April 2017 Farm Update

by danberube on April 17, 2017

Hello Farm Friends!

The weather is warming up, and that means fresh vegetables are on the way. I want to thank everyone who has already renewed their CSA for this summer, and welcome our new members. If you haven’t had a chance sign up yet, don’t worry, there is still time to get your order in.

As you may know, we are moving to a new farm location in Dracut this summer. I’m very excited by this move, for the first time all our fields will be in one location and you will be able to pickup at the farm!

I’ve already begun work on the farmsite to prepare it for our first plantings in just a few weeks. The fields are actually in good shape nutrient-wise, which is important because there are literally thousands of seedlings waiting to go in the ground.

I’ve got a couple of exciting things I want to share. First off, our new farm has blueberry bushes! I’ve been working over the past week to prune them, as it has been a few years since they received any TLC. I am seeing new growth on the plants, which means if all goes well we’ll have our first fruit in the CSA this summer.

Secondly, we are seriously upgrading the amount and variety of tomatoes we grow. While I know some of you get tired of kale or zucchini by the end of the season, no one has ever complained about having too many tomatoes. The selection of available heirloom tomatoes grows each year as the public shows more interest in them. We’ll be bringing back all the old favorites, along with some really cool new ones like Blue Cherry tomatoes. I really love sharing these new varieties with you and growing food you can’t get anywhere else, so please share your feedback on which ones we should keep going forward.

Finally, a plug for the CSA – if you haven’t renewed yet – Download the order form, and if you have any questions, please email me at info@berubefarm.com.

For more updates, be sure to check out the Berube Farm Facebook and Instagram pages!

I look forward to seeing you at the farm this summer.

-Dan

What We’re Growing
Here is a list of what I plan on growing in 2017. Please remember in farming anything can happen, and not all crops may end up in the CSA.

Eggplant
Peppers
Tomatoes (Cherry & Heirlooms)
Lettuce
Garlic Chives
Leeks
Green & Red Cabbage
Kale
Tomatillo
Summer Squash (lots of kinds)
Butternut Squash
Spaghetti Squash
Delicata Squash
Acorn Squash
Cucumbers
Pumpkins
Watermelon
Garlic
Sage
and maybe more!

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