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All in on Carrots

It has been a carrot (and beet) heavy week.  It was time to disturb those lovely, quiet rows of storage carrots and beets and bring them in for eating now and through the winter.  Just a few rows, doesn’t seem like that big of a job, right? Well, pulling them isn’t too bad, but once […]

What it takes…

The side of organic, sustainably raised farming you don’t always see.   Darienne harvesting broccoli under our protect-net — keeping out those cabbage moths without spraying! Thanks to our team for going all out from vegetable care to on-site turkey processing.  

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ode to Winter Greens

                Sometimes (OK, often), December and the holidays appear out of nowhere.  Wasn’t it just early fall so recently, yet now it feels like winter has really set in and is here for keeps.  So it is this week.               Snow covers […]

Farm Talents

Three new talented individuals are joining our team as the Spring flurry approaches. What would an orientation week in Spring be if we didn’t do some team bonding by cherviling? (More on that in coming weeks!).  Here is a bit on the new farmers we are excited to have on the team. Soliz Mayer grew […]

Giving Thanks…

We love our turkeys. And this year’s group came to us amidst the weasel troubles. We bonded more than normal via extra nightly visits, timed to be there at just the right light to close them all in the horse trailer and early morning releases onto their pasture. As a result they are even more […]

Rainy Days and Roots

Really it was rainy day prep with livestock moves — when farmers hear Nor’easter, we pay attention.  Wet, cold and windy….not the best for our pastured livestock, especially tough on the goats, but we have made sure they all have good shelter, plenty of hay as a buffer and thanks to harvest and gleaning they are […]

Plants Rule the World

Chervil stole 40 or so hours from us this Spring and the last two as well. We give it time rather than acreage.  Central Vermont is an epicenter for the invasive Wild Chervil   which has a root shaped like a carrot.  It has aggressively spread along roadsides and into valuable hay land and pastures. […]