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Hello Farm Supporters!
We're so happy it's finally behaving like spring outside, and we've got a lot of catching up to do with this late start to spring planting. We need some help making improvements to our Education and Community Garden Plot areas and are looking for volunteers to help!
Kids Under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
or email: email@example.com
Dates and Times:
Tuesday, 4/21, 2:00-6:00pm
Wednesday, 4/22, 2:00-6:00pm
We're excited to complete this phase of our Seeds of Change Grant and be ready for a great growing season! We hope to see you on the farm.
11am - 6pm, March 17th, extra on sale 11am - 6pm March 18th!
Anyone out there craving fresh greens? There nothing like the crunchy sweetness of a local salad after a long New England winter. We’ve got just what you need.
Spinach and Claytonia on Sale at Medway Community Farm!
Also: eggs, honey, maple syrup, greeting cards and green t-shirts!
Claytonia is the PERFECT green to eat on St Patrick's Day (balance out that heavy, boiled dinner!) Claytonia grows wild in California. It’s tolerance for cold conditions make it available outside all winter long in their warmer climate. During the gold rush miners used to eat Claytonia to stave off dysentery and scurvy – it’s got loads of vitamin C! – giving it the nick-name “Miners Lettuce”.
What could make a better salad ingredient on a holiday themed with green and gold than Miners Lettuce? Greens will be harvested and stored in bags in coolers in the front entryway of the Farm Community Center – use the honor system!
Spinach is $3 for a ½ lb bag and Claytonia is $4 for a 5oz. bag.
We accept cash or check. As always, be careful pulling in and out of the farm driveway.
We need to clear out these over-wintered crops to make room for plantings in our hoop-house for the Spring Share!
Enjoy! Your Farmers, Kevin and Brittany
- Spinach, green garlic, and goat cheese tart (June)
- Apricot almond frangipane tart (July)
- Tomato, basil, and mozzarella tart (August)
- Cardamom-spiced plum crumble pie (September)
- Butternut squash, caramelized onion, and sage tart (October)
Brit and I were outside in our t-shirts today, drinking up some sunshine and appreciating every bit of the balmy 40 degrees we were treated to, hustling trays of onions from the farmhouse, outside to the propagation house, where they will live until getting ready to pop out into the fields. We've built ourselves a germination chamber in the basement so that plants have ideal warmth for popping through the soil. They sit on a heat mat and live inches below daylight deluxe fluorescent light bulbs, which put out around 95% of the sun's total light spectrum. All said they perform well under those conditions. When they're a couple of weeks old they get moved out of the luxurious farm basement into the propagation house, where they no longer sit on heat mats and start to toughen up in new different environment. Our germination chamber is then refilled with newly seeded flats looking for the extra boost.
Eventually, when more plants start to fill the propagation house and space is at a premium the onions will be moved outside the prop house, possibly covered by a layer of plastic, but no longer heated during the cold nights. They will further toughen as they are subject to colder nights and more intense wind and sun exposure, they are getting a graduated taste of the elements before being placed in the field, ready to deal with the harsh realities of life as a transplant.
Needless to say I am excited about it, and even more excited for tomorrow’s 58 degree day. Believe it or not this snow is melting pretty quick, let’s just hope it keeps up or it’s going to be a really long spring...
oh right, and we've sold all but the last of our fall shares. Pretty excited about that too.
Sign up today for your 2015 PYO flower or veggie shares. You'll visit the farm once a week on the day of your choice (pick the sunny day with a light breeze, or if you are into adventure come out when it's pouring rain!) to pick a pre-designated but flexible selection of either flowers or vegetables. You get a lot of freedom for individual items, you don't have to grow a thing, and it is an excellent outing with your family (though I know members who use it as their moment of zen for the week...).
Thank you for your interest in Medway Community Farm! We look forward to seeing you out there.
The link for the form is here:
Well, I just spent the last 20 minutes writing a blog about organization strategies, priorities, thank you notes and the like when something went funky and the window closed. All I wanted to say was thank you to Paul Collord for the new farm computer (which is working fine, the fault is mine) and the plow truck keeping our driveway clear. I look forward to an organized and productive year. Note to self: type blog posts in word, copy and paste to interweb.
We will end our waiting list time slot on Monday when we open shares up to the general public, if there are any left to sell... we're almost sold out sooner than any previous year, so we must be doing something right! Thanks to all our supporters, and if you need help organizing your own life, like we all do, try the Eisenhower Decision Matrix, it's good enough for Richard Wiswall http://www.richardwiswall.com/the-organic-farmer-s-business-handbook/ and it's good enough for us.
After we clear the snow off the driveway and greenhouses this morning we'll be opening the shares up to the waiting list, if there is space after that we will open up the shares again to the public, glad to see such enthusiastic response!
Good news everyone! CSA shares are on sale for returning members. Look for an e-mail from Kevin today. New members will be able to sign up starting Monday February 2nd.
Just one of many excellent shares from past distributions here at MCF.
MCF is selling Greeting Cards featuring the beautiful photography of Sue Rorke! Share a little of the farm's beauty with friends and family when sending cards! Suitable for any occasion!
They will be sold in packs of 8 cards for $10. Two packs available to choose from, or buy them both!
Cards are printed on 100% recycled paper by a locally owned business. All proceeds benefit our farm and community programs!
Stop by the Farm Community Center at 50 Winthrop St Tuesday 2-7 or Thursday 2-7 to purchase cards!