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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Powisset All Year!

On this sunny, 60 degree day when the crew is working in t-shirts, it's hard to believe that the farm season is winding down. After ten season of working in the fields my internal rhythm is so closely tied to the cycles of the farm. Fall and Winter are naturally slower seasons and less intensely focused on the farm as there's less to do in the fields. I have more time to spend with family and friends and I'm eager to spend more time in my kitchen. 

Although I do not currently live on the farm, Powisset is my farm home. This landscape, these fields, this community amounts to so much more than a "job" for me. I hear from you, time and again, that Powisset is also your farm home, so much more than a place where you come to pick up vegetables. Many of you share that the farm is deeply rooted in your lives, that time spent here refreshes your spirit, re-energizes your soul and reconnects you to the natural world, your self, your family and loved ones.

Coordinating and teaching Powisset Cooks! workshops has not only diversified the tools in my farm toolbox, but also reshaped the way I think about the cycle of the farm and how the farm can be integrated into our lives the entire year. There is so much to do at Powisset even as the fields grow cover crop in preparation for next season's vegetables. The late fall and winter landscape's subtle, striking beauty can transform a blah day into an inspiration. Walking the Powisset trail, visiting the pigs and chickens and learning in a Powisset Cooks workshop -- all of these offerings can be shared with family and friends. The Farm Kitchen has the natural gravitational pull of any kitchen with the added bonus that there is room for so many of us to eat, explore, learn and laugh together.

The colder months on the farm is the time to rest and reconnect. Our farm is your farm and we look forward to spending more time with you here over the coming months -- eating, exploring, learning and laughing together!

Rachel & The Powisset Farm Crew

Powisset Happenings:

Regular Farm Stand Hours Until November 22:
Tuesdays: 1:30-5:30PM
Saturday: 10am-5PM

Two More Winter Share Pick Ups: 
November 22: 10AM-5PM
December 13: 10AM-3PM

Firewood for Sale

Walking, Cross Country Skiing and Snowshoeing on the Powisset Trail

Visiting the Chicken and Pigs

In the Farm Kitchen:
We have culinary workshops and Farm Fun for the Whole Family scheduled through March!

Here is a complete
Powisset Cooks! Schedule

These are the next three workshops on tap:

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

From the Fields: Winter SoupsSunday, November 23 | 10AM - 12PM

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

A Unique Volunteer Opportunity:

We are looking for 1-2 volunteers to join us in the Powisset Farm Kitchen this Saturday, November 15, from 11AM - 2PM to serve soup to hikers!  

This Saturday, November 15th, Open Minds and Open Space - A Day-long Hike
The Trustees of Reservations and Hale Reservation are thrilled to partner up for this day-long 12 mile hike that will wind through a network of open space on more than 2500 acres in the towns of Westwood, Dover and Medfield. People will be hiking at their own pace and each stop will provide refreshments. Hot soup will be offered at Powisset, featuring vegetables from the farm! 

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