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The Halfway Point

Posted by on Aug 22, 2016 in From the Field | 0 comments

Dear shareholders: This week we’ve just passed the halfway point with our CSA share distribution. The season has flown by in a blur of heat and drought. Though we had to abandon our satellite field filled with alliums due to the lack of rain, I count ourselves among the luckiest of the farms in the area this season. We’ve managed to have pretty bountiful shares, including some lettuce, greens, radishes, and salad turnips—crops that are fairly difficult to grow under hot, dry conditions. I attribute our luck to our small scale, which makes it easier to stay on top of irrigating. We couldn’t irrigate without our access to water, of course.

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Herb Notes: Rosemary, Lemon Verbena and Coridander Seed

Posted by on Aug 15, 2016 in Announcements, Herb Notes | 0 comments

Rosemary and lemon verbena are ready for harvest in the culinary garden. In addition, coriander seeds are available to collect from our cilantro plants. You can also harvest dill flowers from the field.

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Stearns Farm Still Needs Help to Cover Drought-Related Expenses

Posted by on Aug 14, 2016 in Announcements, Board News | 0 comments

Thanks to everyone who has donated so far to cover our drought-related expenses. If you haven’t had an opportunity yet to chip in, we still need your support!

With a modest contribution from all of our sharers, we can raise the funds to cover these expenses. Please consider making a restricted, tax-deductible donation of $25, $50 or another amount you choose before Aug. 31 via the Stearns Farm online store:

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Drought Takes Its Toll

Posted by on Aug 8, 2016 in From the Field | 0 comments

I’m so sorry that I’m writing about the drought again, but it’s our reality this year. We are so happy that we’ve been able to get bountiful shares to you, despite the heat.

Drought has multiple effects. Dry weather means plants die, or, like our onions in the parkland, don’t grow. There are secondary impacts, too; these are leading to a significant gap in what has been a steady and plentiful supply of summer squash and cucumbers.

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Learn How to Fuel Your Child for Success Aug. 17

Posted by on Aug 8, 2016 in Announcements, Educational Events | 0 comments

Busy families may struggle to keep kids energized with healthy food. Nicolette Blanco, a certified health coach, returns to Stearns Farm on Aug. 17, from 6:30-7:30 pm, for a discussion about how food affects children’s mood, concentration and physical well-being .
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Meet the Farmers

Melanie Hardy has been farming for 15 years, working at large and small farms in the northeast and in Arizona. “There’s something really beautiful and simple about Stearns that I’m really excited about,” Read More