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It’s Giving Tuesday. Choose Stearns Farm CSA.

Posted by on Nov 29, 2016 in Announcements | 0 comments

Here’s Stearns Farm CSA sharer Jen Kettell on why she contributed to our Drought Fund: “As a horticulturist, I am acutely aware of the drought conditions this year. This is a very serious issue, and we are only beginning to see the effects. I am so glad that you included a call-out for help—of course we would help our farm!”  

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Why Stearns Farm CSA Co-Founder Nina Kornstein Is Matching Your Donations

Posted by on Nov 20, 2016 in Announcements | 0 comments

“My philosophy about giving is to nurture what nourishes life,” says Nina Kornstein. “Clean air, water, land, protecting biodiversity and our environment—organic agriculture nourishes these foundations of a sustainable food system.”

As one of Stearns Farm CSA’s founding sharers, Nina has been nurturing the farm—dedicating her time and financial support—since 1983. Over the years, she has helped to purchase equipment, greenhouses and other investments above and beyond the operating costs that are covered by what sharers pay for their vegetables, berries and flowers. This year, to help the farm cover its unprecedented water bills, Nina is contributing a matching grant to help everyone else’s donations go farther. She will double the first $2,500 of contributions to the farm’s Drought Fundraiser that we receive by Dec. 31, which will enable us to meet our revised goal for the year.

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Getting Ready for Winter

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in From the Field | 0 comments

Dear sharers, I’m looking forward to our first winter distro this weekend! The walk-in is stocked with veggies to be given out to winter sharers, and our fields are looking increasingly bare and tidied up.

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Be Our Next Webmaster!

Posted by on Nov 14, 2016 in Announcements | 0 comments

Stearns Farm is looking for a new webmaster and IT manager to manage the back end of our WordPress site, QuickBooks accounting system and member database. Tom Yelton, a longtime sharer who has filled this work-for-share role for many years, is planning to retire at the end of this year.

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Help Us Meet Our 2016 Drought Fund Goal, and We’ll Match Your Gift

Posted by on Nov 13, 2016 in Announcements, Board News | 0 comments

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Drought Fund in August and September! With your help we were able to raise almost $7,000 toward our revised $12,000 goal.

We are no longer irrigating summer crops, but we are still paying the season’s unprecedented water bill. In fact, the bill was even larger than we anticipated in August, when we launched our Drought Fund campaign with three months left in the growing season. As we explained then, without irrigation we would not have had a harvest this year. What’s more, although  the Massachusetts drought has eased slightly, Framingham is still experiencing extreme drought conditions, with implications for next summer.

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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