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This week at New Dawn Farm Whew! It was a wicked busy week. We did our first transplanting of the season and put some lettuce, salanova, beets, scallions, and cilantro in the ground. The start of this season has been a learning experience as we have a new greenhouse at our disposal that we haven't had before. We're taking full advantage of it by filling it with early crops before we make way for our big...

Happy Spring! You may have noticed things have been looking (and feeling) a little different lately: the birds are chirping, our favorite spring perennials are beginning to poke out of the ground, and we're all leaving the house with a few less layers on. While we're all excited about this change, the plants we've started at New Dawn Farm are even happier! We've been seeing incredible growth in our plants both above the soil and below. In...

What are garlic scapes? Garlic scapes are the flower bud of the garlic plant and can be used the same way as garlic bulbs. Most scapes have a slightly more mild flavor than the bulb and can be pleasantly consumed raw.   What’s the nutritional benefit? They have many of the same benefits as the garlic bulb. Research supports the role for garlic in improving immune function and health. Garlic has been proven to reduce inflammation, lower cholesterol, and...

As winters sparse root vegetables begin to trickle away, the new abundance of vibrant spring vegetables leaves the change nearly unnoticed. The fields and the trees stretch, brushing off any last snow, and the earth begins to come alive with buds and sprouts! Not only is nature waking up, but so are our bodies, you may notice that you no longer crave that warm hearty root vegetable stew and are beginning to yearn for something...

There is nothing quite like visiting a farm on a warm summer day, the sun on your skin, the dirt under your feet, a ripe, juicy tomato in one hand and a fresh haul of fruits and vegetables in the other.  This is extra special in New England, where our short growing season amplifies the reward that comes with consuming fresh produce picked from the farm down the street.  We should be rewarding ourselves with...

Looking to join a CSA that fits your busy lifestyle? We have designed our CSA to work for every family and individual member as best we could.  We want your share to be the right amount of food for you. We want it to be easy for you to get.  We want to educate you about the best ways to use and preserve your food, so it doesn't go to waste.  We want you to love preparing meals...