Thursday, November 22, 2018
Thursday, October 25, 2018
|Pictures from over the years of Barberry Hill Farm support the BBC's premise that New England in Autumn is one of Earth's Greatest Spectacles|
“[One of] three of the most seasonally changeable landscapes on earth..., New England is the stage for the most incredible colour change... when the vivid greens of summer give way to the golds and reds of autumn.”
- BBC's Earth's Greatest Spectacles <http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0702q6p>
Sunday, October 14, 2018
Sunday, October 7, 2018
|A Serving Suggestion|
A variation of this recipe is in the cook book, A Boat, a Whale & a Walrus: Menus and Stories by Renee Erickson.
Monday, October 1, 2018
"After the keen still days of September, the October sun filled the world with a mellow warmth…the Maple tree in front of the doorstep burned like a gigantic red torch. The Oaks along the roadway glowed yellow and bronze. The fields stretched like a carpet of jewels, emerald and topaz and garnet. Everywhere she walked the color shouted and sang around her…In October any wonderful thing might be possible." - Elizabeth George Speare
Monday, September 24, 2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018
This Sunday, September 23, from 11-5.
353 Boston Post Road
Madison, CT 06443
Looking forward to seeing you here!
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Wednesday, August 8, 2018
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
|On the last days of July, it is easy to feel that summer will never end. But on the first days of August, there is the realization that it will, and likely soon. There is a seemingly paleolithic temptation, not fought, to feast on fresh foods, the casual company of friends, and warm weather activities. In this spirit, we will gather under the stars for our 12th annual Dinners At The Farm series beginning on August 8th and continuing through August 11th. To join us go to Dinnersatthefarm.com and reserve your tickets.|
Monday, July 2, 2018
Visitors to our farm stand and farm share members comment on the tenderness and freshness of what we provide. You can make a salad for dinner from greens that were in the ground that morning. And the difference between that and what is available at the supermarket feels like an entirely different food.
Picking vegetables is just one of the things that keep us busy this time of year. Here are some others:
Saturday, May 12, 2018
This has been a cool spring. Earth day (April 22), a convenient annual reference point, usually marks a time when our hands are almost always in the rich soil. But the weather of 2018 has required plants stay in the greenhouse longer to get bigger and hardier, and most around here have not yet left.
Regardless, there is a green of new growth that is unlike anything else. It is beautiful to look at, of course, but the tender leaves introduce the classic dilemma of when - in the plants' growth - is the right time to harvest them.
Sunday, April 22, 2018
The weather finally improved, just in time for Earth Day. The farm is a hive of activity, and the actual bees should be returning any day now. And as always, we encourage our Farm Share members to stop by, ask questions about the upcoming season, and say hi to the animals.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
|On a recent rainy day, we had the good fortune of welcoming Winter Caplanson from Connecticut Food and Farm. She was here photographing us for her series #RuralRouteSpring - look for her beautiful pictures @connfoodandfarm|
|Looking forward to seeing you again soon (Summer?) Winter Caplanson - thank you!|
Friday, April 6, 2018
Monday, April 2, 2018
|Surprise 6 inch snowfall. May still be winter outside...|
|...and construction of the second greenhouse may have to wait till after plowing...|
|...but Spring came weeks ago inside.|
|Several varieties of heirloom tomatoes waiting for bigger containers. There is hope.|