Tag Archives: organic produce

High Meadow Farm has a New Site!

Pea sproutsA new Website, that is;  Our new Website is ready to roll!  

If you subscribe and follow our blog updates and would like to continue receiving them, I encourage you to re-submit your subscription on our new page so that you will know when we have a new post.

As the new season approaches, we are looking forward to introducing our new, customize-able shares to our members, the addition of lambs to our farm and farmers market season starting soon!  We hope that you will stay in touch with us.   Meanwhile, check out our new Website and let us know what you think!

Thank you for following us through our changing seasons at High Meadow Farm.  Have a great summer!

~Meg~

Build Your Own CSA Share!

Don’t want beets in your box? Wish you could have potatoes this week? Now you can check on the contents of your weekly CSA box and add or remove items each week!  You can also cancel a week if you will be gone and have those items credited to your account!

We are very excited about this season and our plan to allow members to have more choice in their weekly boxes of fresh, clean, certified organic produce. You will also soon be seeing a NEW WEBSITE when you check in with High Meadow Farm.

To see how the program works, try our DEMO!

To sign up now, CLICK HERE!  To learn more about our share sizes, CLICK HERE.

 

Membership Sign-ups are Under-way for 2017!

Join us for this year’s season of farming!  Our planting season begins in a few weeks as we start to plant for our early spring shares!  We still have spring shares available but they do sell fast.  Spring shares are 4 weeks of salad greens, asparagus, cooking greens, spinach, head lettuce and more early season produce. Summer shares begin in June and continue weekly through October, 20 weeks in all!

We also offer egg shares from our pasture-fed, organic, and soy-free hens!

Coming soon: Customize-able shares!  Now our members will have the ability to make choices in their shares!

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Membership Sign-ups are Under-way for 2017!

Join us for this year’s season of farming!  Our planting season begins in a few weeks as we start to plant for our early spring shares!  We still have spring shares available but they do sell fast.  Spring shares are 4 weeks of salad greens, asparagus, cooking greens, spinach, head lettuce and more early season produce.

Join us for the shorter spring shares and then for the coming Summer season to continue  receiving fresh, local, organic produce every week, June through October!

Open Farm ~ Indoor Market Day November 19, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm!

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There is an Open Farm market day coming up Saturday, November 19, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm!  Stock up on produce for the holiday season and beyond.  We are finishing our field harvesting this week before the snow flies and you have the opportunity to enjoy the sweetness of fall greens, roots and other storage vegetables.

Salad mix, spinach, kale, collard greens, arugula, cabbage, brussels sprouts, potatoes, onions, squash, pie pumpkins, carrots, micro-greens, daikon radish, leeks, sweet potatoes, parsnips, kohlrabi, broccoli and fresh eggs are some of the things to look forward to.  Stop in and have a bowl of soup and a cup of coffee!

Fall/Winter Share Sign-up

It has begun.  The digging for hats, gloves, wind-breakers, dry shoes, closing windows and keeping an eye out for dead, dry, potential firewood. But even before that, many of the crops were starting to come in from the fields to cure. It is time to transition to storage temperatures or dry to the best storage condition so that we can have delicious food for our family, members and farm friends through the long winter ahead.  Spinach, salad and choys are planted.  Turnips, radishes, rutabaga, carrots, cabbage, celeriac, parsnips, kale, and other cool weather crops are waiting for the first frost to make them sweeter just before they are harvested for storage in November, before the first hard freeze.

We will have 3  bi-weekly deliveries of fall produce and storage crops, just in time for the holidays and for those days and weeks of winter filled with fragrant aromas of warm and comforting meals from your kitchen.

Sign-ups for winter shares are OPEN and space is very limited for these shares so don’t delay!  We also have very limited help to prepare these shares and because of that we are limited to only 3 pick-up sites, all in Jefferson County.

We also offer a very limited number of 20 week egg shares to these sites in the winter months. Again, don’t delay if you are interested in signing up for winter shares or eggs!

 

Halfway ~ Transitioning Seasons

20160815_235808We are halfway through our CSA season.  The nights and a few days have been cooler and there has been a shift in our surroundings; the birds are flocking and their music has changed.  The plants are reflecting on the efforts that they put forth to accomplish their fruitful goals which I am gratefully stuffing into jars and freezer bags!

20160603_154516For me, reflecting at mid-season, grateful is exactly how I feel.  We have had a bountiful growing season and another year of terrific staff and workers that bring their enthusiasm, creativity, knowledge and passion to the High Meadow Farm family. Our 2 full time workers; Anna and Teal along with Matt have been diligently harvesting thousands of pounds of cucumbers, squash, broccoli, sweet corn, tomatoes, eggplant and so much more.  On days when the full work crew is here with part-time 20160818_171144workers Kevin and Julie, there is more planting, weeding, harvesting and prep work done than I would think possible with that sized crew.

The days that we fill our CSA boxes are our busiest with our worker share members here to help.  There is lots of fun and lots of hustle to make sure all of the crops that we are sending out are harvested, washed, counted and bunched or bagged.  When we fill the boxes, there is an assembly line with each person adding their assigned items into the box and sending it down the line to the vans.  When the vans are loaded by Mark and then Matt or I get the words “your van is ready”, we head out to our delivery sites with some very fresh produce for our members.  Rich and Christine on Tuesday and Lynn, Mark, Aly, Christine (x2!), Melissa, Jerry and Dawn on Wednesday are the amazing workers that we thank for this.

Another shift in the season is the return to school for some as we will sadly say goodbye to Teal, Dawn and Melissa.  This leaves some big farm boots to fill and we would welcome new faces to join our crew if “the shoe fits” you!  As a worker share or as a part time employee; if you are interested in joining us, contact the farm; highmeadowfarmcsa@gmail.com .   There is plenty of harvest and field work to do until our CSA season ends in late October and then our farm crew will continue working through November!