Monthly Archives: June 2012

First Farmer’s Market

Yesterday, I dragged both kids out into the 95-degree heat for our first farmer’s market.  We’ll be at the market every Thursday, 2-7pm, in Jamaica Plain, on the lawn of the Loring-Greenough House.  It’s a lovely spot, with families with … Continue reading

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First Farmer’s Market Today!

This afternoon, we’ll do our first ever farmer’s market, in Jamaica Plain, at the Loring-Greenough House, from 2-7pm.  In the raging heat. I’m as nervous as a kid on the first day of kindergarten. Yesterday, Noah and I went up … Continue reading

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First Chard Harvest

On Monday, I got up to the farm to harvest our first chard delivery for the World PEAS CSA–25 bunches.  The weather was cool and overcast which made spending almost 4 hours in the field quite pleasant.  Yep, I’m still … Continue reading

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First World PEAS delivery

Yesterday, we made our first delivery to the World PEAS Cooperative CSA.  More than 25 farmers supply produce to this venture, which then sells shares to customers.  We’re contracted to grow six different crops for them: kale, chard, snow peas, … Continue reading

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New Tent is here!

In addition to trying to grow vegetables, we’re spending a lot of time trying to get ready for our first farmer’s market (Thursday, June 21, in Jamaica Plain).  There’s a lot of stuff to get–baskets, boxes, tables, a banner, a … Continue reading

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New Scale is Ready

I picked up our new hanging, analog scale yesterday.  It’ll hold up to 20 pounds and has a nice, classic look.  The folks at Bay State Scale had it all tuned up and calibrated and ready to go. Today, I … Continue reading

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Field Report: June 4, 2012

Quick report from today’s visit.  We’ve had a few days of rain, but I needed to drive up towards the farm to pick up our new scale (!), so I went up to check on the fields.  Most of the … Continue reading

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Visitors at Work

A week and a half ago, my neighbors Kevin and Jesus helped me get the tomatoes and peppers in the ground.  We planted a couple hundred pepper plants, and another hundred tomato and tomatillo plants.  It would have taken me … Continue reading

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First Customers!

Last week, Pen and Pepper Farm made its first sale.  Garlic scapes are ready and we’ve been harvesting them from our garlic beds in Roxbury and Brookline.  Our neighbors Simone and her son Hudson were our very first customers, followed … Continue reading

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