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Posted 2/20/2018 3:48pm by Kerry Gawalt.

Dear CSA members and farm friends,

Last chance to sign-up for a CSA share for 2018. You can sign-up online or we can send you a paper form. We have vegetable or beef shares or the omnivore share which is beef and vegetables.

Kerry

Posted 2/20/2018 3:03pm by Kerry Gawalt.

Dear CSA members and farm friends,

Two films about New England farms have been shown over the last few months. The first one is "Vermont Farm Kids rooted in the land" and features 2 kids from our farm, my daughter and her friend Kate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nB2Q5gnc94w&sns=fb

The second film is "Forgotten Farms" about New Englands struggling dairy farms. It can be watched on line from the producer. A very important look at the struggles of dairy farming.

http://forgottenfarms.org/buy-or-rent/

 

Both films are worth watching. Dairy farms are vanishing every day from our landscape. Buying US produced milk and asking your elected officials about supply management are a start in the right direction. We will have a screening for both later this Spring at the farm.

Kerry

 

 

Posted 2/12/2018 9:24am by Kerry Gawalt.

Dear CSA members and farm friends,

The garden plan is in its final stage for 2018. If you want a CSA share this year please sign up. We will be starting the plants in a few weeks. What we grow for the CSA will be based on how many people sign-up this month. We will always have extra produce at our farm stand on Wednesdays in Hartland.

Thanks,

Kerry

Posted 2/8/2018 4:59pm by Kerry Gawalt.
Posted 2/6/2018 4:49pm by Kerry Gawalt.

       Our seed potatoes are picked out and ordered. We are growing red Norland, Modoc, Nicola, Kennebec and Pinto gold. 2 types of reds, a beautiful, oval yellow, the big white standard and for fun a pink and yellow oblong variety. We buy our seed potatoes from a Vermont farm family that grows 60 acres of potatoes. We love buying our seed directly from the farm, They even deliver the bags to our area. We are planting 500lbs this year, which is close to a quarter acre of potatoes.

Kerry

Posted 1/28/2018 1:18pm by Kerry Gawalt.

Dear CSA members and farm friends,

We are busy planning our 2018 CSA season. We would like to have CSA sign-ups done by the end of February. We are growing a wide mix of vegetables. We will be starting our greenhouse in early March. The first seeds to go in the ground will be onions, leeks, celeriac, and parsley. These slow growing crops need 10 to 12 weeks before they can be transplanted into the field. The onions, celeriac, and leeks store very well, over the winter, often into June. Our greenhouse gets into full swing by the end of March. We will be working in the fields by the end of April. We are excited to be growing extra winter squash for Sunrise Farm CSA and Basin Farm. We will be bringing in sweet potatoes from Basin Farm for our CSA members. We are providing composted cow manure to Sunrise Farm and Long Wind Farm in Thetford. We have a great source of manure from our cows which makes wonderful compost.

Kerry

Posted 1/18/2018 3:07am by Kerry Gawalt.

Dear CSA members and farm friends,

It is time to sign-up for the full season and summer CSA. We are busy planning our garden. Signing up now allows us to grow the right crops for our members. In one month we will getting our greenhouses ready for starting transplants and seeding the first spring greens in our high tunnels. You may sign-up on line or we can mail you a paper form.

Kerry for the farm crew

Posted 1/1/2018 11:34am by Kerry Gawalt.

Dear CSA members and Farm friends,

The Winter CSA season starts this Wednesday. The share will include sweet potatoes, onions, leeks, garlic, carrots, potatoes, beets, celeriac, butternut squash and cabbage. You can buy a beef only share or add on to your vegetable share. Sign-up online or bring a check to the farm.

Kerry

 

 

Posted 12/26/2017 3:35pm by Kerry Gawalt.

Dear CSA members and farm friends,

OUr 2018 CSA season is now open. You can sign up for a Winter share which starts next week and goes until May, or a full season share May to December or a 20 week summer share. We have beef shares and omnivore shares ( vegetables and beef) available year round.

Kerry