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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Powisset Farm Spring Festival & Seedling Sale!

The Powisset Farm Spring Festival & Seedling Sale is this Saturday, May 19, 10AM–3PM! We'll be selling a wide range of veggies and flowers. There will also be about a dozen other vendors in attendance selling plants, crafts, food, and other goodies. We'll also have a great bluegrass band, farm tours, activities for kids, pigs, chickens, and so much fun. Come out and welcome the farm season with us – hope to see you there! This event is free and open to everyone.



Plants for Sale at our Seedling Sale
Check it out, and plan your garden in advance!

HERBS
Par-cel, Lavender, Mint, Lemon Balm, Chamomile, Anise Hyssop, Oregano, Parsley, Sage, Thyme, Savory, Basil (Italian, Lemon, Purple, and Thai), Dill, Cilantro

TOMATOES
New Girl (Early red indeterminate), Jet Star (Large red beefsteak), Amish Paste (Heirloom paste for sauce), Brandywine (Large heirloom, rich flavor), Sungold (Sweet orange cherry), Super Sweet 100 (Sweet red clustered cherry)

EGGPLANTS
Galine (Italian), Fairy Tale (Mini specialty)

PEPPERS
Yankee Bell (Medium green to red bell), Yummy (Mini super sweet and colorful), Concho (Jalapeno), Serrano (Traditional green to red), Cayenne (Red chile for fresh eating or drying)

CUCURBITS
Raven (Dark green zucchini), Yellow Crookneck (Buttery yellow summer squash), Alibi (High-producing pickling cucumber), Olympian (Large slicing cucumber), Sugar Baby (Sweet red-flesh watermelon)

ALLUIMS
Chives, Scallions, Fresh-eating onions (red and white varieties)

GREEN THINGS
Bright Lights (Colorful swiss chard), Tyee (Savoyed leaf spinach), Toscano (Italian heirloom kale), Winterbor (Dark green, curly leaf kale), Gypsy (Large-head broccoli), Gonzales (Mini green cabbage), Minuet (Napa cabbage), Lettuce (Mixed green and red), Sugar Snap Peas

FLOWERS
Durango Outback Mix (Large-blooming Marigold), Alaska Mix (Colorful Nasturtium with green and white variegated foliage), Jewel Mix (Single and double Nasturtium blooms of scarlet, salmon, yellow, orange), Sunbow Mix (Rainbow of colorful Zinnia blooms), Sensation Mix (Easy to grow, pink, purple and white Cosmos), and a variety of Sunflowers!

ADDITIONAL SPECIAL OFFERINGS
Goldie Husk Cherry (Sweet yellow fruits in a papery husk), Early Wonder (Dark red beet with tall greens), Sweet Corn (Bi-color, super sweet)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Greetings to our 2012 Powisset Farm CSA members!


It's incredible to think that we're only three weeks away from our first harvests of our sixth season here at Powisset Farm! Our 2012 season has been off to a tremendous start already! Nearly half of our 11 acres are planted full of rows of potatoes, carrots, beets, broccoli, cabbage, lettuce, onions, and more! Our rows of strawberries are full of blossoms and baby strawberries, eager to ripen. Today we'll trellis our 15 rows of peas in our pick-your-own field, and our 10 beds of favas (double what we have grown in the past) are getting taller by the minute!


Each night, as I walk my dog Henry around the perimeter of the fields, I wonder at the growth of these fields, this farm, and this community, let alone how fast those beets are growing! I am honored to be able to lead this farm into it’s sixth season of production and am looking forward to that first week of June when we get to welcome you all to the fields once again – to share with us in the beautiful bounty that will come this season.