Spring Shares Week 9, 2019!

  2019 Summer CSA Share Update We will be pushing back the start date of our Summer CSA Shares to the third or the fourth week of June. With all the Spring rain, we are still waiting to get into our fields, and our original estimation of starting June 10th needs to be changed. Summer Shares will still run for 16 weeks, and will go for longer into the fall. Fall CSA Shares will not be affected by this change. Thank you to all of our members in advance for your flexibility, and we will be posting updates weekly regarding the start of Summer Shares. Week 9 of Spring Shares 5/9! Welcome to Week 9 of Spring Shares! Our Spinach is looking like it may finally be slowing down this season. We will be passing it out in shares this … Continue reading »

Spring Shares Week 2!

Week 2 of Spring Shares 3/21! Happy (nearly) Spring everyone! What a beautiful week it’s been so far, and it is supposed to keep getting warmer and more sunny! Or Spinach is continuing to come up nicely in our greenhouse, and will be in your baskets this week. The rest of our Spring greens have been growing steadily, and we are hoping to start including them by Week 3. Pick up will be on Thursday, March 21st any time after 2:30pm in the barn. What to expect Week 2: Spinach Chard Kale Claytonia Red Onions (from Sun Moon Farm in Rindge) Egg Share: 12 Week Shares Anticipated basket Week 3: Spinach Pea Shoots Claytonia Chard Kale Spring Shares Have Started, But It’s Not Too Late To Join! Pro-rated Spring CSA Shares Available Didn’t sign up in time for Spring Shares? … Continue reading »

Winter News 1/29/2019! 3 Days Left To Save, Spring Shares Available

  Early Bird Special Round II–JUST 3 DAYS LEFT! We are offering another chance to save on your 2019 Summer Share! For our second round of the early bird special, we are offering $15 off for any shares bought and paid in full by February 1st! When writing checks, please subtract $15 from your order total if paying by Feb. 1st There are just three days left to save, but we will be accepting any checks postmarked by February 1st, or left in our Barn Store cash box by the morning of February 2nd. We are offering this incentive to sign up early because due to the financial workings of our CSA Farm. Our operating expenses are largely front loaded towards Winter and Spring spending ( buying seeds, tools, supplies, etc), and yet the heaviest inflow of cash happens long … Continue reading »

Winter News 12/11! Save $25 On Your 2019 Summer Share!

  Earn $25 by Signing up For Your Summer Share! 1 WEEK LEFT TO SIGN UP AND PAY TO RECEIVE $25 OFF OF YOUR SUMMER SHARE Signups for 2019 Summer CSA Shares are now open, and as an added incentive to signing up early we are offering either a $25 discount off the total price of your share OR a $25 gift certificate to our farm store! You decide! In order to receive the $25 credit, Summer Shares must be signed up for and paid in full by Dec. 18, 2018. We are offering this incentive to sign up early because due to the financial workings of our CSA Farm. Our operating expenses are largely front loaded towards Winter and Spring spending ( buying seeds, tools, supplies, etc), and yet the heaviest inflow of cash happens long after the farming … Continue reading »

Winter News 12/4/18

Thank You 2018 CSA Share Members! Thank you to everyone that supported our farm by purchasing a CSA Share during the 2018 growing season. As a CSA Farm, your support is what keeps us up and running, and we want to do so for you all for a long time. Please, if there is any feedback you would like to send regarding the shares during any season, please email our Farm Manager, Jack Rixey, at farmers@traciesfarm.com . It is his first year in the position, and feedback can only help us improve our business. We aim to serve our members by growing the highest quality produce for you, but we also want to make it a pleasant experience on the farm all around. Any suggestions for how we can improve our business will be received with open minds. It is … Continue reading »

Week 9 of Fall Shares 2018

Week 9 of Fall Shares! This will be the final week of shares for the 2018 CSA Seasons. Thank you to our Fall Members for supporting us through the end of the year, and the Spring and Summer members for doing so in the beginning of the year! Thursday, November 29th Pick up is in the barn anytime after 3:30pm We will be unloading the rest of the potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, carrots, and quite a bit of garlic into your baskets this week. It should all store fairly well, so no need to use it right away! Some veggies may come with limited pest damage. We are committed to operating as a 100% Spray and Pesticide Free farm, and one of the results of that is occasional pest problems. Typically the extent of the damage is small holes nibbled … Continue reading »

Week 8 of Fall Shares 2018

  Week 8 of Fall Shares! Happy Thanksgiving! The snowfall signaled the end of (most) of the outside work, plus it was beautiful to wake up to on Friday. Here’s Week 8 of Fall Shares for you! Thursday, November 20th Pick up is in the barn anytime after 3:30pm We’ll see how the snow affected the Kale on Tuesday, but at this point it looks like the end of the greens for this season. We will be packing y’alls baskets full with the rest of our storage veggies for the remainder of the season! Some veggies may come with limited pest damage. We are committed to operating as a 100% Spray and Pesticide Free farm, and one of the results of that is occasional pest problems. Typically the extent of the damage is small holes nibbled by insects, and we … Continue reading »

Fall Shares Week 7 2018

Week 7 of Fall Shares! How has everyone been adjusting to the time change? We on the farm were certainly happy to get the extra hour of sleep after a long season, and to wake up with the sun already risen! Here’s week 7 of Fall Shares for you! Thursday, November 15th Pick up is in the barn anytime after 3:30pm The veggie that made it into your basket last week that was not listed on the harvest schedule was a Sunchoke or Jerusalem Artichoke. They will store for quite a while in your refrigerator, and the recipe of the week this week features them! Unfortunately we will not be harvesting any more salad greens this season. The hail a few weeks ago battered it down, and we just didn’t get the regrowth we were hoping for. We will however … Continue reading »

2018 Fall Shares Week 2

  Week 2 of Fall Shares! We hope everyone enjoyed week 1 of Fall Shares. Here’s what we’ve got for week 2! Thursday, October 11th Pick up is in the barn anytime after 3:30pm Our peppers and eggplant will continue producing until we get our first frost. We passed out our smallest bed of Leeks first, so they will get bigger as we pass them out over the rest of the season. We are hoping to pass out Leeks 5 times this season! We will be doing our best to keep greens in the share baskets for as long into the fall as possible. We have beds coming in of Baby Kale, Spinach, Arugula, and Lettuce Mix coming in pretty thick, and our Kale will be harvested for shares, as well. We will be passing out Beets and Carrots on … Continue reading »

Week 10 Summer Shares 2018

  Summer Shares Week 10! We are a little over halfway through the season! The crops are in a transition period as the earlier season veggies and greens (peas, head lettuce, spinach, etc.) give way to the later season vegetables (tomatoes, eggplant, peppers etc.). It’s an exciting time of year for us and we hope you enjoy it too! Monday August 13th, Wednesday August 15th, Friday August 17th Pick up is in the barn anytime after 3:30pm Wholesale Veggies Firsts Tomatoes— $1.25/lb on orders over 10lbs Seconds Tomatoes–$.50/lb Roma Tomatoes–$1.50/lb Pesto Basil–$5.00/lb special pricing for basil with some pest damage on leaves Some veggies may come with limited pest damage. We are committed to operating as a 100% Spray and Pesticide Free farm, and one of the results of that is occasional pest problems. Typically the extent of the damage … Continue reading »