Pop-Up Market this Friday, March 3rd, 12pm - 7pm
It's that time! Time for a random farmstand opening here at White Barn Farm.
We enjoyed the last hurrah of winter vacation, crashing a friend's February vacation up at his parent's place at Jay Peak in Vermont. We had a lovely family fiesta - ten kids and ten adults!!! What a blast! and not a bad ratio for our only-child-son, Graham! Thank goodness for the lovely community we have here! It takes a village, right?
Now it is time to turn on the greenhouse and start seeding onions! The goal is to start seeding on March 1st! It is an exciting time, but also the end of low responsibility, low stress, winter planning mode, with less time sensitive activities. Last year Brittany compared planting the first seeds of the year to rolling a giant ball down a hill, knowing you will be chasing it for the rest of the season. I couldn't agree more!
So what on earth are we selling at the beginning of March?From the fields of White Barn Farm:
- Bok Choy
- Mustard Mix with little Rapini, tender and perfect for a quick braise!
- Celery Root
- Purple Top Turnips
We are upping our retail game a little bit this year and this market should reflect that!
In addition to the produce coming from our high tunnels and cold storage, the pop-up farmstand will feature:
- Sheldonville Roasters Coffee Beans
- Franklin Honey - raw, unfiltered honey in part from hives here at WBF
- Franklin Honey Soaps
- Local Farm Eggs: supplied by both Birchwold Farm (across from Joe's Rock down West St.) and our friend, Katy, at Treehouse Farms in Millis (the location of the chicken tractor we built and used here at WBF until we realized we are better w/ veg than hens!)
- Frozen Ground Beef from Pat's Pastured in East Greenwich, RI
- Frozen Pork - lots of different cuts - from pastured heritage breed pigs raised by the famous Floyd at Burnshirt Valley Farm in Barre, MA
- NEW! for WBF: Dry Beans from Baer's Best of East Berwick, Maine. Our young farmer friends, Maggie & Rob, have been working with Charlie Baer to learn from his years of experience as he transitions to retirement and add other agricultural components to his established dry bean business.
- For all you gardeners itching to get started - we've got our retail organic seed packets from High Mowing Seeds, of Wolcott, VT!
- We are also offering High Mowing Seeds for Sprouting AND those super-cool mason jar lids for easily rinsing and draining your sprouts without fussing with cheesecloth and rusty metal bands.
- There is even a chance (not a guarantee) we could have our organic Vermont Compost potting soil, compost, and compost plus products by Friday. We are expecting the truck with our bulk potting soil to arrive tomorrow!
- Rainbow Carrots dug this week by our talented and hard-working friend (she's been selling at farmer's markets all winter!), Kate Canney, at The Neighborhood Farm
- Iggy's Bread delivered fresh in the morning from their bakery in Cambridge, MA
- Jordan Brothers Seafood: from 1pm to 6pm only!
- Massachusetts Maple Syrup! It is full-on sugaring season and our friend Sonya, of Harms Family Farm in Brookfield, MA, is coming home from their sugarbush in Colrain, MA a little early just to deliver maple syrup for this random farmstand! Thank you Sonya and your little co-pilot, Isaac! She is timing the delivery for Isaac's nap time, so any of you arriving right at noon may even have a chance to talk syrup with an expert!
Forever a procrastinator, I must hustle away to other windows on the laptop to complete the seeding schedule for the onions, celery, parsley, spinach, perennial flowers, etc etc that should be on deck for the next few days!
Looking forward to the season! Let Growing Season 2017 Begin . . . . .
Thank you all! Feel free to forward this information along to anyone who may be interested and, as always, to stay abreast of the latest happening at WBF, Join our Mailing List!
p.s. Anyone wondering about my broken ankle - I can start putting weight on my ankle starting today! I am sure ready to ditch those crutches!! - Christy :)
and one more P.S. - We can take up to 100 members for each of the Boxed CSA segments, so there is plenty of room for everyone! Tell your pals! We are making the shares smaller this year to try to mitigate veggie overwhelm . . . .
Sign up for any of the Boxed CSA Segments: Spring, Fall, or Winter or do the Four Season Bundle - the three segments Plus a (minimum)$200 Farmstand CSA Card to cover the Summer! Save 10% when you Bundle!
If you want to purchase a Farmstand CSA Card, make sure to get your payment in before May 1st to capitalize on the full 10% bonus (aka - If you send a check for $300, we put $330 on your card). Just fill out the online Farmstand CSA signup form and mail your check (or bring it to the pop-up market!)
Thank you as always!
Chris, Christy, Graham, and all the crew at White Barn Farm