Field work is winding down a little, and with the store now officially closed for the season, we are looking forward to 2-day weekends starting in November! We spent this past Saturday planting garlic, and this week we will focus on mulching the garlic, harvesting for the Late Fall CSA, and continuing field, greenhouse and barn clean-up. It sounds like a very manageable list, but since we sadly said goodbye to Dave last week, it is now down to Shaun and Rebecca helping us out, so we should be able to stay pretty busy!
We have 3 more Late Fall CSA pick-ups to go: November 2nd, 9th and 16th. Pick-ups are all Thursdays, 2pm - 7pm. Even if you're not a part of the Late Fall CSA, there is still a way to get some more Barrett's Mill Farm veggies before Thanksgiving. We are taking special orders for a selection of fall crops, and we have also added cranberries, mushrooms and eggs to the list. The cranberries are certified organic from Fresh Meadows Farm in Carver, MA. They were a big hit in the store this fall, so if you missed them because we sold out, here's your chance to get some! They can be frozen for later use, in case you want to order enough for beyond Thanksgiving. Mushrooms are from Fat Moon Farm in Westford, MA. It is hard to predict exactly which varieties will be available, but the possibilities are shiitake, oyster, lion's mane or chestnut! Also, eggs from Pete and Jen's Backyard Birds in Lincoln, MA are available for pre-order by the dozen. The veggies available for order are butternut squash, acorn squash, pie pumpkin, leeks, kale, carrots and beets. If there is something not listed that you are interested in, email us to check availability! Click here for an updated order form!
While veggies are available to pick-up November 2nd, 9th or 16th, the cranberries, mushrooms and eggs will only be available for pick-up Thursday, November 16th (the Thursday before Thanksgiving). Orders for cranberries, mushrooms and eggs must be placed by Friday, November 10th.