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Sally

December 7th, 2018 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

There is so much to say about Sally Lee.  I’m fortunate to have known her parents so as to understand a little better where she came from.  Her mother, Shiva, was my friend Rusty’s dog and her dad, Dante, was Willa’s.  Shiva had several litters with Dante in a fairly short amount of time.  MyContinue Reading

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Big Crossroads Train RI

December 3rd, 2018 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

This post is intended as a big THANK YOU to our CSA customers who gave a little extra money (and sometimes a lot extra!) on top of their CSA Shares in order to support Crossroads RI. Crossroads operates their kitchen with a very tight budget that is supplemented with crucial donations.  A typical problem forContinue Reading

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Seasons Come and Seasons Go…

November 15th, 2018 · 3 Comments · Uncategorized

Writing reflective blog posts can be a little tedious.  In the past farming seasons seemed to fly by me, scorching along at record paces and leaving little time for reflection.  Nowadays, with a more reasonable amount of help in the ordeal I find that I can take in more of the goings on through theContinue Reading

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Winter CSA Season! 2018/2019

September 27th, 2018 · No Comments · Uncategorized

With the arrival of Fall it is time for us to start thinking about the impending Winter.  I know many of you might dread the coming cold months, but we farmers typically see Winter as a reprieve.  With the fields frozen or blanketed with snow we turn to our high tunnels (un-heated greenhouses) for freshContinue Reading

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New England Community Supported Agriculture

May 19th, 2018 · No Comments · Uncategorized

With the quick approaching beginning of the main CSA season I take a deep breath.  So many people have been subjected to my metaphors and analogies that I have to apologize if these two are familiar.  In terms of the seasonality of this business and lifestyle I think about things in these terms:  Spring isContinue Reading

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April!

April 6th, 2018 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Spring is trying to break out of Winter’s rugged grip!  We are still having very cold days and there is even more snow in the forecast today (April 6th).  But Winter has no choice in the matter, it must relent.  The sun is slowly creeping higher and higher into the southern sky.  Snow can fallContinue Reading

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Farm Fable

March 7th, 2018 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Here is a fable that I made up on Monday while seeding.  It is probably some distortion of Aesop, but I wasn’t familiar with it.  Here it goes: A farmer was seeding trays of mustard, arduously rolling each tiny little seed into her trays.  She had three trays of mustard.  One was red, one was green, andContinue Reading

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Crossroads RI and Big Train Farm

January 11th, 2018 · No Comments · Uncategorized

In 2017 we began a conversation with Don Liberte and David Rocheleau from Crossroads about how to get high quality, organic produce to the neediest people in our community.  How can an organic farm directly impact homelessness in Rhode Island?  Establishments that serve homeless and persons in need are in a unique position to provideContinue Reading

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2018 CSA Season, Open

January 11th, 2018 · No Comments · Uncategorized

Hello and let us welcome you back (or for the first time) to Big Train Farm’s 11th Three-Season CSA program.  We are extremely excited to be starting our first full season at our new property in Chepachet, RI.  For the past three years we have been transitioning off of the farm we called home forContinue Reading

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Ten Years

December 29th, 2017 · No Comments · Uncategorized

This year we celebrate ten years in business as Big Train Farm.  I have to admit that at this juncture it’s difficult to know what to address.  So much time, money, people, fun, heartache, and work has passed into history.  Physically the farm has changed almost completely, relocating from one location to another over theContinue Reading

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