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Barre Farmers’ Market Begins Tomorrow!

The Barre Farmers’ Market begins tomorrow!  The market goes from 3-6:30pm, rain or shine… so bring an umbrella to ward off these showers!  It’s downtown in City Hall Park, right in front of the Opera House.  Come out to meet all the vendors and scope out our products!

tender lettuce!

Littlewood Farm will bring yummy spring greens: lettuce and baby spinach, braising greens and bunched mustards, bunched arugula and cilantro; as well as asparagus and rhubarb, organic dry black beans, and a selection of our organic plant seedlings. The black beans are a really exciting product for me; if you’ve never had “fresh” dried beans, then you’re in for a treat.  They cook up much faster than store-bought dried beans but it’s the taste that really highlights the difference.  They are incredibly creamy and rich!  This year we’re going to be growing a couple different varieties of dry beans and a variety of garbanzos.  I’ll update you on their progress as the season goes on.  For now, we have some gorgeous black beans that Joey grew last year on the farm and we’ll be bringing them to market in 2-cup containers.

2 cups dried beans = 6 cups cooked beans

We hope to see you there!

 

 

Great weekend

Our first weekend of the Seedling Sale went fabulously, thanks to all the great gardening folks who came out to the farm!  Justin and I enjoyed meeting members of the community and it was great to see people getting excited about all the veggies.  Some especially popular plants were Sun Gold cherry tomatoes, Gourmet sweet peppers, mixed-pack eggplants, and brussels sprouts.  We still have lots of everything!  Remember that Littlewood has lots of warm-loving seedlings like melons, winter squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplant and peppers for planting in your gardens later in May (or June, if you’re very cautious!)  Some of these were just popping out last weekend; they’ll be perfect for planting time!

We’re open:

Wednesday – Friday, 4pm-6pm

Saturday – Sunday, 9am-2pm

You can also give us a call if these times don’t work for you and we’ll make sure to have someone around when you come.  Or you can just swing on by!

Thanks, folks!

on the plant horizon

 

 

 

Seedling Sale Begins Saturday, May 12!

SEEDLING SALE:

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Hours:

Wednesday-Friday, 4-6pm

Saturdays and Sundays, 9am – 2pm

also by chance or appointment

Heirloom and hybrid tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, eggplants, rainbow chard, kales, brussels sprouts, red and green cabbage, broccoli, onions, muskmelons and watermelons, squash, herbs, hanging flower baskets, annual flowers…and more!

For descriptions of our eggplant, melon, tomato and pepper varieties, click “2012 Seedling Sale Varieties”.

See you at the farm!


Vendors at the Barre Farmers’ Market!

The great folks at the Barre Farmers’ Market have listed their 2012 vendors.  Check out the fabulous diversity of producers and our wares:

Amanda Peyerl~Pottery and Honey Products
Barre Congregational Church~Crafts
Creative Indulgence Hand painted crafts and baked goods
Creamery Meadow Farm~Produce
Ella Hilton VanOsdall~ Jewelry
Flora/Fauna Shee Grazers~ Wool Products
Graze and Gaze Farm~Meats
Garden of Seven Gables~ soaps and herbal oils
Highland Garden~ Plants and Annuals
Hot Tamale~Tamales, Tacos and Burritos
Kristin Ferry~ Breads and Rolls
Lepage Farm~ Produce
Lightfoot Farm~ Dried flowers crafts
Littlewood Farm~ Produce
Mint Magic~Mint cookies and brownies
Single Gate Farm~ Produce, flowers, crafts
Taproot Consulting~Herbal teas and tinctures
Woodchuck Hollow Farm~ Produce

Don’t forgot, the first market is:

May 16th, 3 – 6:30pm, at City Hall Park in Barre!

Spring at Littlewood 2012

baby head lettuce

You wouldn’t know it from the forecast for this weekend but spring is in full-swing at Littlewood. Two greenhouses are full of plant starts, two more of salad greens, peas, carrots and beets are in the field and the rhubarb and asparagus are leaping up!  Once this bout of 20-degree weather is over, we’ll be in May!

This year at Littlewood, two co-managers, Justin and Ansel, have joined with Joe for the new season.  We’ll be bringing Littlewood’s organic produce to Farmers’ Markets in Plainfield and Barre, making deliveries to Hunger Mountain and the Plainfield co-ops, updating this blog with farm goings-on, and getting our hands nice and dirty in the fields.   We started farming in Maine and have traveled steadily westward over the past couple years.You’ll be sure to meet one or both of us when you visit the farm or the Farmers’ Markets.  We’re looking forward to having a great season and getting to know this Central VT community!

Here’s some Very Important Dates for the Spring:

May 16:  First market of the season in Barre!

June 1:  First market of the season in Plainfield!

Dates for our Spring Seedling Sale are forthcoming!