Spring 2017 update

Hello Stone Farm supporters! Happy spring!  I thought I would write a quick blog post updating everyone about the current status of Stone Farm and it's 2017 plans.  We are currently hard at work at renovating, building key infrastructure, and and planting for the 2017 season.  We are just a tad bit excited.  

The plan for this year is to focus on our farm stand which will be at the end of the driveway at 726 Limerick Road.  We also plan on continuing to work with our very supportive local restaurants.  Permission and building permits from the town have been obtained and within the next few weeks you see construction begin on the farm stand. It is going to be a very modest structure this year with the hope to rapidly renovate as sales increase.

Below is a photo of what the 2017 Farmstand will look like on the Limerick Road (full stocked with veggies of course) : 

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Location of farm stand with parking :

The garden is already almost half full with much more to be planted in the coming weeks.  We on are on pace to have all 42 rows planted by the first week in June! : 

Pear tree in bloom which is looking very healthy!  Fingers crossed for a modest crop of pears this fall. :

Be sure to continue to check this blog for future farm/farm stand updates and subscribe to our newsletter list to the right!

Happy Spring- Mike and rest of the Stone Farm family

Stone Farm CSA produce list

Hello Stone Farm CSA members!  

Check out the CSA store for a new list of offerings for this week.  There are some new fall items on the list including butternut/delicata squash and spinach!  Green beans (two kinds!) and beet bunches are available for a very limited time before the frost official claims them.

Onions will be available next week- they are curring in the greenhouse (great crop this year!)  

This week's pick up will be on Thursday, 10/1 since I made a dermatologist's appointment at the most inconvenient time of the day possible on Wednesday (...farmer skin cancer paranoia).

Happy eating,

-Mike, Stone Farm  #stonefarm

Stone Farm CSA produce list

Hello Stone Farm CSA members!  Below is the complete list of Stone Farm offerings for next week.   Fairly short list this week while fall crops mature (spinach, turnips etc) as the fall weather moves in (...brrrrr.)

  • Zucchini
  • Summer squash
  • Swiss Chard
  • Summer carrots
  • Salad greens
  • Arugula
  • Radishes
  • Toscano kale
  • Green cabbages
  • Parsley

Like last week, pickup will be on this coming Wednesday, 9/23.

Happy eating,

-Mike, Stone Farm  #stonefarm

Stone Farm CSA produce

Hello Stone Farm CSA members!  Below is the complete list of Stone Farm offerings for next week.  New additions for this week are radishes, kale, cabbages, and melons!  

  • Zucchini 
  • Summer squash
  • Swiss Chard 
  • Summer carrots 
  • Salad greens 
  • Arugula
  • Radishes!  
  • Toscano kale
  • Green cabbages
  • Sungold cherry tomatoes
  • Large heirloom tomatoes- sold as a mix
  • Watermelons
  • French 'Savor' Melons
  • Parsley 
  • Sweet & Spicy Relish made by my sister Sarah- all organic and great on hotdogs, burgers, and sandwiches

Like last week, pickup will be on this coming Wednesday, 9/16.

Happy eating!

-Mike, Stone Farm  #stonefarm

Stone farm produce

Hello Stone Farm CSA members!  Below is the complete list of Stone Farm offerings for next week.  Look for beans to be available soon in addition to radishes, salad turnips, and more.  

  • Zucchini 
  • Summer squash
  • Swiss Chard 
  • Summer carrots 
  • Salad greens 
  • Arugula
  • Broccoli- very limited supply
  • Sungold cherry tomatoes!
  • Large heirloom tomatoes- sold as a mix
  • Parsley 
  • Rhubarb
  • Sweet & Spicy Relish made by my sister Sarah- all organic and great on hotdogs, burgers, and sandwiches

Like last week, pickup will be on this coming Wednesday, 9/9.

Happy eating!

-Mike, Stone Farm  #stonefarm

Stone farm produce

Hello Stone Farm CSA members!  Below is the complete list of Stone Farm offerings for next week.  Salad greens, broccoli, TOMATOES and arugula are back on the menu!

  • Zucchini 
  • Summer squash
  • Swiss Chard 
  • Summer carrots 
  • Salad greens 
  • Arugula
  • Broccoli
  • Cucumbers
  • Cauliflower
  • Sungold cherry tomatoes!
  • Large heirloom tomatoes- sold as a mix
  • Parsley 
  • Regular Chives 
  • Basil 
  • Rhubarb
  • Sweet & Spicy Relish made by my sister Sarah- all organic and great on hotdogs, burgers, and sandwiches

For the fall we will be transitioning to one drop off day per week- Wednesday!  I go back to nursing school next week....o' joy!

Happy eating!

-Mike, Stone Farm  #stonefarm

This week's produce- sorry for the very late notice!

Hello Stone Farm CSA members!  Below is the complete list of Stone Farm offerings for next week. So sorry for the VERY late email- between working a second job and shopping for a new home for Stone Farm life can be just a little complicated.  

  • Baby green cabbages
  • Zucchini 
  • Summer squash
  • Swiss Chard 
  • Summer carrots 
  • Salad greens 
  • Cucumbers
  • Cauliflower
  • Parsley 
  • Regular Chives 
  • Basil 
  • Rhubarb
  • Sweet & Spicy Relish made by my sister Sarah- all organic and great on hotdogs, burgers, and sandwiches

Drop off this next week will be Tuesday and Thursday per usual.  Look for tomatoes to start next week!  

Happy eating!

-Mike, Stone Farm  #stonefarm

Hello Stone Farm CSA members!  Two new items this week- cucumbers (...finally!) and cauliflower!  Here is the complete list of Stone Farm offerings for next week:

  • Baby green cabbages
  • Zucchini 
  • Summer squash (very limited quantities)
  • Swiss Chard 
  • Summer carrots 
  • 'Tavera' green beans (limited quantities)
  • Salad greens 
  • Arugula 
  • Cucumbers
  • Cauliflower
  • Parsley 
  • Regular Chives 
  • Basil 
  • Rhubarb

Drop off this next week will be Tuesday and Thursday per usual.

Happy eating!

-Mike, Stone Farm  #stonefarm

This week's produce

Hello Stone Farm CSA members!  Here is a list of produce available for next week- same list as last week although summer squash will be in fairly limited quantities as we are in limbo between successions.  

  • Baby green cabbages
  • Zucchini 
  • Summer squash 
  • Baby Swiss Chard 
  • Mokum carrots 
  • 'Tavera' green beans 
  • Salad greens 
  • Arugula 
  • Parsley 
  • Regular Chives 
  • Basil 
  • Rhubarb

Drop off this next week will be Tuesday and Thursday per usual.

Happy eating!

-Mike, Stone Farm  #stonefarm

Stone Farm produce for week of 8/3/15

Hello Stone Farm CSA members!  Sorry for the delayed email this week- the family and I spent Wednesday-Saturday on Belgrade lakes (gorgeous).  Here is a list of produce available for next week.  Salad greens and Arugula are back on the list with basil being a new addition!

  • Baby green cabbages
  • Zucchini 
  • Summer squash 
  • Baby Swiss Chard 
  • Mokum carrots 
  • 'Tavera' green beans 
  • Salad greens 
  • Arugula 
  • Parsley 
  • Regular Chives 
  • Basil 
  • Rhubarb

Drop off this next week will be Tuesday and Thursday per usual.

Happy eating!

-Mike, Stone Farm  #stonefarm

Stone Farm produce for week of 7/27

Hello Stone Farm CSA members!  Here is a list of produce available for next week.    Look for salad greens to be back on the list in couple weeks. 

  • Baby green cabbages
  • Beets (a mixture of yellow, striped and red)
  • Beet greens
  • Zucchini
  • Summer squash
  • Baby Swiss Chard
  • Mokum carrots
  • -avera green beans
  • Parsley
  • Regular Chives
  • Garlic Chives
  • Rhubarb

Please note, drop off this next week will be WEDNESDAY ONLY due to a family vacation on Belgrade lakes!

Happy eating!

-Mike, Stone Farm  #stonefarm

Belgrade Lakes- Belgrade, Maine.  Absolutely gorgeous.  

This week's Stone Farm produce

Hello everyone!  Here is a list of produce available for next week.  Carrots and french greens beans are in the house- two of my favorite vegetables.   See bolded items below for more new additions.

-Salad greens (hopefully!)

-Baby green cabbages

-Green Sugar snap peas

-Beets (a mixture of yellow, striped and red)

-Beet greens

-Zucchini

-Summer squash

-Baby Swiss Chard

-Rhubarb

-Mokum carrots!

-Tavera green beans

-Cauliflower

-Parsley

-Regular Chives

-Garlic Chives


Drop off this next week will be Tuesday and Thursday.  

Happy eating!

-Mike, Stone Farm  #stonefarm

This week's Stone Farm produce

Hello everyone!  Adding a few more new items this week (see below):

-Salad greens

-Baby green cabbages

-Green Sugar snap peas

-Beets (a mixture of yellow, striped and red)

-Broccoli

-Zucchini

-Summer squash

-Baby Swiss Chard

-Rhubarb

-Regular Chives

-Garlic Chives


Drop off this next week will be Tuesday and Thursday.  Zucchini and Summer Squash will be in fairly limited quantities to start as Peas and Broccoli wind down (for now).  Look for greens beans starting very soon!

Happy eating!

-Mike, Stone Farm

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Butterhead head lettuce!  A super crunchy addition to the salad mix as of late.  

This week's Stone Farm Produce

Hello everyone!  Adding one more item this week- broccoli! (pictured below)  In addition, here is the list of items available for next week.  


-Salad greens

-Baby kale 

- Arugula

-Baby green cabbages

-Green Sugar snap peas

-Beets (a mixture of yellow, striped and red)

-Brocolli

-Regular Chives

-Garlic Chives


Drop off this next week will be Tuesday and Thursday. 

Happy eating!

-Mike, Stone Farm

Produce for week of 6/6/15

Hello everyone!  Adding a few more item this week- baby green cabbages (homemade coleslaw for 4th of July anyone?), green sugar snap peas, and beets.  In addition, here is the list of items available for next week.  

-Salad greens

-Baby kale

- Arugula

-Radish

-Baby green cabbages

-Green Sugar snap peas

-Beets (a mixture of yellow, striped and red)

-Rhubarb [very limited quantities]

-Regular Chives

-Garlic Chives

Drop off this next week will be Tuesday and Thursday. 

Happy eating!

-Mike, Stone Farm

This week's produce [week of 6/22/15]

Wow!  June is almost over- this summer is going by so fast.  Adding one more item this week- baby kale!  In addition, here is the list of items available for next week.  

-Salad greens

-Baby kale

- Arugula

-Radish

-Rhubarb [very limited quantities]

-Regular Chives

-Garlic Chives

Drop off this next week will be Tuesday and Thursday.  Look for peas and beets starting next week! 

Happy eating!

-Mike, Stone Farm

This week's produce [week of 6/15/15]

Hello everyone!  Adding one more item this week- radishes!  In addition here is the list of items available for next week.  

- Spinach

- SALAD GREENS!

- Arugula!

-Regular Chives

-Garlic Chives

Drop off this next week will be Tuesday and Thursday.  Like last week, please note that there are 4 different shipping options at checkout (2 days for each of the 2 drop off locations).   Drop off days will be Tuesday and Thursday for the foreseeable future with some very very minor variation (if any).  

Happy eating!

-Mike, Stone Farm

P.S. Carrots are doing well- should be available in a few weeks! Coming very very soon should be peas and more!  

A couple more items added to the list

Hello everyone!  Adding a couple more new items (they are bolded below) to the list for next week: 

- Spinach

- SALAD GREENS!

Arugula!

-Regular Chives

-Garlic Chives

For salad greens and Arugula I am upping the bag weight from 4 ounces to 6 ounces this year.  Pricing has been adjusted accordingly (some were low, some were high...).   

Drop off this next week (week of 6/8) will be Tuesday and Thursday.  Like last week, please note that there are 4 different shipping options at checkout (2 days for each of the 2 drop off locations).   Drop off days will be Tuesday and Thursday for the foreseeable future with some very very minor variation (if any).  

Hope everyone enjoyed last week's purchases,

-Mike, Stone Farm

Spinach has arrived

Hello everyone!  One more spring item will begin shipping this next week- Spinach!  Selection is still minimal for now with production rapidly building as the season progresses.  I will also be continuing to offer spring dug parsnips!  

'Tyee' Spinach-a great spring variety

Drop off this next week (week of 6/1) will be Tuesday and Thursday.  Please note that there are 4 different shipping options at checkout (2 days for each of the 2 drop off locations).  

Best,

-Mike, Stone Farm

 

Bonus photo!  A baby (...snapping?) turtle that ventured out after today's rain:

Mid-spring update

Hello Stone Farm CSA members!  I thought I would send a quick email for a mid-spring update.  Half the garden is already planted and everything is growing well (...albeit a little dry) - look for produce to begin flowing in a couple of weeks.  Here are some photos: