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Posted 4/16/2014 9:41pm by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

Ahoy Farmstand Hearties!

The Swiss Chard has taken off. The pea tendrils are aspiring toward the top of the high tunnel.

We've got "parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme"

Glorious spring-dug parsnips from Vanguarden CSA in Dover (organic methods, like us)

 plus spinach and a sampling of microgreens we've grown in the greenhouse.

These tasty tidbits will be the perfect flourish to add to that dish you are preparing for something special this weekend!

more and more of the ladies in our new laying hen flock seem to be laying eggs every day!

If the gardening bug took hold of you last Saturday, we've got your compost to enrich your gardens and planters and Your organic potting soil for seed starting or container gardening. And we have a selection of High Mowing organic seeds to begin sowing! Actually we have some little sugarsnap pea seedlings and tiny basil seedlings too.

We are still setting up on a random basis. We're just Farmstand Ninjas briefly setting up for a few hours on Saturday morning. Saturday, April 19th, 10am to 12pm.

Come by for something fresh!!

There's a picture of me in 2008 showing my cousin's kids how to pick peas. Just to get you moms out there pumped to grow food with your kids!!!

See you soon!!

the White Barneys

chris & christy & graham

www.whitebarnfarm.org

Posted 4/13/2014 9:32am by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

Yikes! I just hate to bother you all with another email! I put down the wrong date for our Meet Your Farmer talk at the Wrentham Library. It is this Tuesday, April 15th, 7pm - 8pm. 

Also, people have been asking us when Jordan Brothers Seafood will be back. Bobby will be back with us beginning on our opening day, Saturday, May 3rd.

Thanks to all of you who ventured to the Lions Club Fair yesterday! Great to see you! Hope your greens were delicious :)

Take Care!!!

Christy at White Barn Farm

Posted 4/11/2014 10:40am by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

Things are moving and shaking at White Barn Farm. Peas got planted April 4th to christen the soil with seeds for 2014! We've also got carrots, radishes, salad turnips, arugula, and mustard mix in the ground. Yesterday we had our first transplanting session and got spinach, broccoli raab, and bok choy seedlings planted. Today lettuce seedlings will go into our high tunnel. Our seed starting greenhouse is getting full and fat for the Plant Sale! The season is underway and it feels good. Last night before I went to bed, I noted from the color of my face that it is now time to start putting on sunblock. It's hard to believe, but spring is finally here. 

Here are some last minute notices, as usual!!

April 12th - 10am to 3pm - Norfolk Lions Club Health & Wellness Fair - Freeman Kennedy School in Norfolk. Blood Drive, Eye Screenings, tons of booths with interesting vendors/organizations dedicated to wellness, including White Barn Farm. We will have a small sampling of early spring greens (spinach, kale, parsley), black radishes, popcorn, cookbooks, pint glasses (for two delicious servings of water, of course!). We'll also bring along organic seeds, compost and potting soil for your garden or containers. Bring a check and we can do Farmstand CSA Sign-Ups, too! Hope to see you there. Yes! It's tomorrow!

April 15th - 7pm to 8pm - Meet Your Farmer Night - Fiske Public Library in Wrentham. Come meet Chris and Christy, check out a slideshow, ask questions, find out why and how we do what we do. We can take Farmstand CSA Sign-Ups at the end. Yes! That is this Tuesday!

May 1st - Farmstand CSA Sign-Up Deadline to get an extra 10% added to your debit card. You commit to shop at the farmstand at the $200, $400, or $600 level and we will issue you a debit card with an extra 10%. You can use it anytime the farmstand is open to buy just what you want. This is a great option for people who would like to be CSA members at the farm, but think the Boxed share could be too much, or go on vacation for a few weeks, or want to choose exactly what to buy rather than pick up a "mystery box." Also, we have a Waiting List for the Boxed CSA right now, so this is a way to still commit yourself to a season of healthy, fresh produce. Just pick a day to come to the farmstand each week! You can buy or reload a card after May 1st and still get 5% extra value added.

May 3rd - 10am to 2pm - Official Opening Day at White Barn Farm. We will be open every Saturday in May, 10 to 2. We will even have produce available during the Plant Sale, amid all the excitement.

May 17th and 18th - 10am to 4pm - 6th Annual Plant Sale!  Vegetable, Herb, and Flower Starts for your garden. Plus we have bags of McEnroe Organic Potting Soil and Compost and High Mowing Organic Seeds for your direct seeded crops. Always an energizing and fun event!

June 3rd - 12pm to 7pm - Summer Hours Begin at the Farmstand. Tuesday to Friday 12 to 7. Saturdays 10 to 2. 

September 2nd - 12pm to 6pm - Back-to-School Hours Begin at the Farmstand. Tuesday to Friday 12 to 6. Saturdays 10 to 2.

October 25th - 10am to 2pm - Harvestween - Final Farmstand of the Regular Season

November 1st - Fall Hours Begin at the Farmstand. Saturdays 10 to 2. We move into the barn and hope to be open every Saturday until December 20th!

 Take Care, Everybody!!! See you Soon!

Chris and Christy at WBF

www.whitebarnfarm.org

Posted 3/21/2014 8:31am by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.
Are you craving fresh, vibrant leafy greens?
We have a nice harvest from our high tunnels this week, so we will be at our farmstand this Saturday, March 22nd, 10am to 1pm, with:
 
Spinach
Kale/Chard Mix
Tatsoi Florets
Parsley
and
Cut Lettuce
 
We'll also have a small assortment of fresh herbs and storage crops, including our Popcorn, which is popping up beautifully.

We also got our delivery of McEnroe Organic Potting Soil in. We always order some of the organic compost-based soil we use to provide to the local gardeners at our Plant Sale (May 17 & 18, by the way). I remember in my gardening days how impossible it was to find a good organic potting mix. Since we are open this early, all you die-hard seed starting gardeners should come pick some up, too!

Unfortunately, NO JORDAN BROTHERS SEAFOOD this week and maybe until we are open for the season. 

It was the vernal equinox yesterday. Today the day will be slightly longer than the night. Now if we can get snowflakes and below freezing temperatures out of the ten day forecasts, I would feel a little more spring-y. But the sun is definitely intense when it's shining, warming our greenhouses, and making plants grow! The first day of spring was actually pretty lovely. Our son Graham has been loving being outside, "driving" the trucks and tractors, discovering puddles, and visiting the chickens.

We picked up our order of 100 laying hens yesterday. Red Star chickens from Moyers Hatchery in Pennsylvania. We shared an order with Pat's Pastured Poultry and some other farmers. Chris took the van to pick them up, making a stop at Lowe's for giant pieces of cardboard to line the floor and make a barrier between birds and driver. We still have 25 birds from previous years so they will all be integrating with eachother and Cider, our beautiful livestock guardian dog, for the next few days. Let's hope it's a success! We are hoping to provide more of our own eggs this season . . . the pullets we just got should be laying in 6 weeks.

That reminds me! We will probably have eggs for sale at the farmstand on Saturday. Michelle, at New Heritage Farm in Wrentham, said she'd like to sell her eggs. I haven't received a definite confirmation, but I feel pretty confident we'll have 'em.

Thanks to everyone for your support! Hope to see you Saturday!

Christy, Chris, and Graham

 

Posted 2/27/2014 7:02pm by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

HOWDY FOLKS!!!!

ITS VEGGIE TIME AGIAN!!!

We have been threatening to join the Jordan Brothers Seafood Truck for weeks and finally we are doing it! This Saturday from 10am to 1pm, we will be out at our farmstand with some fresh greens and some roots for you to enjoy as well!l

We've been working diligently in the greenhouse, picking, washing, spinning, and packing greens to fill the veggie void in your life, and we would love to see all your familiar faces.  We have been missing you!  To speed up the transactions during this chilly spell, everything will be pre-weighed and bagged for your convenience.  In addition to our own produce, we have conjured up some staples from our friendly farmers in Dover (they use organic methods, too).

AT THE FARMSTAND THIS SATURDAY:

Spinach

Lettuce Mix

Asian Greens

Bok Choy

Swiss Chard and Kale

Potatoes (Vanguarden CSA)

Carrots (Vanguarden CSA)

Winter Radish

Purple Top Turnips

Gilfeather Turnips

Garlic (Powisset Farm)

Popcorn

One more thing: WE NEED YOUR HELP.  We are trying to spread the word about our Farmstand CSA, grass roots style.   So its time to enlist our "WBF street team." When you're at the farmstand this weekend, pick up a stack of advertising posters and postcards to distribute at your local business, to coworkers, friends and family. If you have a book club, or play group, or yoga class, or a group of parents you see at youth sports - those would be great places to hand out a few postcards to some interested folks.  Everyone who takes some posters or postcards will be entered to win a $25 gift card at White Barn Farm.  

Thanks again for keeping this little veggie farm trucking through the winter, spring is coming soon. I swear we had a Carolina Wren on the birdfeeder even as the snow squall took over the skies this afternoon. Before you know it, plants will be planted and food will be growing.  For now, lets enjoy the gifts of winter and what it has to offer us: hearty roots and tasty greens.  

see you all saturday!

the farmers at white barn farm

chris, christy, and graham

bok choy

Posted 1/17/2014 10:26am by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

Howdy Everyone!!!

Another week passes. a very mild and muddy one here at the farm. 

Jordan Brothers Seafood will be at the farmstand again this Saturday and every Saturday this winter: 10am to 1pm

 

And since we are here this weekend, White Barn Farm will have a little table out, too.  Chris is feeling motivated to harvest a sampling of greens from our winter growing project in the high tunnels - and  we'll have some storage crops from the root cellar, too. Namely, watermelon radishes, black radishes, gilfeather turnips, purple top turnips, and perhaps others I'm forgetting.

We will also be on hand to say hello, catch up, and discuss the new Farmstand CSA option in person. A few questions generated some new info about the program. Someone asked if you could reload the card. We decided that if you purchase the card before May 1st you will receive 10% added value. If you purchase or reload the card after May 1st, you will receive 5% added value. The cards may only be purchased or reloaded at the three levels offered: Snap Pea for $200, Tomato for $400, or Watermelon for $600.  This year's purchase is intended to be spent this growing season, but we legally have to carry over any balance left on the card - so really there is no risk of losing your investment.   You may keep your card to reload for the next growing season (the 10% added value will begin again January 1st).  Anyone can sign up for the Farmstand CSA by submitting the Sign-up Form online and then mailing your payment to the farm.


REMINDER TO 2013 CSA MEMBERS: Please let us know by the end of the day today (1/17) if you would like to:

  • Renew or Cancel your Boxed CSA membership (Tuesday pick-up only this year). We are asking that your payment in full OR first payment be in by January 31st.  The form may be submitted online anytime before you send your check.  
  • You may sign up for the Farmstand CSA debit card with 10% added value anytime before May 1st.
  • We will open the Boxed CSA option to the waiting list tomorrow (1/18). If for some reason you didn't get back to us, but still want to do the Boxed CSA, just send us an email and ask if we still have space for you. We are limiting the Boxed CSA to 50 members.


A "little" news about us:

Baby Graham is now Toddler Graham who is 15 months, walking, almost running, saying lots of words and picking up new ones everyday. He is a really happy, friendly guy who loves hats, music and dancing, food, trucks and tractors. He has the good fortune of living in a house that is the family's grand central station. He is entertained by a constant stream of adoring aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins, family friends, and his great-grandmother, of course. Actually, we have two new housemates - my brother, Will, and his wife, Jess, have moved in while they look for a new place.  The family meals just got kicked up one more notch with two more foodies at the table (and at the stove).

Chris has been doing lots of online research, making phone calls, doing the outdoor chores, and moonlighting as a local soccer star.  Around 7pm every other night (it seems), he springs the news that he has another soccer game at Fore Kicks at 8 or 9 or 10pm. He returns after midnight telling me that they won and he scored some goals. crazy.  He has also been making superb meals, being a super daddy, and reminding me that we also need to have fun and recreate.

I am doing lots of office work and dealing with my new diagnosis of being a type 1 diabetic. I feel like "Mrs. Syringe" but honestly as my blood sugar levels become more controlled I do feel better about myself. Certainly the extreme thirst, blurry vision, and fatigue have abated, but I think it is the psychological relief that is the greatest. Previously I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and was taking a pill and trying to maintain my blood sugar through diet. Everyone thinks since I grow organic vegetables that I have a perfectly healthy diet - but I love carbs and sweets and was definitely not eating the perfect diabetic diet. The constant feedback of failure from my glucose meter was really wearing on my spirit. I felt extra guilty about every moment of weakness, imagining my regret as I lost my vision and limbs in the future, all because I just had to eat that oreo cookie. Now that I have better control of my sugars, I have shed a tremendous weight I wasn't even aware I was bearing. And speaking of weight - anyone who commented that it seemed i had lost weight - you were right. Type 1 diabetics with out-of-control blood sugar often lose weight (basically the sugar just roams around your bloodstream instead of being used for energy or storage in your body). I assume my normal weight will be back soon - so no more comments or I'll get a complex.

Everyone always asks, "what do you do in the winter?" We have a much more relaxed schedule, but perhaps not really less to do. Planning a vegetable farm that grows as many crops as we do takes a lot of time. It is not hard, just complex. We grow so many different crops and then so many different varieties within each crop and often do many plantings throughout the season. We are trying to rotate crops onto new fields, manage our fertility, plan cover crops, weed management strategies, pest management strategies, and figure out how we will do it all within a certain labor budget. We have to create a greenhouse planting schedule, a schedule for the crops we seed directly in the field, and a plan for how many plants to grow for the plant sale. We need to replace the plastic on our first greenhouse - and make new endwalls while we're at it. We need to order all of our seeds, potting soil, row cover, and other supplies. We need to assess successes and failures of the past growing season and develop strategies for improved efficiency of farm operations. We are exploring whether we can afford a farm truck, a better farmstand, a storage shed for the tractors and equipment, a golf cart, solar panels, a refrigerated display case at the farmstand, etc. Time will tell . . . (I'm imagining at the very least we can afford a couple rolls of white duct tape to spruce up the old farmstand tent!) Anyway, enough blabbering. We'll let you know as developments come through!


Thank you, as always, for being such a supportive community. Perhaps we will see you tomorrow!


Christy, Chris, and toddler Graham at White Barn Farm

Posted 1/10/2014 10:59am by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

Winter Treat! The Jordan Brothers Seafood Truck will be at the site of our summer Farmstand on Saturdays for the rest of the winter, beginning Saturday, January 11th: 10am to 1pm. To reiterate, the truck will be parked on the side of the road where our big white tent is usually set up. Roll in for some delicious fresh seafood for a quick and easy supper or to stock your freezer.

Chris and I will be attending the Northeast Organic Farming Association's Winter Conference in Worcester tomorrow, but we'll let you know if we decide to join in the fun one of these Saturdays.

We have changed the format of our Community Supported Agriculture program, and will now offer two options: 

  • The Boxed CSA that we have always offered (currently there is a Waiting List) OR
  • The Farmstand CSA in which you prepay a set balance and have a debit card to spend on White Barn produce anytime the farmstand is open.

*The Boxed CSA will be on Tuesday only.

  • Pickup will still be from 2pm to 7pm at the farmstand. A box will be packed for you every week for 22 weeks from late May to late October.
  •  The cost is still $625 and you usually receive a value of $25-$35/week with a total value at the end of the year usually around $725. 
  • IMPORTANT: We are curriently offering this option to renewing CSA members only. They have until January 17, 2014 to get back to us. Beginning January 18th, we'll begin contacting the waiting list to offer any available shares. To be added to the Waiting List, sign up here.

*The Farmstand CSA cards can be purchased at three different levels, and we will add 10% value to each one:

Snap Pea. $200 (your card will be issued for $220)

Tomato. $400 (your card will be issued for $440)

Watermelon. $600 (your card will be issued for $660)

  • You have complete choice and flexibility this way: you get the veggies you love when you want them.
  • You are still committing to eating healthy, locally grown vegetables, and supporting the farm so that we are able to buy seeds and supplies early on. 
  • You are in effect getting a 10% return on your investment, which is hard to find nowadays. 
  • The card will be available for purchase until May 1, 2014 and is good for the 2014 growing season only. We expect the farmstand to be open from approximately May 3rd to December 20th, 2014. We will not roll over any value on the card. 
  • This is a good choice for anyone who feels the full share may be too much for their household, someone who would miss a few pick-ups every summer, or a household of picky eaters.
  • You can use the card for anything at the farmstand (including bread, eggs, honey, coffee, etc.). The only thing you can't use the card for is plants at our Plant Sale.
  • Anyone can sign up for the Farmstand CSA using the Farmstand CSA Sign-Up Form. Follow through by sending your payment by mail, making sure your check has the name used on the sign-up form on there. We will mail you back your debit card (be sure to use your mailing address on the sign-up form).
Posted 12/20/2013 8:40am by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

Hi everyone! Thank you so much for making last weekend's first craft market so bustling. It was way below freezing and everyone toughed it out and kept the spirits high. Extra thanks to Phil Johnson for bolstering our moods even further with his fresh brewed coffee. and great thanks, of course, to all of the talented crafters and the Shire Book shop (a local treasure behind the mill store in Franklin) for showcasing their truly quality works!

If you hadn't heard yet, we have gift cards! They are very professional looking, if I do say so myself. We can issue them for any amount (let's say $10 and up) and it can be redeemed for anything we sell at the farmstand. We also have our White Barn Farm pint glasses, bunches of popcorn, bags of coffee beans from Sheldonville Roasters, jars of honey from Rosa Mystica Apiary, we even have soft, good-looking T-shirts in lovely bright colors from the Moonshine Music Series. All of these are perfect for a last minute gift - in a bundle or on their own!

VEGGIES! we are gettting down there, but in addition to our roots and cabbbage, we got a really nice harvest yesterday of fresh greens from our high tunnels: Baby Kale & Chard Mix (so sweet! in these cold temps), Lettuce Mix, Spinach, Parsley, and very Baby Bok Choy. They are rinshed, spun, bagged and ready to go and we promise not to freeze them before we can sell them to you on Saturday. Actually, the temperatures are going to be downright pleasant, so stroll on in and browse with leisure!

We are open today! This is our last weekend of the season!

Friday, Dec. 20th, 12pm to 6pm (Jordan Bros Seafood here 2pm to 6pm) and tomorrow, the Winter Solstice:

Saturday, Dec. 21st, 10am to 2pm (Jordan Bros Seafood 10am to 1pm)

Make way in your freezer from some quality proteins. This is the weekend to stock up on seafood selected by Jordan Brothers and pastured pork raised by Floyd Kelly at Burnshirt Valley Farm in Barre, MA.

The Craft Fair continues . . . .

Woodworking is back on Friday afternoon: Reclaimed hardwood cutting boards, kitchen utensils and more by WMRWoodworking (Will Raymond from Wrentham). Just add a block of cheese and you have a really put together gift. 

Centerpieces, wreaths, and other creations by Laurene Hulbig will be available for lovely hostess gifts.

Very cool shopping bags, handmade by Kathie Norcott, will still be available (only $10)

Blank Cards with original veggie art by Elizabeth Gibbs with a recipe on the back! (only $2.50)

We have ultra-practical cookbooks, From Asparagus to Zucchini, and Farm Fresh and Fast put together by the Fairshare CSA Coalition of Madison, Wisconsin ($20)

original art by Heather Willey

lip balms and hand creams from Franklin Honey (only $2.50 and $6, respectively)


SPECIALS ON WHITE BARN FARM STORAGE CROPS:

WATERMELON RADISHES $1.00/LB FOR 10 LBS OR MORE

BLACK SPANISH RADISHES $1.00/LB FOR 10 LBS OR MORE

PURPLE TOP TURNIPS $1.00/LB FOR 10 LBS OR MORE

PARSNIPS $1.50/LB FOR 10 LBS OR MORE

GREEN CABBAGE $2O/CASE (BUSHEL WAXED BOX)

KOHLRABI $20/CASE (BUSHEL WAXED BOX)

We are so thankful to each and every one of you. We are honestly looking forward to some down time to focus on planning next year, but we will miss seeing your faces until we start again in the spring.

Happy Holidays to everyone and celebrate the Solstice on Saturday!!! The days will lengthen starting Sunday :)

Sincerely, Christy, Chris, and Graham Kantlehner farmers and farmer jr. at White Barn Farm

P.S. CSA members, I promise to get our renewal info to you ASAP (the gift cards are going to play into our CSA options for 2014 - we've been holding off partly becasue of that). probably after Christmas . . .

P.P.S. If you are on the Waiting List or think you are on the Waiting List for the CSA or would like to be on the Waiting List for the CSA, send us an email. I have started keeping a hardcopy list rather than just an email folder (in which I accidentally erased threads that included the waiting list topic from time to time). I'd like to double check my list. There are definitely emails requesting to be added in my inbox as well that I haven't had a chance to respond to. To be certain, send an email and I will get it all worked out and be sure to offer Waiting List members the next available shares.

Posted 12/11/2013 12:44pm by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

It is us again. The White Barnies, as we're known in certain circles.

We will be open again this weekend: Friday the 13th from 12pm to 6pm and Saturday Dec. 14th 10am to 2pm. The Jordan Bros. Seafood Truck will be there Fri 2-6 and Sat 10-1.

As you look out at the winter wonderland you must be asking, What is left???

From the fields and greenhouses here at White Barn Farm: Lettuce Mix, Parsley, Sage, Thyme, Tokyo Bekana (what? you don't know what that is? I like to think of it as the Romaine of Chinese Cabbage), Tender Braising Mix, Cabbages, Kohlrabi, Parsnips, Celery Root, Little Red Onions (an inexpensive alternative to shallots for your homemade vinaigrette), Leeks, Beets, Purple Top Turnips, Watermelon Radishes, Black Radishes, Popcorn, and more . . . 

We've coordinated with other local producers to round out your shopping. Visit our Roadside Stand page on the website to take in the full run down. It may be eerily familiar to last week's desription.

I want this email to focus on our Saturday Craft Market! 10am to 2pm in the barn.

Hallelujah! This should be a really cool gathering of artisans from our very local community. This is the first craft market we've hosted and it is sure to be a grass roots sort of event. That's my way of saying dress warmly because there's no heat in the barn (except from the warmth conjured up by a room full of jolly shoppers). Also, you'll want to bring cash or checks to pay with. We've got the side of the barn you haven't seen yet cleared to make way for:

Woodworking. Reclaimed hardwood cutting boards, kitchen utensils and more by WMRWoodworking (Will Raymond from Wrentham) 

Unique Upcycyled Clothing by Threads to Remember (Katie Pisani from Franklin). If you are a recycling diehard and have been holding on to a sweater that isn't quite good enough to donate because of stains, holes, shrinking, etc - bring it for Katie. She can make something fabulous out of it - Cotton and Acrylic don't work, though.

Felt Capes, Gnome Hats, and Balaclavas by Hyphen Designs (Kelsey London of Franklin)

Aromatherapy Oils and Gift Cards by Healing Moments Massage Therapy (Melissa Amendola of Walpole)

Wire Sculpture by White Barn Farm's own Ben Gragen. Plus more wonders from White Barn Farm's friends and family who can't be here to sell their goods: Karen Ring's knit Veggie Hats, Kathie Norcott's Upcycled Feedbag Bags, Brian Huckins' Forged Bottle Openers, and Franklin Honey's Beeswax based Soaps, and original art by Heather Willey.

Laurene Hulbig of North Attleboro will be showcasing her wide range of crafty talents and if you or someone you know is getting married you can talk to her about her gorgeous wedding flower design. You've probably seen what she can do with White Barn Farm's humble farm flowers . . . 

Art Photography by Pamela Ruby Russell of Norfolk

Pressed Flower Designs by Wendy Archibald of Norfolk

Watercolor Veggie Cards and her cookbook, Good Food for Everyone, by Tina Addison of Norfolk. Read about her inspiration at www.goodfood4everyone.com

Handmade Jewelry by Cathy Harris of Franklin

Pottery by Sandy Smith, a White Barn Farm CSA Member and potter featured at Potters Place in Walpole.

Hope to see you all this weekend! Thanks for your enthusiasm and support!

Christy and Chris at White Barn Farm


Posted 12/5/2013 11:22am by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

Three Weekends to go! We will be open Dec 6/7, Dec 13/14, and finally Dec 20/21. The cold storage has been holding your winter bounty and our miracle green stuff - kale and parsley this week - have been living on through the cold! As we run out of certain items the White Barn customer base is being rescued by other organic farmers in our community. Read on for a breakdown of what we'll have this week. Scroll towards the bottom for some new additions: pint glasses, pork, and next week's craft market.

From the fields of White Barn Farm: Gilfeather turnips, Leeks, Lettuce, Kale, Watermelon Radishes, Black Spanish Radishes, Red and Green and Gnome Cabbages, Kohlrabi, Beets, Parsnips, Parsley, Purple top Turnips, Sage, Thyme, and possibly some other specialties I am not remembering at the moment! 

Butternut SquashSweet Potatoes, Onions, and Carrots! plus delicious Kabocha Squash from Vanguarden CSA in Dover, MA. Vegetable Grower Extraordinaire, Chris Yoder, is filling in some important winter veggie slots as we finally sold the last of our carrots and yellow onions at the Thanksgiving Sale. organic methods.

Potatoes! Delicious, creamy white potatoes from Powisset Farm in Dover, MA. organic methods.

Apples! Grown using Intergrated Pest Management in Wrentham at Cook's Valley Farm

Sweet stuff! We will have Liberty Farm Maple Syrup from Poultney, Vermont. and local, raw honey from Franklin Honey (they've got hives right at our farm!)

Fresh baked breads from Iggy's Bread in Cambridge, MA. Saturday we will have the sticky buns and croissants, too. Iggy's breads freeze fantastically - you can take them straight out of the freezer and put in a 350 degree oven with no foil, right on the rack, for 25 minutes or so for hot, steamy, delicious bread.

Coffee Beans! These make a really nice, quality gift. and only $5 bucks for a half pound bag. Phil, at Sheldonville Roasters is a quality maniac!

We are doing our best to keep up with your demand for good eggs. We will have both certified organic/certified humane eggs from Puddingstone Organics in Middleboro, MA and eggs from laying hens out on pasture and fed non-GMO grain from Pat's Pastured in East Greenwich, RI

RI Mushroom Co from Middletown, Ri will be supplying us with their assortment of gourmet mushrooms once again this week. 

We finally have pastured pork for sale again. Our old friend, Floyd, from Burnshirt Valley Farm in Barre, MA came over the holiday weekend and filled our freezer with sausage and other good, clean meat.

We have White Barn Farm pint glasses back in stock. Although they are terrific in the freezer door for a frosty beer glass, this size glass is so good for the giant glass of water you need to stay hydrated in the cold, dry months. And it allows you to add tons of ice to a gigantic gin and tonic (I've heard). Most importantly, they make great gifts and also fill a stocking quite well!

Anyone who heard us mention that we wanted to do a craft market at a Saturday farmstand in December heard right! But it is going to be Saturday, December 14th, from 10am to 2pm (not this Saturday the 7th, as was rumored). Time got away from us human beings here and we did not adequately promote and actually there are tons of other holiday fairs going on so lots of our crafter couldn't come. If you feel like time is flying by like the rest of us, fret not! We will have an array of truly locally made, handcrafted gifts at all different prices and White Barn Farm gift cards should be in effect by then too!

Hope to see you this weekend! Tune in to some parsley power. Revel in the luscious curly kale. and stock up on a rainbow of roots. Be well, everybody! Thanks, as always, for your support!