Los Angeles for the Farmwife

My Mother and I are headed out this week to see my sister and her family. It will be fun to hang out with sis, help out with my niece’s bas-mitzvah, drive by huge acreage of strawberries and tank up on artichokes. Glenn is holding down the fort while I am gone, but I will try to check emails from the West coast in case there are pressing farm questions folks need answered right away 😉 It facinates me how quickly one cen be out of their own element. What do I miss the most about living on a farm in Massachusetts? The air and the grass.

I’ll try to snap some pics of the Beverly Hills Farmer’s Market so we can all have fresh food envy during our off-season.

LA farmers market Thursday


It looks just like home, except for the palm trees – I wonder if any of these “local” lemons will make it into some of our farmer friends’ winter csa shares? For some reason my sister didn’t want me to actually stroll through the market, but from the car, I really liked the size and scale of the market. The double line of stalls creating a pedestrian corridor was a great use of a side parking lot between a Toys R Us and the main street. I don’t know what kind of torture it is to get a market location in LA, but if it is anything like Boston, it wasn’t easy!


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. The farm also has several Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs established in Boston, Lunenburg, Jamaica Plain, Brookline, New Braintree 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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