Hot.... hot... HOT!!!!

Is this Maine? Wow, heat like this is usually only felt in August and just for a few days..... gosh.

Our farm animals take a hit with temps and humidity like this, egg production drops way off, we water everyone and then have to make another round again, 3- 4 times every day... the greenhouse gets a frequent watering too... I think with the heat and dryness our asparagus and rhubarb will be dwindling away, we have a pretty large crop of it, but the supply will become limited.. beet greens are in this week and fresh dug carrots too! If you haven’t yet, take an hour or two and visit one (or more) of our local farmers markets ! Variety ,colors, and great local foods are just some of the offerings in our Maine farmers markets. And these good folks spend so many hours harvesting ,washing and delivering to our patrons....we’d love to see you! Stay cool, please be careful in this heat.. I appreciate your support of local foods and all of the excellent small Maine farms, you are important to us.....please let me know how I can fill your frig and cupboards! Kath

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Good morning all!


Another week behind us and yay for summer!

The long weekend always throws me off, so pardon of this is a bit later than usual.

We have changed up the product list a bit and added a few items that will make (maybe) your choosing a bit easier.. all the prepared foods will now have a GF next to them if they are gluten free, some of our kind folks have asked about that and we will try very hard to make that a standard feature going forward. The asparagus grill packs will be vegetarian this month, and while the garlic cheddar biscuits are not on the printed menu, I may add those in next week... so good!



New this week on the farm, 150 chicks that will in 5 months provide us with the next generation of egg layers , 25 tiny little ducklings, 4 goslings ( protected by their daddies),

3 new rabbits for our rabbit meat production line, and 50 meat birds.....sounds like a lot, but in the overall grand picture at the farm, they will just add another segment of time in our morning and evening feeding routine. Although..... if any of you would like to “live” the farm life, I would be glad to a bit of help keeping cages clean.....


We are hard at the planting this week, and still seeding in cukes and squashes and greens in the greenhouse....dirty knees and hands make for sleeping well and soundly!


Please know how much we appreciate your continuing support of local foods and our excellent small Maine farms, I enjoy hearing from you and for your thoughtful and kind comments.... I truly love this life and all the work we do,


For now, take good care!


Kath


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Good morning friends of local farms!

I appreciate your loyalty and support , this Saturday begins the first of our outdoor markets that we will attend! Saturday in Cumberland at the town hall from 10-1 and Wednesday in Falmouth behind Walmart from 10-2... farmers’ markets are a great way to shop for even more diverse products where you can meet and chat up the vendors, learn about our locally produced foods and crafts, and meet some great hardworking dedicated folks. I have participated in farmers markets for more than 20 years , customer interactions and relationships with market goers is as important to me as selling our farm products. Stop by our markets, or attend one of the many in our state. You will be surprised at the variety, abundance and genuine enthusiasm our farmers and crafters will greet you with!


Our list this week will feature the addition of bunches of baby carrots with greens on! Fiddleheads are still in abundance , ramps are slowing down, arugula is tender and delicious, rhubarb is awesome, and asparagus.....what to say about asparagus..... So good and tender...excellent on the grill tossed with olive oil, sea salt and finished with lemon. If I have an extra second (ha!)I will pickle some, and pickle some fiddleheads too for fall and winter eating. I tried to dig dandelion greens for those of you that asked about them, but they had already begun to flower up and when that happens they get so very bitter... I will keep my eyes open for some younger greens this week.

Some items will be dropping out of the list, russet potatoes are finished for this season, zucchini and most of the winter squashes have been offered to the sheep and pigs. However, it will not be many weeks and we will get into the full swing of cucumbers and so many other foods that we dream of during the colder months. As the weather improves and more of us are being fully vaccinated , I have been meeting many of you for the very first time in more than than a year of deliveries! How nice to finally meet and greet ! And I know that I have said this before but I am grateful to be on the providing end of our food system for you and your family and friends. So, for now enjoy the sunshine and the gorgeous blooming trees and shrubs all around us....glorious spring in Maine Grateful to be so blessed, Kath

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