Hi everyone! It’s been a while. I hope you all enjoyed the holidays with your families and if you’re like me, you’ve already had enough snow and are looking forward to the warm weather headed our way.
As many of you know, for the past 3 years Berube Farm has been based out of the New Entry Sustainable Farming Project fields in Dracut, with a satellite plot on Wheeler Road and a greenhouse on Jones Ave. After 3 years in the program, I graduated and have spent the fall looking for a new home for the farm. This is particularly tricky, because not only do I need fields, but I need clean water to wash vegetables, and electricity to power a refrigerator to store crops. Finding this all in one place is not easy.
That is why I am so excited to share that the Brox Family, who have been farming in Dracut for over 100 years, have made 1.75 acres of land available to me on their farm that fits all our needs! Instead of running around from field to field and trucking vegetables across Dracut to wash, store and then give out at CSA pickup, everything will finally be all in one place! It will be so much easier with my attention focused on just one field and not having to run around all the time.
Best of all, CSA pickup will finally be on the farm, which means you can actually walk the farm and see how everything is being grown if you are interested. This is something I’ve wanted for a long time, as it will help build the connection between myself, the farmland, and everyone we are growing food for.
So for all the details. In 2017 the CSA will be 13 weeks. We will be keeping the Thursday and Sunday pickups, and all the flexibility everyone loved last year. Pickup will be at 1374 Broadway Road in Dracut.
CSA Shares are on sale now! Download the order form, and if you have any questions, please email me at email@example.com.
I hope to see you at the farm this summer.