Long overdue, the raucous sound of those harbingers of New England spring:the frisky little Peeper Frogs filled the air last week. Their welcome chorus lets me know that the unseasonably cold weather is truly on the wane allowing our soils to dry and get our spring planting underway. JD plants GHAlong with the Peepers our beloved JD Hutchison-Maxwell has returned from his winter home in Puerto Rico where he works at the permaculture educational center Las Plenitud. JD continues to hone his permaculture skills and his knowledge will be put to good use as our Permaculture Manager for our two farms. He will be working on building our infrastructure and water systems and developing our perennial and fruit plantings while working with me and the rest of our wonderful farm team to grow the most delicious and healthy veggies we can.

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One of the many joys of the “off-season for vegetable farmers is perusing the stacks of seed catalogs and making our purchases for the upcoming growing season. Quality seeds are critical to growing quality crops and so all our seed is certified organic except for the few flower, unusual herbs and heirloom vegetables that are not available in organic certified. Even the cover crop seed we use to nourish the soil is all certified organic. Every year I swear I’ll reduce my number of varieties and every year,I do cull some varieties that did not do well for us. But alas, the artist in me cannot resist new tantalizing delicious and colorful varieties when I am “curating” my year’s selection of beautiful vegetables.Erin seeds 2014 Sooo, I’ve finished up cataloging and listing the over 450 varieties of herbs, flowers, vegetables, and melons that we will be offering this year for our organic certification records and now I am working on our planting schedule for the growing season. Some of the new varieties that CSA members can look forward too are Macomber and Eastham turnips, Red Ruffled Kale, Silver Slicer Cucumbers, Bear Paw Popcorn, Boston Marrow Squash, Chartenais Melons, Saltwort, Shirofumi Soybean (endame), Parisian Carrots (they are round), [click to continue…]

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Our New High Tunnel in Newbury is Finally Complete!

March 28, 2014

At 96′ x 30′ building our first high tunnel was quite a learning experience. Thanks to all the farm friends and family that gathered to help us. We were able to build the structure in November and early December but then had to wait over 3 long month to have the right conditions of minimal [...]

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Learn to Grow Delicious and Healthy Veggies with our 4 Season Organic and Nutrient Dense Gardening Workshop Series Beginning Saturday March 15 (Rescheduled from March 8)

February 27, 2014

New Harmony Farm is expanding our educational mission through new farm workshop offerings for 2014. Due to popular interest, Erin will be teaching Bionurtient Dense growing practices from soil prep to harvest with her “Organic Nutrient Dense Growing through the Seasons” series. “Organic Nutrient Dense Growing through the Seasons Winter – Seed Starting Nutrient Dense [...]

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Hints of Spring

February 24, 2014

As spring approaches energy is stirring at New Harmony Farm. Things are coming together well at our new field on High Road in Newbury. On Saturday it was warm and we worked to get the rapidly melting snow out of the newly built greenhouse. Deep pools of water had accumulated so we dug paths in [...]

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Now Enrolling for our 2014 Summer CSA

December 7, 2013

We are new taking new memberships applications for our 2014 Summer CSA.After using this summer to begin to prepare our soil at our new farm in Newbury, we are very excited about our potential for the 2014 growing season. We will be creating self-serve farm stands at both our Newbury and West Newbury locations next [...]

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The Cabbage That Got A-Weigh

October 25, 2013

Measuring over 3 1/2 feet wide, and with over 14 pounds of nutrient-dense white stems and shiny dark green leaves, this  head of bok choy cabbage is a crisp and flavorful reminder that sometimes the best thing you can do is just let something be. In a bed of Asian greens long since abandoned to [...]

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Still Want To Try Our Veggies This Year? Enroll now for our Fall Extension CSA and/or our Holiday Bulk Shares

October 9, 2013

Are you sorry you missed the chance to join our summer CSA this year? The good news is there are still two opportunities to start getting our deliciously fresh, and nutrient dense food through the end of the year. Firstly, there still shares available for our 5 week fall extension, that will run October 24th [...]

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Come on Down to Our West Newbury Farmstand

September 3, 2013

Thanks to the generosity of two of our dearest farm angels Tom McCrane and Farris Bennet, New Harmony Farm had a farm stand at 270 Main St.(across from the Food Mart) in West Newbury late August through September. Now that the Rocks’ Village bridge is open, the farmstand is back at our farm at 77 [...]

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We’ve Bought The Farm!

September 3, 2013

A bit of old news but very important. New Harmony Farm,LLC is expanding thanks to my new farm partner Niall Robinson. New Harmony Farm is now a two field, two family farm. Niall and his wife Katie bought Iron Moon Farm at 186 High Road earlier this summer. The farm will be leased to New [...]

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