We have extended farmstand hours for the holiday. We will be open Friday 11/21 through Wednesday 11/26!
With just over a week remaining, the anticipation for Thanksgiving is growing. How could we not get excited about a day dedicated to enjoying delicious food with friends and family? It’s the perfect opportunity to highlight a great fall harvest and to be reminded of how fun it can be to eat with the seasons.
This coming week, our farmstand will be cozy and cheery and awash with fall colors. From beautiful winter squash, to hearty kale, to delicate salad greens and spicy radishes, we have more variety in our fall produce than ever before.
We have all the organic veggies you’ll need for your holiday menu, plus local and organic dairy, grocery items, apple cider from Champlain Orchards, and heirloom apples from Scott Farm Orchards and Champlain Orchards. And check out all of the great products from our kitchen! Our farm-made pickles, preserves, and hot sauces will make a great addition to your holiday spread. They also make perfect gifts!
Our farmstand has extended hours for the holiday week, which means it will be easier than ever to plan a delicious, local Thanksgiving dinner. We’ll be open Friday 11/21 through Wednesday 11/26, with the following hours on each day:
- Friday 12-6
- Saturday 10-3
- Sunday 10-3
- Monday 12-6
- Tuesday 12-6
- Wednesday 10-3
Our farmstand will be closed on Thursday 11/27 and Friday 11/28.
If you usually pick up your CSA in the farmstand on Fridays, please plan to come on either Saturday 11/29 or Sunday 11/30 next week.
As for this week’s pickups, we would love for you to stick to the schedule of picking up Friday-Sunday, but since we are open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday next week, we are able to be a bit more flexible.
[ 2014 November 19 ]
Two days till Doughnut Friday! Every Friday this fall from 3-6pm (or until doughnuts run out) we will have hot apple cider and fresh, delicious, hand-made doughnuts available in the farmstand. It’s the perfect fall treat, and those of you who have tried our doughnuts probably understand what all the fuss is about. Come on by!
With just two weeks left until Thanksgiving, it’s time to start planning menus, compiling recipes, and doing some preliminary grocery shopping. In addition to our regular Friday-Sunday hours, our farmstand will be open the week before Thanksgiving on Monday (12-6), Tuesday (12-6), and Wednesday (10-3). We’ll have a great selection of fall veggies, heirloom apples, local and organic dairy, and so much more. We have what you need to have a scrumptious, local, and organic holiday meal!
We also have some enticing offerings from our kitchen this Thanksgiving. Take a look at our special holiday menu and pre-order tasty side dishes and sweet treats for your Thanksgiving table. Orders are due by Monday, November 17, for pickup on Wednesday, November 26.
[ 2014 November 12 ]
Since Daylight Savings Time has come to an end, the pace on the farm has slowed down during the week. But with our extended fall hours in the farmstand, it’s still a bustling place on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Between the fantastic fall produce, all of the delicious treats from our kitchen, and our amazing new heater, fall in the farmstand is turing out to be pretty festive!
We still have cases of potatoes, onions, winter squash, carrots, and beets available in the farmstand. Buying these veggies in bulk will save you about 20% off retail prices, so come on by to stock up! Here are some tips on how to store onions and garlic, potatoes, and winter squash.
Fall is such a good time of year to experiment with cooking. Even though the variety of local produce doesn’t compare to that of summer, there are so many delicious ways to cook the veggies that are available that it’s really hard not to love fall food. Try this recipe for parsnip ginger soup or this one for potato beet galette.
[ 2014 November 5 ]
This fall is flying by. It’s hard to believe that it’s the last week of October already. But what a beautiful fall it is. The foliage has been outstanding and even now, as most of the color is gone, what’s left somehow seems to be more vibrant than usual.
Our farmstand is awash with color as it overflows with delicious late-season produce. This fall, we’re excited about the crisp and spicy black radishes (try roasting them, or adding them to kimchee) and the more subtly flavored watermelon radishes (green on the outside, pink on the inside - beautiful!).
[ 2014 October 29 ]
It has been a chilly and rainy few days, and we’ve been busy getting ready for even colder weather to come. Although nearby towns have already been reporting snow flurries, we’ve had a relatively warm fall here on the farm. We have had just a few nights with freezing temperatures. In preparation for winter, the last of our cover crops have been planted, and we’ve been bringing in big harvests for storage.
Over the past couple of weeks we have been harvesting our new crop of dry beans. We have had a good harvest so far, and we hope to have about 10 different varieties, including pinto, tiger eye, and black turtle. This past week we also harvested the first of this season’s sunflowers, which we will dry and eventually press into oil. We are all sold out of our 2013 sunflower oil, but look for the new batch this winter!
Come to the farmstand for our case sale this Saturday! Cases of potatoes (russets, desiree, blue gold, yukon gold), winter squash, onions, beets, carrots, and cabbage will be 20% off! We’ll have these items boxed up on Saturday, but if you’re planning to pick up your CSA on Friday or Sunday, we will be happy to honor the sale on either of those days as well.
[ 2014 October 22 ]
It’s time to start carving jack-o-lanterns, planning Halloween costumes, and drinking hot cider. Our pick-your-own pumpkin patch is now open during farmstand hours, so come on by. Fall is such a beautiful time of year for a walk through our fields, and the perfect time of year for a hot drink and a sweet treat from our cafe!
This past weekend we celebrated pumpkins and the fall harvest during our 12th annual Pumpkin Festival. We were thrilled to see so many of you there with your families and friends and we are full of thanks for those of you who volunteered your time to help make this festival the best one yet. And a big thank you also to all of our hardworking staff (many of whom came back from school for the weekend to help out). We’re so lucky to have such a great team of people!
[ 2014 October 15 ]
What a beautiful and bountiful fall! The foliage has been stunning, and with the warm weather we’ve been having, little bits of summer are continuing on. The tomatoes and sweet peppers just keep on producing. And the sweet corn! Here it is mid-October and it’s still as delicious as ever.
[ 2014 October 8 ]
Summer has come and gone, and we’re settling into sweater-wearing, soup-making, leaf-peeping season. Cold misty mornings and the first leaves starting to fall remind us that winter is on its way, and that we have to make the most of these sunny days.
This coming week is the last week of our summer CSA. What a great season it has been! Thank you all for sharing it with us. For those of you who are continuing on with the full season or fall share, please remember that CSA pickups in the farmstand switch to Friday, Saturday, and Sunday beginning the week of October 11. You don’t need to commit to a specific day; come when it’s convenient for you during any of those three days.
Here on the farm, fall means long days spent harvesting storage crops and pickling, preserving, and freezing everything that will keep us going through the winter. Carrots, beets, winter squash, potatoes, turnips…our storage rooms are quickly filling up! It’s been a good growing season and our fall crops are fantastic!
[ 2014 September 26 ]
Fall weather has finally arrived, and we expect our first frost any day now. With the chillier temperatures, our bounty of peppers, summer squash, and eggplant is coming to an end, making way for cold-loving crops. Leaf broccoli, yukina savoy, and beautiful mixed mustard greens will add some spice to your stir fries, while beets, potatoes, carrots, and onions all lend themselves to warm veggie roasts and stews.
While the first frost means the end of many summer crops, some crops like brussels sprouts improve after a freeze. If you grow brussels sprouts it’s time to top your plants. Read this tip to find out more about pruning your sprouts.
Onions, onions, and more onions! We’ve had our best onion harvest ever. Our production crew has been busy cleaning, grading, and boxing them up for storage. We currently have 40 pound boxes of yellow onions on sale for $60. Stock up for fall and winter!
[ 2014 September 19 ]
We’re still enjoying the bright colors and perfect flavors of summer but the pace of our days has begun to change a bit as we move toward fall. We’ve been bringing in big harvests of fall veggies, and our crew has been spending afternoons cleaning onions and garlic for the farmstand and CSA. Last week was the last big planting week of the season. We have been busy planting cover crops, and all of our early strawberries for the 2015 season were put in the ground.
Tomatoes are beginning to wind down, and we have started cleaning out some of the tomato hoop houses to make way for fall greens. We still have a few weeks left of summer, but we’re already doing a lot of planning for our Fall CSA. We still have some shares available, so be sure to sign up in the farmstand or online. It’s promising to be an outstanding fall, so don’t miss out!
[ 2014 September 12 ]