Saturday, July 5, 2008
There is nothing like fresh cut flowers. At Blue Heron, we grow several varieties of edible flowers as well as annuals and perennials that make beautiful bouquets. The labyrinth of flower garden is magical in itself. You have got to experience it yourself if you can!
Friday, July 4, 2008
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Saturday, June 21, 2008
The peas are almost ready for picking! Though it will still be a few more weeks before the potatoes are ready, they are getting bigger and giving out beautiful purple flowers.
We hope that you are enjoying the summer, and don't forget to stop by the farmstand or the farmers' markets for fresh produce!
Thursday, June 19, 2008
With the rain and warmth we have had in the recent weeks, the farm is growing so fast! We are at the farmers' markets now with fresh organic produce, and the farmstand is open on Thursday-Sunday from 9-6! We hope to see you soon!
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Hey Farmer Ellery!
Thanks for donating rhubarb for the cooking class with youth from Spontaneous Celebrations at Haley House. We made a delicious crumble as part of the '"cooking local' meal I made with them. For many it was their first time eating rhubarb. Here is a photo of them listening intently to my 'ode to rhubarb' commentary.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
We had our annual Organic Plant Sale this weekend, and there will be another one next weekend as well with even more varieties to choose from. In addition, our delicious organic rhubarb is now ready to be turned into pies and crisps. See you at the farm!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Friday, May 2, 2008
Many things have been transplanted from the greenhouse, into the ground now: spinach, lettuce, peas, beans. Garlic is sprouting, potatoes are in... Spring is in full swing!
Our annual plant sale is coming up in two weekends. Stay tuned for more information.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
It was an exciting day on the farm! The weather could not have been better, and we took advantage of it by planting hundreds of pounds of potatoes (all by hand)!
Though the trees surrounding the conservation land are still bare, Spring is really here to stay. Pea shoots are emerging from the ground, rhubarb and asparagus are sprouting at an incredible rate, and bird life is back.
The NestCheck out this Killdeer's nest we found on the old gourd field today! Also known as a Plover, this bird has a unique way of deterring its predator from its nest. When threatened, the Killdeer will pretend to be injured, and move away from the nest to lure the predator in the wrong direction. This happened today when we unknowingly walked close to the nest during our potato planting session. The Killdeer made such a ruckus and walked around the perimeter of the field that it took us a while to actually locate the nest. The bird was also successful in calling its partner to come back and help in the defense. Quite a remarkable show we saw.
We will keep our eye on these eggs and report of the hatchings!
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Slowly the farm is waking up from a long winter's nap. The garlic we planted in the fall is shooting up sprouts. The rhubarb is starting to poke up from the ground. The greenhouse is warm and cozy, growing baby onions, and beets and many more to come. Stay tuned for updates on life on the farm in the Spring time!