Stories from the Farm

Spring Abundance

Yes, it is that time.  Late Spring Abundance.  Now, it isn’t the late summer abundance with colors across the rainbow, but the diversity is great, the colors are magnificent and yes, it is time to “Eat Your Greens.”  We hope you enjoy them..the campaign is on! And yes, we are forever grateful for the inspiring […]

Eat Your Greens by Anna

Dancing with Nature

  Our ecological approach to farming has its benefits and its drawbacks.  This week we found some of both.  Happily our farm seems to be great habitat for birds and with Spring migration, we are seeing the return of many. Unfortunately, one of the pairs of kildeer chose a nesting spot right where the onions […]

kildeer eggs 4

Peas, Louise and her vole relatives

Six years ago, before we had given up growing snap peas for sale, vole activity (read eating of pea seeds) triggered the creation of one of our favorite farm Limericks by Liva Coe.  There once was a vole named Louise Who had quite a penchant for peas I planted them thrice Louise said, “How nice!” […]

Louise gobbling up peas - art by Liva Coe

Eat Your Greens…and Flowers!

  This week you can jazz up your salads with some beautiful, colorful and fragrant flowers.                 We had a great time harvesting some with Chef Lee Duberman for Ariel’s Restaurant Week Menu (Yep they are back from Mexico and OPEN!).  You can get them there as well as […]

lee picking mizuna salad flowers

Photo of the Week

Some of our more enthusiastic young shoppers getting their veggies at the farmstand! We love sending our healthy, fresh veggies home with everyone, but it does warm our heart an extra bit to be feeding lots of young growing kids. Thanks Zoe, Graham and Becca & Nathan too!  

zoe with greens in farmstand

Green, a popular color

This week, farm life, is brought to you by the color green. Granted we can’t really see any green in our outside fields yet…just the very first hint where the snow has melted.  And of course where the first chervil plants are poking up..it is that time of year! But we are flush with green […]

pureeing spinach

Dreaming of Summer Fruit

This has been a week to get further inspired about our maturing orchard.  Yes, we do have a small orchard.  Our farmstand offerings have been modest thus far, a few offerings of fresh apples, plums & currants, applesauce, plum sauce, black currant coulis, elderflower tea and a few other specialized items. But our (and the orchard’s) […]

our plums

Back to the Farm Room

This week included some time back in our farm processing room.  The results are tasty and satisfying.  We have let the room be quiet for some time this winter to allow farmers time to rest, reflect and get to some other projects. But it has been calling, promising more sausage, soups, pickles….and we answered the […]

roasted carrot soup packed in farmstand

Women’s (including farmers) History Month

March is Women’s History Month and Vermont’s Agency of Agriculture took the opportunity to recognize all of the large number of women farmers in our state…including us!   Almost a quarter of Vermont’s farm owners/managers are women, notably more than the national average. Vermont’s Secretary of Agriculture, Anson Tebbetts said, “Women play a critical role […]

womenshistory month laura mari

Snow is Back with Pi Day Storm!

The snow is back, blanketing the farm…                             And the farmers took advantage of it…..                   And the farm dog apparently conquered us all in sledding.

Uno on Mari in deep snow march 2017