Stories from the Farm

Ode to our Heirloom Tomatoes

We have now started full-on tomato season.  For most people, they are the star of the summer veggies and we all have our favorites. We choose our varieties primarily on taste.  We mostly grow heirlooms for that reason.   We are small, harvest often and can get them beautifully vine ripened and then directly to […]

Three Sisters

Corn, beans, and squash create a special alchemy together in the field and on the plate.  In legend, the plants were a gift from the gods, always to be grown together, eaten together, and celebrated together. This companion planting trio was widespread across North America and the Iroquois label, “three sisters”, is woven into contemporary gardening […]

Farming at all Ages

This week we took on farm tasks with teams of nearly all ages or at least from 4 to 75! Berry picking with the nimble fingers of youngsters (true more berries were immediately consumed than saved, but the speed was impressive), harvesting garlic with our aunt who has her own tiny ag venture in Connecticut, […]

Join us for Open Farm Week

  Of course, our farmstand is open every day of every week, so no need to WAIT until Open Farm Week, but there are a few special offers from our farm and our partners that week, August 16-20.   Thursday, August 17th we are hosting Scarecrow Making & Farm Tours The Farm Tour will include pigs and […]

Corn is getting bigger!

This photo shows both our excitement about this year’s experiment with the Native American Three Sisters companion approach (Corn, Beans & Squash)  and are thankfulness that our sprayer for foliar feeding is finally working.  Nice work on pump replacement Mari.   So the corn is looking good so far, but we’ll see what happens.  Today […]

A Needed Spot of Joy

It has been a hard week for many farmers in Vermont due to the flooding last weekend.  It does pain us to see images of flooded pastures and crop fields, knowing how much work has gone into those areas this spring and early summer.  We feel fortunate to be only dealing with the volume of […]

New Friends and Colleagues

Friends and colleagues really do add so much to everyone’s life, right?  True here on this farm too.  And we wanted to take a moment to celebrate some of our the farm’s newest friends and colleagues, who are making this effort possible.   Rose Thackeray – Newest farmer addition Rose joins us having just graduated […]

Pics and Gratitude of the Week

Safe to say a week with 50 degrees and raining as well as 90 degrees and blazing takes its toll on farmers and all that we tend.  That said, we have weathered it decently and are thrilled with the change in temps.  We share with you a few moments (in images & videos) that boosted […]

Coming Together

Thanks to all for supporting local farms and musicians who go all out.  It was a treat to host a great crowd and as always an inspiration to have Scrag Mountain Music at the farm.  May you all continue to support this broad range of local efforts.

Radiating Influence

A visit from “retreating” (advancing?) members of the Intervale’s Board of Directors last week gave us a refreshing opportunity to reflect in the middle of an action-packed week. We left the exchange inspired by the conversations. We were asked “How has the work of the Intervale Center influenced your farm?” First of all, Intervale’s slogan […]