Thursday, March 7

Awakening

Waking up. Stretching. Preparing our minds and bodies for action. That’s what March feels like to me. A good layer of snow is on the ground and temperatures are still sitting below freezing, yet there is anticipation in the air. We know that by the end of this month we will be seeing more green than white, the temperature will slowly continue to rise, and we will soon be able to start working outside again. Yet, we already have hints of this movement even now, at the beginning of the month. We are in the process of planting seeds indoors, the sprouts of garlic can be seen poking out of the snow, and the sap in the maple trees is beginning to run! Continue reading “Thursday, March 7”

Thursday, January 17

blog titlesWe 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.

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Thursday, October 25

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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?!

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Thursday, September 27

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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.

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Thursday, September 20

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A large part of why 5 Loaves Farm first came to exist is because we wanted to grow healthy food and make it available to anyone in our neighborhood.  The past six years has been a long slow process of learning how to get healthy foods to those that need it most.  In the past two years, however, we have made significant steps forward; by listening to and learning from our neighbors.

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