Putting it all Together

There is quite a bit of food coming off the farm right now, heading into late August after all.   This abundance can bring both excitement and anxiety.  So many different things to eat…how can we eat all of it?  What we try to remember is that vegetables harvested at the same time generally work well together

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Summer Yields

Tomatoes and cantaloupe today mean we are reaping our summer rewards. Enjoy! Farm Yogurt Incredible farm yogurt will be a regular offering for sale at CSA pick-up…we are currently sold out for Tuesday but will have a new delivery for Friday’s pick-up this week.  This rich cream-at-the-top product of Wholesome Holmstead Farm in Winthrop is some of the

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The Quest for Garlic

We have garlic drying in the barn this year for this first time in a long time. Back in 2007 we grew a lot of garlic. That year we harvested a quarter of an acre and the yield was about 2000lbs. This was great crop for us and we used to put heads in everyone’s shares for

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In the blue

Blueberry harvest begins this week and I can’t wait for two reasons. Mostly because I’m excited for the process of pulling what will hopefully be thousands of pounds of berries from these little wild bushes, but also because I am tried of the preparation!  Since June, getting ready to harvest has consumed my spare time.  So

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Summer Unpacks

The heat is here to stay and everything is popping. Of note is our first harvest of summer onions this week. These are the vidalias of the north and are knock your socks off sweet. If you like a slice of onion on a sandwich, on the grill, or some chopped into a salad, this

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Weather or Not

Most Mondays I sit down to write this post and have to shake of the obsessive desire to talk about the weather. This one variable of what I do is so big, so uncontrollable that I can never get it completely out of my mind and quite often can’t help but want to burden you

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And then there’s the sky.

Working outside everyday I often forget the forest for the trees. The daily list of tasks and the infinite adaptations often needed to get them done is all-consuming to the point that I tend to hit my head on things a lot, focused on the task at hand and not the branch overhead.  Lately for

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Welcome July!

Some interesting new items in the share this week… Say hello to garlic scapes!  This is the flowering head of a garlic plant and looks like a curly-q scallion. Use them as you would a scallion. The give a great sweet garlic flavor when minced into dishes of salad dressings. We like to brush them in olive

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The High Road

The road ahead this season looks good. It’s crazy that it takes almost the end of June to be able to say that, but that’s farming. If we really looked closely at the just how little effect our planning and skills have on the outcome of a season none of us would probably do this

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Sun+Soil+Heat+Water

The formula is slowly coming into balance here at the farm. Just as our harvest started last week the heat and a little water from the sky came together with our warming soil and regular sun to get things going. Maura and I left the farm for a few days to attend my cousins wedding

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