All posts by Elise Magnant

The 2020 season or “Produce in the Time of Covid-19”

“Rely on your community and your community comes through” was the hopeful refrain running through my mind last night as I fell asleep, accompanied by a dramatic swell of classical music that Kagen insists on currently playing in the background of our days.

Hello to all.  There’s really nothing to say about these unprecedented times that wouldn’t be an understatement. Despite the need to take some creative measures, our 2020 farming season is underway! Rest assured we are still planning on growing the same amount of quality produce and bedding seedlings as in years past. We are taking care to keep ourselves unexposed to Covid-19 and are especially grateful for the Plainfield Co-op’s curbside pickup of groceries service.  At this time we are not encouraging any visitors or volunteers on the farm property.

Our full Bedding Plant Sale will still be happening, albeit in a different format. As of now we are brainstorming some sort of no-contact “curbside” pickup system. A full list of offerings will be regularly updated on our website, orders will be placed by phone or email, and pickup of plants will be by appointment. We will continue to update everyone as we flush out the idea more fully.

On a brighter note, our spring spinach crop is looking lush in the hoophouses! You can find it for yourself (over the phone of course) at the Plainfield Co-op, along with our lettuce mix and, starting next week, cilantro!

Stay safe, Stay healthy, and Stay home! We are appreciating the simplicity of home cooked meals in the yurt, and continuing to enjoy the bounty of last years harvest (beans, beans, and more beans!) combined with the tender greens of spring.

We are so impressed and inspired by the way Vermont businesses and communities have acted so quickly and innovatively to adapt to this current reality. Be it the our educators adapting to new technologies, farmers and farmers markets coming up with safer ways to disseminate local products, or distilleries switching gears to produce much needed supplies. When the global or even national chain of supply begins to degrade, the resiliency of small community shines through.

We will continue to be in touch!

Kagen and Elise.

 

 

Mid Summer Update *Bulk Sale*

August is here, and so are the vegetables! Daily harvests are keeping us busy here at the farm, but we are doing our best to carve out time to slow down and enjoy this beautiful time of year.   We hope everyone else is finding time to do the same! Speaking of spare time… we are ready to start taking orders for summer bulk items to assist you with your canning/ freezing/ fermenting needs. We’ll list items and prices below. Also, sweet corn is ready! Find this ephemeral delight at the Plainfield Farmers Market for the next few weeks.

Bulk Items!

Basil, $30/bushel
Paste Tomatoes $2/lb.
Cucumbers $2/lb. (half bushel weighs ~10 lbs.) Specify pickling or full size
Hot peppers $3/lb. choose: Jalapeno, Poblano, Anaheim, Garden Salsa, Serrano, Hungarian Hot Wax, or a mix.
Juicing/Processing Carrots $0.50/# – oddly shaped. Great for juicing, baking, shredding, or even as a treat for your horses and goats!

As always, bulk sales are on a first call, first served basis. Orders can be picked up at the Plainfield Farmers Market on Friday evening, or at the farm by appointment. Thank you all for your support!

The Plant Sale is Winding Down

Hi All,

First, We’d like to say THANK YOU for everyone who has come out to visit the plant sale and offered your support by patronage or kind words of welcome and encouragement. We are beyond grateful to be a part of this community.

Second, I apologize for not replying to some of the comments on here, I hope any of you who had questions had them answered in some way. We will make an effort to keep a close eye on the website. but if you do not hear back you can email at kagendewey@gmail.com and we will surely receive it.

Third, This weekend will be the last weekend of regular plant sale hours. You are welcome to still come by but after Monday (6/11) we will begin planting out what we have leftover and our selection will be more limited.

Tomatoes in pots and 4 packs are now buy 2 get 1 free.

Stay tuned for an announcement about the Plainfield Farmers Market.