Week 10, 2012

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 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 Paula Red apples. They are nice and tangy—perfect for munching in the car! If you see a green or purple bulb-looking thing, it’s probably kohlrabi – Ideas on the blog. If you are canning tomatoes, next week looks like a perfect time. You can even take them home from the Open House this Sunday. 

The first apples at Stillman’s

 Farm Dirt

Open House and Potluck this Sunday at the New Braintree Farm.

Potluck lunch at 12 noon, walk the farm with a farmer after lunch

Some people got kohlrabi this week! Also comes in green flavor 😉

I will slice tomatoes and watermelon, and cook corn, so please bring a dish to share, feel free to post on facebook what your bringing so we can all get excited and also make sure dessert is covered 🙂 You are welcome to pack your own picnic lunch if that is more comfortable for you. It takes less than an hour from Lunenburg, about an hour from Southboro/Framingham, and 1 1/2 hours from Boston area, Quincy, etc. Please check out directions page on our website—do not let your GPS get you off the Pike in Worcester 😦 instead of Sturbridge. You are welcome anytime at the farm—but there’s no guessing where we’ll be).

Eat well,            Geneviève Stillman

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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. 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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