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...
Seeds of the Summer

Seeds of the Summer

Winter is for planning. The crops we decide to grow every year depend on several factors. If we’ve grown it before, we assess how well it did during the last growing season. We consider feedback from sharers—what you liked, or not, and your ideas—as well as...
Winter Work

Winter Work

Happy New Year, everyone! If you visit the farm this month, it won’t look like much is happening. The ground is frozen, the trees are bare, and the greenhouses are empty. The only sounds you can hear are cars and birds and maybe a dog barking in the distance. That...
Before the Winter Solstice

Before the Winter Solstice

A poem for this exact moment: Between Autumn Equinox and Winter Solstice, Today I read a Korean poem with the line “Today you are the youngest you will ever be.” Today I am the oldest I have been. Today we drink buckwheat tea. Today I have heat in my apartment. Today...