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About stillmansfarm

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!

Week 5, 2014

Squash and cucumbers and corn and a tomato? :) Please check your box when you pick up. I will harken back to earlier letters where I recommend opening your box and checking out what’s in it. Well, this is a … Continue reading

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Swiss chard, summer squash, black bean quesadillas

This is what I did with a bunch of swiss chard, 2 summer squash, a can of black beans, cheese, flour or corn tortillas and toppings of your choosing: Chop squash, sprinkle with salt and sauté in a little oil for … Continue reading

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Berry Torte

Fellow CSA member sent this to me -Thank You!!! It looks lovely. Hello fellow CSA members, I want to recommend “The Four Season Farm Gardener’s Cookbook” which I am finding very useful as the abundant harvest is coming in from the farm.  I … Continue reading

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CSA Week 4, 2014

We are experiencing a lot of issues with our boxes. I know it doesn’t seem like a big deal, but once a box is ripped, it will not function well. PLEASE ask for guidance if you notice your box is … Continue reading

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Week 3, 2014

Squash and cucumbers are in! :) Remember, these are things you MAY get Squash – any type, Swiss chard, Lettuce, Beets, Kale, Cukes, Peas (shell or snap), Beans, Basil or fennel or arugula Picking loads of summer squashes (remember, they … Continue reading

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Fresh Summer Squash, Cucumber and Fennel Salad

(this is a perfect time to use your mandolin if you have one ;)) 1 medium Summer Squash, sliced very thin 1 medium Cucumber, sliced very thin 1 small fennel bulb, shaved Zest and Juice from 2 medium lemons 2 … Continue reading

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Week 2, 2014

Happy Independence Day! There will not be a CSA pickup on the 4th, but Friday members will pickup an extra week at the end of the season J Handy info out there: Stillman’s Blog, the Member Connect Page on the … Continue reading

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Spinach Salad with Goat Cheese and Beets

Please check out this blog for lots of recipes. You can do a search by name; ie: cucumber, beet, salad, etc.,. 1 bunch beets (save greens for something else) 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1tsp-1Tb honey or maple syrup (to taste) 1-1/2 … Continue reading

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Week 1, 2014

Welcome! Here’s a recap from the email I sent out last week: If you know you will not be able to pickup, please login to your farmigo account (you created one when you signed up with us) 48 hours in … Continue reading

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April News 2014

The peas and corn are being planted as I write! I really hope the worst weather is behind us and that we can look forward to green shoots poking up in the rows soon. The greenhouse tomatoes are planted… tonight … Continue reading

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