Big Train Farm

Rhode Island Certified Organic Vegetables Since 2008

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Farm Tour/CSA Update

August 3rd, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Hello!  We hope everyone is doing well and enjoying this fairly erratic summer weather we are having.  Mindy made it down to the beach yesterday for her birthday on what seemed like potentially the best beach day possible.  I was jealous!   Stuck on the farm like a dolt! We are making some progress onContinue Reading

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Rain, Rain, Rain, HOT, Rain, Rain, Rain

May 28th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Folks, it’s been wet.  And dark.  And cold.  And that can be a problem when you are in the business of making plants grow.  We are only slightly behind in our planting schedules, but we are going to be behind in our harvest times going into summer.  Crop plants simply do not grow without warmContinue Reading

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MAY!

May 2nd, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Well Folks, the planting season is upon us again.  We have been diligently popping plugs and seeds into the ground and trying to capture as much sunlight and photosynthetic potential as possible.  So far we have planted either in greenhouses or outdoors in our fields: carrots, beets, radishes, cabbages, kales, swiss chard, parsley, dandelion, broccoliContinue Reading

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Goals and Aspirations

April 6th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Hello and welcome to April!  I wanted to take a moment to welcome you back to the CSA and update you on some of our goals for this year.  As you may know from previous posts we are expecting to be fully transitioned to our new property in Chepachet by the end of this year,Continue Reading

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Progress

March 8th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

March is the month of transition from a (hopefully) restful winter.  So many things begin “springing to life” on the farm during the muddy month that it often jumps off to a quicker start than I’m prepared for.  What to tend to first?  Well as many of you know we are in our final transitionContinue Reading

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A Tale of Two Farms

January 31st, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

I guess it’s common knowledge that your wedding and your funeral are the two times in your life (?) when you can expect everyone to drop what they’re doing, get on a bus or plane and come and join you to celebrate your life or mourn your passing.  One of the unanticipated joys of gettingContinue Reading

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Transition

January 3rd, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Transition Time. Those of you who have been members of our CSA for the last several years know we have been transitioning to a new property.  Big Train Farm has called a some what run-down old turkey and pig farm in western Cranston home for the past nine years.  This lovable, shabby, old amalgam ofContinue Reading

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2016 CSA Breakdown

November 29th, 2016 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

  Hello! Every year we calculate how much product our CSA members received through our main-season, 26 week share.  We have just recently finished the 26-week season so it is time to tally up all produce that you received and then calculate the return (or the amount of produce you received on-top of what you paidContinue Reading

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Winter Share 2016/2017

September 22nd, 2016 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Winter Share FULL for 2016/2017 We have filled all our slots for the Winter CSA for 2016/2017.  We are so thankful for the support from our members through the Winter months. Below are the details and pick-up info for the season.  Important to note that pick-ups are every other week, pre-bagged, and there are no pick-ups in January. Details: TheContinue Reading

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Welcome (Back)

April 21st, 2016 · No Comments · Uncategorized

A Special Hello to our new CSA Members and a Welcome Back to our returning friends and customers, some continuing after years of support.  We are so thankful to have such a great crowd of people to greet and interact with over the summer and fall.  Some of our CSA members have become great friends.Continue Reading

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