CSA Week 10, 2011

So there aren’t many blueberries at the farm now, but there are lots of fabulous tomatoes!!!, peaches, corn, sundry greens, new squash harvest (the second crop is ready), cukes, beautiful eggplants, peppers, onions, broccoli, radishes, etc. Now I cannot be sure

Faith first bowl of broccoli soup this summer

what you will get in your box, because it varies from day to day, but I know in the next few weeks you will see all of it. We had our first meal of broccoli and it didn’t disappoint. Now that it is ready, Faith will be requesting broccoli soup for every meal! 

I will be trying to get some salsa put by next week, as it is always best, and easiest to can tomatoes at their peak…not in September when they are declining both in quantity and quality. The onions are amazing; the sweet Spanish seem especially sweet this year. We just started harvesting the Early Mac apples. They are nice and tangy—perfect for munching in the car! The Paula Reds are soon to follow.

If you are canning tomatoes, please contact me this week so we can get your order to you.

Vin's purple kohlrabi 🙂

 To illustrate how I don’t always know what will appear in your box, and what may appear in your box, last week many (not all) of you received kohlrabi. Guess how I found out some of you got it? Well, how handy are our camera phones these days? Anyway, if you get some weird looking bulb thing in green of purple, it’s probably kohlrabi 😉

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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. 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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