News and blog
As we prepare for the September start of Mike's Maze, let's take a look at all the fun we had back in June at Strawberry Fest!
There was plenty of strawberry pickin'
...Fiddle Playin' and Banjo Pluckin'
Potato Sack Hoppin' (and fallin')!
And delicious strawberry shortcake!!!
We can't wait to see you at the Maze this fall for more good times!
Come celebrate the start of a sweet summer with:
- games and activities for kids
- farm tour
- wagon rides
- live music
- pick your own strawberries
- and strawberry shortcake
Invite your friends! All are welcome!
Please RSVP to:
413 695 8411
suggested $5 donation
Things are looking a little different here at warnerfarm.com!
These days farmers wear many hats- and daily tasks can range from weeding, setting up irrigation, taking photographs of the farm, and doing a little web design!
I took the opportunity to escape the 90 degree heat for the afternoon and freshen up our website.
I've included a few more pictures of our beautiful farm, and you can look forward to many more pictures, recipes, and farm updates this summer!
Enjoy the weather,
CSA Manager Jess
JOIN OUR 2011 CSA TODAY!
20 weeks of fresh, local, sustainably grown produce from our farm, to your table!
Sign-ups will be open until we meet capacity, so don't delay. This year is promising to be our BEST CSA SEASON YET! We have greatly expanded our market garden and will be growing new and exciting vegetables in addition to the staples you know and love. You can look forward to tasting over 20 varieties of heirloom tomatoes as well as purple and red carrots, striped beets, multi-colored baby potatoes, thai basil, and two types of gourmet salad mix.
You can also expect:
Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, melons, sweet corn, carrots, asparagus, onions, shallots, garlic, leeks, fennel, potatoes, bell peppers, eggplant, salad greens, spinach, a variety of herbs, kale, chard, cabbage, cucumbers, peas, beans, broccoli, cauliflower, summer and winter squash, celeriac, turnips, radishes, beets, and more!
We hope you had a wonderful holdiay season and a joyous New Year celebration! Dave, Jess, and Rosemary have been working on an amazing crop plan for 2011 featuring...
20+ VARIEITIES OF HEIRLOOM TOMATOES!
PLUS MANY OF YOUR OLD FAVORITES AND NEW VARIEITIES OF:
STRAWBERRIES · RASPBERRIES · BLUEBERRIES · MELONS · SWEET CORN · CARROTS · ASPARAGUS · ONIONS · SHALLOTS · GARLIC · LEEKS · FENNEL · POTATOES · BELL PEPPERS · EGGPLANT · SALAD GREENS · SPINACH · HERBS (including dill, cilantro, basil and more) · KALE · CHARD · CABBAGE · CUCUMBERS · PEAS · BEANS · BROCCOLI · CAULIFLOWER · SUMMER AND WINTER SQUASH · CELARIAC · TURNIPS · RADISHES · BEETS · AND MORE!
we can't wait for spring (and neither can you)!
STAY TUNED! Sign ups start within the next few weeks! We will send you another e-mail when we open up registration on our website.
Stay warm and dream of summer veggies!
Your friends at Warner Farm
Visit www.mikesmaze.com for more info!
Hi to all of our friends out there!
We hope that your summer is going well, and that you're not wilting in the heat we've had! We're doing our level best to keep our plants from wilting- it's been quite the battle. We have just started picking field tomatoes (early this year like everything else) and we're in full swing with corn, beans, zucchini, summer squash, and many other crops.
We are still accepting CSA members even though we're 6 weeks into the 20-week season. We offer pro-rated prices, so you only pay for what you get! Please email us for more information about the CSA and pricing.
We've ended up at two farmers markets this summer, Winchester and Cambridge Center, and they're both working out very well for us. Please come to visit, say hello and check out all of the other awesome vendors at these markets! Winchester is Saturdays from 9:30am-1:30pm and Cambridge Center is Wednesdays from 11:00am-6:00pm.
Keep on enjoying the summer!
Just a quick note to let you all know that we're pretty busy on the farm! We're selling our sweet, delicious strawberries and our amazing asparagus at the new Cambridge Center Farmer's Market (Wednesdays 11am-6pm, on Main St. in the Kendall Square area- near Legal Sea Foods and the Kendall T stop) and we'll be selling at the new Prudential Farmers Market very soon, as well as returning to the Medford and Winchester markets in June. CSA stuff will start up then, as well!
We've been planting lots of great-looking seedlings (crops such as eggplant and tomatoes) in our fields, and we're seeing other crops like carrots and onions poke their way up through the soil. We've had some beautiful weather and everything's growing nicely- we can't wait to share it all with you!
See you soon!
Thanks for your support of Warner Farm in 2010. We are getting excited about the growing season with the arrival of March! Our tomatoes are just beginning their lives in the greenhouse as small seedlings, and lettuce, kale, collards, chard and broccoli are soon to follow.
Thanks to everyone who attended the Arlington CSA Share Fair this past Thursday; it was a huge success! I, for one, was very impressed with the amount of people who came in the pouring rain to meet the farmers and sign up for shares. Clearly, interest in CSAs is increasing exponentially, reflected in the growth rates of CSA membership in the last 10 years. Click here to see an interesting animation of CSA development nationwide, represented by triangles on the map. Clearly, people are realizing the incredible value you receive from a CSA share in terms of the abundance of delicious, healthy produce and community enrichment!
A reminder, the 10% discount offer expires March 15. This is not a sales gimmick, rather we are encouraging you all to sign up as early as possible to streamline our planning processes and ensure the best possible delivery of your shares! Use the code 'earlybirdcsa' when signing up. Please tell your friends in the area about our CSA and educate them on the benefits; they will thank you!
Also, a reminder that Liam will be speaking about the farm and CSAs at the Jenks Center in Winchester on March 16 at 10 AM, if you or anyone you know might like to learn more about the farm or CSAs.
-Your farmers at Warner Farm