Author: Cari

April (A Day Late)

Well, technically it’s May 1st, but this is the first time I’ve had a second to give a monthly update, so maybe I’ll monkey around with the dateline and pretend like this was published yesterday. You know that line from T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, right? APRIL is the cruelest month, breeding Lilacs out of Read More …

March 2017

It’s March 16, 2017, and as I write this, I can hear the wind rattling our 80 year old windows as it blows snow from the production fields, across the wildflower meadow, and onto the gravel driveway the boys are halfheartedly trying to shovel off. This means the wind is blowing in the normal direction, which Read More …

2017 CSA Flyer

I know it’s weird, but I totally want to frame this flyer.  You can click on over here for more information on our CSA, or smash this link to go ahead and download the Membership Agreement.

2017 CSA Member Agreement

First off, thank you so much for supporting local farmers and local food systems by joining a CSA.  We really believe that communities are built up and made stronger by having a meaningful say in the foods they choose to eat. Pricing and Payment for the 2017 Season: A 16 week share is $500 A Read More …

Sample CSA Boxes

One of the great things about belonging to a CSA is that it really inspires you to appreciate seasonal eating.  From the green crunch of spring mix early in the season, to the dreamy tomatoes of mid-summer, to the heavy golden pumpkins of early fall, tying a part of your food budget to weekly boxes Read More …

Why We’re Not an “Organic” Farm

Let me say it right from the get-go: one of our core values as farmers, as Catholics, and as human beings is good stewardship of the land.  “The land” in a general, planet earth sense, and “the land” in a specific, Ghost Fawn Homestead sense.  In terms of agricultural practices, organic farming is better stewardship Read More …

Our First Farm-to-Table Dinner

Before I start this off, I have a question for you:  WHY DID THE PILGRIMS HAVE THANKSGIVING IN NOVEMBER?  In all earnestness- how did this happen?  Because by November, you’ve missed the beans, and the tomatoes (though probably tomatoes hadn’t migrated all the way up to New England from South America yet), and the peppers Read More …

Potager Tour: Summer 2016

Last October, back when the podcast was in full swing (it’s just on hiatus!  It’s not gone forever!  Pinky swear!), I gave you a tour and brief history of the potager garden. Then a bunch of other stuff called “life” happened, and I totally forgot to keep you updated on the progress.  So let’s fix Read More …

Feel Like a Farming Rockstar: Plant Garlic

There are certain plants that I’m convinced evolved just to boost our gardening self-esteem.  Plants that are so low maintenance yet enthusiastically robust that merely thinking about them will produce a bumper crop. Horseradish.  Mint.  Feverfew. And now, I want to add two more to that list:  garlic and shallots If you at all like Read More …

Planning for Canning Season

Here we are at the start of June (June!  Already!  It was just New Year basically three weeks ago), and so it’s time to make plans for canning season.  Not because I’m super organized or anything, just mostly because I want to have something in place before I go out picking fruit at local orchards so Read More …