Category Archives: Farm News

Seeds of Change 2013

Barely into January, and here we are, catalogs spread over our kitchen table; with lists of vegetables and dreams in hand.  At the beginning of each year, Val and I decide on what we want to plant for the next … Continue reading

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The Season of Gratitude

It was a wonderful Thanksgiving.  One of those that I will remember for a long time.  The day was a whirlwind of activity all though food preparations started the day before.  Val made two pecan pies, Lynne made Jezebel Sauce (cranberry sauce … Continue reading

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Putting Up With Each Other

As our farm season slowly comes to a close, the tempo at the farm slows down as well.  It always seems like a long exhale after tomatoes (we harvested almost 5000 lbs this year).  As little as three years ago, … Continue reading

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Waste Not Want Not

After a three month hiatus, I’ve decided to return to blogging about food and our farm.  It was impossible for me to juggle all the demands of the summer and have anything left to think coherently, much less write.  We are … Continue reading

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What’s the Buzz?

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve sat down to do a blog post.  Late spring is an impossibly busy time for us.  We are nearing the completion of planting crops, going to market 3 times a week, along with … Continue reading

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The Real Dirt on Spuds

It’s been a wild week for us!  We received our seed potatoes and onion sets on Wednesday from Moose Tubers in Waterville, Maine.  We try to get our ordern to them in early January, hoping for the best selection.  This year … Continue reading

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Tomato Dreams

I was staring out our kitchen window this morning,  taking in all the beautiful spring green around the farm.  I’ve already mowed the grass twice, and many of the trees are in an advanced stage of leafing out.  After the … Continue reading

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March Madness!

No, it’s not hoops and the tourney, but some of the oddest weather we’ve ever seen.  We just finished up with an extremely mild winter.  We only had three significant snow falls, which were literally gone 3-4 days later.  The … Continue reading

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Cabbage Rolls Revisited

I love cabbage rolls.  My mother-in-law Elsa made them for me the first time in the early 80′s.  She mixed beef and pork together with onions and rice, placed them in cabbage leaves and tied them with thread.  She called … Continue reading

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Awakening Curious George

Our seesaw winter continues.  Winter blows in, then spring comes barking at its heels.  It leaves me feeling unsettled and edgy.  I can’t quite relax with all this change blowing around me.  Usually winter evokes a certain sense of solitude and … Continue reading

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