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Happy Spring Snowfall!

Posted 3/21/2018 3:21pm by Christy and Chris Kantlehner.

Good Afternoon Folks,

Some of you may be wondering why I have hijacked the weekly emails (Chris).  Well, quite frankly, all this snow has kept me out of the field and in the office.  Christy has been super busy working in the greenhouse managing both plants and people.  Her love toward plants, soil, propagation, and seedlings is immeasurable.  This dedication truly provides fruits for her labor.  We shall always be thankful to our plant mother.  Even after all these years growing food I'm amazed by the process.  Start with a tiny seed.  From this the growth begins.  Plant grows larger, grows out of our greenhouse space and onto the hardening off tables, then on to the field.  After our first planting in the spring it feels like we have endless acres to fill, then our growing space begins to shrink as the plantings continue.  BAM!!!! time to harvest.  That tiny tomato seed can produce up to 10lbs of tomatoes.  Many times it all seems to be happening so fast that I don't have time to reflect on it.  Snow covered fields can provide for that  moment of reflection. 

1st workshop of 2018: THIS SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 10am - 12pm

SO who wants to see the greenhouse in full swing?  Here's your chance to participate in an enjoyable, educational event surrounded by a community of folks with a common love for nature, plants, sunshine, and warmth. SIGN UP NOW! and have a pal sign up, too! $45

Laurene Hulbig, floral designer, greenhouse guru, seeding and potting up expert (plus good friend) is hosting a Spring Bulb Planter Workshop. We will be planting a bright variety of Tulips, Tete-a-Tetes and Muscari in a rustic box for forcing indoors. In a few short weeks, these planters will be so cheerful on your table. We'll discuss the secrets to successful bulb forcing and each participant will plant and bring home a spring garden to enjoy. All necessary materials will be provided including planter, soil, assorted bulbs and instructions for care - now and later after bloom time. This is first of many workshops this season.  Let's make the first one a good one!  Let's FORCE spring! Come enjoy the warmth, earthy aroma, and signs of life happening in the WBF greenhouse in March!


Virtual Market is Open

It's time to buy.  We have some great offerings this week through our online market.

 

Filled our truck bed with spinach from our high tunnel (High Tunnel = unheated greenhouse in which plants are growing in the ground).  Roughly 40lbs of fresh picked spinach should suit your greens craving for this week.  We have been eating a lot of spinach as of late.  Its is such a versatile green.  Add it to your egg scramble in the morning. One of my favorite Sunday morning breakfasts is a spinach and feta egg scramble.  Start by sauteeing shallots, wilt in the spinach, add your beaten local free range eggs, pinch of salt, gently scramble, and finish with some sea salty feta.  Add a side of roasted potatoes, and serve with a hot mug of fresh brewed Sheldonville Roasters Coffee and you are all set for your Sunday!!!!  

We have been making some great veggie lasagnas with sauteed carrots, onions, garlic, & spinach. Layer with your favorite red sauce, and Narragansett ricotta.  Top with Divine Providence.  Enjoy this meal all week long.

Check out our virtual market for all these goodies and more for your eating pleasures all week long. Pick up your order in the barn Friday, 12pm - 6pm. If you cannot make it to the pick up, Christy will be at the barn Saturday, wrapping up the bulb forcing workshop around 12:30pm. If you've been dying to get some fresh and local farm food, place your order, and reply to your confirmation email telling us you'd like to get it on Saturday at 12:30pm.

If you forget to order altogether, just pop in on Friday to see what's available. Jordan Bros. will be there 2pm - 6pm, which leads me to the next point . . .

Jordan Brothers Seafood - Pre-order as to not be left in the dust.  Enjoy some great seafood this weekend. email jordanbrothersseafood@yahoo.com

Sea Scallops   1/2lb    11.00  
Atlantic Salmon   8/9oz   9.00  
Haddock fillet   13/14oz   15.00
 Cod fillet   9/10oz   10.00  
Pollock fillet   1415oz   10.00  
Hake fillet   10/12oz   10.00
 Monkfish fillet   10/12oz   12.00  
Swordfish???   10/12oz   14.00   
Flounder???   8/9oz   12.00
 Fresh Lobster Meat   1/2lb   38.00  
Frozen Lobster Meat   2lb bag    72.00  
Native Crabmeat???   1/2lb   17.00
 Frozen Shrimp 26/30ct (peeled & deveined)   3lb bag   48.00  
Frozen Cleaned Squid   1lb   10.00
 Frozen Minced Clams   1lb   6.00  
Frozen Stuffed Clams   5oz   2.00ea  
Cooked Shrimp   1/2lb   10.00
 PEI Mussels   2lb   6.00  
Littleneck Clams   1doz   7.00  
Oysters   1/2doz   7.00  
Crab Bisque   20oz  7.00
Clam Chowder   20oz   7.00  
Lobster Bisque   20oz   7.00  
Shrimp and Corn Chowder   20oz   7.00
 
Product availability and pricing subject to change
 
MEDFIELD FARMERS MARKET CSA
 
 
We are pleased to announce that White Barn Farm will be offering a CSA pick up location at the Medfield farmers market (Thursdays) this coming season.  We participated in this market last year and really enjoyed it.  If you are from Medfield or the surrounding towns and want to participate in a CSA, now is your chance.  If you know anyone that would be interested please pass along this information.  Thank you all for the support.
Sign Up Now.
 
White Barn FARM CSA 
It is not too late to invest in your neighborhood farm.  Right now, funds raised by your CSA investment are paying for much of the labor it takes to get a farm off the ground (or in the ground?) each spring.  Seeding for future food can take a lot of time and energy. We hire a great crew of local folks to accomplish this time sensitive task.  Your investment in future food begins now.
sign up for one of our CSA programs, or both!
 
We are hiring for 2018 season
Have you ever been interested in working at White Barn Farm?  Here is your chance.  We still have a few seasonal jobs left.  Check them out here;
http://www.whitebarnfarm.org/ Go to menu, click the tab for employment 
 
Meet your Farmer
White Barn Farm will be represented at really cool event this Thursday, March 22nd (yes, tomorrow).  Savvy is a women's alliance promoting non-toxic living.  They have chapters in our surrounding towns.  Check out their website: Savvy Women's Alliance 
If you want to come and hang out with White Barn Farm and other local farmers come on down to Norfolk Library this Thursday.  Click here for Details about the event.
"great food is worth the adventure"-Savvy
 
Thank You
This email was action packed, with a lot of information.  Thank you all so much for all the support.  Our greatest marketing tool is word of mouth.  Every Friday I meet another person who was recommended by someone to come to the farm.  We do our best to provide you all with a high quality farm experience.  So please spread the good word of the farm through face to face chit chat, email, facebook, instagram, etc.  Much love from all of us at white barn farm.
thank you
Chris, Christy, and Graham