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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!

CSA week 4, 2015

You MAY have these things: Summer squash of some variety or color, lettuce (of some variety), beans, cucumbers of some variety, chard or beets, beans or peas of some variety, some kind of berries, kale… It is still early in … Continue reading

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CSA Week 3, 2015

Squash and cucumbers! :) If you get a bunch of small greens with the little roots attached, it is arugula. Picking loads of summer squashes, see the other side for varieties, and now lots of cucumbers. Look for the regular slicing … Continue reading

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CSA Week 2, 2015

Handy info out there: Stillman’s Blog, the Member Connect Page on the blog, Stillman’s Farm facebook page, and my CSA & recipes Pinterest Boards. The month of June has flown by and I find myself not current with the blog … Continue reading

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Chard and zucchini casserole

 I somewhat manufactured this the other night: I used chard, but kale would work, I used cream cheese and farmer’s cheese, a summer squash and zucchini. It is almost like Alfredo…If you don’t want pasta, use more chard and squash :) … Continue reading

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CSA week 1, 2015

Sorry for taking so long to get this up :) Welcome! I know there is a lot of writing here, but it is week 1 ;) Here’s a recap from the email I sent out last week: If you know … Continue reading

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Roasted Beets and Fennel Salad

1 bunch of beets (about 1 pound) 1 fennel bulb 1 teaspoon thyme 2 tablespoon olive oil mixed greens/lettuce/arugula Yes, wash everything ;) Preheat oven to 400°F. Wash and trim the beets. Chop in halves or quarters if the beets are … Continue reading

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March News

The onions are all growing, the tomatoes are all seeded and many varieties are actually being transplanted this week, the geraniums are looking really good and the pansies have been moved to a cooler section of the greenhouse to grow … Continue reading

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January 2015 News

Wow! Where did the off season go?  Here’s January News as sent via email earlier today. Such a busy time of year for us! Most people would think we have nothing to do and go on vacation, right? We have … Continue reading

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Cabbage and Apples Braised in Cider ~ Cooks Illustrated

2 T butter 1 Granny Smith Apple (a Cortland would do nicely) peeled, cored and cut into ½” dice ½ cup apple cider 1 tsp minced fresh thyme leaves 1 tsp caraway seeds 1 lb green cabbage (1/ a medium … Continue reading

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Boerenkool Stamppot (Kale Hash)

3     lbs potatoes 2     onions 1     bay leaf 1     lb kale 1     pinch ground pepper 1     lb smoked sausage 1/2     cup milk 2     tablespoons … Continue reading

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