What we grow
At Barrett's Mill Farm, we grow over 50 types of vegetables, fruit and flowers on 15 acres of the historic McGrath Farmstead. Most of what we grow is Certified Organic, but we do grow a few crops in a field that was not managed organically before we began using it. These crops are still grown using organic methods, but they are labeled as Transitional in 2018. The 2018 season will be our third season managing this field organically, which means that we will be eligible to apply for organic certification on this field in 2019. For more information about our growing practices, click the button below.
Certified Organic: Asparagus, arugula, string beans, beets, bok choy, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, Napa cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, celeriac, collard greens, edamame, eggplant, fennel, garlic, garlic scapes, herbs (basil, cilantro, dill, oregano, parsley, thyme), kale, kohlrabi, head lettuce, cut lettuce mix, shelling peas, snow peas, sugar snap peas, hot peppers, sweet peppers, popcorn, radishes, rutabaga, scallions, shallots, spinach, sweet potatoes swiss chard, tomatillos, cherry tomatoes, heirloom and slicing tomatoes, turnips.
Transitional in 2018: slicing and pickling cucumbers, leeks, fresh onions, storage onions, potatoes, pie pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, zucchini. (Our transitional crops are grown using organic methods, but they are grown in a field that is not yet certified organic. It takes 3 years of organic management before a field is eligible to be certified. This field will be eligible to be certified organic in 2019).
Certified Organic: Blueberries, cantaloupe, gooseberries, husk cherries, rhubarb, strawberries
Transitional in 2018: Watermelon. (Our transitional crops are grown using organic methods, but they are grown in a field that is not yet certified organic. It takes 3 years of organic management before a field is eligible to be certified. This field will be eligible to be certified organic in 2019).
Certified Organic: Amaranth, ammi, bachelor buttons, celosia, cosmos, craspedia, echinacea, gomphrena, orlaya, rudbeckia, salvia, snapdragons, statice, strawflower, sunflowers, sweet Annie, sweet William, tithonia, verbena, yarrow and zinnias.
**Certain items like asparagus, blueberries, gooseberries and rhubarb are not a part of the Vegetable CSA, but members are welcome to use their Barrett's Bucks credit to purchase these items when available in the store.