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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Happy Holidays, Pies for Sale and Lots of 2016 Events!

It’s a Wrap!

Winter Share Basket Designed
by CSA Member, Russell Shu 
The 2015 farming season is officially over. The vegetables have been seeded, tended, weeded, harvested, and distributed. Thank you for warmly welcoming me in to the Powisset community! It is time for us to head inside and start planning for the 2016 season. The coming weeks will bring long sessions pouring over seed catalogs.  I’ll be working out the field plan, putting together the jigsaw puzzle of the many plantings of crops for next season. When we get some snow I look forward to exploring the trails around Powisset and Noanet on my cross country skis. Perhaps I’ll see you on the trails!

Powisset Pork and Bushel and Crumb pies are still available!

Please check in with the Powisset blog through the winter we will keep you updated with farm events and announcements!!!

We are having a pie sale! 

B+C Apple Cranberry
Caramel Pie
Frozen Bushel & Crumb pies (Apple Cranberry Caramel and Salted Honey Walnut) are available this week for $22.50 (a 10% discount)! Come get em this week...and pass it off to your guests as homemade! The farm stand is not officially open but we are here in the farm office thru Thursday afternoon.

We also have frozen blueberries and Welsh Cakes for sale!

Upcoming Events

Every day, we add a new class....stayed tuned for more info on Indian Cooking, Donut Baking, Jewish cooking, and much more. Here is a list of what's to come:

Jan. 10th: Movie Night
Jan. 13th: Fit on the Farm
Jan. 28th: An Indian Meal (link to come)
Every Thursday: Mindfulness

And if you a great idea for a future class that you would love to see at Powisset, I am all ears. Feel free to email me (Nicole) at

Happy Holidays from all of us at Powisset Farm!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Final Winter CSA Pick up, Farm Stand Open on Saturday, Lots of Pork & Powisset Happenings!

Hi folks,

Final Winter Share!

This week in the share you can expect: Cabbage, potatoes, rutabaga, kohlrabi, onions, garlic, shallots, kale, spinach, butter nut squash, daikon, radishes, beets, carrots, leeks, parsnips, popcorn, and arugula!

Pork & Beef!
In addition to the veggies above, we also have tons of pork in a variety of different cuts: bacon, bacon ends, smoked ham,  leaf lard, loin chops, breakfast sausage, ribs and the famous trotters. We also have a few selections of beef to round it out.

Pick up is on Saturday from 10-2pm.

This week is supposed to be another unseasonably warm week. This warm weather has allowed us to get a number of things done around the farm in preparation for the winter, which will come, at some point... The crew has been busy cleaning up the fields; taking down fences, picking up row cover, and tucking in all the irrigation equipment.

This week we will say goodbye to the remaining members of the 2015 crew. Russell, Devin, Andy, and Kyle (who left last week and is headed to Costa Rica!) have done an incredible job wrapping up the farm season. They have helped welcome me into this community and introduced me to some of the funny quirks of Powisset Farm. I’d like to give them a big thank you for their hard work and dedication. They helped to make the 2015 farm season a great success and a lot of fun.

Zannah, on behalf of the 2015 farm crew

Powisset Happenings!

Saturday, Dec. 19th will be our last cooking class of 2015 - a kids cookie decorating party with hot apple cider! Please join us for this  fun event! Come January, we won't waste anytime. On Saturday, Jan. 2nd, our awesome PEP (Powisset Education Programs) Committee  and CSA member, Lauren Leonard, will be lead us right into the New Year with a Yoga & Goal-Setting Workshop which will help us to set intentions for 2016. For those of you who know Lauren, you know that she is a nutrition counselor, yoga instructor, and running coach...and most importantly, a motivator!

And along the setting goals theme, we will continue our Mindfulness On the Farm session every Thursday at 6:30am, including this and next Thursday (Dec. 17th & 24th).

We have a boat load of events and programs planned for 2016 - whether you love to cook, enjoy the outdoors, or thrive on crafts and DIY projects, there is something for everyone. Take a look and hope to see you all either Saturday or in 2016!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Powisset Happenings

This is an off week for the winter share. This week the farm crew is busy cleaning up around the farm preparing for winter. We are relishing this mild weather. Often by this time of year the ground is frozen and we are harvesting in driving sleet. We have received many heavy frosts at this point but if the weather stays mild we should have a variety of greens available next week including the sweetest spinach I have ever eaten.

The final winter share distribution is:

December 19th from 10am to 2pm

Farm stand hours will also be December 19th 10am to 2pm

Farmer Zannah, on behalf of the Farm Crew

Past & Future Powisset Events

Saturday was busy here with CSA pick-up, some of our lovely vendors and Maria Speck, cookbook author of "Simply Ancient Grains". Maria spoke with guests about cooking with ancient grains, nutrition facts, and signed some books. While she was gabbing away, I was busy at the stove, flipping my version of her Oatmeal Butternut Pancakes with Browned Butter Nuts which also makes an appearance in the book. And I have to say, they were pretty damn good...and so easy to make! For those of you who are interested in purchasing her book, I managed to convince her to leave some signed copies behind with me. Please contact me at or stop by the farm by Dec. 19th if you do want a copy ($27.50 each). For more information about her book click here or visit

And on Sunday, 12 trays of baklava were created! My mother, Claudine Nacamuli, led us in a class on how to make this simple middle eastern dessert. And I think I managed to convince everyone that baklava IS easy to make.

Our last classes of 2016 are next week! On Tuesday, Dec. 15th. Nicole Lewis will lead us in a DIY Bath & Body Gifts for the Holidays workshop. An amazing body scrub (shown below) is just one of the items that we will be making. And, Saturday, Dec. 19th is our Cookie & Hot Apple Cider Cooking Workshop for Kids! For a list of all of our upcoming events please visit our web site!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Winter Share III

Howdy folks,

Just a quick reminder that December hours for Winter Share distribution are:

Saturday December 5th from 10-2

Saturday December 19th from 10-2

The farm stand will also be open from 10-2 on December 5th and December 19th. We still have many items available in the farm stand including produce, pork, and frozen pies from Bushel and Crumb.

In addition to our fabulous farm stand items we have several local artists who will be selling pottery and knit wear during distribution hours.

Looking forward to seeing you.

Farmer Zannah, on behalf of the farm crew.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Farm Stand Open This Weekend, Winter CSA Pick Up III, Events & More!

We hope you all had a great Thanksgiving filled with yummy food and good company! 

This Saturday, December 5th, will be the third installment of the Winter Share! Pick-up hours are 10-2pm on Saturday only. There is no Friday pick-up this this week. In this share you can

expect to pick-up: beets, carrots, potatoes, cabbage, garlic, kale, shallots, winter squash, celeriac, leeks, rutabaga, sweet potatoes and spinach (if it has survived the recent cold weather, brrr).

There are still a few tasks to be done around the farm in order to prepare for winter; picking up row cover, plowing the new fields, covering the strawberries, moving the tractors and implements undercover, winterizing the tractors, and making sure all the tools are put away before the first blanket of snow. Soon we will be taking down the electric fencing and the fields will be opened back up for the creatures of the forest to roam about. At this point of the season almost all of the crops have been harvested and tucked away into our root cellar. The hum of the farm continues in the winter.  Most of our work is moving inside.
People often ask me what I do all winter. The answer is that there is just as much work for me through the winter months as there is during the summer. All the planning for next summer starts now. Soon I will be ordering seeds, fixing equipment, buying tools, mapping out the fields for next seasons crops, and putting together an all-star farm crew for next season.

We said goodbye to the chickens this past week. This means that we will not have eggs for sale during the next two Winter Share distributions. We will have eggs back next season!

Farmer Zannah


We have lots of events lined up for next weekend/week, so please join us for one or all!

Calling All Chef Instructors!

If we have any chefs out there...we are looking for an experienced chef instructor to teach cooking classes at our farm kitchen anywhere between once a month to once a week - to both adults and children. Classes focus on local and seasonal ingredients, highlighting the farm’s produce. Compensation can be arranged on a per person or per class basis. Anyone interested, please contact Nicole at Feel free to spread the word!