News and blog
Thank you all for your partnership this season. We hope that through the vegetables you felt a connection to the place and people who grow your food.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Some of our sheep pastures are far from our barns along the creek. We often hear coyotes at night so we need a livestock guardian animal to protect the sheep from predators. We tried using livestock guardian dogs but with so many visitors to the farm, the guardian dogs barked too much. So, we were lucky enough to have Liz Neumark, from Great Performances Catering company who owns Katchkie Farm across the road from Roxbury, give us a llama. We picked up the llama yesterday, her name is Cassiopeia. In this photo the young steers and heifers are trying to figure out what kind creature she is.
We are expecting our first frost this weekend so we will busy harvesting the remaining tomatoes and peppers still growing in the field. The garlic is now in the ground and the sweet potatoes are out of the ground so we are prepared for cold temperatures. Cold weather makes the kale and broccoli sweeter so we can look forward to that next week. Time to get out the warm sweaters and wool sock for the early morning harvest!
Fall is here. Cold temperatures in the mornings and afternoons spent harvesting root crops. Fall means garlic planting. Join us on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 10:00 am to split and plant garlic. We will have a BBQ of our own grass fed hamburger at 1:00 pm. Bring a side dish or dessert to share. Wear clothes and shoes that can get dirty. You may want gloves, sunscreen, and a water bottle. Hope to see you on Oct. 10th at the farm!
For many of you summer is coming to an end. Labor Day marks the beginning of fall and many of you are returning to school. Our days will soon get a little bit shorter as the sun comes up later every morning now. It is difficult to harvest salad by the light of the moon so we start when the sun comes up. We wish those of you who are in school a great year and happy Labor Day to everyone!
The tomatoes, sweet corn, peppers, and melons are ripe in the fields. We are in the thick of hot summer weather making those crops sweet and delicious. Hope you enjoy the bounty of summer as much as we do.
It is a beautiful morning here in Kinderhook so the garlic harvest is still happening! It looks like the rain will hold off long enough to get the garlic out of the ground and we can always move the BBQ inside. Hope to see you soon!
NEWSLETTER MISPRINT: The box at the end of this week's newsletter about meat share deliveries should say July (not June)! The first Chicken Share will be July 21-24 and the first Beef share will be July 28-31. Sorry for the confusion!
GARLIC HARVEST PARTY
Join us on Saturday, July 18 for our annual Garlic Harvest Party. We will start work at 10:00 am and share in a BBQ of our grass-fed hamburgers and potluck lunch at 1:00 pm. Bring clothes/shoes that can get dirty, gloves, sunscreen, water bottle, and a dish to share. Last year we had over 50 people join us. Hope to see you at the farm!
The warm weather with Sunday night rains are yielding a bounty of veggies out in the fields. While we end up wet and muddy on Monday mornings the vegetables are loving it. We hope you are too!
It is finally here, the first week of CSA deliveries. This week you will get scallions, radishes, baby turnips, kale, arugula, kohlrabi, salad mix, basil, parsley, and summer squash or zucchini. Remember to bring bags for your share.
Tuesday: Capital District District Sites
Wednesday: Westchester Sites
Thursday: NYC Sites
Friday: at the Farm
You can also find us at the Amenia (Friday afternoons), Kinderhook (Saturday mornings), and Rosendale (Sunday late mornings) Farmers Markets.