Thursday, October 17, 2019

Plein Air Painters

The Madison Plein Air Painters came to visit Barberry Hill Farm - capturing the colors and beauty of a New England Autumn.


Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Life Imitating Art


A farm stand customer brought this painting by the other day for us to view...given it is circa 1940's, I would say we are life imitating art.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Kayla's Kale Chips Recipe



Kayla’s Kale Chips
Ingredients:
  • A bunch of kale (enough to cover 2 sheet trays)
  • A couple drizzles of olive oil (lemon or basil olive oil works well too)
  • Paprika
  • Garlic salt
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees fahrenheit
  2. Wash kale, dry really well and tear into medium pieces (remove thick stems)
  3. Drizzle olive oil on kale in a big bowl (enough so most leaves are lightly coated) and toss
  4. Toss paprika and garlic salt with the kale
  5. Spread kale out on 2 sheet trays and make sure they are not overlapping
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until crispy
You can experiment with different spices too! We also like to use cumin and curry sometimes.

Enjoy!
Kayla


Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Honey Jars


First extraction of honey this season has us busy filling jars - you can find the jars at our farm stand.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Cucumber, radish, mint and feta cheese recipe


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 lb cucumbers
  • 2 or 3 red radishes, thinly sliced
  • 10 young mint leaves, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (more to taste)
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (more to taste)
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese

submitted by:  E. Reid



Friday, June 21, 2019

Reader Question: The Origins of Barberry Hill Farm (repost)

Kingsley's Uncle Bronson, at the Madison Beach Club location, 1910

Dear Kelly and Kingsley,
Every time I pick up my CSA, I wonder about the history of Barberry Hill Farm. How did it start?  Thanks, and I loved my share box!  



That's a great question.  Barberry Hill Farm has been in our family since it was built back in 1909.

Kingsley's great uncle, Henry Warren Goddard was a circuit court judge in New York City.  As a little boy, he and his five brothers and one sister had summered in Madison in the mid 1800's.

Just after the turn of the century, he bought this property, while his brother Ralph Goddard bought the property across the street.  They both built summer and weekend homes.   When Henry Warren Goddard died, Kingsley's father, Richard Mason Goddard Jr.. bought it from Henry's widow.

While it has been a gentleman's farm, Barberry Hill Farm was evolved into a working farm by Kingsley when his father died in 1987.

Here are some family photographs of the farm and Madison from the early days.   



Our Driveway
The Barns
The original caretaker who lived in the farmer's cottage.
The Farmer's Cottage
The Farm Dog
The Maid

Middle Beach Road


Kingsley's Father, A Great Fisherman

"The Kite"

"The Florence"

Kingsley's Grandfather and Great Uncle in "The Florence"

Picnicking on Tuxis Island

Enjoying Madison

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Getting Ready for Market


For health, taste, and even skin tone, it is hard to beat fresh broccoli, spinach and lettuce, just hours out of the ground.


Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Around the Farm in June




Welcome to Summer (almost).  We have been busy, getting ready for our farm share community and farmstand.  We look forward to seeing our old CSA friends while making new ones, and for those who have not been by the farm, here a few recent photos.


Ursa guarding rows of carrots

Preparing fields for more planting

Heads of lettuce ready for picking





Cucumbers ready to go

Tomatoes ready in a couple of weeks

Julia, our farm intern from Germany
And the scent of climbing Hydrangea is everywhere

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Dinners at the Farm, 2019


We are thrilled to welcome another year of hosting Dinners at the Farm with Jonathan Rapp and his incredible team at River Tavern, from July 24-27, 2019.  For more information and tickets, go to <http://www.dinnersatthefarm.com>.  Looking forward to seeing you here!

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Spring to the Farm


CSA Members who visit the farm this time of year are amazed by the acceleration of activities.  Every day brings combinations of new growth, new projects, even new births.  These pictures from past years get us all excited to tackle the splendor and challenges of life on the farm.

And studies, such as the recent one that concluded "Bad diets are killing more people globally than tobacco" (quoted in The Guardian <https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/apr/03/bad-diets-killing-more-people-globally-than-tobacco-study-finds>) make the work that much more meaningful.