When I'm not working at Cricket Creek, one of the things I like to do best is visit other farms. I believe it is important to be constantly exposing myself to other systems, infrastructure, equipment, marketing strategies, etc. Not only is it important, but it is fun and … [Read more...] about Visiting East Mountain Farm
A blanket of deep white snow makes winter emotionally official. It is lovely and it is harsh. When the night temperatures dip down into the single digits and everything is covered in thick snow, some things change on the farm. Our cows are eating stored forage that we … [Read more...] about A farm in winter.
This week I paid a visit to GammelGarden, a microcreamery in the truest sense. Stina Kutzer, with help from her sister Marta Willett, work dairy magic with a herd of 6 Jerseys and 1 Guernsey girl. They churn out delicious cultured butter, with enough quality flavor that at … [Read more...] about GammelGarden visit – by Paul Lawler
A wonderful part of farming in New England is the changing of the seasons. There are four distinct periods of time and with the official end of summer, another transition is upon us. In fitting fashion we baled our final cut of hay on the last day of summer and the weather has … [Read more...] about The end is nigh, and then it starts again….
I’ve always enjoyed visiting farmer’s markets in whatever cities I have lived in… I’ve visited some wonderful markets in Cincinnati, Chicago, Boston and most recently Cambridge and Somerville, MA. I would wander through these markets, and see if anything exciting would jump out … [Read more...] about Market Thoughts – by Jenni Logan