Winding Down

Winding Down

The CSA season is nearly finished (our last pickup will be Nov. 1), but Kerry and I will remain working at the farm into December. We’re doing all the harvesting now because our summer staff of students and work-for-shares are back at school or have fulfilled their...
Cool Variety

Cool Variety

As you’re planning your meals this season, our cool-weather veggies can help you add color and diversity to your plate and keep your body happy and healthy. According to the American Heart Association, eating fruits and vegetables in a variety of colors is the best...
A Turning Point

A Turning Point

We got our first official frost on Friday night. It marks a significant turning point in the season for the plants, the land, and for us farmers.  The plants that are still in the fields at this time of year have varying levels of tolerance to frost. Tomatoes,...
Vegetables for Shorter Days

Vegetables for Shorter Days

If you have been through a season at Stearns Farm, you know that temperature and daylight play important roles in vegetable growth. These factors define when we grow and harvest different plants, but farmers employ several techniques to extend the growing season. The...
Autumn Harvests

Autumn Harvests

Happy Autumn Equinox everyone! This is my favorite time of year. I’m anticipating the approaching holidays, the cooler temperatures make it possible and pleasant to cook again, the foliage is beautiful, and one of my favorite vegetables—winter squash—is ready! At the...