“We walked always in beauty, it seemed to me. We walked and looked about, or stood and looked. Sometimes, less often, we would sit down. We did not often speak. The place spoke for us and was a kind of speech. We spoke to each other in the things we saw.”  – Wendell Berry

Hello Friends & Farm-ily,

We hope you are all enjoying the last few weeks before school starts up again or enjoying a getaway or two while the weather is gorgeous!   Can you believe we’re at the half way mark of this year’s CSA? It’s amazing how fast time flies (especially in the summer). We wait all winter to eat fresh fruits and veggies and then here we are… knee deep in the bountiful harvest of summer! It’s time to enjoy!

The numbers are in… after 13 weeks of harvest for our 2014 CSA we have distributed (drum roll please…) 24,000lbs of produce! Which means we are on track for distributing close to 50,000lbs for the entire CSA season. The average box over the last 13 weeks has weighed 22lbs (with the summer boxes averaging around 25-30lbs.. soon to be more) which means that our CSAers have been paying $1.90 per pound of produce. An unbeatable price for fresh, picked that day, beyond organic practices, grown by farmers you know and trust!


Pie pumpkins and corn have been spotted this past weekend in the garden…

Each year we grow better. In 2012 we had 50 CSA shares and distributed 25,000lbs. In 2013 we had 75 CSA shares and distributed 36,000lbs and this year we have 85 shares (feeding aprox. 300 individuals) and at an estimated 50,000lbs of produce distributed it is undoubtedly our best year yet…


We’re on a mission to grow the best possible produce for our community so that our community can live long, healthy, and productive lives and be productive members of society!   So, thank you all for supporting our small farm whether it be your 1st  or your 5th season. We aim to grow better each year and love the highs, lows and everything in-between, every step of the way!  Let us be thankful for the incredible bounty this season, the fine weather and the hardworking hands of two farmers that you have come to know and trust.


Fall crops and summer crops all look amazing.. August is one powerhouse of a month on the farm…

Keep chuggin’ along… The days may be getting shorter but the lists this time of year grow bigger each day. There are never enough hours but we are workin’ it as always.. with Fall on the horizon we know some respite will come. For now it’s seed and plant and weed and dig… feed and milk and water and cover… build and fix and service and maintain… can and store and harvest, harvest, pick… sort and pack and wash, wash, wash…  never a dull moment here at the farm!  Be sure to give your farmers a high five or some words of encouragement.  We know it’s a busy time of the year for everyone!  🙂

Bulk tomatoes – time to think about canning! Every year we set aside capital to invest in a garden in order to offer bulk sales of certain items.  This portion of the garden is not funded by the CSA but generates its own capital for the following seasons investment.  So… due to the amazingly hot and dry summer we’re having we currently  have tomatoes available at a bulk price. Think canning…whole tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce, roasted tomato sauce, sundried tomatoes, salsa, ketchup.. you name it! Tomatoes really are the best treat during the gray days of winter.. Email us for more information.


Mama and baby have an amazing bond.  Ellie’s calf is very healthy and thriving and Ellie is feeling much better these last few days.  We’re always alert and aware of how our animals are doing.  Even the slightest change and we’re there.

Important change for pick up this week! We are operating with a major deficit of CSA crates (we’re missing close to 40 crates) and don’t have enough to pack all the CSA shares this week.  So… without further ado, we will be changing up the CSA pick-up format until we get all of our crates back and do a much needed crate inventory.

This coming week we will have our first “Market style CSA pick-up.”  “What is that?,” you ask. The CSA drop will look like a typical farmers market stand and you get to pack your own share with the allotted amounts of vegetables written next to each varietal.   It will be very user friendly and a fun change of pace due to the given situation.

So, it’s important to bring back your crate(s) and 2-3 reusable bags to put your produce in. We appreciate your understanding and assistance.  Let’s have fun with it!


Our morning and evening ritual with the dogs and animals is a peaceful, enjoyable time to catch up, be in the moment and talk about what we’re having for supper..

Enjoy the week and we will see you all soon!

All the best,

your farmers

Jess & Brian

dirty hands, clean hearts