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 :: Monday, September 15 :: 3:46pm
Theo and I looked at the other day and were obviously both thinking the same thing: Why does it feel like June around here?? Sure, in a lot of ways it doesn’t, since it’s suddenly freezing cold and we’re trying to find our warm socks, and there’s no bugs buzzing around our heads while we work, and it’s getting dark so early in the evening that working late into the night is proving to be a problem unless we’re going to get out flashlights. The other morning we woke up early for harvest and I found myself turning on a lamp so that I could see to make coffee and that was a stark reminder that summer really has turned the corner to fall.
But as much as it’s not June, the middle of September holds a lot of the same frenetic pace. We have the mirror image of the push to get everything seeded after the last frost of the season, which is a race to get everything harvested before we lose crops to the cold. Some things will get better after a frost or two, like the brussel sprouts and cabbages and kale, but other things we’ll be waving a fond goodbye to, such as the tomatoes and peppers. It’s such a bittersweet time on the farm, since the tail end of season carries such satisfaction with it, but like I said last week, I’m still a bit sad to see summer go and with it, so much fresh food. The good news is that pretty much everything that needs to be harvested is harvested, and our attic, greenhouse, and back of the farm store are each brimming with storage crops. Onions drying, beans waiting to be shelled, pumpkins curing, and potatoes sitting in loose dirt in crates is a happy sight after a summer spent tending them in the fields, and the advent of delicious fall food tempers the farewell we’re starting to bid to the height of the summer vegetable bounty.
In anticipation of the cooler weather we have coming up, as well as the fact that tomato season has largely passed us by, we are offering pick your own tomatoes on Wednesday and Saturday. If you want a large quantity of tomatoes, either green or red, to put up for the winter, now’s your chance. They’ll mostly be seconds as we’ll still harvest some of the nicer looking ones for the store, but there’s plenty out there that will be great to take home. The price is $2.00/lb for under 20 lbs, and $1.50/lb over 20 lbs. Please stop by the farm store before heading out into the field so that we can check in with you and just so you know ahead of time, it’s pretty weedy out there!
This Weeks' Vegetables:
Other Available Products
- Fresh Eggs: $5 /doz
- Homemade soap
- Handmade, local pottery, including mugs, bowls, jars, and plates
- Local maple syrup from right here in Barrington, NH