Farm Blog

Market Report…

With June almost over there is now a certain rhythm which sets pace here at the farm.  It is one where the back beat is always constant, one which may include extended jams like planting tomatoes for 12 straight hours, or picking peas for 10 […]

Who’ll stop the rain?

“Still the rain kept pourin’, fallin’ on my ears And I wonder, still I wonder who’ll stop the rain” – John Foggerty Ah, the early morning sun is rising in the east, the farm is quiet, and the hounds are still not up from their midnight […]

The new barn, the start of the CSA, and school kids…

The week has been, and continues to be, a very busy one for all of us at the farm.  Major tomato and potato plantings, a bus load of 5th grade school children from NYC, and the raising of the new barn.  The story of the […]

The rains, tomatoes, and Memorial Day frost…

Well, after a spring which has been devoid of any moisture (or so it seemed), the past few days have brought record rain here in Litchfield County.  Thursday was four to five inches depending on where in the state you reside and it was close […]

‘Taters, the Farm Bill, and other thoughts…

So this past week we decided to head up to Malone, NY to purchase our potato seed directly from a large grower who has been providing us with seed for a few seasons.  Usually a friend of ours makes the drive but he was laid […]

May begins to feel good…

The days are now starting to get a little longer and the extra hours of light means that the work day is also getting longer.  Planting, tilling, watering, seeding, harvesting, it’s all in play now!  There is much to report so I’ll not dilly dally. […]

Spring plantings, and other April thoughts…

So here we are the day after the horror that was the Boston marathon bombing.  Felt like a good time to get some things off the chest and also write about some positive things, as well. Yesterday was such a sad day for all Americans […]

First plantings of 2013

So, after a little bit of a delay, the 2013 season is officially on!  As seen in the picture, the first wave of sugar snap peas went in the ground March 28th.  Not bad considering there was snow on the ground last week.  The air […]

Um, is it Spring yet?

Um, is it Spring yet?

Two days into spring and what you may ask does that mean for the farm?  Well, usually the first wave of sugar snap peas would have been in the ground but there still remains a few inches of snow cover, as well as the fact […]

March, lion or lamb?

Ah, March, you rascal.  Balmy and sunny one  moment, snowy, icy and cold the next.  As spring peeks out from around the corner, winterreminds us she still has a few last bursts of arctic air left to dispel.  The month where we start the process […]