Soil Testing

Soil Testing

Whether you started growing food at home for the first time this year or you’re a long time gardener, fall is the best time to test your soil’s pH. Soil pH is significant because it determines the availability of all the important plant nutrients.  New England...
Packing Away for the Winter

Packing Away for the Winter

It is hard to believe that there are only three more pickups to go! With the harvest coming to an end, it is important to remember that you can keep a lot of your vegetables for weeks and even months if stored properly. There is a reason why the harvest includes a lot...
The Wonderful World of Winter Squash

The Wonderful World of Winter Squash

As we enter the last month of pick ups, you will see a few varieties of winter squash included in the shares. I thought it would be helpful to go over the varieties and best ways to prepare each one. Winter squash is one of the few items we buy from other farms...
Keeping Cozy Under the Covers

Keeping Cozy Under the Covers

The farm saw its first light frost last week, a whole two weeks earlier than last year. One positive result of a frost is that it actually makes some crops taste sweeter. Things like kale, carrots, beets, turnips, and leeks have all developed a strategy to survive...
No Rain, No Gain

No Rain, No Gain

Massachusetts has seen below-average rainfall for the past four months. Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA) Secretary Kathleen Theoharides declared a Level 2 – Significant Drought in all seven regions of the state. They are recommending that households and...