Hi Friends & Farm-ily,

Wow!  What a whirlwind of excitement it’s been since our last Winter CSA distribution – between the holidays, the weather and the 2016 csa sign ups!  We hope you all had a healthy, happy holiday and New Year!  Although the winter has its perks with the shorter days, your farmers are feeling inspired and excited for Spring and another year of farming ahead!  Thank you for all of your support this last season – we couldn’t be more excited for what is in store for 2016.  Because of you and your investment in our farm it continues to thrive and get better and better with every passing year. The learning curve is becoming less steep, and we are feeling more confident no matter what ol’ mother nature throws at us.

As most of you know sign ups for our 2016 CSA Season began last week! You can read all about our 2016 CSA here – for the Who, What, When, Where, Why & How (much).


3 Steps to Signing Up:

  1. Read all about the 2016 CSA season
  2. Fill out the CSA Sign Up Form & Member Agreement
  3. Mail or drop off a Check or Make a Payment Online to reserve your share

If you have any further questions be sure to check out our FAQs section or send us an email.  We look forward to seeing you all at the start of the season!  Here’s to good food and the amazing community it brings together!



2016 was our best opening CSA day to date!   We are just 6 days into January and we are more than halfway there to being full for the 2016 season.  A big thank you to all of our amazing CSA members both new and old! Keep spreading the good word because it makes all the difference. As a farm-ily member once said, “keep your friends close and you farmers closer.”

And how about that snow, huh?  The crazy cold winds and brisk weather before the snow left a lot of crops looking a little lack luster and dried out in the field at the end of last week.  But it seems as though the snow and the milder weather that January has brought in has reinvigorated all the veggies that remain in the field.  Vegetables really are incredibly resilient!  Being a farmer is all about keeping the faith and being willing to take risks (and like it, to boot!)  On a personal note, the snow was a warm welcome as it has this way of slowing everything down.  The roads get a lot quieter and everything looks peacefully tucked into a giant blanket of white.  The crunch beneath your feet.. all of it allows you to be exactly where you are and appreciate nature and the seasons.  Change is a welcome thing.


It seems we went through it all in the 2015 season… after experiencing our driest Spring/Summer CSA season to date ol’ December was the wettest we’ve ever experienced here on the farm.  The record breaking rain last month brought the biggest flood we’ve seen as well.. the pigs and cows have had a nice waterfront view for over 3 weeks and we’re happy to see our pastures again.

As always, we are taking advantage of the mild days and are plowing ahead with projects and are VERY excited for the coming season on the farm.  Spring is just around the corner (thank goodness the days are now getting longer).  Winter can be a time of rest and recuperation for farmers but it is also a time for planning, revisiting notes from the previous year, solidifying the crop plan, ordering soil amendments, getting the propagation house up and going for the start of seeding, submitting the seed order, going over financial projections, figuring out ways to manage workflow in the busy season better etc, as well as some winter projects outside.  This week, we’re buttoning up the rest of our seed order (we’ve made it to Peppers in the ol’ seed catalogues!) and are in the midst of our crop plan in anticipation of our greatest year yet!

We’re so excited to continue on in this farming journey and to share it all with you.

Stay warm out there!

With kind regards,

Your Farmers

Jess & Brian

dirty hands, clean hearts