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White Barn Updates

Posted 5/5/2012 12:07pm by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

Hello from the White Barnies!

  • It's just a yard sale! If you drive/drove by the farmstand today and see action - do not panic. You are not missing the first sale of fresh veggies put on by us. My cousin Hannah is having a big yard sale with multiple family members/friends. It's from 9am to 2pm today, Saturday, Cinco de Mayo, May 5th.
  • Solar Power is not just for hippies anymore. At least for our friends and Wrentham citizens, the Immonens, installing solar panels turned out to be a much better investment for their savings than any sort of financial instrument. If you have ever (or never) considered solar try to check out this free and informative presentation May 16th:
Got Sun? Should you consider Solar Electric ?
A panel discussion on the solar installation process presented by the
Attleboro Area Sustainability Action Project
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Attleboro Public Library
The presentation will explain how homeowners with a sunny site can benefit
from financial incentives. Various means of financing a solar photovoltaic
installation will be explained. Homeowners who have had solar panels
installed will relate their experience. After the presentation is completed,
there will be time for you to ask your questions. The panelists will be three
homeowners from Attleboro and Wrentham and representatives from two
solar installation companies.  

  • Folks want to know: When are we opening for the season?
Well, the first appearance of our fresh produce will be at our plant sale
(check out the plant sale page on our website for updated inventory and more info).
That will be Sat & Sun, May 19th and 20th.10am to 4pm.

Then we will have our opening Saturday market on May 26th, 10am to 2pm.

The CSA begins the next week (Tue 5/29 & Fri 6/1). no weekday farmstand that week.
We will be open Saturday, June 2nd, 10am to 2pm.

. Then the full-time farmstand schedule begins on Tuesday June 5th:
Tuesday thru Friday 2pm to 7pm and Saturdays 10am to 2pm
see the Roadside Stand page on our Website for more info

  • What has been happening on the farm?

The new high tunnel greenhouse is up and covered with plastic. Some of the overflow plants for the plant sale are already living in there!

The chickens are doing great. They spread all of our spoiled straw from last year, ate the weed seeds, scratched for bugs, grubs, caterpillars, and yes, a few earthworms :( Now we can spread compost, prepare beds, and plant our potatoes there.

What's in the ground already? Spinach, Broccoli Raab, Napa Cabbage, Red & Green Cabbage, Fennel, Onions, Scallions, Shallots, Escarole, Radicchio, Lettuce, Beets, Swiss Chard, Kale, Carrots, Cilantro, Peas, Radishes, Salad Turnips, Bok Choy, maybe more! Lots of things are covered by a spun fabric brand named Remay, Typar, Agribon, etc. The fabric is generally supported by wire hoops and covered with soil along the edges to secure it. It allows in light and water, holds in heat, and keeps out bugs and turkeys and geese. We were glad we had covered everything when it dropped to 28 degrees last Sunday night!

We have enjoyed the rain and cool cloudy days to get our transplanting done and now we are ready for sun again! Although the soil looks so beautiful when it is wet here. We are enjoying that and enjoying our long days out in the fields and inside the greenhouse. 

  • Would you be interested in seeing live music at White Barn Farm? If so, check out the Moonshine Music Series facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/TheMoonshineMusicSeries

Thanks so much for your support!

We are hoping for the best season yet :)

Take Care!

Christy and Chris at White Barn Farm

www.whitebarnfarm.org