After 67 years in the Warren Family, Randy and Heather have sold the Warren Farm to Theodore Wiegand and Eleanor Kane.
Theo comes from generations of wheat farmers in Montana and Eleanor is originally from Massachusetts. They're moving to Barrington after farming in MA for three seasons, where most of their experience was in grassfed, organic animal husbandry and small scale, organic vegetable production. They're excited to continue the tradition of cut your own Christmas Trees, as well as expand the vegetable operation and offer grassfed goat and lamb, pasture raised pork, chickens, eggs, and Thanksgiving turkeys.
Posted by Eleanor Kane :: Tuesday, October 21 :: 7:36pm
This is our last week of the CSA, and therefore our normal store hours for the season. And what a season it’s been! When we moved here last year, we had a couple crops that Randy was kind enough to plant for us earlier in the summer, and we threw down some carrot, beet, and kale seeds, but other than that we didn’t have a ton of vegetables. We certainly got our fill over the last few months! We had a great time this year learning about the land, finding out what grows well and what doesn’t, and getting to know everyone who stopped by to pick up some fresh produce, meat, and eggs.
As we move into fall and winter, we’re running out of the variety we had up until now. We still have plenty for this coming week, but after Saturday we’ll close up shop until we open for Christmas Trees, starting November 22nd. That weekend and through Thanksgiving we’ll have a big bulk sale of the very last of our onions and potatoes, as well as any other crops that aren’t sold in the next few days. If you want to stock up on veggies for a holiday meal, that’s a great last chance for some farm produce!
But even though we won’t have the store open between Saturday and later in November, that doesn’t mean our hens will stop laying! They’re slowing down for the winter, but we’re still getting a couple dozen eggs every day. We’ll keep the store open for self-service eggs, based on the honor system. Come on in anytime, grab a dozen from the fridge, and leave $5 per dozen in cash or a check (made out to Brasen Hill Farm) in the mason jar on the counter. If there’s already change in it, feel free to break a ten or a twenty, but it’s probably a good idea to come with small bills. And – the most difficult part of your egg purchase –ignore whatever big brown eyes the dogs turn on you. If they’re out, leave them out, and if they’re in, leave them in.
We’ll be in touch later in the fall with details about Christmas Trees, as well as the exciting news that we’re buying some beef again, all 100% grassfed, which we’ll have for sale along with our lamb, goat, pork, and chicken. We’ve been out of steaks for a while now, but as of mid December, they’ll be back in stock! We’ll also send out a couple reminders about CSA sign ups for 2015 – it’s a great way to have fresh food in the house for the spring, summer, and fall and we’re looking forward to June already!!
For now, we’ll just say thank you for a wonderful season! We hope to see many of you this week for some delicious fall veggies, and if not then, then later for the holidays. These last few months have been exactly what we hoped for when we bought this farm last summer, and so much of that was having customers come every week to enjoy what we grew. We couldn’t do it without you all!
This Week's Vegetables:
- Brussell Sprouts
- Acorn Squash
- Butternut Squash
- Delicata Squash
- Swiss Chard
- Fresh Eggs: $5 /doz
- Homemade soap
- Handmade, local pottery, including mugs, bowls, jars, and plates
- Local maple syrup from right here in Barrington, NH