Farm Happenings at Farmer Joe's Gardens
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Farm Happenings at Farmer Joe's Gardens

March 27 Opening

Posted on March 20th, 2021
Join us in a happy dance - we are opening the farm stand March 27! Spring is popping around us, and we are thrilled to welcome it. The first colors of spring are ready just in time for Easter. Did you miss the peaches? Need local honey for allergies? Want a great pie? We are opening March 27, seven... read more »

Holiday Pop Up Farm Stand

Posted on November 16th, 2020
It's been a quiet week on the farm, where I am surrounded by family and friends covered in tree sap. We are deep into our winter program and making sweet-smelling decorations. A couple days a week I drive over to one of the Connecticut Christmas tree farms and walk the aisles looking for trees that... read more »

[CSA Update] Last week of 2020 CSA

Posted on September 25th, 2020
We are here - the last week of the 2020 CSA season. Over the past eighteen weeks, you have eaten your way through farm-fresh vegetables and fruits, and the entire farm team has focused on bringing those to you. With all that time freed up, we are thinking about all the changes that happened over the... read more »

[CSA Update] Welcome to week 1

Posted on September 18th, 2020
  Over these 18 weeks, you have eaten fresh and locally grown fruits and vegetables. The season is drawing to a close, and there is fun to be had. I am harvesting in the fields every day, but only for a few hours. I then switch over to field cleanup work. I pull up the irrigation systems, and... read more »

[CSA Update] Welcome to week 2

Posted on September 11th, 2020
Your basket is full of variety this week. The fields love the change in weather, away from the hot baking days into the warm nights and comfortable days. September is full of change. Over the years, September has marked the return to school, which marks the change in home schedules, return to sports... read more »

[CSA Update] Welcome to week 3

Posted on September 4th, 2020
Labor Day Weekend 2020 takes on a special place this year with everything we are living through. Celebrating the hard work we each do and taking time to enjoy a moment with family. In the late 1800s the American worker had 12-hour work days, seven days a week. President Cleveland created a national... read more »

[CSA Update] Welcome to week 4

Posted on August 28th, 2020
I can see the blue skies now that the rain has gone - I know I don't have the lyrics right, but today just started off with a song in my head, and it is a great way to start the day. I stopped using alarm clocks years ago - those harsh sirens that forced me out of bed just don't get the energy up like... read more »

[CSA Update] Welcome to week 5

Posted on August 21st, 2020
  Juggling work and putting a meal on the table this week just got easier. See that winter squash in your share? Bingo. More than a few of us have tricked our kids into eating more vegetables, and one of the favorite lines is "it's a spaghetti plant, it's where spaghetti comes from" when we talk... read more »

[CSA Update] Welcome to week 6

Posted on August 14th, 2020
I love my job. Most people resist change. Frankly, most people fight change as if it will be worse than what they are experiencing now. They know the pain of where they are now. When I look at my life, I look at the future - and I know that what it takes to turn that into reality, I have to take the... read more »