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Monday, June 8, 2015

Red Lettuce and the Start of our CSA!



i picked strawberries! you can too!
The first vegetable we harvested this morning for the start of our 2015 CSA season was a beautiful red lettuce, called, Vulcan.  If you’ve been a part of our farm community for any number of years, you know that red lettuce isn’t my favorite.  I normally grow greens.  Frilly ones, leafy ones, butterheads and and romaines rule my crop plan.  Maybe a few speckaled ones here and there.  But this year, we decided to start with this bold, brilliant, buttery red lettuce.  Something different.

Vulcan, it turns out, is the name of the Roman god of fire and metalworking.  I love that we are starting our year out with the energy of fire and creative construction!  As we harvested the tender lettuce together, burning through the rows, wielding harvest knives and pulling bins, and stacking the truck high with produce, I glowed in the light of the fiery leaves!  Harvest has begun! A new season, a new variety of lettuce to inspire and nourish us!  I can’t wait to share it with you!

Welcome back to these glowing fields!

the cat is ours...who left their monkey at the farm?
 Meryl & the Powisset crew


Pick-up times & Farm stand hours:
tuesdays: 1:30-6:30pm
thursdays: 10am-6:30pm
saturdays: 10am-5pm

What’s in the share:

In the Barn: Lettuce, spinach, arugula (probably), bok choi, kale, green garlic, radishes & turnips
PYO: strawberries


Powisset Farm Stand Update:
 

Welcome to Powisset Farm Stand 2015!

I’m Nicole Lewis, the new Distribution Coordinator which means I’ll be managing the Farm Stand and the CSA Distribution area this season. I’m excited to be a part of this wonderful community and I look forward to meeting you in the barn. Along with the wonderful vegetables from the farm, the Farm Stand will host a variety of foods and goods to complete your plate. My hope is that you can gather everything you need for a meal (and more!) right here in the barn. Here are some highlights:
  • We have Crescent Ridge supplying our milk and ICE CREAM! Yes, we are selling quart size ice cream this year along with delicious milk and chocolate milk from Crescent Ridge. 
  • The fabulous Powisset Farm eggs!
  • Fresh baked baguettes and bread from Blue Moon CafĂ© and occasionally from fabulous CSA member,  Tod Dimmick. 
  • Peter’s AMAZING honey and jams which are beautifully displayed on the handmade shelving unit that he made special for our farm with 300 year-old pine boards saved from his old family farm in Bremen, Maine. We are so lucky to have the gift of Peter on our farm! 
  • Harm’s Family maple syrup to add to morning pancakes, baking needs and I recommend trying it in coffee. Yum. 
  • And a variety of Baer’s Best dry beans.

In the coming weeks we’ll also be rolling out: Eden Pond chickens, Beef from High Ridge Meadows, Powisset Farm pork, Bushel & Crumbs pies, salsa, and more! Merchandise  items coming, too! In addition to Powisset Farm t-shirts we look forward to hosting  Lucy Two Shoes’ hand-lettered tea towels (with hysterical sayings!), the return of pottery by Lisa WB Walker and Hog Wild Pottery and other local, handmade goods !

Speaking of pottery, Lisa WB Walker and Hog Wild Pottery will be at Powisset Farm during this Saturday’s June 13th CSA and Farm Stand selling their functional one of a kind pottery. Both artists create their dishwasher and microwave safe pottery at Potters Place, a cooperative pottery studio and school in Walpole. Local food picked and served in local handmade pottery; it’s the farm to table connection.

See you in the barn!

Nicole 


Summer Barn Dinner:
Saturday, June 20th, 6:30pm
this is a potluck dinner at powisset farm in our barn! so fun! to reserve your spot or spots, please email Tod at: toddimmick@gmail.com  


Powisset Photo Contest!

Calling all Photographers!  The Powisset Farm Photo Contest is Here!

Attention all photo enthusiasts: you are invited to enter our new Powisset Farm Photo Competition!  Register and bring in your photos by the new deadline of June 19. Exhibition and judging in the kitchen area will take place from June 20 through the Saturday CSA distribution day on July 25.  All photographs must be taken at Powisset Farm (anywhere on the 100 acre property).  Photographers of all skill levels are welcome. For complete show guidelines, and to register, email toddimmick@verizon.net

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