This Week’s Distribution- December 15, 2017
Purple Top Turnip
No U-Pick This Time
Saturday 10:00 AM-1:00PM
After Hours Pick-Up- Cold Storage #3
From the Farmer
My brain is whirling a little today! Charlie, Steve, Linda and I spent the last 4 days at the New England Vegetable and Fruit Growers Conference along with 1200 other farmers and educators from all over the United States and Canada. It’s exciting and comforting to be with “your people” for a few days sharing stories and pick each others brains. Since it only happens every other year we make the most of it. As we share stories with each other, it only becomes more apparent that we are so lucky to be farming in this community surrounded by people who support our efforts.
We had the pleasure of dining Ellen and Anna while we were in Manchester. We meet them for the first time earlier in the day and became fast friends They had meet each other at another conference this year and decided to attend the NEVFG Conference together.
Ellen is from Virginia and is just recently retired(32 years) from farming but still has a passion for it and is eager to share it with others. She’s developing a farm consulting business and writing a book. She’s a really cool lady with a lot of energy and a huge amount of experience. I can’t wait to see how things work out for her.
Anna is from British Columbia and she grows 20 acres of seed and table potatoes. Not only is her farm certified organic but, it’s certified biodynamic. Check out her farm at http://helmersorganic.com/ .Anna attended a session of potatoes and after talking to other growers realized some of the seed stock that she is raising in BC is not available her. So we’ll be trialing a few of her varieties next season. We are pretty excited about that!
On the way home we started to sift through what we had learned and what changes needed to happen to make Tangerini’s Farm even better. We’ll all be sitting down in early January to formulate a plan on where we go from here. Stay tuned it going to be awesome!
Have a wonderful holiday season,
Guess what’s new in your share this week???? Popcorn!!!!
You’ve probably wondered what all those corn husk were in back of the greenhouse. Well that was the popcorn drying. In October the crew harvested a field of popcorn and then set it in the greenhouse to dry. It need to try down for a couple of months before it can be popped. Here’s how you want to pop it.
Add a little butter, sea salt or some brewer’s yeast and you’ve got yourself some Tangerini popcorn. Yummmm!!!!