Farm Happenings at Root 5 Farm
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Farm Happenings at Root 5 Farm

Lacinato leaves as long as your leg!

Posted on November 22nd, 2022
Some of the joys of late November- early evenings by the wood stove curled up with our cat and a good book, and sunny afternoons frolicking in our kale forest in the hoophouse. The Lacinato kale featured in this week's boxes is a true standout. Lacinato has wowed us with it's extra long leaves and a... read more »

Giving Thanks

Posted on November 18th, 2022
First snow and a big sigh of relief, as our tenth growing season at Root 5 Farm comes to a close. The end of the season race to get everything tucked in or put away on the farm before the snow flies is always a big task. There's something so calming about dormancy settling in all around us. We feel grateful... read more »

Giving Thanks

Posted on November 16th, 2022
First snow and a big sigh of relief. The end of the season race to get everything tucked in or put away before the snow flies is always a big task. There's something so calming about dormancy settling in all around us.  The harvest season has been bountiful and we have an abundance of delicious... read more »

Clean Up Time!

Posted on November 12th, 2022
November farm work is usually not for the faint of heart as we can be dealing with snow, ice, and sideways slushy rain, so the recent warm weather was such a gift as we worked through our clean up checklist wrapping up our outdoor work for the season. It was amazing to have warm hands, wear t-shirts,... read more »

YES-vember

Posted on November 4th, 2022
This is a big month of transitions, for the land and for our work. It's pitch black and freezing cold when we begin our work day. We're in clean up mode, putting the farm to bed for the winter, and we have to wait until the afternoon sun warms the ground enough to begin harvest. But the generous... read more »

Beginning of Winter

Posted on November 2nd, 2022
We're about halfway between the fall equinox and winter solstice. This marks the end of harvest season and the beginning of winter, or the "dark half" of the year. The ancient Celts celebrated this time with a great festival called Samhain. Traditionally, Samhain marked the beginning of the new year... read more »

Beginning of Winter

Posted on October 29th, 2022
We're about halfway between the fall equinox and winter solstice. This marks the end of harvest season and the beginning of winter, or the "dark half" of the year. The ancient Celts celebrated this time with a great festival called Samhain. Traditionally, Samhain marked the beginning of the new year... read more »

Ten years of Root 5 Farm and looking foward to the future!

Posted on October 26th, 2022
This is the final week of our Summer/Fall CSA shares AND we're coming to the end of our 10th growing season here at Root 5 Farm!! We've been reflecting a lot on what it means to be farming for over twenty years and to be here on this land in Fairlee for a decade now. We keep coming back to the idea that... read more »

Food Security

Posted on October 21st, 2022
Our definition of food security includes tunnels full of winter kale and spinach, a barn full of butternut squash, a cooler full of carrots, and barrels upon barrels of sauerkraut. We work hard to grow and store these critical winter foods so we can continue to have a diverse and nutritious diet throughout... read more »