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Posted 12/21/2017 9:56am by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.
Happy Winter Solstice! Now winter is here for real! And the days will grow slightly longer each day from here on out. Enjoy some cozy times during the longest night tonight. And now the news:
 
Farmstand Finale!
Friday, December 22nd: 10am to 6pm
Saturday, December 23rd: 10am to 4pm
Seafood Truck: Friday 2-6, Saturday 10-2
  • Stock your refrigerator with carrots, beets, celery root, and winter radishes.
  • Fill a basket in your kitchen with onions and shallots.
  • Store away sweet potatoes and winter squash in a warm, dry place.

Notice those imperatives! Your local farmers can be so bossy sometimes!

The weather warmed enough this week so that Chris and Mike could get the bike-powered barrel washer going and clean all those potatoes! So the certified organic potatoes from Sparrow Arc Farm should be distinct, beautiful colors this week! White, Gold, Blue, and Red. Magic Molly fingerlings are purple-through-and-through and Russian Banana fingerlings are golden delights!

Fresh greens this week are spinach and pea tendrils. Round out your salad with some thin ribbons of sugarloaf radicchio (the one that looks like an elongated iceberg lettuce), shredded carrots and watermelon radish, dried cranberries, and maybe a nice goat cheese, feta, or crumbled blue cheese. Toasted pecans or walnuts really complete a winter salad - just stay nearby so they don't over toast! Your nose will tell you when they are golden brown and perfect.

Obligatory plug for White Barn Farm gift cards. We are at the farm today (Thursday) if you want to get one for a teacher for the last day of school or someone at work the last day before the holiday break. Give a call if you want to come purchase a last minute gift card. 774-210-0359. We can do any amount $10 or more. For $25 or more we will give you a free White Barn Farm pint glass to present it in! Voila!

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

The cheese fridge will be stocked - except Narragansett Creamery could not fill the cheddar order (sorry to our faithful cheddar fan!). Pat's Pastured brought a fresh delivery of eggs and the freezer is restocked with pastured pork (including chops, Canadian bacon and sweet Italian sausage) and chicken and grass-fed beef.

Sheldonville Roasters fabulous coffee beans are here and make a really nice locally made gift. And speaking of gifts - the Franklin Honey soaps are lovely! Grab a few to supply you with last-minute gifts. Lauren even put together a gift bag with two soaps and a little jar of honey for $18. So sweet!

Speaking of sweetness, Harms Family Farm Massachusetts Maple Syrup offers a syrup experience far, far beyond the plastic squeeze bottle. Grab a big boy, store it in the fridge, and enjoy a steady supply of maple syrup for a winter-long waffle and pancake fest! Don't overlook opportunities to include maple in craft cocktails, salad dressings, candied nuts, marinades, and maple-glazed anything. It's a delicious treat on vanilla ice cream, stirred into plain whole-milk yogurt, perhaps even on a snow cone! Maple is a truly regional specialty and makes a generous gift. Don't miss the pretty glass bottle half-pints that would easily slip into a stocking!

* * * * * Where do we go from here?? * * * * *

We've definitely hear this sentiment expressed - what am I going to do when you are closed? buy vegetables at the grocery store?

We did spread a rumor that we may do a Winter Farmer's Market down the street, but alas, we've decided to change our approach. We are going to set up an Online Winter Market, pull out only what has been ordered and put it together for you to pick up on Fridays at the barn. Winter produce is awfully heavy and we really can't justify beating up our backs hauling around veggies that may not even sell. Especially on a day that we could be spending time with our son. Stay tuned for details about this online ordering system. We are taking a break to spend time with all of the family and friends coming home for the holidays. It is sure to be a whirlwind of festivities, but expect us to be back in touch just after the new year.

We've decided we can accept Farmstand CSA Card purchases/reloads before the New Year. We add a 10% bonus to cards loaded with $200 or more. Yes! Before January 1st, even though we told you otherwise! Payment must be by cash or check (no credit cards). You can bring your check to the farmstand this Friday or Saturday or mail it to the farm. If you already have a card we can reload it remotely. Click here for more details and a link to the sign-up form.

 

 

Posted 12/15/2017 12:31pm by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

Hey everybody! Sorry for not getting this reminder out sooner - we have been caught up all week with the bi-annual New England Vegetable and Fruit Growers Conference in Manchester, NH. These meetings are such a source of inspiration, ideas, innovations, exchanges, and socializing with farming community members that have spread out all over New England. These meetings provide better understanding of how to prevent disease, avoid insects, build soil and derive fertility from cover cropping. Fabulous vegetable varieties are discussed, marketing, business management, grafting, high tunnel management, microgreens production etcetera!!! So our minds have been full!!!

HOURS
This weekend (12/15 - 12/17):
Friday 10-6, Sat & Sun 10-4
 
Seafood Truck is here Friday 2-6, Saturday 10-2.
**No seafood on Sunday this weekend or next!**
 
Next weekend (12/22 & 12/23). same hours, but closed Sunday.

We still have some fresh greens for you to enjoy:

spinach

frisee

sugarloaf (white radicchio)

pea tendrils

baby kale

plus winter darlings:

watermelon radish - bright pink confetti to jazz up your bitter greens salad!

leeks - excellent for cheesy pastas and essential for winter soups!

rutabaga - roasted or mashed. sometimes called a yellow turnip

celery root - try it in a chicken soup, beef stew, medley or roasted roots, mashed with potato

beets - traditional beet red, golden, and chioggia (candy-striped inside, usually fading to pink when cooked)

carrots - 2lb bags are $4 this week

Upswing Farm has still got us stocked up with sweet potatoes, winter squash, and bunches of kale this week.

Sparrow Arc Farm delivered a whole new round of organic potatoes. It's been too cold to wash them so you will have to hose 'em down in your sink.

Lots of Hot Italian Sausage to fry up with some garlic and onions, kale, and white beans. 

Pat's Pastured just dropped off plenty of eggs for the weekend. Plus pork chops for the two customers who were asking earlier today :\

Lots of fresh-roasted coffee beans arrived this week from Sheldonville Roasters!

Holiday centerpieces made with fresh evergreens are available. We even have a few Christmas trees left for anyone who has been waiting to decorate.

Hope to see you this weekend! Don't forget to bundle up!

Your frigid farmers (only in the most literal way), Christy and Chris

Posted 12/15/2017 11:57am by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

Today is your last Winter CSA Pick-up from 2pm to 6pm in the barn. It is really frigid so we have the garage door closed, a tarp up to try to make a closed room and space heaters running. You will have to enter through the farmstand today and go through a funny little passage way to get to the pick-up zone. The temperature is supposed to be below freezing all day today so we are afraid the produce will freeze if we leave the door open!

Wear some gloves you don't mind getting dirty if you can!

AND thank you all so much for being part of our CSA program! Happy Solstice to you all next week!

The farmstand is open next Friday and Saturday and then we will disappear for a little bit. We will let you know as soon as we are coming back with storage veggies and winter salad greens.

This week's share includes:

2 lbs yellow onions

2 lbs of carrots Our yummy storage carrot variety, Bolero

1 head of sugarloaf - this is a white radicchio. it has the look and texture of iceberg lettuce, but it is a bitter green. I like to cut it into thin ribbons, add shredded carrot and radish, and finish with blue cheese and dried cranberries. This is your salad base this week. Don't be frightened by the word bitter. Add a pinch of salt and olive oil, crunch, crunch. your body will thank you! I looove sugarloaf! how amazing is it to have a local salad when the high is 30 degrees today?

2 lbs of white sweet potatoes - one way to do itpeel, rinse if necessary, pat dry, cut into thick french fry shaped sticks, toss with olive oil and salt on a baking sheet, spread the pieces out so they aren't touching for the crispiest edges, roast in a hot oven (i'd say anywhere from 350 to 425 is fine) flip the pieces over halfway through cooking (after 12 minutes?). take out when fork tender and golden brown where they were on the pan. add fresh herbs or more dry seasonings if you want. enjoy! You can also scrub the skins and skip the peeling and chopping up  for the finger sized ones.

5lbs total - mix'n'match - (you choose the proportions): rutabaga, gilfeather turnip, kohlrabi, celery root

1.5 lbs mix'n'match winter radishes - Daikon and/or Watermelon Radish

1 lb of leeks - this vegetable is a true winter veggie! You use the white and very light green parts. the dark green tops add tons of flavor to a stock, but otherwise can be composted. i made a simple potato-leek soup that came out great the other night. while i was roasting salmon and carrots and turnips for that night's dinner, i got the soup started in the pressure cooker. First I sauteed cut up leeks, yellow onions, a fennel bulb (the last one i had!), some celery root in a generous portion of butter, mixed with a little olive oil. Then i threw in an array of peeled, cubed potatoes (the wayward ones that are bruised or damaged and I take home), covered it all with 2 quarts of chris' turkey stock he made after Thanksgiving, crumbled a dry sage leaf - and closed the pressure cooker. It hissed away while we had salmon for dinner. I used the immersion blender to make a smooth puree, tasting and adjusting with salt, white pepper, tabasco, worcestershire, and a little lemon juice until i felt it was delicious. Graham asked for a bowl and ate the whole thing! I was in happy, happy, proud farming mom shock!

winter squash - Carnival or Delicata. Cut in half, scrape out the seeds, and bake. Each half can be served whole or cut in half and put right on the plate! These both have edible skins if you want to make half moon shapes or dice cubes, etc. 

pea tendrils - the green green of the week. spring flavor in a sprout! enjoy these mixed into a salad, chopped and added to a sandwich, or to accompany an omelet or spaghetti carbonara. kids sometimes like to just snack on them!

Posted 12/7/2017 12:05pm by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.
Farmstand Hours this Weekend:
Friday: 10am to 6pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am to 4pm
Seafood Truck: Friday 2-6, Sat & Sun 10-2 

Santa Claus will be at the farm on Sunday, December 10th, from 11am to 2pm. Bring your little cuties to come meet him. They can sit with Santa on the old Model T - bring your camera! Don't miss this amazing photo-op amidst a little slice of Wrentham history. Bring a couple cash dollars to donate or a non-perishable donation to the food pantry to go to Studley Elementary School in Attleboro.

Also on Sunday: Wood-Fired Pizza!! Marty Pearson is driving his wood-fired oven on a trailer right to the farm. The fire will be getting started around 10am and fresh pizza pies should be ready by 11am. Now this is a great outing. $10 cheese pizzas!

If you don't have your tree yet, come to White Barn Farm to pick one out!  We have beautiful Fraser Firs: 6'-7' for $55 and 7'-8' for $65.

There are custom decorated wreaths for sale, too. We had so much fun at our wreath decorating workshops last Saturday & Sunday so we are cutting more greenery and Laurene is creating Holiday Centerpieces that will be available this weekend for $20.

 

Now back to why you all started coming to the farm: Food!!

There will be plenty of carrots and beets, potatoes, onions, butternut squash, leeks, winter radishes, and yummy sweet potatoes.

Now that it is getting truly wintery cold, soup is a lovely meal for warming yourself through and through. Leftover soup is a welcome lunch pick me up, too. Here's a link to Martha Stewart's Curried Carrot Soup recipe. A rich warm casserole accompanied by a salad with bitter greens is a nice balance at this time of year. Here's a decadent recipe for Potato and Celery Root Gratin with Leeks from Bon Appetit. If you didn't get enough pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving - make some of that pumpkin spice magic happen starting with roasting sugar pumpkins:

We will have freshly cut spinach, bok choy, and pea tendrils available and we have ordered some salad greens from the superstar growers at Upswing Farm. Brittany and Kevin will be replenishing our stock of green cabbage as well. This is a great time of year to do fish tacos with the traditional cabbage for crunch. Also great time of year for pulled pork with slaw.

Pat's Pastured did not have enough eggs to send up our order this week. So limited supply of eggs this week. 

We will, however, have some little bottles of eggnog from Wright's Dairy Farm. Chris and I were feeling a little wild when we were ordering from Farm Fresh RI's Marketmobile this week - little bottles of coffee milk, chocolate milk, and nog will be on hand. I guess I could just picture kiddos visiting santa and enjoying chocolate milk!

We sold out of the Franklin Honey soaps last weekend so we have ordered more and Lauren is putting together little gift baskets with a little jar of honey and two soaps. We have our WBF pint glasses for sale as another gift idea. We even have some packaged with a gift card inside!

Thanks for all the support, everybody. You each matter so much to this little farm! Thank you and see you soon!

 

Posted 11/30/2017 5:08pm by christy kantlehner.

Spread the Word! We must be heard! The farmstand is still open until December 23rd.

Fridays 10-6, Saturdays and Sundays 10-4!
*seafood truck* Fridays 2-6, Saturdays and Sundays 10-2.
 
This Friday Night! Raise the Wreath! We're selling hot cider and fresh baked pumpkin bread to add to the festive ambiance! So put on your best leg warmers and ear muffs and join us! 
Farmer Chris will help you choose your tree and you can pick out a wreath, too!

Grab your shopping bags! It's time to try some winter veggies. There are not tons of green greens at this time of year, but we do have some red ones! Radicchio and Red Cabbage are lovely salad ingredients!

There are lots of dense roots that can be eaten raw - if chopped, sliced, shredded, julienned, or spiralized right! I'm talking about winter radishes (Daikon or Watermelon Radish), Beets, Celery Root, & Carrots.

Then there are slaws to make with cabbage, sugarloaf white radicchio, radishes, apples, kohlrabi, bok choy . . . and more beets, celery root, and carrots!

or bring a little zing by making a quick radish pickle or a marinated beet!

And of course, of course, there is plenty of warm and filling comfort food to roast or steam or mash or put in a stew:

  • Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Winter Squash
  • Rutabaga Fluffy Yellow Turnip
  • plus, (you guessed it!), Beets, Carrots, and Celery Root!

And the addition of alliums is always awelcome! Leeks, Garlic, Shallots, Yellow and Red Onion - all available.

We all missed Jordan Brothers Seafood Truck last weekend during their much deserved holiday break, but they are back! So pick up some seafood for a quick and healthy supper.

Sheldonville Roasters has restocked us well with coffee beans. Franklin Honey is bringing 1 lb, 2 lb, and 8 oz jars (great for gifting) of their local, raw honey. Lauren's lovely Franklin Honey bee-based soaps will be available beginning Friday as well. Beautiful Day granola is on sale this week -  pair with Narragansett Creamery yogurt and a dash of Harms Family Farm maple syrup and you're golden!

Fans of our Moonshine Music Series, organized and hosted by Billy Wylder bandleader, Avi Salloway, will be interested to hear that he is gearing up to produce Billy Wylder's next album and they are launching a kickstarter campaign today. Watch the video about it and show your support on their kickstarter campaign page.

 

Posted 11/30/2017 5:07pm by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

Winter Share #4 is ready for you to collect at the barn tomorrow! Friday, December 1st, 2pm to 6pm.

Please let us know before 6pm on Friday if you can't make it and want us to pack it into a box for you - it is much easier to do when all of the elements are still laid out in a little assembly line. text christy at 774-210-0359 with your name and request.

We have wreaths and Christmas trees and Friday nights we are open late enough to show off the lights! We will be making the atmosphere a little extra festive with hot cider and fresh baked pumpkin bread for sale at the farmstand! Linger a little longer this Friday and maybe take home a wreath or a tree!

The share this week is likely to include:

Spinach

Fall Salad Mix

Beets Easy Marinated Beets or for something served hot: Roasted Beets and Sweets

Carrots

Shallots These are wonderful to base a salad dressing on - here are two different dressing styles, both with shallots: White Balsamic Vinaigrette and Maple-Ginger Vinaigrette

Garlic

Cabbage Sautéed Cabbage over Brown Rice with Toasted Walnuts and Parmesan or if you are looking for something raw: Cabbage Apple Winter Slaw 

Kohlrabi kohlrabi & bok choy slaw

Winter Squash

Leeks Leek and Potato Soup

maybe/maybe not: Bok Choy here is that yummy recipe with the crushed up ramen noodles: Bok Choy Salad

Watermelon Radish and/or Daikon Radish Daikon Carrot Salad or how about some Pickled Radishes to bring some fresh zing and crunch to pulled pork or tacos

a dried cayenne pepper

 

Posted 11/24/2017 9:43am by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

Good Morning Everyone!

I was thinking of all those leeks and cranberries and rutabagas and potatoes gracing your tables yesterday. We hope you had a wonderful holiday and have only a mild food hangover today.

Reminder: The farmstand is closed today, Friday, November 24th

No seafood truck this weekend. So start putting those leftovers to work!

We are OPEN Small Business Saturday & Sunday!

10am to 4pm both days!

We'll have our Farmstand Full of Produce AND Wreaths & Christmas Trees!

We have beautiful, fragrant, double-sided Balsam wreaths from Three Rivers Plant & Wreath company.

Wreaths will be available:

  • plain $12
  • with a nice big red velvet bow $15
  • simply decorated with pine cones and berries $20
  • really decorated - custom designs by Laurene Hulbig $25 - $35

Laurene and I had a lot of fun collecting wreath decorating supplies last week. We want to have a lot of options for our wreath decorating workshop* next weekend and we collected enough to create a sampling of different styles and ideas to sell this weekend. The forecast looks pretty nice for tomorrow - maybe nice enough for Laurene to set up her wreath decorating station right outside the farmstand for you to see!

*We have five openings for next Saturday's wreath workshop and eight on Sunday - so still plenty of room! Read more and Register here.

We are going to see how our customers like getting a Christmas tree at our farmstand - so we ordered 50 trees from Kevin at Langwater Farm, who sells trees at his place in Easton every year. He went down last week to pick up these beautiful Fraser Fir trees from a Christmas tree farm in Ash County, North Carolina. If this year's response is good, maybe we will make it a tradition! It sure is jolly and the smell of fresh evergreens is so lovely!

  • 6' - 7' trees: $55
  • 7' - 8' trees: $65

Farmer Chris is busy right now getting fresh stuff picked to add to the selection of storage veggies. He's picking:

  • Bok Choy
  • Kale
  • Spinach
  • Salanova Lettuce Mix

 . . . and there is plenty of fresh crunch coming from green and red cabbage, radicchio, sugarloaf white radicchio, frisee, and escarole. Bitter greens are so good for your body. It may be just what the doctor ordered.

A bulb of fennel is so refreshing and another natural tonic for digestion. Shave it super-thin with a mandolin for a fresh salad or slaw or just chop some and add it to your pan along with onions for all sorts of pastas, soups, and sauces. Roasted or grilled is great too!

Try some roasted radicchio if you have never tried it cooked before!

This escarole and white bean soup would be fabulous made with homemade turkey stock!

Hope to see you at the farmstand! Thank you so much for all of your continuing support! We are not joking when we tell you we couldn't do it without you!

Take Care!

Christy, Chris, Graham, & the crew at White Barn Farm

Posted 11/18/2017 10:10am by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

Hello!

Just a reminder to pick up your frozen bird at White Barn Farm today.

458 South St. Wrentham, MA 02093

If you can bring a check or cash it would be much appreciated! But we will have a credit card swiper available if you need it.

We have the turkey pick-up in the left side of the barn, while the right side of the barn is rocking and rolling with the Thanksgiving Sale! Make sure to stop in!

We are staying open until 4pm today if you can't get here by 2pm.

Thank you! Thank you!

and may your feast be glorious!

xoxoxo

christy & chris at White Barn Farm

Posted 11/16/2017 7:09pm by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

Don't forget to pick up your CSA Share this Friday! November 17, 2pm to 6pm in the left side of the barn. Bring your bags or a box to pack all of your items into. A few things are already bagged and weighed for you and others you will need to weigh out yourself.

The Farmstand will be fully stocked for Thanksgiving Sale Weekend. Find more veggies, eggs, coffee beans, fresh cranberries, dried cranberries, cheese, yogurt, maple syrup, honey, mushrooms, apples, cider, and more!

We expect this week's distribution to include:

one Pie Pumpkin Homemade Pumpkin Pie

3 lbs Potatoes -  Hearty Lentil Soup with Winter Roots

2 lbs Sweet Potatoes - Roasted sweet potatoes are such a simple and delicious side to round out any meal. Try them with a couple fried eggs and a handful of salad greens

2 lbs Rutabaga or Turnip -  Celery Root Gratin

2 lbs Onions

2 lbs Carrots 

1 lb Celery Root -  Celery Root Remoulade

1 lb Beets -  Roasted Beet & Shallot Salad

Assorted Winter Squash - 2 lbs

Bag of Spinach - if you don't want to use the spinach raw, it will be a wonderful last minute addition to a hot soup, like Green Lentil and Spinach Soup

1 Head of Frisee - The easiest way to use frisee is to just include it in a salad mix but you can feature this frilly, bitter salad green with one of these two recipes: Fusili Carbonara with Frisee and Lemon or Frisee Salad with Lardons and Poached Eggs

1 Bunch of Bok Choy Fresh and Creamy Bok Choy Slaw

Posted 11/15/2017 6:58pm by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

Are you ready for the holidays or what? With all of the madness in the world, it could not be more timely for all of us to stop and get together to enjoy good food and take stock of all we are grateful for. Hold those loved ones tight! There is always room for improvement, but really it could always be worse, too! I know I am personally thankful for health, family, running water (including hot!), electricity, and the good brown earth right here at White Barn Farm! As a farm, we are so grateful for the magic of the seed and soil, the dedication of our crew, and most of all, for the support we get from all of you!

It is Thanksgiving Sale Weekend! We hope to provide the means for you to proudly share with your people a dish that has a story – it is based on ingredients grown by people you know - right in this tiny slice of good clean earth that is persevering in the middle of suburbia.  *If you know anyone who would dig this sale - please share this email*

We are extending our Hours! Open until 4pm on Saturday & Sunday, beginning Thanksgiving Sale Weekend and running through our last day in the barn, December 23rd.  

Late Fall Hours in the Barn
Friday*: 10am to 6pm (seafood 2pm to 6pm)
Saturday & Sunday: 10am to 4pm (seafood 10am to 2pm both days)
 
*closed on Black Friday, November 24th
 

BULK DEALS FOR THE THANKSGIVING SALE:

  • 2 Lbs Onions $3.50
  • 5 Lbs Potatoes $6.25
  • 5 Lbs Carrots $8
Brussels Sprouts 

Vegetable Debutantes!!! Appearing for the first time this year:

  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Parsnips
  • Frisee  - bitter greens that can be part of your salad mix
  • Escarole - excellent featured with white beans and delicious homemade turkey stock! 
  • Rutabaga – check out this simple, fabulous recipe shared with us by Kathy Mackenzie: Fluffy Yellow Turnip

Fresh in from our organic veggie growing partners-in-crime at Upswing Farm in Ashland, MA, delivered by Farmer Brittany and snooze-cruising Baby Harvey:

  • Big Luscious Butternut Squash 
  • Perfect Plump Pie Pumpkins 
  • And a whole slew of Sweet Potatoes

Swooping in just in time from Sparrow Arc Farm in upstate New York, are organically grown potatoes! In my family, at least, you cannot have Thanksgiving without Mashed Potatoes! Listen to these fabulous variety names: Katahdin, Red Maria, Lehigh, Russian Banana, Magic Molly, Shepody, and Peter Wilcox! 

We will have salad greens, spinach, lettuce, bok choy, and kale in the fresh greens department. We have red and white radicchio for a bitter element, and there is cabbage for crunch!

Apples! Fresh out of proper apple storage at Fairmount Fruit Farm in Franklin. A bushel each of five different varieties - some for fresh eating, some for baking, some for both! Plus they're bringing Apple Cider! half or full gallons

RI Mushroom Company AND Farmer Sam at Crystal Springs in Plainville will provide MUSHROOMS! Crimini, Shiitake, Blue & Gold Oyster. You cannot go wrong with mushroom gravy!

We are debuting certified organic cheese made on the dairy farm itself in Warwick, MA. We’ll have a lovely selection of cow’s milk cheeses from Chase Hill Farm. Ben and Laura make their raw milk artisan cheese from their own 100% grass-fed Normande, Jersey, and Jersey-Normande cross cows’ milk:

  • Farmstead – Colby style aged 100+ days – a mild and softer waxed cheese
  • Garlic – Farmstead with garlic added
  • Cheddar – extra sharp yet smooth and creamy, waxed and aged over a year, sometimes up to 1.5 years
  • Herdsman – alpine style cheese with a firm texture and nutty flavor. Has a natural rind and is aged over a year.
  • Feta – a cow’s milk Greek style feta, picante and brined in whey  


Fresh, Dry-Harvested Organic Cranberries. These gorgeous rubies will dazzle you. Locally grown in Norton, MA.  You may be familiar with Fairland Farm’s delicious organic sweetened dried cranberries that we have been carrying at the farmstand since spring. A fresh supply of those will be arriving, too! 

It's that time of year, when giving to others means so much. In honor of a heavy crop and us finally learning to grow tons of carrots, we are launching #CAREWITHCARROTS - From now until our last day in the barn, Dec. 23rd, for every 100lbs of carrots we sell, we will donate a 20 lb bag of carrots to the Wrentham Food Pantry. We will have a cartoon carrot “caring meter” that we will fill in after each market to show our progress!  

We picked up our wreaths yesterday! We went up to Franklin, New Hampshire, to Three Rivers Wreath and Plant Company and filled our van with the most fabulous smell of Christmas! Fresh, lush, double-sided Balsam wreaths. Full Disclosure - Three Rivers brings them in from Canada because of the higher quality greens there. They make gorgeous garlands from local brush, source kissing balls locally and sell decorated wreaths for fundraising campaigns. We will have a few on display this weekend and will be selling them plain, decorated, or really decorated, beginning in earnest on Small Business Saturday, November 25th.  

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We are also offering two Wreath Decorating Workshops! Our heated greenhouse will be transformed so that up to 12 guests per session can come decorate a wreath with our floral designer, Laurene Hulbig. We will provide the base double-sided balsam wreath, foraged greens to embellish with, pine cone picks, a bow, and an array of other interesting foraged, found, and purchased décor. If you have a special ribbon, some cool jingle bells, glass balls, little fake birds, or any other special items – bring it along to add to your design! We will have hot tea, breakfast pastries, and plenty of cheer to share!

Wreath Workshops:

  • Saturday, December 2nd, 10am - 12pm
  • Sunday, December 3rd, 10am to 12pm
  • Cost: $45/person. add $25 to make an additional wreath
  • Please register online and bring cash or check for payment.
We will consider adding additional dates if there is overwhelming demand!