It's been a bit chilly at Riverland and Picadilly farms this week. The temperature at Picadilly is predicted to fall into the low 20's tonight. Brrr! In spite of the cold, harvest crews have brought in and packed a really nice share.Here's a list of what is in your share from Picadilly Farm this month:Kohlrabi, a … Continue reading Winter Share Contents 11/7
It's a fantastic fall harvest, certainly welcome after a summer full of what seemed to us more than the usual challenges! We're especially pleased with the onions, potatoes, sweet potatoes, fall greens and leeks - all very nice. Enjoy the harvest!Here's a list of what is in your share from Picadilly Farm:Celery, a bunch. We picked … Continue reading Winter Share Contents 10/24
I wrote this for this week's Brookwood Community Farm newsletter. Thought I'd get a little extra mileage out of it by posting it here. It certainly applies to winter share contents. It feels like there are fewer surprises with fall and winter CSA shares, though perhaps the surprises are just of a different nature: walk-in … Continue reading What’s in the share?
Bruce and Jenny at Picadilly Farm report a bumper crop of sweet potatoes this year. Mmmm ... sweet potato fries, sweet potato puree, potato & sweet potato gratin, sweet potatoes, apples and braising greens, and just plain old sweet potatoes with a bit of butter, cinnamon and maple syrup.We're planning to have 4 pounds of … Continue reading Sweet Potatoes
Meghan, at Riverland Farm (one of the Shared Harvest Winter CSA farms) writes about cover cropping at Riverland. Here's the link to their newsletter, Riverland Currants.Scroll down the page for farmer news that will bring a smile to your face!
While I have a pretty good idea about what will be in the winter share, until it's grown, harvested and on it's way to Busa Farm, I can't be 100% sure of the mix of veggies in the share. That said, the distributions are likely to be quite similar to the those in '08. So, … Continue reading What’s planned for the ’09 Winter CSA?
Knowing that late blight also affects potatoes, several winter shareholders have asked if there will be spuds in the share this year. As far as we can tell, it looks like it.Bruce and Jenny Wooster, Picadilly Farm, are growing potatoes for the Winter CSA. Jenny reports that, so far, the crop is looking good. Here's … Continue reading Will there be potatoes?
One of our Winter CSA partners, Riverland Farm, is in the news today! Here's the link to the story: Farming showing a rebirth all across Massachusetts.Here's another article about Riverland Farm and their involvement in community food security efforts. Seniors come to the farm "In its third year, about 50 participants in the Senior Farm … Continue reading Riverland Farm in the news!
This is the last of them. The last of my local veggie supply. Roasted and canned tomatoes, sauerkraut, carrots, winter squashes and onions from the Belmont CSA; an abundance of garlic that I bought for seed, but didn't plant; sweet potatoes, rosemary and one purple top turnip from Riverland Farm; three ears of Vanguarden CSA … Continue reading Last of my winter veggies
What do farmers do in the winter? I don't know about the other guys, but I've been busy ... here's a pic of me and hubby, hard at work. I bought a new computer (a necessary piece of farming equipment in the 21st century) and, as we were getting acquainted with it, discovered it has … Continue reading Winter Work