News from the Farm: June 25, 2011

Produce this week

I anticipate that the following will be in your share this week:

  • peas
  • chard
  • kale
  • scallions
  • maybe on the choice table – lettuce, escarole, wild crafted greens like lambsquarters, baby carrots, rhubarb
  • herbs

Sometimes if something isn’t big enough to harvest, I’ll wait until Thursday to take it, and the Sunday group gets it the following week. It all evens out.

I am attaching the member list again for our Sunday (3 – 5 pm) and Thursday (4 – 6:30 pm) distribution. If you need to change your day or cancel a week, please let me know the day before the affected harvest. You can come later than the given times, but no one will be there in the shed. Come anyway! Your food will be waiting for you. If you can’t come that evening, I’d like to hear from you by noon of the next day – otherwise it might not be saved for you.

Anne’s Garden

We had a great group at the farm last evening planting the teaching and demonstration garden in honor of Anne Giddings. In attendance were friends and members of the farm, Anne’s husband, Bob, their son Bob and daughter-in-law Lisa, as well as Cheshire town manager Michael Milone and Council members Tim Slocum and Dave Schrumm. The garden is a mix of edibles, medicinals and butterfly attracting perennials and annuals. Anne was a great flower lover, environmentalist and teacher and this garden is a beautiful tribute to her life. Those of us who knew her miss her very much. We’ll be doing more work on it in the next few weeks if folks want to help.

Delightful Day on the Farm – July 10, 12 noon – 3 pm

Tickets ($30 adults, $5 kids under 10) are available in the hoop house at distribution or on-line at

Join us for a terrific lunch by the Caseus Cheese truck and dessert by Jordan Caterers, hay rides, silent auction, farm tour.

Space is limited, don’t delay!

Work needs

Check the work calendar at for available times to work. Please especially check for harvest workers needed on Sundays and Thursdays. Sign up with Amy Wojenski or Annmarie Golioto

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