Archive for the ‘Summer 2011’ Category

Symmetry of the Seasons

Symmetry of the Seasons Spring. We plant lettuce seedlings under lights, and when we think the time is right, we move them in the thawing earth, and hope they will survive late frost. Much tougher than their small leaves suggest, They take root and grow in sun and in rain. Summer. We harvest; Not just ...

Harvest Time Made Easy by Volunteers

We are still very busy bringing in the harvest at The Farm!  Thanks to up to 50 weekly student and staff volunteers leek, tomatoes, carrots, kale, bok choi, kale and even sweet potatoes are filling up our harvest bins and the tables of our partners. Last week when Beth came to pick up for My ...

11 Volunteers Harvest Over 1100 Pounds of Winter Squash and Pumpkins

On September 12th, eleven students joined me at the farm to harvest sweet Sugar Pie Pumpkins, and 4 varieties of winter squash.   We worked in small teams to pluck, pile and weigh Butternut, Delicata, Carnival and Acorn Squash. These pumpkins and winter squash are jam packed with Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Potassium, Dietary Fiber ...

Hooray for “Into The Streets” Day!

We were lucky at The Farm as Hurricane Irene whipped through the area last weekend. Sadly, many other farms in the northeast cannot say the same.  Many farms in Vermont have suffered a great deal and a number of relief funds have been set up to help them recover.  You can learn more about some ...

Committed Volunteers and Partners Help us Prepare for Hurricane Irene

Since news of Hurricane Irene started to circulate we have been joined by numerous volunteers to help harvest all produce that is ripe for the picking. Over the past couple of days new faculty have taken time from their busy days of orientation to harvest some Striped German and German Cavern Tomatoes with us. Today ...

Harvesting the Colors of Summer

Colors are filling the fields and our harvest bins at The Farm.  Mornings like this it is hard to picture a more beautiful place to be. The dew dances on the leaves of our crops and the rich reds, oranges and yellows of our tomatoes, pumpkins, and sunflowers start to take on their day-lit splendor. ...

Tomatoes: The Perfect (Summer) Gift!

Tomatoes are the perfect gift. Some of them “come in small packages”…     … and other, larger varieties, sweetly satisfy the saying that “Good things come to those who wait!”     We have three sweet, delicious varieties of cherry tomatoes – Sun Gold, Be My Baby, and Red Pearl – that we are currently ...

Summer Heat

  Summertime.. and the living is… busy! On a day like today, when temperatures are hovering around 100 degrees Fahrenheit, it is hard to believe that just a couple of weeks ago the fields were literally full of water and the mercury hovered only in the mid 60′s.   The fields are responding to the rain ...

“Knee High by the 4th of July”

When asked if I thought we’d have corn that was “Knee high by the 4th of July,” I smiled to myself and set a quiet goal to do just that.  I am happy to share with you that the 4th saw our corn at the height of my knee and it has now grown to ...

Early Summer Bounty: Roots, Leaves, Petals, & Fruits for The Table

With the help of healthy soils, mild spring weather, and a growing crew of energetic volunteers, our crops are thriving and a diversifying harvest continues to come out of the field.       Each week we are collecting more kinds of roots…     leaves…     petals…     and fruits…   from ...