A little June News

Markets have begun all over the city. City Hall Mondays and Wednesdays, Copley Tuesdays and Fridays,  Brookline Thursdays, Cambridgeport and JP Saturdays… It’s time to switch your shopping away from the supermarkets and feed yourself fresh, local, nourishing fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, cheeses, herbs, honey….
market schedule

One of our new banners behind the display at City Hall.

One of our new banners behind the display at City Hall.

We are harvesting lettuce, chard, beets, arugula, mesclun, turnips, onions, strawberries, snap peas, and more. Of course, we’ll have plants at the markets for the coming month too! I’ve been enjoying freshly snipped herbs in all my salads, as well as edible flowers. Stock up on herbs and Gem Marigolds to add interest to your meals:) And even I grow a pot of Terenzo and Lizzano cherry tomatoes on my terrace for instant access.
Feed yourself conscientiously!
Tonight Glenn came inside and said, “Too bad we don’t have any Tree Frogs!” Yes, he was musing at the almost deafening ruckus outside from our amphibian friends. The abundance of healthy frogs and toads are some of the finest indicators of a healthy habitat 🙂

The CSA starts this Saturday and it looks like it might stop raining by then! Boy is it wet out there.

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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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