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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!

March News 2014

 This month brings the more hurried pace of seeding petunias and impatiens and lots of peppers and tomatoes. The onions are up and looking oh so lovely! The tomatoes are growing and the greenhouses are filling up. The hanging baskets … Continue reading

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Yes, we love our wildlife. I have to tell you I grew up in  family of hunters and have enjoyed my share of venison and turkey. However, I love cats! I also hate to see something that is so infrequently … Continue reading

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February News 2014

There’s been a lot going on…in spite of me not posting FOREVER! I do manage to get things up on FB, so, hopefully you like our page so you can get, at least, weekly updates :) Greetings: Yep, it’s still … Continue reading

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Pileated Woodpecker

AWESOME! Just saw one on our way back from Templeton! We were picking up some cabinets for the new headhouse and he flew across the road. Here is a pic from a fellow blogger:  

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December, 2013

Greetings: You never know what you will get for weather in New England; last year we were able to harvest greens until the end of Fall/early Winter…this year we are frozen out so there are no greens to harvest outside … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2013

I love Thanksgiving! It is a wonderful Holiday to gather together with family, friends, whoever you feel like sitting down to dinner with. Originally, I think of people, from various cultures, finding common ground from which they may have a … Continue reading

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Dry beans and Bean Soup

This year we grew enough beans to dry and sell at the winter markets. We have Pinto, Great Northern, Kidney and some Bumble Bee. We also have a soup mix which includes the Pinto, Great Northern, Kidney, Purple Bean, Green … Continue reading

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Squash Tian

This is from member Bob. He says: Here is a pretty good way to cook some of the up-coming winter squash.  I think butternut is best but any of the firmer winter squashes, or pumpkin would suit. It’s called a … Continue reading

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Cream of Eggplant Soup

Cream of Eggplant Soup (Epicurious) *Southboro member said she makes a cream of eggplant soup recipe that is awesome and no one can tell there is eggplant in it! Unfortunately, I immediately mislaid the recipe after she gave it to … Continue reading

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Week 15, 2013

Apples are amazing! There’s a great “A” sentence for our children :) I hear there are leeks this week, or next at the latest. Things are getting a little hurried here, as we run around trying to harvest before the … Continue reading

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