Farmer Jeremy Goes to Boston

I had the pleasure to participate in a “Farmer Drive-in,” organized by NOFA/Mass and hosted by our fabulous state senator Jo Comerford, this week .  A number of farmers came in to speak in support of the Healthy Soils Bill that is currently bottled up in...

Upcoming plans for 2020

We are in full planning mode for 2020 Happy New Year from all of us at Simple Gifts Farm!  We are excited for the year to come! January is time to make the plan for the coming growing season.  As usual, every year is a chance to revisit our vegetable planting plans:...

Highlights of the 2019 Farm Season

Happy New Year from all of us at Simple Gifts Farm.  We are proud of all that we accomplished in 2019.  We would like to celebrate another season of the accomplishments that keep us on a daily, weekly and monthly schedule of guiding the everyday magic that turns...

Winter Planning mode

We spend a lot of time planning out our season in the winter.  We have spreadsheets that tell us how many pounds of carrots per bed, and other spreadsheets that tell us how many pounds of carrots we go through in a week.  We can then calculate how many beds of carrots...

No-till Tomatoes: are we really doing this?

Our no-till planting experiment has taken another round; we have now actually planted tomatoes into the no-tilled field!  It was clear after spending a day in the heat getting those tomatoes in the ground that we are substituting some heavy tractor work, to till the...