Cook With What You Have

This season, we’re excited to be working with Katherine Deumling of Cook With What You Have to provide recipes for your weekly produce! CSA Members will have access to 700+ recipes on a designated CSA site on the Cook With What You Have site. Once logged-in you will have 24-hour access to a deep and searchable…

National CSA Sign-Up Day

Community Supported Agriculture Programs (CSAs) have evolved to fit many different models but the basic structure works like this: during the late winter and early spring months, when the farmer needs money to purchase seeds and other supplies for the season, members of the local community purchase CSA shares. In other words, they buy their…

Why I Farm

I never met my grandfather, Ray Miller Weller. My dad spoke of him often, telling stories of his quiet strength, his kind nature, his gentle heart. My grandfather Weller was a 7th generation farmer and this is a photo of him in his garden several years after he sold the Weller family farm. It’s one…

may the New Year SPARKLE

Happy . . . belated . . . New Year! I wish you all a New Year that S P A R K L E S & shines bright . . . I look forward to a New Year filled with potlucks & fire pits, bouquets of freshly picked flowers, the joyful anticipation of planting…

Painted Tutle Farm – a pretty special place

Hi Folks! I’m writing to let each of you know that for the next 30 days, I’m leading a SeedMoney Crowdfunding campaign to help raise money for Painted Turtle Farm. I got involved with the project about 4 years ago as Painted Turtle Farm transitioned to a Community Garden and Training Center and I’ve watched…

Much Gratitude for A Beautiful Season

Many thanks to all of the CSA members, student volunteers, and community members who participated in making our CSA a success this season! We’ll be back in 2017 for another season long adventure in eating. Stay tuned for the details 🙂 Elizabeth

And Next Season’s Garlic is in the Ground

And it’s time to plant garlic! This morning, the one & only (and most fabulous) Dustin Beall Smith brought his First Year Seminar to the farm to help out. We had more people than we needed for planting garlic but that, of course, was a good thing. Other students harvested and made bouquets of Globe…

What Makes Community Supported Agriculture Thrive?

Recently, I read that Community Supported Agriculture supports only a small minority of families in the States. And that CSA memberships are declining. The reason, I believe, is largely due to lack of choice. With competition from Blue Apron and other meal delivery services and with the convenience of grocery stores, why bother with a…

Shadows & Shade, a guest post by Danielle Ofeldt

I found this wonderful quote a few weeks back.  It goes something like this: “Life is not about the shadows you cast on your enemies, but the shade you provide to your friends.” This summer has been an incredible journey of creating the foundations for new friendships as well as rebuilding old ones.  Earlier this…

These Midsummer Days

And we had rain! Just a little. But there’s a promise of more. And the farmer’s spirit, well, my spirit thrives on hope. Especially when by 10 AM the air is almost too thick to breathe and the days are filled with the kind of heat that’s red and sweaty and furious. For weeks now,…

Mike Mahr’s Garlic Scapes

Mike’s the best chef I’ve ever met.  He’s the real deal, driven not only by flavor (yeah, he has that down) but also by bringing folks together with the food he provides. He’s been in the kitchen holding everything together for some of the most important moments of my life – everything from my wedding…