Thursday, September 12

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It’s time for the 8th Annual Celebrate the Harvest fundraiser at 5 Loaves Farm on September 28th from 4-7pm!  Since it’s genesis, this event has been about celebrating with our neighbors.  This year we’re celebrating the diverse cultures, talents, and skills of our neighbors.  We’ll have Asian street food and sports brought to us by our youth employees, customized art work by some ladies that live right next to the farm, grilled salmon from a fisherman that lives up the street from the farm, soups featuring farm produce from our church members, and Puerto Rican foods from another neighbor! Continue reading “Thursday, September 12”

Thursday, September 5

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Being part of a CSA means you are going to receive veggies that you don’t normally eat; you are stretched a bit to fit your meal plans with what you receive in your farm share each week. Not much of a fan of cabbage? Well too bad, this spring was the perfect weather for cabbage to grow, so we hope you had fun trying to think of ways to eat them for a few weeks. Never really a fan of beets or swiss chard? (That’s me, I’ll admit) Well this just might be the perfect time to acquaint yourself with them and try to find ways to make yourself like them. Continue reading “Thursday, September 5”

Thursday, August 29

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This week, the local public radio station released a story about the youth employees that work at 5 Loaves Farm.  The story looks at the unique skills that refugee youth bring to the work we are doing, and is part of a larger series called Making Buffalo Home, which explores the impact refugees and immigrants are having on the Buffalo Community.

Click here for the story.

Thursday, August 15

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One of the victims of the wet cold spring that we had this year was our basil crop.  Downy mildew is what usually kills our basil crop eventually , but this year it came especially early, and before we were able to harvest any of our own basil.  However, thanks to the generosity of the Oles Family Farm, some of our farm staff was able to visit their beautiful farm and harvest a bit of basil to bring back and share with our community! Continue reading “Thursday, August 15”

Thursday, July 25

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At 5 Loaves Farm we play many games with our youth employees, but one of our favorites is a game called “The 3 Abilities.” It is a team building game that highlights a combination of values such as connection, generosity, responsibility, and growth, that we try to highlight here on the farm.  Tomorrow is the farm’s summer fundraiser, Art on the Farm, which is also a perfect picture of what this combination of values looks like.  Continue reading “Thursday, July 25”

Thursday, July 18

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In most of North America, blackcurrants (and their red & white relatives) spent the most of the 20th century as forbidden fruits.  However, since the ban on growing currants was lifted in New York State in 2003, the fruits have made a strong comeback and have brought this unique – distinctly European – flavor back to the tables of New England and New York. Continue reading “Thursday, July 18”

Thursday, July 11

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“Let’s go! Hurry up!” Shouts and laughter accompanied the thundering sound of twenty two feet hitting the pavement, racing down the sidewalk to the great befuddlement of neighborhood dog-walkers and passers-by. Ah yes, the vibrant energy of youth. For six weeks from July to August, 5 Loaves Farm is much improved by the smiling faces, mischievous grins, and dedicated work of our summer youth interns. Continue reading “Thursday, July 11”