produce, added to … Continue reading First Harvest
A dozen shareholders and friends worked with me on Saturday morning. We did a little bit of everything: moving rocks, clearing brush, seeding the next crops of lettuce, spinach, beets, summer squash, and hunting for woodchucks. It was really nice to have so much enthusiastic help! Here are a few photos taken on Saturday, courtesy … Continue reading Volunteer Work Day