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Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A Festive Winter Pick-Up! This Saturday!

It’s the first full week of November and things are still moving at full steam here at the farm!  This week we have planted more than half of our garlic crop for next year and the crew is spreading the leaf mulch as I write this!  We are closing down our flower and herb gardens and taking down the raspberry trellis in preparation to mow them down once winter really sets in.  And starting tomorrow we will be preparing for our second of four winter CSA pick-ups!  I hope that you will join me at the farm this Saturday for more winter veggies from Powisset and even catch a listen to one of our very own CSA members’ bands—playing from around 2-4 pm at the barn! Festive! 

I hope to see you there!

Meryl & the Powisset Farm Crew

Saturday Hours:
10am-5pm for both the Farm Stand and Winter share pick-up #2

Regular Stand hours:
Tuesdays: 1:30-5:30pm
Saturday: 10am-5pm
Until November 22

Pottery in the Barn!
Artists Lisa Walker and Sue Brum will be with us in the barn this Saturday with a wide selection of their beautiful pottery for sale! Stop by to say hello to your favorite potters and marvel at their work - they’ll be with us from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Take a look at this photo for a sneak peek . . .

It's the time of year for those sweet, tart and glorious berries to make an appearance - cranberry season! This season, we're proud to offer fresh and frozen cranberries from The Edible Yard, just down the road in Plymouth, MA. Cranberry grower, Jen, gives her crop a lot of intense TLC from start to finish. These berries are dry harvested in small batches before being sorted by hand to ensure the highest quality possible. Check the Farm Stand shelves and the freezer and take home some of these treats for all your fall baking and cooking projects!

News From the Powisset Farm Kitchen:
On Sunday a hearty crowd braved our first snowfall and joined us at the farm to celebrate the farm season with Sweaters, Soups and Pies. While some rocked to the beat of the “Something Shameless” band , kids and adults enthusiastically jumped on our bicycle powered apple cider maker. Sweaters warmed our bones from the cold night as the abundant array of soups and pies warmed us from the inside out. As always, it is a pleasure to see community members gathering to enjoy the farm.  An especially sweet moment struck me as the evening’s clean up began; a father and son teamed up to wash and rinse dishes. Most 9 year olds I know are not particularly psyched about dish washing. While I’m not sure of the exact initial draw, many times over the course of the 30-45 minutes of dishwashing with his dad I overheard the boy exclaim, “this is so cool!” I admit that our rinse sprayer is pretty fun to use. It’s almost like the kitchen equivalent of a water gun although of course we don’t use it that way! I wonder if the sprayer was only part of the allure. Perhaps the joy and connection that overflowed from the music, cider pressing and sharing of food tapped into a deeper inspiration. Whatever the reason, it was a pleasure to see family members working together to add to our community. Watching this father and son reminded me that the kitchen is a hugely powerful space to create connection and learning.  As the days get shorter and the nights longer, may we all enjoy kitchen time that nourishes on all levels. Read below for upcoming opportunities for you and your family to connect, learn and receive nourishment from the Powisset Farm Kitchen!

Upcoming Workshops with Powisset Cooks!

Looking for a family-friendly Veterans Day activity? Join us in the Powisset Farm Kitchen to prepare delicious treats for the whole family to enjoy!

Thursday, November 20 | 5:30-7:30PM
For the Pantry: Sauerkraut and Kimchi

Get your fermentation on and join us in the Powisset Farm Kitchen to learn this time honored tradition of food preservation!

Sunday, December 7 | 3-5PM
Farm Fun for the Whole Family: Potato Latkes and Lantern Making

Join us for a light filled afternoon of delicious potato pancakes and lantern making!

If you have any questions, please email Rachel:

1 comment:

  1. These are some beautiful parks and landscapes. I wish I had a nice view of something like this from my home. My current home has a nice view of the lake though, and that is beautiful enough for me.