Week 5 of Summer Shares

Week 5 of Summer Shares: Week of July 13th.

Just a reminder- the baskets will be on the tables inside our barn ready to go after 3:30 PM.  Please return the previous week’s basket when you pick up your new share!  Delivery members- just put the empty basket outside where the driver leaves it for you.

Sometimes an item doesn’t make it all the way around to all the members. We keep track of where we left off and hand it out to people who didn’t get it the following week.  These items are often listed with a ‘?’ next to it on our harvest list!

Interested in being a pick-up location in Keene for our Fall Share?  We are looking for someone to pick-up Fall Share baskets at the farm and bring them to their house for people to pick up.  You will receive credit toward you Fall Share for doing so!  Email farmers@traciesfarm.com for more details and information!

This Week’s Harvest:

Boc Choi                   Chard Share                 

Lettuce                      Peas

Chinese Cabbage


Kale Every Week Only

Mesclun Share

Raspberry Share

Herb Share: Parsley

Orchard Hill Bread Share:  Kalamata Olive and Rosemary

Radishes? Zucchini? Cherry Tomatoes?                                                                                                                                                            

Week 6 Harvest: Carrots, Peas, Kholrabi, Chard Every Week Only, Kale Share, Mesclun Every Week Only, Raspberry Share, Herb Share- dill, Broccoli? Zucchini? Summer Squash? Cherry Tomatoes? Cucumbers?

Delivery Routes and all Wednesday shares are now closed.  However, it is not too late to sign-up for a Summer Share that is picked up at the farm on Monday or Friday! We will prorate your share for any weeks you miss! Email farmers@traciesfarm.com or call 603.568.6102 to sign-up or read the link below to find out more!


You do not have to pay for your entire share up front!  You can make separate payments (for example, one when you sign up and one again in July).  All payments are due in full August 1st!

Image result for chinese cabbageThis Week’s Recipe: 8 Things To Do With Chinese Cabbage

What is Chinese Cabbage? Chinese Cabbage is often known by the name Napa Cabbage.  It can be used in many ways that regular cabbage can be used.  See above for many different uses!


10339763_2292788714308_1548868108859369126_n  Farmer Update: Busy as usual!  We have uncovered our field cucumbers, melon, zucchini, summer squash, and acorn squash.  Lots of flowers and tiny fruit on cucumbers, zucchini and summer squash so hopefully coming soon to your shares!  We spent a lot of time pinching and trellising all of our indoor and outdoor tomatoes.  There is a lot of fruit on the greenhouse tomatoes! Cherry tomatoes have started coming in now so they will be making their way around to all of you.  Raspberries have been doing great and if you are a raspberry share and haven’t gotten your first half pint you will this week!  We are excited to see how all of these delicious veggies are going to produce. The broccoli did great this past week and everybody received it in their share. We also hoed all of our fields, trellised the green beans, trellised peas again, mulched our celeriac, and much more! Check out the sale at our Farmstand: BUY ONE GET ONE FREE! Stop by our Farmstore for greens, herbs, Orchard Hill Bread, Smith Country Cheese, Walpole Creamery ice cream, and more!


 farmstoreWhat’s Fresh Now in the Farmstore/Farmstand?


Lettuce Mix, Mesclun Mix, Chard, Kale, Parsley, Beets, Broccoli, Radishes. Local eggs, honey, and syrup. Orchard Hill Bread, Walpole Creamery Ice Cream, Smith Country Cheese.

 We will have a new system in our Farm Store for you to track debits and credits.  There will be a folder behind the lock box with tabs A-Z.  You can use a piece of paper from the notebook, write your last name, date and debits or credits on it.  Then file it under the correct tab so you can find it easily the next time you visit the store!


We have a sale at our Farmstand! BUY ONE GET ONE FREE!

Hanging Baskets

4.5″ pots:


  • Rosemary
  • Mint
  • Lavender
  • Thyme
  • Coleus
  • Osteospermum
  • Rudbeckia
  • Arbason perfect looking red tomatoes good yields
  • Sungold orange cherry tomatoes

6 packs=$3 each
Full tray-8, 6 packs (can mix and match varieties)=$22

  •  Snapdragons
  • Sunflowers
  • Zinnias
  • Kale-Red Russian
  • Broccoli
  • Tomatoes
  • Peppers
  • Red Cabbage
  • Green Cabbage
  • Lettuce

Both Farmstore and Farmstand open daily from sunup to sundown.


Notes From Members of Our Community:

A New Educational Program at Tracie’s Community Farm!  It isn’t too late- we will prorate the cost! We would love to have your child participate. “Food For Thought” will be co-lead by Farm Manager Kristen Wilson and her sister Laura Fries, who has a Master’s Degree in Public Health and Community Education.  What: A fun educational summer opportunity for kids ages 8-14. Where: Tracie’s Farm When: Mondays July 6th- August 17th, 4:30 to 6:30 PM. Cost: $150 for the 6 week session.  This program is focused on team building, food, and fun. Time together will start with team building games, move on to activities that help to teach about farming, food systems and healthy lifestyles. Kids will have the opportunity to do hands on farming activities as well as run their own garden. Every day will end with a snack made together with food from the gardens.  The summer will end with a feast prepared by the youth for their families!  To sign-up, ask questions, or get more information please contact Laura at 603 568 5878 or email LHFries@gmail.com. Don’t miss out on this opportunity! We want this to be accessible to all, so if the cost is a hurdle for your family, please still reach out and let us know.


Wingate Farm chicken is back for 2015! We are offering fresh, pasture-raised, organically-fed chicken for pickup at Tracie’s
Community Farm and other locations. There is no substitute for quality meat raised on grass, and we want to be your local source for premium poultry. We believe healthy, local food should be available to everyone, regardless of income. In this spirit we use a sliding-scale payment structure, where you choose the amount that’s right for you.
Please visit www.wingate-farm.com to learn more about us, the farm, and how to order your chickens.

2 responses to Week 5 of Summer Shares

  1. Ellen Chapman says:

    Hi there just wanted to let you know we have been enjoying our basket each week. Our basket has been very light of the items you have publish for our shares the past two weeks. Maybe I have it wrong but there wasn’t any produce from the scallions on down your list this week. Not sure if we aren’t suppose to get them.
    Ellen Chapman

    • Tracie Loock says:

      Hi Ellen, Just saw this. The list is my best guess as to what will be harvested. We realized the baskets week 5 would be very full because shares would be getting lettuce and Bok Choy and some days would also be getting Napa Cabbage. We realized Week 6 there would be no greens available and we wanted to spread out the harvest so I decided to move scallions from week 5 to week 6. This sort of thing often occurs because I write the news on Thursdays and a lot can happen between Thursday and Monday when we are in the field harvesting! Thanks for your understanding!

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