Friday, May 24, 2013
In the famous movie Powers of Ten, directors Charles and Ray Eames take us on a "zooming in" and "zooming out", from a human scale, to the stars, then into atoms. Sometimes, I feel the farm, both what it gives us and the nurturing it requires, happens on so many scales.
The fields, while small in comparison to the giant, sprawling midwest agribusinesseses that now provide so much of the fruit and vegetables for New England, seems endless when tending, from managing the soil to putting up the fences. And it is certainly big enough to add to the character of Madison's Boston Post Road (Route 1).
The plants themselves are just one order of magnitude smaller than the human scale. They are fragile this time of year, and need a hands-on approach. Kingsley and I personally handle virtually everything we grow. Each one can provide clues, to amount of water needed to readiness to be picked.
It is this scale that make it to our stands, and to your tables. It is the intense green of the salad or the freshness of fresh zucchini that make a meal.
But the real action of the farm may be at the tiniest level. It is the richness of the soil, the varieties we select and the absence of chemicals that produce the intense flavors of the farm.
It is the healthier food that may be the most important value we can protect and deliver and the most important reasons so many people are now buying directly from the farm.
Friday, April 12, 2013
We are so honored to be featured in this summers New York Magazine wedding issue. Listed among so many other great venues we are glad to be represented.
Contact us if you are interested in celebrating your special event here.
Dinners at the Farm
Sunday, March 31, 2013
The winter was hard on Barberry hill Farm. One of our greenhouses that was destroyed by the winter snow is now finally back up and running. When presented with lemons, why not make lemonade.
Saturday, February 2, 2013
|Of the many varieties of tomatoes that we grow, most are heirloom tomatoes. We have been growing heirloom varieties, both in the field and in the greenhouses for well over two decades. We are always experimenting with varieties and saving seeds from years past. We now have our own variety, which we have crossbred over many years. These tomatoes will be available in our farm share as well as at market. |
For those who are interested in signing up for our 2013 CSA/Farm Share, or for more information, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, January 28, 2013
|There is no weather extreme enough to keep Julia away from spending time with all the two (and four) legged friends.|
|The hay rake waits for warmer days.|
|Not everyone enjoys a frolic in the snow.|
|They may be off to Germany, but stay tuned for upcoming posts on German comfort food (perfect for a winters night) and other projects that include Julia and Arne. And, of course, we will keep you posted on the status of Mabel's upcoming delivery.|
Saturday, January 19, 2013
|We are pleased to announce our collaboration for weddings with Dinners At The Farm and Josh Chalmers of Earth2Events. A unique venue in a pastoral setting.|