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Happy Back-To-School (and other farmstand news...)

Posted 8/31/2017 6:03pm by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

It's that time of year again! Back-To-School! Hopefully everyone got their fill of summer (if that is even possible) and is ready for the upcoming fall.

But...don't worry, the plants aren't quite ready to begin a brand new season either, so you won't notice many differences at the farmstand. In fact, we've brought over some watermelons from Langwater Farm in Easton, MA - we'd say that's indicative of summer. ;) 

Before we start with some fun back-to-school and picnic recipes, we want to share with you a few pictures of our farm-to-table event that we had at the farm last weekend - A Tasting in the Field. 

A huge THANK YOU to everyone that attended. We had an incredible night. The weather could not have been any better, the company was the best, and the ambiance was indescribable. Chef T.J. and his team pulled off an amazing culinary event and we were so honored to be the host farm. Don't worry, if you weren't able to attend, stay tuned for more events like this in the future. It was AWESOME and we will definitely be doing it again! 

This week the farmstand (and the tent at the Medfield Farmers' Market) is filled with: 

  • Watermelons
  • Lettuce - a bunch of varieties
  • Arugula - it's pretty much perfect right now, so grab some! 
  • Summer squash and zucchini 
  • Shishito peppers - 2 pints for $5
  • Assorted sweet and hot peppers
  • TOMATOES! - loads of different heirloom varities of all shapes and sizes and the cherry tomato pints are even 2 for $6! 
  • Eggplant - large and baby (the baby are 2 pints for $5)
  • Potatoes
  • Celery
  • Carrots 
  • And so much more...

If you are packing lunches for a little one or even for yourself, make it easy - grab your fresh veggies here. Cut up carrot sticks and celery ahead of time and add some cherry tomatoes to their lunch box. 

Not that you need to add any flavor to these vegetables, but here's a Homemade Ranch Dip to try! 

And don't forget the flowers! You'll find all different colors and varieties at the stand. If you're looking for something in particular, just reach out. 

If you have events coming up or just want to butter up your children's teachers and bus drivers, you can purchase a DIY Bucket of flowers and then create your own bouquets. If you are flexible about colors and specific flowers you are welcome to order a White Barn Farm selection of seasonal blooms. This is perfect if you are having a special event or even a backyard BBQ to decorate for, you can order a bucket of flowers to pick up at the farmstand. Each 2-gallon bucket will be filled with assorted stems - greens, filler flowers and the gorgeous sensations that are found in abundance in our fields. We cannot promise certain colors or flowers - you have to be up for what is in season and we promise they will be fresh, local, and beautiful. Each bucket has enough stems to fill about 8-10 mason jars depending on your arrangements. The cost of a bucket of flowers is $50. 

Laurene will be leading a Wine and Design workshop on September 14th from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. at the farm. There are still spots available if you'd like to sign up. We'd love to have you! Here are a few more details: 

Grab some friends and join us for Wine and Design! We'll provide the flowers, you bring the wine. Attend this flower arranging workshop and evening out with Laurene Hulbig (our flower designer extraordinaire) at the farm. Enjoy a glass of BYO wine, take a walk  around the farm's flower fields and then Laurene will lead a design workshop while you create your own bouquet to take home. Sign up for the evening here or at the farmstand. 

Tickets are $30 per person. You can bring money or a check to the farmstand or mail it to the farm at: 

P.O. Box 207 Wrentham, MA 02093

Stay tuned for more events coming this fall and a bunch of other farmstand news. For now, visit us at our Wrentham farmstand from 10-6 p.m. Tuesday - Friday and 10 - 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday or at the Medfield Farmers' Market on Thursdays from 2 - 6:30 p.m.!