Market


root vegetables
Well, it’s hard to believe (except when our fingertips were freezing last weekend) that this coming Saturday (Oct.22nd) is our last day of market for the year! We’ll miss a lot of things each Saturday: picking up our weekly treats of raw vegan desserts, cheeses, and seafood seeing all of our smiling fellow market vendors and wonderful market manager and market staff and, of course, our beautiful customers who constantly inspire us and whose appreciation of what we do keeps us motivated! Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for such a great market season!!! We’ll be attending lots of farming […]

This Saturday is our Last Week at Market!!!


tulips
  The sun feels good! It’s been nice to see plants that spend the winter in the ground sprouting up and doing well. With the mild winter that alternated snow and thaw, we weren’t sure how things would overwinter. It’s still unknown whether everything did well….our overwintered onions seem alive but their black plastic ground cover blew off during heavy winds mixed with thawed out soil. A bed of overwintered baby kale (never harvested) looks really nice and we’ll be harvesting from it soon. This year our biennial flowers were planted into beds that were pretty wet this winter….though bulbs […]

Spring Update on the Farm


overwintered kale
We’ll be back at the Dieppe Market this coming Saturday, April 9th. We’ve got lots of greens in our unheated tunnel with more ready to be planted in their spot. We’ve got some greens you may never have tried before like Mache (aka Corn Salad) and Miner’s Lettuce (aka Claytonia). We’ve also got the sweetest spinach you’ll ever eat, gorgeous kales, and bok choi. Can’t wait to see you at the Market! your farmers, Shannon and Bryan  

Back at Market April 9th!



Moncton farmer
Mission and Goals of the Broadfork Farmers We want to save the world. Transform the food system. Increase the health of people. Protect all the other species on this planet. Build soil for future generations. We do this by being farmers. By stewarding the land. By farming organically. We add nutrients to our soil that are needed for healthy human beings, not just growing plants. We seek out the coolest, most delicious varieties we can find from many seed sources – this isn’t what you’ll find in any grocery store. We use our knowledge of cooking, nutrition, and ecology to […]

Who is your Farmer?


Dieppe organic food
Bryan and I will be attending the Dieppe Market until the end of October….that means only 2 more weeks left for this year! We’re sad to say goodbye to our weekly visits with our wonderful customers and all our lovely fellow market vendors. But we’re already so excited for all the planning and preparations we’ll be doing this winter for next season! So, make sure you come on out and stock up before then. And, if you need some help with storing those veggies, check out the Vegetable Storage blog post I wrote a few years ago: Storing Your Veggies […]

Only 2 more weeks left at Market!


Right now, we’re planting (both direct-seeding like in the picture above and transplanting seedlings we’ve started in the greenhouse), weeding, mowing, preparing beds, covering crops with row cover, starting more seeds in the greenhouse for future plantings, harvesting and more. We’re basically trying to catch up to where we’d like to be at this time of year. The weather hasn’t made it easier. Our last frost was 2 weeks ago but last week it went down to 2 degrees Celsius and fields had frost just a 15 minute drive from us. We’ve got a beautiful cover crop of rye. It’s […]

Seasonal Snapshot: June 2015