Friday, April 12, 2019

Come see the farm in spring! POTLUCK and lecture april 27th

Confused about what to eat with all of the different diets out there?  Join us on April 27 at 4:00 to help you get to the bottom of what you should really be eating & why. 

For years we've wanted to see more nutrition education in our area, how is it that so many americans are overweight and obese?  Did you know that insurance companies won't pay to see a nutritionist unless you have diabetes? If you've gained a few extra pounds, who do you turn to to set you on the right path again?
We've teamed up with with Gretchen Rae, a certified holistic nutritionist, to help answer some of those questions!

Join us at four for the talk ($10) or afterwards for a potluck that's open to all!  

Plus come see the greenhouse full of little plants, things growing in the field, hear the peepers peeping, and whatever else spring is bringing on the farm!

hope you can join us!
liz and matthew

Sunday, April 7, 2019

 Broadforking hoophouse beds to prepare them for tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, basil, ginger and turmeric

 The greenhouse is now full and overflowing so these plants are getting kicked out to an unheated hoophouse.
 How we label trays that have many varieties in them.
Tarps on beds that we are experimenting with not tilling at all this year.

Don't forget to sign up for the CSA. We still have plenty of space but June will be here before you know it.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

 Our new greenhouse with the cool hanging hose. We transferred our greenhouse operations to the structure that used to be our washing/packing operation. This gives us more room for growing transplants.
 Our new prone weeder as it was shipped to us. It is now assembled and ready to go. We will use it for transplanting and weeding/thinning crops.  We'll try to get a video of it in action up soon.
 Tomatoes are up. Also peppers, eggplant, lettuce and scallions.
Chickens in their newly repaired coops. They are really looking forward to seeing some snowless ground. They are getting tired of being "cooped up" inside the one of our greenhouses. They have access to the outside but they refuse to go out and walk on the snow.

Don't forget, about our CSA if you haven't already joined. June will be here before you know it!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

 We recently filled in the gullies created by last summer's 9.5 inch rainfall. We had several beds with deep ruts that we filled with compost and wood chips.
Here we are last weekend at the Northeast Organic Farmers Conference in Saratoga Springs. Liz and I both presented at workshops and we learned lots of information to help our farm in the coming year. Dominic enjoyed the children's conference and it was good to get away for a couple days.

Please note that our 2019 CSA Form is now available as a link on the right side of this page. No big changes are expected to our CSA this year. So hope you like the status quo... at least as far as your CSA is concerned. Except we are gonna try growing sweet potatoes!
Check back here in the coming weeks for farm updates as we get ready for the growing season.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Hi CSAers,
You probably already assumed, but we will not be at the farmers' markets this weekend due to the snow forecast (and we will be at the Northeast Organic Farmers' Conference). Not sure if the Corning Market will be cancelled but the Chamberlain Acres Market has been cancelled for Sunday. See you next weekend!
Matthew and Liz

Sunday, December 23, 2018

 We bought this planting/weeding machine from a fabricator in Vermont. We are really looking forward to putting it to work next year. Who said laying down on the job is a bad thing?
 The snow makes it really fun to try to find and dig parsnips
Cozy chickens.

You may have noticed the lack of salad greens in your CSA shares. Sorry about this. We have still been so busy harvesting and dealing with the cold weather that we didn't get the greenhouses pulled over the newly planted greens. I think we need to figure something else out for next year. I'm not sure they would have grown anyway with the early onset we had of cold weather and basically no sunny days for the past 2 months.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

 Film crew at the farm this past week to shoot video about biosafety in harvesting vegetables

We moved the chickens back onto the vegetable field this week. Hopefully they have a while yet to be out on pasture before the snow gets too deep.

This week's expected options:
small share choose 8, large share choose 10 

daikon radish
watermelon radish
Brussels sprouts
butternut squash
sweet onions
ripe peppers 
cherry tomatoes
salad mix