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Abundance

September is a rewarding month.  We are picking more or less non stop, to keep up with the demand for our produce.  The red, yellow and orange sweet peppers are a particularly satisfying crop to harvest.    If you are … Continue reading

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Solar Open House on the Farm on Wednesday, August 21st, 5 to 7 PM

All are welcome here at Littlewood Farm for an open house to share our excitement over the installation of solar panels to generate all the electricity for the farm.  We will have a  presentation by folks from the Sun Common, … Continue reading

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Post Lamas Bliss

Now that we’re well past Lamas day it feels like things are changing quickly on the farm.  A lot of tension has left, the list of things to do that grew twice as fast as we could do them has … Continue reading

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The Greatest Summer Vegetables Coming Into Season Right Now

Finally, the wait is over.  Cherry tomatoes have arrived and the bigger varieties are coming on fast.  Eggplants are ripe and the first peppers are ready to be savored–not just the green peppers, but based on the refried beans I … Continue reading

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No pick-your-own strawberries this year

Sorry folks, very very sadly Littlewood has no pick-your-own strawberries this year.  We just have barely enough for ourselves, but are looking into the possibility of selling wholesale next year.

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The Allis-Chalmers Model G

Last week we used my favorite, and probably the best tractor at Littlewood, the Allis-Chalmers Model G.  The G’s engine is in the rear, giving it a fast, Thunder Road look.  It only weighs 1,285 pounds, making it super light as far as … Continue reading

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End of the Plant Sale

The first weeks of June always feel like a big push on the farm.  We were grateful to have some extra hands to help us get corn, squash, melons, tomatoes, and peppers in the ground.  All the transplants are certainly enjoying … Continue reading

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Hot week, rainy week, busy week

Things are moving along quickly as always at Littlewood.  One hot sunburned week runs into a rainy week.  The plum blossoms become all we can think about and then just blow away.  The wind in one day cracks a plum limb clear off, felling a tree … Continue reading

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Announcing The Spring Plant Sale – Opening Saturday May 11

Happy spring, its been a long wait here in Plainfield.  With temperatures this week staying very nice in the day and above freezing at night, Emily and I are happy to reclaim a few hours in our days by not … Continue reading

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Spring has arrived at Littlewood!

Spring has finally started creeping in on Littlewood Farm.  Along with the geese returning our way, the slow-arriving vernal weather has brought Emily and Pete back from their migratory California experience to join the farm.  This week we’ve been very … Continue reading

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