Sustainable peaches!

It’s peach season!! Usually we get our peaches from the wonderful Salatin’s Orchard, which, like most commercial orchards in this region, must spray in order to get enough blemish-free fruit to sell to consumers who expect all fruit to look like the shiny stuff in the grocery store (and to ensure yields).  So the peaches…

Gardens don’t wait

When we got back to our garden after vacation last week, I was reminded of something that’s easy (and dangerous) for us to forget in this age of giant grocery stores: growing food is really hard work.  It’s rewarding and good work, but it is hard.  After preparing the garden carefully for our absence and…

U-pick sustainable strawberries!

And we have some exciting news to announce and an idea for your coming week!  This weekend we visited Starrberry Farms in Canaan after discovering them by chance (and wondering how we hadn’t known about them before!).  There aren’t enough strawberries left in their fields for us to have them in the CSA this year,…

2018 CSA signups are open!

Signs of spring abound – daffodils, birdsong, a big river flood, and this annual post opening our CSA to subscribers!  As the world slowly greens up, our growers are greening up their gardens – the kale seedlings are already sprouted, the blackberry bushes are getting ready to bud, and the asparagus is secretly waking up…

2017 CSA signups are open!

The daffodils are in bloom, the worms are crawling, the bees are buzzing, and even though it’s still February, this taste of spring reminds us of what’s coming – a delicious season of crisp, fresh produce from our little corner of this river valley.  It’s time to open signups for the 2017 CSA season. Our…

2016 CSA signups are open!

The seedlings are popping up, the dirt smells like spring, and the sun is shining long – it’s time for the growing season to begin!  CSA signups are open for 2016, and whether you’re new to CSA or a longtime member, we hope we’ll see you this year! If you’re a returning member, just send…

2015 CSA signups are open!

We thought this spring-like day was the perfect moment to open signups for the 2015 CSA season!  Not long ago it might have been hard to imagine that our spring greens are already growing and that some of the summer seeds are already in their germination flats, but spring is happening fast.  A season of…

2014 CSA signups are open!

With spring winds blowing and temperatures rising, it’s almost time to start filling our bellies with delicious local produce again!  It has been a long winter, but spring started a long time ago for our growers.  Cold-season crops are planted, tomato seedlings are sitting in cold frames, and the ground is thawing and ready to…

2013 CSA signups are open!

We and our bellies are happy to announce that signups have begun for the 2013 CSA season! This season’s prices are: Half share: $350 Full share: $550 Returning shareholders get a $20 discount if you respond by April 1 (even if you change your share size). If you’re interested in signing up for the first…

Extend the harvest!

Here’s a great opportunity to try CSA without the full-season commitment! We still have a few slots available for our season extension, which we usually only offer to existing shareholders. Mother Nature doesn’t keep books, so she doesn’t need to decide ahead of time when the growing season will end. We do have books to…