csafarm Photos & Videos

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This Saturday, December 15th 1p-3p on the farm we will be selling our whole organic fed chicken, pastured eggs and a limited quantity of our grassfed beef samplers. Our freedom ranger chickens are a slower growing bird which gives you amazing flavor for whole roasting and that super nutritious bone broth. Our new batch of layer hens are really starting to ramp up production and the eggs are awesome! Whole birds are $6/lb. Eggs $8/dz. Beef samplers $150. Preorders are highly encouraged! Email us to reserve yours now!

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4 days ago

Redefining the word "wintergreen" ❄🌱

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4 days ago

Winter CSA Week 7: Tomatoes, kale, green lima butter beans, spinach, lettuce, collards, strawberry salad dressing, broccoli and apples. It has been a challenging fall and winter from a growing standpoint. Thank you for your commitment to eating local and for being patient as we navigated through adverse weather the past several months. Don’t forget you can now sign up for 2019 CSAs. Use the promo code BNVCSA2019 to receive a 5% discount for being a returning CSA customer. Offer expires 1/15/18. Thank your for your business! We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! #wintercsa #bushnvine #communitysupportedagriculture #mycsabox #csafarm

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1 week ago

Snow? Meanwhile this kale is hiding out under a frost cloth inside the cold frame out at @saginawmeadows

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1 week ago

The kale is extra cozy now hiding under a blanket waiting to be picked throughout the winter months ahead ❄❄❄

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Many of our CSA members are raising kids. My kids are 7 & 9, and Kati & Jason have a 1 & 3 year old, so raising kiddos is the #1 thing we do besides raising veggies. I get a lot of questions about whether or not my kids actually EAT the veggies we grow, and really the answer is largely a heck “yes”! I won’t pretend for a second not to have the same struggles that all parents seem to have- dealing with picky toddlers, kids who just want to eat mac n cheese, kids going through food fads. And they don’t eat every veggie every week. We experience all of that. But I am convinced that CONSISTENT exposure to local, nutrient-dense veggies makes a key positive difference in my kids growing relationship with food. If it weren’t for my CSA share, I don’t know that I’d have the guts to buy different kinds of greens each week to see if my kids will eat them- but I now find myself surprised when they insist they like chard or spinach or when they reach for seconds of cabbage. If it weren’t for my CSA share, I’m not sure if my kids would have such an affinity for raw green beans, carrots and peas. I’m not sure if they would even know that ground cherries are a fruit, or if they’d know to take advantage of the short window in which local melons are ripe. If it weren’t for my CSA share, I don’t know if they’d love purple potatoes or if they’d ever try pea shoots. I know I’m biased as the farmer here, but I’m also a consumer of a CSA share, and it’s made a big difference in what I eat and cook and share with my family. And as a mom with a tight budget, I encourage all the people interested in joining the CSA to consider investing in it now- to save 10% on the cost of your share, while helping us afford all of the seeds and supplies we need to grow your veggies next season. (Use coupon code “earlybird” at checkout when paying in full- offer ends Dec 31!!). We are proud of what we grow and share with our members and would love to share the harvests with you next season. 📸throwback to 2013’s farmkid and green beans

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A little #fbf to farmer Rebecca all sorts of giddy over one of last July’s #manygracesflowershare distributions, and also an announcement about our 2019 season: we are *so* excited to announce that @shareroasters in Amherst will be one of our new Western MA pick up locations for the coming season! We are so excited to begin dropping bouquets off in their beautiful new space next year (not to mention drinking their delicious coffee all season long)! Flower Share sign-ups are open on our website, and flower shares make wonderful holiday gifts for that flower lover on your list. We hope you (or your loved one) will join us! . . #manygraces2018 #csafarm #communitysupportedagriculture #julybouquets #buylocal #slowflowers #organicfarming #grownnotflown #organicflowers #flowercsa #sunflowers #giftideas #farmerflorist

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This weekend we're writing out our 2019 seeding schedule along with bookmarking new varieties we want to try from @johnnys_seeds. We love this brief "off-season" because we always have high hopes for the following growing year and love a clean slate. Also-- I'm super grateful we're still able to harvest beets (and other root veggies) this late into the season. This photo was from last spring and makes me very excited to fill the hoophouses with early season crops in the not so distance future!! Ready or not, 2019 here we come 👊🏼 Photo credit to my girl @kateschwag . . . #dishingupthedirt #LocalThirty #knowyourfarmer #iamamodernfarmer #LocalFoodFirst #locavore #organicfarming #CSA #CSAFarm

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A little bit of a different perspective. Amazed to see the hardiness of Brussel Sprouts, still thriving. Also, any beekeepers out there have a problem with skunks getting after the bees? What do you do??? #csafarm #homestead #beekeeping #growyourownfood

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Good news!!! We’ve doubled our Winter CSA Veggie Box members & Christmas Box donations to Good Samaritan’s Food Pantry in the past few days!!! I’m excited to say that we’re able to spread the love by purchasing items from fellow farmers to offer members either in the share or for add-ons. We’re sending beautiful local Veggie Boxes & Pastured Pork to families all over northern Michigan starting the week of December 9th. Sign-up ASAP because we are almost full! (Deadline is Sunday, but the store opens Friday and people who are already members get first-dibs on limited items for switch-outs and add-ons.) If you want the most delicious, nutritious local farm-fare north of the 45th parallel, hit the link in our bio. Yummy recipes and storage tips in EVERY box. (Think Blue Apron... but purchasing from local farmers you know, can talk to, and care about your health & well-being.) ALSO: Gift options available for people who’d love to support us, but don’t live here year round. 😊 Our community is AWESOME. You buy local, friend farmers and support organic farming in northern Michigan. We love you and thank you for choosing to eat our food, supporting us and helping us to be sustainable year-round. :”) 💕 Many options and pick-up sites available. Buy all 3 months Veggie Boxes and save $30! Even if you're not here in the Winter, or would rather shop at the market, you can gift a Christmas Veggie Box, beautiful market bag, gift certificate, hand-crafted pottery or pretty calendar. EVERY purchase helps us and other farmers up here thrive in the winter, and for that, we’re grateful! 😊 - Andrea, Ryan & family, Partners in Life and Farming here at Providence Organic Farm

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I’ll be coming at you with my 6 favorite bread recipes, along with video tutorials and techniques. I hope to roll out 1 recipe per week. I hope you will come alongside me and have some fun making bread. Matthew 6:11 “give us this day, our daily bread...” #growyourownfood #homestead #csafarm #kingarthurflour #breadmaking

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1 week ago

Want to work on an organic veg & herb farm that’s not too far from the city? Do you want your work to have an impact? Help us grow (literal) TONS of organic veggies for our community. Learn how to grow delicious and nutritious veggies on a small scale. Learn how we grow without owning land, and real ideas on how you could do the same. Learn how to grow really great & healthy seedlings. Learn how to manage soil, pests, use hand tools and tractors. Learn how to grow for amazing CSA members (the coolest people around) and for the absolute best Chefs in the region. Learn how to grow fantastic herbs. See how we juggle farming and raising kids. All with regular hours and no weekends! And all our workers bring home a CSA share! Apply on our website, www.moonvalleyfarm.net. We can’t wait to farm with you in 2019!!

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I haven’t cut anything out completely but I choose to limit bread. I’m a breadaholic (is that a thing?) and don’t trust myself. But i made an easy flatbread recipe and loaded it with sliced pears, arugula, tomatoes, roasted beets and a little goat cheese and prosciutto. All the veggies are from my farm CSA. Next time I’ll pile on the arugula & maybe add a little truffle oil. It’s gotta taste good or it’s very difficult to stick to. Flatbread Recipe 1 cup whole wheat flour 1.25 teaspoons baking powder Dash of salt 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley 3/4 cup Greek yogurt- i used fat free I mixed it all, let it rest 15 minutes, cut into 6 pieces, roll it out and put in a hot pan (no oil needed) cook 2 minutes each side. .. #healthyfood #healthyrecipes #gettingfit #weightlosstransformation #weightlossjourney #csafarm #eatyourveggies

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🎁 Today in “Bribery Works”... yesterday I ran a 5k after doing no actual training for 8 weeks because my knees are the spawn of something cruel. So yes, I let myself open a running bribe for the first time since October 1st. 🥓 For those of you who don’t speak French, the t-shirt says ‘Bacon makes everything more interesting’. (Sorry veggies and vegans, this lady is an unapologetic omnivore. I did try to be vegan when I was 19-21, but I got horribly ill despite trying so hard to have a balanced diet and get everything I needed. Some bodies just need dairy and wacktonnes of vitamin B12. My doctors literally told me it was start eating meat again or risk organ failure in a few years.) 🐖🐄 We get our amazing pork and beef from @kinburnfarms , a small family farm run by the fearless and incredible Katrina Anderson. If you’re near Ottawa, and you want the best bacon you have EVER tasted? Her pigs are the happiest in life and the tastiest in their afterlife! #csafarm #bacon #briberyworks #runningmotivation

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2 weeks ago

Still sharing produce... potatoes (harvested almost four months ago!) and winter squash I've had stashed away in a cool, dark spot along with fresh-picked kale (see my previous post.) Our dining room table works just fine for this at this time of year!

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2 weeks ago

I'll just put the kale I harvested here in the snow to keep it cool 😃

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2 weeks ago

Kale harvest out at Saginaw Meadows... a few inches of snow doesn't mean much at a four season farm!

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2 weeks ago

There may be snow on the ground... but not on the kale!

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2 weeks ago

Earlier this year, we made a farm to-do list to keep us on track. This week, we crossed off the very last thing on that list and we could not be more excited! Our farm has grown so much, even since the beginning of last spring, and we can’t wait to see what the next season has in store for us! • Interested in enjoying the fruits of our labor? Join our CSA! Along with increasing our number of available shares for 2019, we will also be offering a wider variety of tasty produce! • • • #farmstuff #farm #farming #farmer #agriculture #farmlife #farmsofinstagram #smallscalefarming #honeoyefallsny #rochesterny #rochesterfarms #plantingstuff #csa #harvest #shoplocal #farmersmarket #keepitnatural #knowfarmsknowfood #csafarm #csafarmer #supportlocalfarmers #supportlocalfarms #farms #farm365 #farmerlife

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2 weeks ago

“Peaceful living” means a balance between taking and giving. This year, We were able to plant 60 trees that made it to work yet (I had quite a few saplings succumb to deer and the elements). Check out southfarthingsfurrows.com and navigate to the blog section to read “the best time to plant a tree.” Who out there is going with the real Christmas tree and who likes to go with the fake variety?? #homestead #csafarm #growyourownfood #flowerfarmer

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Reproduction season! We brought Orion the ram back to the farm today to start making lambies. The flock-mind was highly intrigued and observed closely while Orion engaged in mutual butt-sniffing with Milly. This is all to say: there will be lambs in the spring, and lots of meat in the fall. If you're interested, we'd love it if you'd reserve your lamb (or pig, or CSA share) now, so we can craft our production plan! (No commitment or payment necessary--we just want your name on a list.)

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3 weeks ago

Celebrating with a little harvest today out at @saginawmeadows... it was 17°F this morning! Always thankful for the miracles of nature. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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Celebrating with a little harvest today... it was 17°F this morning! Always thankful for the miracles of nature. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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Jorddekke må til, jorden skal helst ikke ligge bar gjennom vinteren. Det er vanlig å bruke halm til dette, men på vestlandet er det dårlig med det. Så vi bruker gammelt surfor. Tung jobb! På restene av potetåkeren har vi i år sådd en blanding av høstrug og lodnevikke som har vokst fint til tross for kalde og våte høstdager. Spennende å se på graden av overvintring. Et levende vinterdekke som dette holder på næringen i jorden. #bærekraftigjordbruk #jorddekke #fangvekster #høstrug #levendejord #matjord #grønnsaksdyrking #regenerativeagriculture #økologiskhagebruk #dyrkvestlandet #dyrkselv #ulvikandelslandbruk #csafarm

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Thank you @jeanmartinfortier and Maude-Hélène for an inspiring talk at @baestcph They are a huge inspiration to me the last couple of years. We talked about profitability being a small scale grower in Scandinavia with the same prizes they get at market in Canada, but with our much higher wages here. When we did the calculations, I can’t make the same profits they do. If any. We need to educate our customers that good food cost more money. When the old farmers retire and we, the new buy their farms, we can’t keep the same low prices because our expenses will be higher. Right now I’m looking at stacking enterprises onto the production like events and a restaurant to make it economically viable. If you, or someone you know wants to join me and my pursuit in making small farming economically viable, outside Copenhagen, please contact me! :) . . . #andelsjordbruk #andelsgård #andelshaver #folkefarm #marketgarden #csa #csafarm #grøntsager #økogrønt #øko #marketstylecsa #smallscalefarming #smallscalegardening #gardening #veggies #organicveggies #økologi #gladbonde

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4 weeks ago

Added some leaf mulch to one of my #nodig beds. I will be planting Gladiolus here in the spring. @southfarthingsfurrows I try to use a variety of techniques that increase soil health. In addition to an extensive use of cover crops, I have added thousands of pounds of compost, manure, Wood chips, leaf mulch and straw to the soil. And this was just in year 1. #homestead #csafarm #growyourownfood

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