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Posted 9/19/2018 9:08am by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

It is with sadness that I am sharing with you the passing of my grandmother, Mary Alice Ewing Raymond. She lived 96 healthy and fortunate years, surrounded by family. She died peacefully Sunday Morning after suffering a stroke on Wednesday. She was comfortable and in her home with family, including her daughter Anni, who has an amazing capacity for caregiving and has patiently, lovingly cared for Grammie during these most intense final months. Also with her all weekend was her granddaughter, Hannah Raymond, who is a nurse practitioner, and brought the whole family confidence and comfort during the difficult moments towards the end. 

Grammie, or Ganga, was the matriarch here at the farm. She was born in the  white house across the street from the farmstand and passed on in the very same house. She patiently tolerated her granddaughter's hairbrained idea of starting a farm at her house. She was my roommate for nearly a decade and my top correspondent when I was traveling in Europe working on farms the year before I started White Barn Farm. Grammie taught me how to make a bed. She was a titan of hospitality, keeping so many guest rooms at the ready and always making sure each visitor had a full set of fresh towels. She taught me to never leave the tea kettle empty - a discipline in thoughtfulness and consideration. She was methodical, thorough, and precise. Her flawless hand printing identified each one of our seedlings for the first five or so plant sales each spring at the farm. Her famous green felt tip pen and yellow lined notebooks listed and organized each family event. She would love to have everything just so. She loved flowers and birds and kept a beautiful bird sanctuary outside the picture window looking out from the kitchen sink. "Hello, Mr. Cardinal!" I can hear her saying. I wish I could have given her the perfectly edged English garden style landscape I'm sure she would have preferred, but my style turned out to be a little more wild. As I transitioned from hobby gardener/waitress to farmer to mama/farmer I am afraid the landscaping became even wilder. I am certain, however, that she appreciated a salad of freshly picked lettuce, farm cucumbers, a truly ripe cantaloupe, big luscious tomatoes for tomato sandwiches, boiled new potatoes with butter, salt, and parsley. She certainly enjoyed watching the wagon of flowers going by, always amazed that all that color was hiding somewhere out in her back yard! As crazy as we may have driven her, she loved to just sit on the porch or in a chair looking out from the barn, watching all of the activity go by. For years, she had the good fortune of her children and their families living nearby, her kitchen being grand central, all of the youth keeping her young. The advent of the farm just brought it to another level. For the first few years of the farm, we actually made farm lunch for the crew and, of course, Grammie. She was a character that our staff, past and present, will not soon forget. Her services are at the Trinity Episcopal Church, where her father was the minister, this Sunday at 1pm.

Strangely enough, we had already scheduled our annual farm celebration, the Harvest Moonshine, for the day before, on Saturday. Avi Salloway, who organized, promoted, and booked acts for the Moonshine Music Series, from a few years back, is returning for our once a year celebration. It is this Saturday, September 22nd, the Fall Equinox! from 4pm to 8pm, both Billy Wylder and The Ladles will be performing. Tickets are $20 day of or $15 when purchased in advance at the farmstand this week or online (but that may include a service fee). Kids 12 and under are free. We are proud to support bands who create original music and make composing and performing their life's work. Marty Pearson's magical pizzas that you may have enjoyed during our plant sale will be for sale. Our farmstand will be open late, until 6pm. See the Facebook Page for more details. Bring your lawn chairs but please don't bring any pets. Park at the farmstand if you are physically able. A police officer will be supervising pedestrians crossing 1A. Throw a headlamp in your bag for extra safety crossing after the close of the show.

 

Sonya and Luke Harms from Harms Family Farm are bringing more of their fantastic Massachusetts Maple Syrup!

Laurene Hulbig will be making fresh flower crowns! 

You can pick out a pumpkin from White Barn Farm! Come early and walk around the back field to see where we grow all that good food!

Fairmount Fruit Farm is bringing apples!

Treehouse Farms will have chickens, woolen goods, and sweet annie wreaths.

The Harvest Moonshine is a time for good clean fun for all ages!

 

 

Posted 9/18/2018 1:37pm by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

Hi All,

As the fall begins, we are seeing some new veggies! Up this week:

  • Pint of Cherry Tomatoes
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Choose 2 lbs mix and match: Peppers, Eggplant, Green Tomatoes
  • Choose one: Fennel or Celery Root
  • Choose one: Beets or Carrots
  • Bunch of Scallions
  • Bunch of Herbs
  • Up to 2 Hot Peppers

The blog Wholesome Yum has a great recipe for Stuffed Spaghetti Squash. Their recipe has meat but you could easily sub in some delicious sautéed mushrooms, which, coincidentally, you can pick up at the farmstand! 

Pick up is Thursday at the Market between 2 and 6. If you are interested in a great night of music come on down to the farm this weekend. We will have extended hours this Saturday for our...

Harvest Moonshine Festival. Join us for an extraordinary concert and community experience featuring Billy Wylder and The Ladies. The festivity will include great live sets, community art making, local food, farm tours, pumpkin picking, and a bountiful harvest farm stand! Instruments, friends, & lovers all welcome :) Leave pets at home, but bring your chairs and a picnic!


Tickets: $15 advance, $20 day of show, children 12 and under free. All proceeds benefit White Barn Farm: Harvest Moonshine Tickets

White Barn Farm
458 South Street
Wrentham, MA

*Being a part of the Moonshine community supports the progress of independent, local music, food, and movement* All proceeds benefit White Barn Farm.

See you at the Market!

Jen G

Posted 9/18/2018 1:32pm by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

Hi All,

It has turned out to be quite the rainy day today. Thank you for your patience with postponing today's summer share pick up.

As the fall begins, we are seeing some new veggies! Up this week:

  • Pint of Cherry Tomatoes
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Choose 2 lbs mix and match: Peppers, Eggplant, Green Tomatoes
  • Choose one: Fennel or Celery Root
  • Choose one: Beets or Carrots
  • Bunch of Scallions
  • Bunch of Herbs
  • Up to 2 Hot Peppers

The blog Wholesome Yum has a great recipe for Stuffed Spaghetti Squash. Their recipe has meat but you could easily sub in some delicious sautéed mushrooms, which, coincidentally, you can pick up at the farmstand! 

Pick up is at the Farmstand during any of our business hours. We are open from 10 - 6 on Wed, Thurs, Fri and 10 - 4 Sat and Sun with extended hours this Saturday for our...

 Harvest Moonshine Festival. Join us for an extraordinary concert and community experience featuring Billy Wylder and The Ladies. The festivity will include great live sets, community art making, local food, farm tours, pumpkin picking, and a bountiful harvest farm stand! Instruments, friends, & lovers all welcome :) Leave pets at home, but bring your chairs and a picnic!


Tickets: $15 advance, $20 day of show, children 12 and under free. All proceeds benefit White Barn Farm: Harvest Moonshine Tickets

 See you at the Farm!

Jen G

Posted 9/17/2018 1:40pm by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

Hi Folks!

Farmers Chris and Christy have taken a look at tomorrow's forecast and it looks like a wash out. We will not be opening the stand tomorrow, Tuesday, September 18th. We want to keep all of our shoppers and farmstand helpers safe.

If you are a Tuesday share or Flower share member, you can pick up anytime later in the week. Consider making your trip to the farmstand on Saturday for our Harvest Moonshine Festival. Join us for an extraordinary concert and community experience featuring Billy Wylder and the Ladies. The festivity will include great live sets, community art making, local food, farm tours, pumpkin picking, and a bountiful harvest farm stand! Instruments, friends, & lovers all welcome :) Leave pets at home, but bring your chairs and a picnic!

Tickets: $15 advance, $20 day of show, children 12 and under free. All proceeds benefit White Barn Farm: Harvest Moonshine Tickets.

I'll get that share information out to you all soon. The farmers are still picking and choosing the best produce for you!

Jen G

Posted 9/12/2018 1:52pm by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

I am so sorry for any inconvenience this causes, but we cannot keep the farmstand open for the rest of the afternoon. We will be open again tomorrow at 10! If you missed picking up your share today come tomorrow (Thursday) anytime from 10 to 6.

Apologies!

christy at white barn farm

Posted 9/11/2018 8:13am by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

Good evening everyone!

Here's this week's share:

Choose 2:

  • head of Radicchio
  • head of Lettuce
  • bunch of Arugula

Choice of 2 bunches:

  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • Radish

Choice of 2 Quarts:

  • Onions
  • Potatoes 
  • Peppers
  • Tomatoes

1 Bulb of Garlic

1 Herb - Cilantro, Dill, Sage, Rosemary, or Thyme

Those greens we have been promising you all for the last month are starting to be harvested in big enough quantities to put them in the share. Arugula, here I come! And I'm excited to have Potatoes as a choice in the share. This week we are ordering in Potatoes from Sparrow Arc Farm in upstate NY. They are organic and delicious! Perfect roasted with our sweet Peppers, Beets or Carrots! 

We have a chance of thunderstorms today. In the case of a storm, we only close to keep our crew and patrons alive, remember we work in a tent! So if there is a storm and you can't pick up, send us an email and we'll work it out.

That's all for now!

See you at the Market,

Jen G

Posted 9/11/2018 8:09am by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

Good morning everyone!

I'm a little late with the email this week. This back to school thing has my schedule all mixed up!

Here's this week's share:

Choose 2:

  • head of Radicchio
  • head of Lettuce
  • bunch of Arugula

Choice of 2 bunches:

  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • Radish

Choice of 2 Quarts:

  • Onions
  • Potatoes (not available until Tuesday afternoon)
  • Peppers
  • Tomatoes

1 Bulb of Garlic

1 Herb - Cilantro, Dill, Sage, Rosemary, or Thyme

Those greens we have been promising you all for the last month are starting to be harvested in big enough quantities to put them in the share. Arugula, here I come! And I'm excited to have Potatoes as a choice in the share. This week we are ordering in Potatoes from Sparrow Arc Farm in upstate NY. They are organic and delicious, but won't be here until later in the day Tuesday. Perfect roasted with our sweet Peppers, Beets or Carrots! 

We have a chance of thunderstorms today (and Wednesday and Thursday!) In the case of a storm, we only close to keep our crew and patrons alive, remember we work in a tent held up by a giant metal pole! So if there is a storm you can  always pick up Wednesday or Thursday. And as always on Tuesdays, Jordan Brothers will be here from 2 to 6 this evening.

That's all for now!

See you at the Farmstand,

Jen G

Posted 9/11/2018 7:52am by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

Hi All,

Just a reminder that today is your flower share pick up day. This is week 13 of 15. Come by the Farmstand anytime today, Tuesday 9/11, we are open from 10 to 6 and Jordan Brothers Seafood will be here from 2 to 6.

See you at the Farm,

Jen G

Posted 9/4/2018 5:04pm by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

Hi Everyone,

We are at the cross roads between Summer and Fall produce. We have the last of the melons on the stand today and the first of the pumpkins (sorry it's not for sale, just a decoration for the farmstand!). Bring your bags and boxes and stock up on summer veg for canning/freezing/drying.

Here's what is in the share this week:

  • 1 Pint Cherry Tomatoes
  • Choice of 2: Head of Radicchio, Head of Lettuce, Bag of Baby Bok Choy
  • Mix and Match 2lbs of Tomatoes and/or Peppers
  • Either 1 Italian Eggplant or 2 Asian Eggplants
  • 2 Quarts your choice: Green Beans, Beets, 2 Bite Tomatoes, Potatoes, Onions, Fennel or Lunchbox Peppers
  • 2 Hot Peppers

Pick up is Thursday September 6th between 2 and 6. 

See you at the Market!

Jen G

Posted 9/4/2018 5:01pm by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

Hi Everyone,

Sorry we didn't have a list for you last night. Everyone at White Barn Farm took the holiday yesterday. But for those of you who pick up on Wednesday or Thursday, I've got you covered.

Here's what is in the share this week:

  • 1 Pint Cherry Tomatoes
  • Choice of 2*: Head of Radicchio, Head of Lettuce, Bag of Baby Bok Choy
  • Mix and Match 2lbs of Tomatoes and/or Peppers
  • Either 1 Italian Eggplant or 2 Asian Eggplants
  • 2 Quarts your choice: Green Beans, Beets, 2 Bite Tomatoes, Potatoes, Onions, Fennel or Lunchbox Peppers
  • 2 Hot Peppers

*If you picked up Tuesday before 4:30, we had the sign wrong (choice of one not two) stop by anytime this week to pick up your head of Radicchio, Lettuce or bag of Bok Choy.

We are at the cross roads between Summer and Fall produce. We have the last of the melons on the stand today and the first of the pumpkins (sorry it's not for sale, just a decoration for the farmstand!). Bring your bags and boxes and stock up on summer veg for canning/freezing/drying.

See you at the Farmstand!

Jen G