Author Archives: pgabridge

So, what happened in 2014?

As I mentioned last winter, we took this year off from farming.  Kind of. We didn’t have our own farm, that much is true. One big lesson we learned from two years of farming at New Entry in Dracut is … Continue reading

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Over the past month or so, I’ve had a three-part blog series running on the HowlRound web site: What Farming is Teaching/Reminding Me about Playwriting and Theater.  It sums up a lot of what I’ve learned from the past two … Continue reading

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2013 Crop Report: Cilantro, Collards, Cucumbers, Flowers

I’ve been a little distracted by my writing life lately, but I’m back to try to make some progress on the crop report, a few veggies at a time. Cilantro Varieties:  Caribe (Fedco) Amount grown:  4 successions, each of around … Continue reading

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2013 Crop Report: Beets, Broccoli, Carrots, Chard

And the crop report continues for 2013, a few veggies at a time: Beets Varieties:  Early Wonder (Fedco), Chiogga Guardsmark (Pelleted, Johnny’s), Bull’s Blood (High Mowing) Amount grown:  Spring succession:  50 ft Early Wonder, 50 ft Chiogga, 70 ft Bull’s … Continue reading

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2013 Crop Report: Amaranth, Basil, Beans

Okay, micro farm geeks (and Pen and Pepper fans), I’ve finally got some time to write up the crop report for the year.  We grew a ton of different vegetables, so I’m going to split this up into a few … Continue reading

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Pen and Pepper’s 2013 Season, by the numbers: overview of projections versus actuals

Looking at the numbers for the season helps paint a picture of how things really turned out, in a little more detail.  I’m going to post a crop-by-crop report soon (but there are 37 crops, so it takes a while … Continue reading

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Our 2013 farming season, by the numbers.

Now that the season is over, I finally have time to work with the spreadsheets and get a good picture of how things went for us during the 2013 growing season.  (Though, who am I kidding, I played with the … Continue reading

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Season #2 is over.

It’s the end of season #2 for Pen and Pepper Farm.  The field is put to bed, ready to be harrowed and planted with a cover crop for the winter.  I’m sad to say goodbye to our fields at New … Continue reading

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a new harvest video

Harvest time is keeping me crazy busy (thus no posts for a while).  The tomatoes have been coming in strong and we’ve had some very good Thursdays at the Jamaica Plain Farmer’s Market.  The weather is now starting to cool … Continue reading

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August Farm Tour

We gave a tour of the farm as part of the New Entry open house in late July, but I thought it’d be fun to give you all a quick video tour of the farm, so you can see how … Continue reading

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