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
Brrr....It's a crazy windy day out there. The upside might be that some of the snow from this past week will be blown off of the low tunnels at Riverland so that there aren't mountains to dig into come harvest day this week. Remember these photos from last month's share blog? Well just imagine what … Continue reading Last Deep Winter (February 7) Share Box
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.
Winter is here! The temps are predicted to drop to 19 degrees tonight, and no higher than 32 tomorrow. It will be a chilly day for shareholders. The good news is that this share is really nice, well worth a little shivering. The Picadilly farm crew moved through the fields quickly on Tuesday, harvesting as … Continue reading Three Month Winter CSA: Last Share
Here are directions from Rob at Riverland about how to pop Riverland's popcorn. The popcorn you get in your share has just been picked from the field. The kernels will still need time to dry (At least 3 weeks in warm non-humid environment) before they are ready to pop. You may want to test pop … Continue reading Popcorn
The mild "winter" weather we've been experiencing has resulted in some veggie treats we don't usually get this time of year in New England. The head lettuce in today's share is one of those treats. Picadilly is sending more of these treats with the winter share today, and they will be available for purchase. Harvested … Continue reading Two Month Winter CSA: Last Share
Eighty bushels of apples from Cider Hill Farm went home with Shared Harvest CSA members on Saturday. Three bushels have been living on my porch, waiting to be eaten or preserved. They are storage variety apples, so if I had a cold place to store them I could eat them 'fresh' all winter. Since I've … Continue reading Putting up apples
Three month CSA shareholders, are you ready for the next installment of veggies? This month some of the veggies have been left dirty. Potatoes, rutabagas, parsnips, carrots all store better with dirt on them. If you have questions about how to store your vegetables, take a look at these storage tips. Interested in a few … Continue reading Three Month Winter CSA: Second Veggie Installment
There's a good deal to know about dried beans. Here's a link to Central Bean Company. The site has information about large scale bean production, as well as tips on how to prepare, store and cook with beans. Check out the bean combine photos on the lower right side of the home page. You won't … Continue reading Beans
"What's the green round thing in the share? Tastes kind of like a cross between broccoli and turnip." No less than ten shareholders have asked about the kohlrabi in Saturday's winter CSA share. It tickles me to present folks with this "new" treat.The Boston Sustainable Food Examiner has a nice recipe for it, along with … Continue reading It’s Kohlrabi!