Meet the Farm crew part 1:  Lauren Ingram

Meet the Farm crew part 1: Lauren Ingram

One of the most important ways that we feel we give back to the community is our farm apprentice program. A substantial part of our farm crew consists of apprentices who work with us and get a year of training on the road to becoming the next generation of organic...
Time to Clean the Onions

Time to Clean the Onions

The farm season always comes in cycles, and one of our marks for the passing of time is when we borrow the onion-cleaning machine from Wally Czajkowski (that’s prounounced SAI-cow-ski). We sell our early onions with the scallion-like tops still attached, as a...
Down on the Farm:  Farewell to Abby Clarke

Down on the Farm: Farewell to Abby Clarke

Before we moved our farming operation to North Amherst, we looked buying a farm in Ithaca, NY.  The farm was beautiful, it had a nicely established customer base and equipment, and what seemed like a nice crew of employees.  One of our questions that we asked that...
Last Farmer’s Market This Week!

Last Farmer’s Market This Week!

I’ve been setting up our farmer’s market display 30 times a year for the last 18 years. There’s a fun thrill to setting up a beautiful display, keeping it stocked and bountiful for several hours under the onslaught of customers who keep taking things...
Forest to Farmstand Construction, Part 3

Forest to Farmstand Construction, Part 3

We made another trip to Williamsburg today, tracing the semifinal step in the journey from the woods to the construction of our new farmstand building.  Dan Pedersen has been working away for the past two months at shaping the timbers into Lok-n-log pieces so...
Forest to Farmstand Construction Part 2

Forest to Farmstand Construction Part 2

A large log ready to cut Wednesday morning, we got a text from our builder: “David Lashway just called to say that he is milling the last of your timbers tomorrow and Friday if you want to get some pictures.”  So Friday morning we carved out some time...
Forest to Farmstand Construction,  Part 1

Forest to Farmstand Construction, Part 1

On a cold January Saturday last weekend, Audrey and I bundled ourselves and our dog into the car for a different-than-average date day.  The kids were both busy, so we set out on the first step of our mission to trace the origins of the wood that is being used to...
Planting tomatoes on a gray May day

Planting tomatoes on a gray May day

8:25 A.M. Tomatoes planted with the transplanter   9:40 A.M. Driving posts for the  caterpillar hoops  (any kid can tell you, Jackhammers are cool!)   10:40 A.M. Bows start going up!  Starting to look like a greenhouse now!   1:30 P.M....
What’s new for 2016?

What’s new for 2016?

It’s December now, and it’s supposed to be winter! This is the time to curl up with a cozy computer and crunch numbers; somehow it’s harder to chain myself to the computer  when it’s 50 degrees and sunny, and especially when there is a...