Saturday, October 27, 2007

End of Season

The cherry tomatoes are really gone now. The last frosts finally got them.

But the cold-tolerant plants like these beets are still flourishing. It
won't be long now, though, until everybody unanimously decide to finish up the growing season all together to store up energy for the next one.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Almost end of season, but not yet!

We will be at the farmers' markets this week, and next week. The farm is slowly coming to the end of the growing season.

With such a dry summer behind us, we are hoping that our irrigation system will be installed for next year!

Thank you so much for all your continued support! Come visit us at the stand or the markets these next two weeks as we still have delicious greens and lettuces available. See you there!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Fall Festival and Fundraiser

Mother nature bestowed us with lovely weather for our festivities this afternoon! After the rain and thunder and wind storm last night, we were left with crisp, clean air on the farm.

In the early afternoon, families, old friends, new friends, and generous customers started to arrive at the farm.

The children were treated to several hay rides, face painting, pumpkin hunt, and yummy treats. Three bands played fun music in the flower garden. Raffle prizes were displayed for those who may have been lucky.

Pumpkins, gourds, and greens adorned the farm stand, wagons and carts. We all enjoyed the company, the bounty, the beauty of the season. Thank you everyone for coming to the event! We hope you had a wonderful time! We appreciate your generosity, and your continued support for our small, organic farm!

More photos from the afternoon can be seen here.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Fall Festival

You are invited to our 1st annual
Fall Festival
Blue Heron Organic Farm!

Saturday, October 20, 2007
(rain date Sunday, October 21)


Live Music!
Family fun, Pumpkin and Gourd hunt!
Organic Produce
Yummy food
Best Raffles!
And much more!

Please bring your friends and families
and come celebrate fall with us!

All proceeds will go to our
irrigation fund

Monday, October 15, 2007

Garlic Planting

Fall is in the air. Our garlic seeds are in the soil. Before we know it, they will be shooting up, creating beautiful garlic scapes next spring. But for now, they will have a long winter's nap in our healthy, organic soil.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


There is an apiary on Blue Heron Organic Farm, home to the thousands of bees that feed on our flowers. The resulting honey is rich, dark, and delicious! You can come by to pick some up for your next cup of tea (on a cool autumn day).

Thursday, October 4, 2007


If you would like to be transported to the Southwest for a moment, please come visit our farm stand soon! You will find chili ristras hanging like curtains, making this October day very festive.

And yes, we still have raspberries, winter squashes, beautiful collards, kale, and rainbow swiss chard. This warm weather makes it feel like summer is here to stay, doesn't it?

Monday, October 1, 2007

Alice Waters at a farmers' market

The New York Times today has a great video of Alice Waters shopping at the Union Square Farmers' Market in New York City. She has been and still is the inspiration for the current thinking about food and how to pick and cook fresh produce.

We highly recommend that you watch this video! You might just be inspired enough to come visit our farm stand tomorrow at the Lexington Farmers' Market.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Local and Organic

A few people enjoyed picking their own raspberries today at the farm. There is something about the act of picking, and bringing your edible work home that is quite rewarding. Plus it just makes so much sense to get raspberries right here, near where you live versus buying a pint in a supermarket that came from Watsonville, California.

The raspberries here are just delicious, and the whole experience even sweeter. And remember, Blue Heron raspberries are organic!

Friday, September 28, 2007

Dry Flowers

Here is a bouquet of flowers ready to be dried. Though it rained last night (yeah!), the sun shown brightly on our farm this morning, allowing the moisture on the flowers and leaves to evaporate rather quickly. The beauty is that these flowers will last long after our farm entered hibernation, resting for the rest of the year.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Edible Flowers

Blue Heron has a labyrinth of flower garden. Several varieties of flowers grow here: sunflowers, snapdragons, cosmos, zinnias, and several edible flowers. These edible marigolds are surprisingly delicious. The yellow ones taste like oranges, and the orange ones more like tangerines.

They are beautiful in a salad made with Blue Heron lettuces, arugula, cherry tomatoes, turnips, carrots, and several other edible flowers (borage, nasturtium, to name a few). They all combine to make a salad almost too pretty to eat!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


These beautiful raspberries are ripening right now. Though not as prolific as they normally are on a wetter year, they are still delicious. You are welcome to visit the farm and pick your own raspberries before the season is over!

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Beatiful Day

Harold, a pet duck, came to visit our farm today. He was interested in the pumpkins and the gourds, remarking to us how beautiful they all were! The flowers in the labyrinth is having a revival from the frost as well. It was a remarkably beautiful fall day!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Gourds and Pumpkins

We did it! The display is up. The beautiful gourds and pumpkins are now ready for you at the farm stand in Lincoln, and we can't wait for you all to see it! Please stop by between 9-6 on Thurs-Sun, and of course you can come see us at the Lexington or Davis Sq. farmers' markets, too! These gorgeous fall harvests will make you happy, we promise!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Farm Art

As autumn approaches, the farm transforms from lush greens to art forms. Against the September Blue skies, the farm becomes a big art gallery full of displays of nature.
Soon we will have gourds and pumpkins available, so that you, too, can bring these pieces of art home!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Davis Sq. Market

Davis Square Farmers' Market draws a lot of crowd every Wednesday afternoon, and there is a good reason why! Lots of vendors bring their best produce, cheeses, oils, flowers, and baked goods. Our stand looked beautiful today with gourds, tomatoes, leeks, beets, onions, and some flowers that tolerated the frosty nights. We will be there until Hallowe'en, so stop by to say hello and pick up a few things for your Wednesday dinners!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Survived the frost

So nature only spared us one night. Ice covered a lot of the farm early this morning. Surprisingly, some flowers survived, so we made pretty bouquets for the Lexington Farmer's Market today. The hardier plants like the greens and beets and lettuces were okay as well. Let's hope for a few more warmer nights so the rest of the tomatoes get a chance to ripen!

Monday, September 17, 2007


We were spared by nature last night. Well, almost completely. Out of our 7 acres, only the hollow portion of it was affected by the cold night. Our gourds and pumpkins, harvested yesterday, are resting safely in the greenhouse.

So the greens, and even the tomatoes are still thriving. Make sure you come and get them soon!

Sunday, September 16, 2007


It's harvest season, no question about it. With a threat of the first frost tonight, we harvested pumpkins and gourds this morning, saving them from the (possibly) harsh night.

The farm was hopping today with old and new customers. They were happy to see a farm stand full of produce. Some of them spent some time in the flower labyrinth, making bouquets, and enjoying this most beautiful day.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Down time with the chickens

We have 6 hens at the farm. They are more like pets than anything else, each one with its own name. Gertrude is the lead of the pack, and quite a runner.

When we are not working on the farm, or helping our customers at the shed, we relax with the chickens!

Friday, September 14, 2007

Late Summer Berries

Asparagus berries against late summer blue sky. We are still harvesting away! Tomatoes are at their peak, the flowers are still blooming. Please come visit us at the farm stand and the farmer's markets in Lexington and Davis Square.