As some of you know from speaking with us at the pick-up or reading our blog posts (last winters post) we purchased a piece of property in the fall of 2014. Over the course of the 2015 growing season we managed to clear half the property of brush, contracted a deer fence now installed, plowed, harrowed, amended, composted, and cover cropped two acres, and built two 96’x30′ greenhouses. We are intending to grow our winter squash and potatoes at Snake Hill (property is located on Snake Hill Rd in Chepachet) this year as well as melons! While we expand our growing space we will be able to offer a bit more variety this year in our CSA, including some different varieties of lettuce, melons, potatoes, greens and squash. We are also starting to consider planting perennials on the new property such as asparagus, strawberries, rhubarb, blueberries, and on, and on, and on. There is always plenty of planning to occupy our time in the winter.
I wanted to take a moment to welcome many of you back to our CSA program. Some of you have been members for many years and your continued support makes what we do possible. Your commitment to local agriculture and your insistence on high quality food is a catalyst that is driving the local food movement in our area. Small farmers are working hard to learn how to provide you with the best local products available. We are constantly refining our methods at Big Train, working with the natural systems on the farm that, when understood and encouraged, provide products that are superior to anything you can find in a grocery store. As a CSA member you receive fresh produce, harvested within days of receiving it, that is grown intentionally with you in mind. Your enthusiasm informs our day to day on the farm. We hope you will join us for another trip around the New England growing season. If you did not have a chance to check out the returns you received as a 2015 member please take a look here.
The 2016 CSA is open. You can sign up here to reserve your share for the upcoming season.