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Friday the 13th Email

Posted 10/13/2017 12:49pm by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

Friday the 13th! and in Halloween's very own month, October.  There are sure to be horror movie releases coming out. But sorry folks, no horror show here at the farmstand! It's all butterflies and rainbows of sweet peppers, cornucopias of winter squash and cheerful little sugar pumpkins.

Plus the Jordan Brothers seafood truck is here today 2pm to 6pm - tonight's dinner solved.

The straw to mulch our STRAWberries for the winter showed up yesterday. We decided to stack it  into a pyramid and load it with pumpkins to add a little more fun to picking out your pumpkin at White Barn Farm. 

COME CLIMB STRAW MOUNTAIN! with your kids or with your parents! Just make sure to stay supervised and have some good old fashioned fun.


A true rarity for local meat: Fresh whole chickens will be for sale tomorrow at the farmstand, Saturday, October 14th, 10am to 2pm.
Katy at Treehouse Farms has been raising these birds at her place over in Millis, using the fabulous chicken house on wheels that we (my dad) built here at White Barn Farm way back when.
Fill your house with the scent of a roasting bird. or do a beer can chicken on the grill. Invite your friends over for a classic Sunday supper. Don't forget the fresh thyme and rosemary! and you will probably want some celery root, onions, fennel, carrots, potatoes, and parsley to make a chicken soup or at the very least chicken stock to make the most of your bird!
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In the words of the farmer herself, "Our chickens are kept on pasture their whole life - sunshine, a diet of foraging grass, insects, and seeds, along with organic grain from Green Mountain Grain in Vermont, makes for a happy bird and a very delicious chicken." 
The birds are processed at Baffonis in Rhode Island and are available fresh the day after processing - $6 per pound for a whole fresh chicken (maybe 2-3 lbs each?).
We have limited numbers so we recommend reserving a bird ahead of time, $5 puts your name on a bird and guarantees you'll get a tasty bird from this round. 

Reservations can be made online at http://treehousefarmsma.com/online-farm-stand/pastured-chicken-reservations for the "September birds" (even though it's October)

We had a frost advisory last night, but all the crops live to see another day - looks like a low of 37 on Monday, though, so do your last pick your own flowers round or pick up a fresh bouquet. Most of the veggie crops left standing are cold hardy so the season's first frost will impact mostly the flower field.

Thank you for all of the support, everyone. Your efforts to use our produce in your meals makes a big difference to your local farmers! Check out what we've got and take the plunge.

Also, thanks to everyone who responded to last email's survey. We are taking all of your words and answers to heart and trying to move forward with our best foot!

Thanks a bunch! and now I must whisk myself to dun dun dun

the flower dungeon!

your bouquet artist this weekend, 

farmer Christy