Happy late spring/early summer, friends!
The fields are planted, the tomatoes in the hoop house are knee-high, and the raspberry plants are healthy as can be. (We've also got plenty of rocks, our most sustained and prolific crop.)
We do have a few greens in the refrigerator at the farm stand. We'll be fully open in mid-June. Looking forward to seeing you this season!
Monday, July 7, 2014
Oh my, friends, it's July, and things are happening!
First off, for all you who have been asking: THE FIRST COFFEE & SCONES IS THIS SUNDAY! July 13th, 9am....we'll try our darndest to have fresh berries in those scones (come on, sun). And whipped cream, and coffee, and tea, and something cool and refreshing for the younger crowd. Can't wait to see you all!
Second, Whetstone CiderWorks will be there on Sunday morning selling their delicious ciders! (Have we over-used the exclamation point, yet? Robin is writing this, and she is caffeinated.) But really, what's better than picking up your favorite bottle of local cider for the evening while you're basking in the sun with your friends in the morning. The word on the road is that Whetstone CiderWorks has developed a cult following in Brooklyn, NY...folks there say it's "the best" and "the real deal." Just think--you can meet the famous (and mysterious) cider makers in person while eating fresh berry scones!
Third, Robin's essay "Sugaring," which appeared in Orion Magazine, has just come out their new anthology of food writing. It can be purchased from their site (here), or, tada, even better, purchased at the stand alongside your cider, your coffee and your scone. The book includes work by Jane Hirshfield, Maxine Kumin, Barbara Kingsolver, Tamar Adler, and others. It will help convince you that buying local, and buying fresh, really is the best thing.
And now, out to enjoy all the green....
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Friday, June 13, 2014
A few shots from this week of the industrious (and c'mon, cute!) folks working in the fields. In order of appearance: Owen Cricket, Yarrow Keenan, and Gail M.
And.....we're excited to officially open the stand this Sunday! You'll find: greens, greens and more greens, maple syrup, preserves (including Lauren's famous dandelion marmalade), and organic, local meat from Bonvue Farm.
Can't wait to see you all there!
Gail, Robin & Lauren
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
The summer may be off to a slow start, but things are indeed happening around here: the tomato plants in our hoop house are waist-high, the seeds are in the ground, the blueberries are in full bloom, and (thank goodness) the bees are buzzing.
We won't officially open the stand until mid-June (we'll keep you posted), but we do have a fresh supply of greens (mesclun, spinach and kale) in the little fridge at the stand. We also have some of Lauren's special dandelion syrup...limited supplies of that, so come get it while it's fresh!
Lastly, NO, it's not too late to sign up for our Farm Stand CSA! What is that, again?
At the beginning of the season you can buy a $150 membership (minimum). You will then have an account page at the stand where you keep track of your purchases, and subtract those purchases from your investment. (When your initial investment runs out, you are, of course, free to add as much or as little to your account as you like.)
What's the benefit for you?
We offer a 10% discount on Wednesdays to all farm members, as well as unlimited picking hours (come early, stay late!).
How do you sign up?
You can send a check, made out to Gail MacArthur, to PO Box 30, Marlboro, VT, or find her in person. At that point we will set up your account.
~Gail & Co.
PS: Since you're all asking, COFFEE & SCONES will begin Sunday, July 12th at 9am.
PPS: What is that handsome tractor? It's Dan's dad's old Farmall Cub which we've begun using as our cultivator...some things just never get better.