Farm Happenings at Featherstone Farm
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Farm Happenings at Featherstone Farm

Reminder of End of Summer Date + Details, Please Review!

Posted on October 11th, 2019
We're sending another friendly reminder on the fast approaching end of our summer season.  Please review the following:Last Summer Delivery Week:  There are two more weeks of summer deliveries.  Our last summer deliveries are on October 23rd + 24th.  Please mark your calendars.Summer... read more »

The Dawn of the High Tunnel Era at Featherstone Farm + What it Means for our Members

Posted on October 3rd, 2019
First, a definition: High Tunnel: a steel and clear plastic structure similar to a greenhouse but taller, built in the field, and lacking heat, benches and other greenhouse-like amenities.  Whereas the 3 existing greenhouses at Featherstone Farm are for producing vegetable transplants in the spring... read more »

End of the Season Reminders and Details, Please Read!

Posted on September 26th, 2019
We're writing with some end of the summer season reminders and details.  Please review the following:Last Summer Delivery Week:  Our last summer deliveries are on October 23rd + 24th.  Please mark your calendars.Summer Credits Expire this October:  Any credits you may have accrued... read more »

Happy Fall Harvest at the Farm!

Posted on September 19th, 2019
Fall is upon us! The farm is in shifting mode, moving away from high summer crops like tomatoes and melons into fall harvests. Broccoli, Winter Squash, and Cabbage picks now consume our harvest days. T-shirts are traded out for hoodies and the sun is setting at 7 o’clock!! This time of year always... read more »

Time to Sign Up for Our Winter CSA Farm Share! Big Changes Include More Fresh Greens!

Posted on September 13th, 2019
There are 6 more weeks of delivery left in our Summer CSA Farm Share. Your last summer delivery will be on either October 23rd or 24th, depending on your pickup day and location.  Please mark you calendars for the last delivery.  If you have any credits on your account from the early... read more »

Meet Ellen, Our Direct Seed Crop Manager Extraordinaire!

Posted on September 6th, 2019
Hello dear CSA members! My name is Ellen and I manage the direct seed crops here at Featherstone.  As I sit at my desk and feel I finally have a minute to breathe, I can attribute it to the final seeding of the year going in on Sunday, and the inch of rain we got Monday night. This may also be the... read more »

A Note on Skill

Posted on August 29th, 2019
I divided this summer roughly evenly between two jobs: the first, as a farmworker at Featherstone on a harvest crew that calls itself El Poder del Norte (The Power of the North); the second, as a rookie PhD student in the Sociology Department of Princeton University. I worked on El Poder del Norte (above... read more »

The Story of Ben's Beans!

Posted on August 22nd, 2019
It’s that time of year when the farm delegates newsletter writing to different workers here at Featherstone.  For my week, I decided to do some shameless self-promotion.  Some of you who were members of our winter CSA last year may remember ordering heirloom dry beans as an add on in... read more »

A Note From Your Tomato and Melon Crop Manager!

Posted on August 16th, 2019
I’d like to do a quick (re)introduction to show you one of the farmers behind your food. My name is Stephanie and I’m one of the three Featherstone crop managers. The crops I manage are tomatoes, melons, peppers, winter squash, strawberries, zucchini, cucumbers, lettuce, parsley, celeriac,... read more »