The Trouble With Rain

The Trouble With Rain

It rained a lot in April: 21 days. And when it wasn’t raining, it was often cloudy. There are many reasons why too much rain and cloudy weather can make farming difficult. With the drought of 2016 still fresh in our memories, it may seem like we should be happy that...
Farms, Food, and Us

Farms, Food, and Us

In the town where I grew up, 4th graders were assigned to write a first biography of a famous person. This was our first big research project–and it was an event. The teachers got a written report, and the students dressed up like their subjects, posing like...
The Land Around Us

The Land Around Us

April is one of my favorite months to go hiking in the woods. It’s neither cold nor hot, mosquitoes aren’t buzzing in my ear, birds are singing everywhere, and I can always spot skunk cabbage flowers (which happens to be one of my favorite plants). I am amazed at how...
Perennial Attention

Perennial Attention

With the planting season just around the corner, it’s easy to get distracted by the needs of the thousands of annual plants we grow. However, late March and early April is an important time to pay attention to our perennials. Our herbs come out of dormancy and get...
Sun and Seedlings

Sun and Seedlings

The days are getting longer, the sun feels stronger, and the snow is finally melting! With spring just around the corner, we are spending a lot more time at the farm seeding many varieties of vegetables, herbs, and flowers for your summer share and our 2nd annual May...