24 May Only two more weeks!
Here comes the sun!
We are so happy to have a full week of beautiful weather. And it has been a FULL week! Thanks to the sunshine, we have been able to get a heck of a lot of outdoor planting done including celery and even tomatoes. We also got our first cucumbers in the ground in our heated greenhouse.
Farm stand opens soon!
You can pick up plants for your garden and some early fresh veggies starting Thursday, May 30th from our farmstand in Westmoreland! Hours are 10 AM- 6 PM Thursday-Saturday. We will also be stocked with other local goods including eggs, bread, and ice cream!
Our first CSA week begins Thursday, June 6th and we are hoping you choose to join us this year!
Our pickup times and locations will be as follows this season:
- On Farm in Westmoreland: Thursdays from 4-6 PM
- At EMS in Peterborough: Thursdays from 4-6 PM
- At Antioch University in Keene: Fridays from 4-6 PM
- At the Brattleboro Farmers’ Market: Saturdays from 9 AM-2 PM
If you’d like to, visit our online farm shop to sign up for your 2019 CSA share today!
Goodbye to our interns!
This week, we say goodbye to Lauren and Paloma who have been helping us at New Dawn for the past three weeks. They have both been hard-working and an all-around pleasure to have. Here is a note from Lauren about her experience here:
As a Keene State College Dietetic Intern, I have been lucky enough to rotate the last few weeks at New Dawn Farm. Throughout this rotation I have been learning more about creating organic produce to feed local communities. This work is so vastly important, yet often under-appreciated and under-recognized. Without farms like New Dawn, our food supply would look very different and some great options may be limited. I have seen first-hand how the hard work of a few can have such a large impact on the local community. There is a beautiful and intricate relationship between people and food that is tangible at New Dawn, and those who participate in any way are lucky to be a part of it.– Lauren Williams
As a future Dietitian it is important to be aware of each step of food production and play a role in educating consumers on the choices they have available. I have seen Dietitians interact with patients and clients guiding them on healthful, sustainable options for individuals to choose food in addition to or instead of standard grocery stores. These patients are grateful for the information so that they can better understand their choices. As a future Dietitian I will support the sustainable food practices seen on farms such as this one and look forward to seeing how farming grows in the future.
We wish Lauren and Paloma the best of luck in their next ventures (but hope they are able to take a well-deserved break before then)!
Here’s what we predict will be available at the Brattleboro Farmers’ Market this Saturday:
Anything we are unsure of will be denoted with a (?)
- Head lettuce
- Bok Choy
- A variety of plant starts!
Come say hi and see what we have for yourself!