Tag Archives: Food for Thought

Connecting to the Source: theMOVE

“Sometimes I wish a school bus full of volunteers would pull into the farm and offer to help,”  said one tired family farmer to another. theMOVE is a new organization with a mission and work that will make just about … Continue reading

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Why Farm?

A friend asked me why I love to farm. I love farming because it’s hard (physically) and challenging (intellectually) and it’s political and social and fun (except when it’s snowing, and then it’s an adventure). Unlike so many other occupations … Continue reading

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Imbolc

The holiday was, and for many still is, a festival of the hearth and home, and a celebration of the lengthening days and the early signs of spring. Crocuses are coming up in my home garden. Or maybe they are … Continue reading

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Save the date! Spread the word!

What: A CSA Farm Share Fair in Arlington! CSA farmers will be on hand to tell you how their CSA works, what they are growing this year and how you can get a share of their harvest. When: Thursday, February … Continue reading

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Thoughts about Food

Michael Pollan’s Six Rules for Eating Wisely. Twenty more of his favorites, including “Don’t eat egg salad from a vending machine.”

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Nourish

I’ve not yet figured out how to cook for myself as much as I’d like during the growing season. I’m surrounded by all those lovely vegetables day-in and day-out, but just can’t find the time or energy to cook much. … Continue reading

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And the winners are ….

One hundred and ninety winter shareholders took part in the Belmont CSA’s Winter Ride Share program. These folks walked, biked, car pooled, participated in driving cooperatives or had their CSA share delivered by the New Amsterdam Project. That’s 190 shareholders … Continue reading

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I love other people’s garbage

You know those wooden boxes that grapes are shipped in? The boxes that are the perfect size for displaying CSA veggies? The boxes that, when spiffed up a bit, make really nice containers for tomatoes sold to high end retail … Continue reading

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Recommended Summer Reading

Every week I read two farm newsletters, those of Waltham Fields Community Farm and Brookfield Farm. The essays written by farmers Amanda Cather (Waltham) and Dan Kaplan (Brookfield) are inspiring and educational. I also like to visit the Boston Localvore … Continue reading

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Farm Photographer

Kathy Martin, of Skippy’s Vegetable Garden fame, visited the farm yesterday. She took some really great photos of our veggies. I’ve posted some of them in the side bar. The red tomato is from the first tomato planting. As promised, … Continue reading

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