Our weekly farmstand offers the freshest vegetables you can buy in Westford. Harvested the day of the market, we pick only what we expect to sell. If we run out, you can take a walk to the field with us and harvest more.
The farmstand is open on Thursdays from 3:00 - 6:00pm. We opened in early May and will continue the weekly farmstand until we run out of vegetables. In 2012 that was on December 20th!
In addition to purchasing vegetables, you can take part in Emily Piper's weekly Farm Art programs. And give yourself some extra time to see the chickens or take a hike on the adjacent conservation land. Our farmstand celebrates the best of local food, outdoor living, and creativity, all in the context of the historic Meadowbrook Farm!
Check here for updates on produce availability and special events.
Weekly Farmstand Updates:
Yes, we will be open this Saturday! Selling greens from our hoophouse (lettuce, salad mix, baby spinach), a few herbs (cilantro & flat parsley), bulk carrots, butternut squash and honey. At left is a picture of lettuce in the hoophouse this week. Hours 10am - Noon. Family Nature Scavenger Hunt to be led by Lori Brazell from 10:30 - 11:30. Register ahead for $10/family, $12/family at the door.
Dec. 20th and we still have a nice selection of veggies for sale! We'll be open from 3:00 to 5:30. Red & Green lettuce, Salad Mix, Spinach, Kale (curly), Arugula, Red Mustard, Collard Greens, Bulk Carrots, Parsley, Oregano, Cilantro, Butternut & Acorn Squash, Garlic, Honey, Parsley Plants, Hakurei Turnips. Please send your order to email@example.com. Our kids craft will be writing & decorating notes for Rudolph to attach to a yummy carrot.
We're still harvesting weekly! Greens, squash, and root vegetables are fresh and seasonal in December in New England. Here's what we have this week: Red & green lettuce, Greens: Kale (curly, toscano), Arugula, Red Mustard, Collard Greens (small and tender), Brussel Sprouts (limited qty) , Green Onions, Rutabaga, Bulk Carrots, Herbs: Parsley, oregano, cilantro, Butternut & Acorn Squash (please pre-order for large quantities), Garlic, Honey, Parsley Plants
Do you have your
Thanksgiving menu planned? We hope it includes lots of Fat Moon
Veggies! If eating local takes precedence over tradition, you will
be enjoying pea shoots, kale, and arugula next Thursday! For the
'traditional' folks we can help you with winter squash and brussel
sprouts. And for the lucky ones who get to be guests while someone
else cooks, take a gift basket of Fat Moon produce or a jar of
honey to express your appreciation.
It is mid-November and we have two NEW items this week! Rutabaga and Collard Greens. While Collard Greens are typically associated with southern cooking and long cooking times, these are tender and small and cook quickly like chard.
Small Business Saturday: We're celebrating it this Saturday so you can eat local and buy local gifts. Come between 9am and Noon.
Mark your calendars and invite your friends for our annual Olde Fashioned Noel on Sunday, Dec. 9th. Wintery Hayrides, Caroling, Crafts, Shopping, & Cookies.
Please continue to email your orders so we harvest efficiently. This offer/request is extended to everyone at this time of year - FarmBucks and cash customers. Also, indicate if you will pick up your veggies on Thursday or Saturday. Some of you have discovered that we also take credit cards with a cool gadget on the smartphone!
Kids' Drop in Activity will be making Twig Frames. 3:30 - 4:30pm, $5
This week's harvest: Salad mix & lettuce, Greens: Kale (curly, red russian & toscano), Arugula, Mizuna & Red Mustard, Collard Greens (small and tender), Brussel Sprouts, Green Onions, Rutabaga, Kohlrabi (limited quantities), Carrots, Herbs: Parsley, chives, oregano, Cooking Pumpkins, Butternut & Acorn Squash, Pea Shoots & Pea Pods, Heirloom Apples , Garlic, Honey
Salad mix, lettuce, winter squash, pea pods, pea shoots, arugula, kale, chard, mizuna, mustard greens, broccoli, brussel sprouts, heirloom apples, carrots, leeks, green onions, parsley, cilantro, chives, oregano.
Farmstand hours are now 3:00 - 5:30. Everyone is invited to pre-order because it is getting too dark to pick veggies while you wait. Send orders to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Thursday.
Salad mix, lettuce, sweet potatoes, winter squash, pea pods, pea shoots, kale, arugula, mizuna, rainbow chard, mustard greens, heirloom tomatoes, broccoli, brussel sprouts, heirloom apples, carrots, leeks, kohlrabi, green onions. We'll have a Pumpkin Bakeoff at 5pm. Awards will be given to: Farmer's Choice, People's Choice, Baker's Choise (judged by Carmela Coughlan, owner of La Bella Dolce Bakery), Rotarians Choice (judged by representatives of the Westford Rotary). The dropin activity will be Punkin' Heads - decorating pumpkins.
New items this week: Sweet potatoes and purple yard long beans!
We'll have: FREE hot peppers! Bell peppers, pumpkins, squash, flowers (PYO), cabbage, herbs, green & purple beans, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, broccoli, garlic, honey, mustard greens, kale, mizuna, chard, lettuce, salad mix, arugula, and more!
The harvest is abundant
and beautiful! There are always a few surprises and today was no
exception! The biggest surprise was some of the eggplants have
grown to enormous sizes!
The kale, lettuce, and salad greens are thriving with the cool nights, so this week we encourage you to enjoy more kale! We'll give you a deal... buy two bunches for $5. We have both curly and flat red russian varieties. We'll give you the same deal on green beans!
The tomato harvest is improving. We have big, beautiful heirloom tomatoes, romas that make great sauce, and lots of cherry tomatoes for snacking. A note about the tomatoes - they don't all look great, but I think you might expect that.
When you combine organic production with heirloom varieties, they aren't beautiful, but they are delicious! I am only selling what I'd feed to my family and yes, you may occasionally need to cut out a blemish, but we think it is worth it!
The tromboncino squash plants are still producing very well. We'd like to finish harvesting/selling cabbage soon, so let us know if you want a head or two. We have red and green.
The rain has been
wonderful this week and the plants are responding. Our tomatoes are
growing past the height of our trellis and the watermelon plants
are vining everywhere! There are so many delicious things to eat
Today we picked squash blossoms and baby winter squash. Read below for more information about preparing these delicacies.
We've been telling you to skip the salad mix & lettuce, but not this week! The rain helped tremendously and we harvest a lot of salad mix (heavy on baby arugula) and lots of heads of big, crisp lettuce. Jamie sampled the lettuce and gave it a thumbs up!
Our tomatoes are finally ripening, so we'll have those along with a few melons.
We have lots of cabbage (small heads) and fairy tale eggplant today. Fairy tale eggplants are small, asian eggplants that are good stuffed.
Here's the full list of what we have this week: Salad Mix & Lettuce - tasting great after the rain, Squash Blossoms, Baby Winter Squash, Eggplant (lot of small, asian types), Zucchini & Summer Squash, Green beans, Broccoli, Carrot, Melons - cantalope & honeydew, Garlic, Kale, Peppers - hot , Cucumbers, Parsley, Basil, Chives & Oregano, Blossom Honey, Flowers - beautiful zinnias!, Tomatoes
Finally, the big day is
here! The Zucchini Bread Bakeoff! Join us at 5pm to
We'll have cucumbers, zucchini, squash, salad mix, chard, kale, eggplant, onions, green beans, broccoli, hot peppers, parsley, oregano, basil, chives, honey, flowers, carrots, cauliflower for sale.
We're nearing the peak of summer... just waiting for the tomatoes to ripen. This week we have salad mix, zucchini, summer squash, cucumbers, radishes, rainbow chard, kale, eggplant, onions, green beans, not peppers, herbs, and flowers. We'll be open from 3:00 to 6:00pm
What a beautiful morning
on the farm! The weather was perfect and the harvest was abundant!
We are setup near the gardens, but if the rain comes we'll move
everything into the Apple Shed (near where you park - come in the
storm door). And please come even if it rains!! We've already
This is our first week of lots of zucchini & summer squash - green, yellow & light green trombocino squash. We also have three varieties of cucumbers - regular, english, and lemon. The lemon cucumbers are small, round, yellow cucumbers that are delicious!
Every week we have some surprise and this week the surprise was how many carrots & beets were ready, so there are plenty of those. And kohlrabi.
We picked our first peppers today - some small jalapenos & hungarian wax (both hot) and some sweet pimentos.
We finally have enough radishes!! We should have enough for everyone... maybe even two bunches for each family!
The salad mix is doing better than expected this week and we harvested an entire bed of it, so we should have enough for everyone. Lettuce is still limited - don't expect much lettuce until September.
In addition to the above,
we have fresh flowers,herbs, garlic, chard, and kale.
Another bountiful harvest this morning! The hawk was watching us the whole time. Quite a noisy creature!
This week we will be open from 3 - 6 (we find most of you are home eating by 6, so there is no need for the later hours.) This week we have: salad mix, kale, chard, cucumbers, cabbage, arugula, green beans, fresh flowers, carrots, onions, zucchini, squash, oregano, parsley, basil, chives, garlic, kohlrabi, and edible flowers.
We're focused on root vegetables this week. More delicious carrots, the end of the potatoes, and the first harvest of garlic! Quick update this week: salad mix, lettuce, carrots, kale, rainbow chard, beets, kohlrabi, potatoes, pea pods, garlic, arugula, honey, parsley, basil, chives & oregano
Our way of celebrating July 4th is to offer you Red, White & Blue Potatoes! If you've never had a blue potato, here's your chance! They are blue inside & out. This is our first harvest of potatoes - we managed to get a few pounds without disturbing the plants and they are delicious! Because they are young potatoes, the skins are delicate and scratched. They should be eaten this week (don't stash them in your pantry and leave them for later...)
We'll also have our heads of leaf lettuce & salad mix. This week the new green in the salad mix is purslane. According to Prarielandcsa.org "Purslane has more beta-carotene than spinach, as well as high levels of magnesium and potassium. Historically it has been used as a remedy for arthritis and inflammation by European cultures. Chinese herbalists found similar benefits, using it in respiratory and circulatory function. Recently, it's been found that purslane has alpha linolenic acid, a type of omega-3 fatty acid. Researchers see evidence that these substances lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels as well as make the blood less likely to form clots. And, purslane has only 15 calories per 100 g portion." It is a succulent plant and will add a nice crunch and juiciness to the salad.
Finally, we're coming to the end of the pea pods. We had them as an appetizer for our July 4th cookout and one of our guests commented that they are the best tasting pea pods he has ever had - no doubt directly related to how fresh they are!
We also have kale (lots of it!), our first harvest of swiss chard, and we can pick arugula, parsley, and oregano if you want it.
Finally, we all know food tastes best when your home is beautiful, so take home a bunch of daisies for the table!
Farm Art this week is Van Gogh vegetable scenes! 4 - 5pm, $5.
Cabbage, Kale, Pea pods, Turnips (only 1), Honey
And... our very own carrots!!! They are delicious!!!
We were out at 6am to harvest before the heat. The salad mix was so fresh that we didn't rinse it - it is still moist with the morning dew. Here's what we have today: salad mix, leaf lettuce, kale, parsley, turnips, radishes, shell peas, and pea pods. We bought in some produce from Bear Hill Farm in Tyngsboro (picked fresh this morning), including: kohlrabi, beets, spinach & LOTS of garlic scapes! This is your week to stock up on garlic scapes if you want to freeze pesto!
Wow, things are growing! Our theme tonight is Kids Eat Free. If they find pea pods still on the plant, they can eat them. This is our first harvest of Red Russian Kale. We have: loads of pea pods, pea shoots, shell peas, lettuce (red & green mix), salad mix (with mustard greens arugula & other flavorful greens), radishes, herbs (parsley, oregano, thyme, lemon verbena), radishes, and turnips.
Today is our Grand Opening! We thought it would be Grand because last week we had lots of little lettuce seedlings and our first garlic scapes. We assumed all these things (and more!) would grow quickly all week yielding an abundant farmstand this week. Alas, since you are all watching the weather with us, you know that is has been cool and raining. So the rain has been great, but things haven’t grown with the cool weather. Being a farmer requires eternal optimism, so here’s to warm weather and an abundant harvest next week!
Our updated inventory: Lettuce (mix of red & green leaf), Pea pods, Parsley, Radishes, Pea shoots, Honey, Strawberry bags, And one bunch of garlic scapes (first come…)
Limited quantities of everything. We’ll be open till we sell out.
Emily Piper will be doing a fun project painting rock animals for your garden from 4 – 5pm. Bring the kids & $5 for this activity.
Wow, did we have a lot to harvest this week! The heat and rain are really helping things grow. This week we have:
Garlic scapes, pea pods, lettuce (red & green mix), salad mix, radishes, pea shoots, curly leaf parsley, flat leaf parsley, oregano, cilantro, basil plants, and strawberry bags.
The farmstand continues! We're still battling cutworms, so the selection is limited to pea shoots & salad greens.
During the season, we plan to grow a wide variety of crops, including:
Arugula, Basil, Beans,
Beets, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts,
Green & Red Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Sweet Corn, Blue Corn,
Cucumbers, Eggplant, Salad Greens, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Watermelon,
Honey Dew, Cantalope, Pac Choi, Parsnip, Onions, Garlic, Peas, Pea Shoots, Bell
Peppers, Hot Peppers, Red Potatoes, Blue Potatoes, Pumpkins, Winter Squash,
Zucchini, Radishes, Rutabaga, Spinach, Swiss Chard, Tomatoes, Turnips, Chives,
Broccoli Raab, Oregano, Cilantro, Parsley, Flowers
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