Seeds freshly placed in potting mix. Waiting and watching for the seedling to emerge, sprouting bright green out of the dark, moist soil.
We are excited to announce that the 2019 CSA farm share signup is now open! Each year we try to adjust the CSA program, growing more or less of certain crops, streamlining our process, and increasing our neighbors’ access to healthy food. After listening to the feedback we received this year we are making small tweaks to the amount of zucchini and varieties of broccoli we grow. We are also excited about a much larger change in the CSA design with the addition of a sliding scale model for CSA payments.
Today is the last farm share pick-up for this year’s Community Supported Agriculture program. For 22 weeks we’ve provided over 75 different crops and over $630 in value to our shareholders that paid in $550!
Knowing the farmer who grew your food is the best way to know if you are getting the freshest and healthiest food available. Food today comes with all kinds of certifications and labels, like “non-GMO”, “organic”, or “all-natural”. These can be misleading and/or confusing. It has been suggested that the most important certification you can look for in your food is “face certification”; can you look into the face of the people who grew this produce when you buy it?!
The tasty & healthy spice, ginger, is usually available to us in the US year round… However, at our local co-op here in Buffalo, NY, their only consistent source of US grown ginger comes from Hawaii!
A few years ago one of our Bhutanese neighbors stopped by the garden. He had come by mid-fall, while I was standing in what used to be our squash patch. Bugs, disease, poachers, & the WNY fall weather had left our squash patch looking pretty barren. He said, “Your garden is very interesting… But the interesting thing is that it’s not very interesting!” Continue reading “Thursday, October 11”
It’s that time of year again, for us to invite neighbors and farm supporters of all kinds to our annual fall fundraiser, Celebrate the Harvest. This Sunday, October 7 from 2-5pm, come for an afternoon filled with good food, family fun, prizes and this year we’ve even added a live concert featuring The Hunts at 6pm! Continue reading “Thursday, October 4”
So this week marks the first official week of fall, and nothing says fall like pumpkin spice donuts and apple cider! Both of which will be featured at next week’s Celebrate the Harvest event at the farm, a time where we celebrate the changes the farm has brought to our neighborhood. But not all change is good… There are those that look skeptically at the changes both fall and the farm have brought.