Glenn has been seeding onions all day and the first wave of our fabulous help from Jamaica have been prepping greenhouses for the expanding volume of crops. We will need those onions for sale as plants at the farm and markets AND for transplants for our fields. So, whether you are an onion planter or onion buyer, this is good news. I have been updating the website, The format is basically the same, but I am hoping to make the information more accessible to all…so let me know if there is something I should do to make it better! We’ll be opening in Lunenburg soon. The greenhouses are ready and, before you know it, it will be time for you to bring in your garden containers for planting or start making plans for planting your own baskets and pots! Again, the cry of “buy local” comes forth! If you can, avoid the big box stores, please buy from local growers, like us. Most of the plants sold at box stores are from out of state. Remember, that’s how the late blight got here so early two years ago. Also, think about how your purchases affect your community. We not only support our family (grown kids and not grown), but also our wonderful help from Jamaica, and all our great local help that live near the farm but the Boston area too! Keep the money local!!!
Did you know:
American agriculture is the second most productive sector of our nation’s economy in the past decade. Agriculture accounts for 1 in 12 American jobs, provides American consumers with 86% of the food we consume. (USDA)
Time to plant the baskets
|Lizanno & Terenzo sharing a pot… these grew in my own garden last year and were lovely! We will be shipping tomato plants this year, as well as making deliveries to Boston, JP, and Somerville (starting early April). Of course, we’ll have our fabulous tomato plants available at either farm, plus SO MUCH MORE…|
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One of our members sent us an article about our food supply…check it out here : http://publicradiokitchen.wbur.org/2012/03/07/your-sponge-in-context-e-col basically, another article about how buying local might be a safer way to go. Deciding to buy locally (and I don’t mean buying citrus from a Massachusetts farmer) is a great step toward a safe food supply. That’s right, I am promoting any Massachusetts grown product. If you don’t choose Stillman’s, please choose one of our fellow farmers 🙂 Read More
I’ve reorganized our website! check it out and be sure to let me know if their is content you’d like to see there. http://stillmansfarm.com