Farm Happenings at Great Country Farms
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Farm Happenings at Great Country Farms

Farm Happenings for August 4, 2020

Posted on August 3rd, 2020
We're beginning to pick the summer stalwarts -- corn and tomatoes. We try to pick the tomatoes green enough to survive the journey to your house, but they ripen very quickly in this weather. If they arrive damaged, please let us know and accept our apologies. We'll credit your account. You may see insect... read more »

Farm Happenings for July 28, 2020

Posted on July 27th, 2020
In the next couple of weeks, you'll get a chance to explore different ways to use squash. The simplest way is slice it or chunk it and sautee it with plenty of onion for about ten minutes. Throw in some chopped kale and a can of black beans at about minute seven and you've got a nourishing dinner. ... read more »

Farm Happenings for July 21, 2020

Posted on July 20th, 2020
The peaches are ripening fast. We try to pick them a couple of days shy of prime eating so they'll survive the trip home. If yours need more time, leave them on the counter for a couple of days. In this weather they will soften very quickly. If yours were compromised in transit, send an email to,... read more »

Farm Happenings for July 14, 2020

Posted on July 13th, 2020
The stone fruits continue to produce heavily. They will continue to ripen if you leave them in a paper bag on your kitchen counter. The squashes are also very prolific these days. The variety you may not recognize is called patty-pan. They can be used in the same way as other summer squashes. Corn and... read more »

Farm Happenings for July 7, 2020

Posted on July 6th, 2020
We have beautiful peaches coming in. We try to pick them just before peak ripeness, while they're still firm enough to survive the trip to your house. To finish the ripening process, leave them on your kitchen counter in their paper bag. If they're already soft, store them in the refrigerator. We have... read more »

Farm Happenings for June 23, 2020

Posted on June 21st, 2020
We hope to start picking squashes this week, and it looks like peaches are just around the corner. Beans, corn, cabbage, tomatoes, and cucumbers are all thriving. Thanks for your patience with our weather-related delays this year. read more »

Farm Happenings for June 16, 2020

Posted on June 14th, 2020
The big news here at the farm is that the barnyard is now open to members and guests. Come on out to get some fresh air and visit the goats and chickens. In the fields, most of the squash has started to flower, and we're seeing a few tomato blossoms, too.  read more »

Farm Happenings for June 9, 2020

Posted on June 6th, 2020
Thanks for helping us learn this new system during these first weeks. A couple of reminders: at group sites, you have to find the box with your name label on it. Boxes will contain different items. If you pick up your box at a Great Harvest location, you must wear a mask when you enter the store. You... read more »

Farm Happenings for June 2, 2020

Posted on May 19th, 2020
We're finally getting some warm weather out here on the farm. This week, temperatures have climbed into the 70s and even the 80s, so the soil is finally warming up, and crops are maturing more quickly. As we launch this new CSA management platform, we know there's going to be a learning curve, for you... read more »