Farm Dirt

The Killdeer hatched! They have been running around the basketball area all the way to the greenhouses. Amazing! We also had ducklings this week. We did not even know Mrs. Duck had a nest on the pond, but sure enough (when we were sitting with the glass of wine while the beef and Kale cooked), we noticed little heads popping up in the grass while Mrs. was on guard. The kids have been having fun watching their new baby chicks grow. I think Faith would sleep next to them, if we would let her. Glenn and I are still bottle feeding Sprite, our precious lamb born with an abnormal neck, and she is doing splendidly. She runs around with her mother, grandmother, and auntie and is fat as a tick. I guess no one told her she wasn’t normal :D

Sprite nursing from her Sprite Bottle

Sprite and her mother Coco

I have only heard from one person regarding CSA 101, so, if you are interested  in learning anything in particular, give me a shout out.

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Stillman's Farm® is a family owned farm in Massachusetts. We currently operate at two locations: a greenhouse/retail business in Lunenburg, and the majority of vegetable production in New Braintree. Glenn Stillman started the business in Lunenburg over 20 years ago and now enjoys the promise of the next generation further expanding the very diverse enterprise. His daughter, Kate, bought her own farm, The Turkey Farm, where she raises animals for meat production and works many of the farmers' markets. His son Curtis is is developing an orchard at the Lunenburg farm and recently bought a farm near his sister in Hardwick. The farms also have several Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs established in Lunenburg, Jamaica Plain, Brookline and the Southborough/Framingham area. In addition, the Stillman's trucks have become a fixture at the Boston Area Farmer's Markets. Our Philosophy Most of Stillman's produce is grown without chemicals. For a few crops this simply is not feasible. For these particular crops, we participate in the State Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. This entails systematic scouting of fields, protection of beneficial insects, bio-controls, and well-timed applications of only the safest pesticides. With growing concern about genetically modified organisms (GMO), as a patron you can be confident that none of the produce we grow have been engineered, in fact, we often experiment with many heirloom varieties! Conscientiously Grown® The combination of no pesticides, good cultivation management, and IPM practices allows us to offer the widest possible selection of fruit and vegetable varieties and be a thriving sustainable farm. We have developed our own label, "conscientiously grown" to convey our commitment to the safety of our environment, family and customers. All of our hormone free, pasture raised meats carry a conscientiously grown label too!
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3 Responses to Farm Dirt

  1. anna says:

    I too would love to learn more about drying/canning!

  2. Miya says:

    Me too!

  3. Jillian Mustion says:

    I would be interested in a CSA 101 class! This is my first time ever belonging to a CSA so any info would be useful!

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