Time to Lend a Helping Hand

Time to Lend a Helping Hand

Each year at Stearns, we think about our mission and commitment to remain organic and sustainable as both a business and a farm. In an effort to remain so, it has become necessary to reduce the number of summer CSA shares. From a land management perspective, we hope...
Spring Is In the Air?

Spring Is In the Air?

Did you hear? Punxsutawny Phil predicted we will have an early spring! Admittedly, I can’t help but cringe when I see the groundhog’s face on TV — a farmer can’t forget what a terrible nuisance they are every year. However, I do like the idea that spring may be...
Seeds

Seeds

Happy New Year, everyone! This is the time of year when farmers are ordering seeds for the 2020 season. I have spent the past month looking at what was planted last year, what did well, what was missing and if there are new varieties I’d like to try this year. The...
A Poem for Presence

A Poem for Presence

I can’t believe the year is nearly over! As I grow older, time seems to be moving faster in my life. I wrote this poem a few winters ago when I felt like I needed a reminder to be more present. I hope you enjoy it. Stopping to Absorb Time Spring is wet, fresh, and...
Wrapping Up the Season

Wrapping Up the Season

I’d like to start by thanking all of those who came to help plant garlic the other week. Thank you! We planted over 6,000 cloves of garlic into over 2,500 feet of bed space. We finished in about two hours and then enjoyed a soup lunch by a campfire. Since then, Kerry...