While still a work in progress, our self-serve farmstand at our farm at 186 High Rd. in Newbury is now open. Our hours are Wednesday- Friday noon-6 and Saturday and Sunday 10-6. Go thru the sliding glass doors under our cool wooden trellis and check out our awesome home grown, certified organic produce!
Our West Newbury farm stand will be opening this Thursday 3-6, Friday 2-6, and Saturday 10-6.
Hello everyone. I’m Denise. I started volunteering at New Harmony Farm in May. I’m new to farming. I’m new to gardening too. I’m sitting outside at home on my balcony right now listening to my Bob Dylan channel on Pandora and looking at my 25 containers of plants. Most are lined up in one row to catch the single 12 x 2 foot strip of sun that hits the balcony. And I’ve got a few additional pots rigged up to the railing. I’ve got 3 basil plants, one of which is slowly but surely getting eaten up … by what, I don’t know yet. I’ve got 2 tomato plants growing good, one of which is starting to look like it may be indeterminate … hmmmm, we’ll see how that goes! Then I’ve got some peppers, 2 other tomato seeds starting, and 4—yes four—zucchini plants coming up pretty good in 1—yes one—10 inch pot. I was quite proud of this … until I learned at New Harmony how huge individual zucchini plants get. So needless to say my garden to-do list includes thinning the zucchini down to 1 in the pot! I’ve got some plants for the Monarchs and other butterflies, like bee balm, blood flower, and yarrow. There’s kale, arugula, and spinach (that I direct seeded Memorial Day weekend!) and that are making it so far perhaps thanks to my pure will for them to make it. Some strawberries, mint, cilantro, dill, parsley, and chives. And about 5 pots of pretty flowering plants. Add a couple of old chairs and an old end table. A bunch of candles in tin cans, mason jars, and lanterns. Some Christmas tree lights. A sun plaque. And the wind chime I made years ago out of seashells and driftwood I’d collected from the beaches of the Outer Banks. Then top it all off with a well brewed Dylan station, and it’s a good life right now out in my balcony garden tonight. [click to continue…]