First Herb Harvest


Herban Gardening, Micro-Farm News

I might deny I said this come the rose blossom days of sun-filled June, but I love Spring the best. (Wait, I already have to take it back. The rushing in of summertime in the weeks around Summer Solstice is what I really love. Spring is just thrilling in a different way.) The garden is jumping up fast and we we were […]

April 18, 2017

Spring Comes to the Micro-Farm


Herban Gardening

We’ve been having unusually cold weather and still have snow on the ground, so it doesn’t quite feel like Spring even though today is the Equinox. Last year at this time I was already planting radishes but this year…. well…. I don’t think I’ll be planting outside anytime soon! Inside the (unheated) hoophouse though, we have […]

March 20, 2014

Winter Gardening in Western Massachusetts


Herban Gardening

Gardening season outside is way over – I woke up to a dusting of snow today – but our Hoophouse garden is in full swing! (the hoophouse is an unheated plastic greenhouse) These little sprouts of Beet, Lettuce, and Spinach will be dormant during Winter, but will start growing again when the sunlight comes back […]

December 7, 2013

Culinary Herbs: the apothecary in your pantry


Herbs & Ingredients

You might be tempted to beeline into the Wellness Department when looking for a remedy, but some of the best herbal medicine can actually be found hiding out in the Produce Department (or maybe in your own garden!). Culinary herbs not only offer us nutrition (they’re loaded with vitamins and minerals) and help with the […]

April 18, 2012