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Friday, March 17, 2017

CSA And Event News

Powisset Happenins! Upcoming Events + Programs!





 
Save the Date for Springfest!
Even though there are several of inches of snow outside Springfest quickly approaching! Like last year, it will be held on Memorial Day, May 29th from 10-3pm so save the date! It will be preceded by the Powisset Farm Trail Race at 8:30am and activities will include music (the amazing Railroad House Band), local food & beer, kid’s crafts & activities, farm tours, visits with our animals, a pie-eating contest, and much more! If you are interested in volunteering at the event or participating as a vendor, please contact Nicole at nnacamuli@thetrustees.org.

We’re Hiring!
Some of you may have joined us this fall for one or more of our Powisset Café Pop Ups but either way, we will be hosting the Powisset Café every other Saturday (June 17th-Oct. 21st) during CSA season, serving breakfast and lunch items made with produce right from the farm! As a result we are looking to hire 4 roles to run this: a Café Manager, Chef, Dishwasher, and Counter Server. For more information about these positions or to apply, please contact nnacamuli@thetrustees.org.

Upcoming Programs
·         April 8th: Intro to Pottery at Powisset: A Clay and Hand building Workshop with one of our favorite artists and friends, Lisa Walker.
·         April 15th: From Nest to Table: Chickens, Eggs & Quiche!


April Vacation Week Programs
Looking for activities for the kiddos during April Vacation week? Well, we’ve got you covered. From April 18-21st, we will be hosting Farmer for a Day or join us for the entire week for Farmer for a Week. From 9:30-12:30pm on those days we will be doing a combination of working in the fields and the kitchen. Activities may include planting, composting, visiting and caring for our animals as well as cooking some simple dishes in our farm kitchen such as pesto, dumplings, & hand pies. Every day will be different and these programs are appropriate for kids aged 7-10.

Eggs & Meat for Sale!
Did you know that every other Thursday, we sell grass-fed beef, Powisset pork and pasture raised chickens from 3 of our Trustees Farms, here at Powisset? Either Tim or Connor will be on hand from 2-6pm on the following dates to answer questions or just sell you these goodies. In addition, we always have eggs for sale. Come on in any day and get your farm fresh eggs! We have a cash box in our fridge.
March 30th
April 13th
Future tomatoes
April 27th

News from the fields:
March has brought its typical extremes in weather. We are busy filling up the greenhouse with this seasons onions and the first of several generations of Swiss chard, kale, and tomatoes. It’s a steamy eighty degrees in the green house during the day. If you are looking for a respite from the wintery weather outside you can join us on Wednesday and Friday mornings. For more information about greenhouse volunteer opportunities follow this link: http://volunteer.thetrustees.org/HOC__Volunteer_Opportunity_Details_Page?id=a0Co000000BEOUiEAP

Shallot sprouts
Rock star greenhouse volunteers
As soon as this late winter snow melts we will start prepping the fields for seeding and transplanting. The first seeds to be sown in the fields are peas and fava beans. Kale, chard, onions, and beets are quick to follow. I’m really excited about the coming season. We have some interesting new varieties we are growing as well as a plan to integrate new sustainable growing practices on the farm. I am always searching
James and Simba continue offer
their support to the farm operation 
for ways to improve my craft through continuing education opportunities, farmer partnerships, and workshops. This winter has brought lots of opportunity to do just that.

We are looking forward to seeing you all back on the farm in just a few short months!

Your farmer,

Zannah