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 :: Tuesday, September 30 :: 9:37am
We have two big pieces of news this week. First, we are officially changing the name of the farm at the end of this year!
While many of you know this farm as Warren Farm, we’ve been in the slow process of changing it over to be known as Brasen Hill Farm. We didn’t want to make this switch too abrupt, since so many of you were close to the Warrens, and are used to the website and farm name for so many years now. However, at the tail end of our first full season on the farm, we’re excited to take more concrete steps towards the transition. As such, at the end of the year we’ll discontinue using the Warren Farm name, and when you receive the newsletter, it will come from Brasen Hill Farm. This also means that all sign ups for next years CSA will be done through the Brasen Hil Farm website (www.brasenhillfarm.com). That’s about all the changes that are really happening: as you all know, we’re still doing Christmas trees, hosting bird walks, and growing fruits and vegetables, with the additions of the CSA and our livestock. We’ve been so incredibly amazed by the welcome all of you have given us and we thank you so much for accepting us as new farmers in your community!
The second big piece of news this week is that CSA signs ups for 2015 are open!
We had such a great time with the CSA this year, as well as everyone else who came for vegetables and fruit. We’ll still have the normal retail sales available, exactly as we did this year, and we’re excited to allow folks to start signing up for their shares for next year. There will be some changes, such we’re adding a pick up on Thursdays, and we’re adding a smaller share size for individuals or families who have their own vegetable garden. And, our most exciting news, we’re instituting a sliding scale for payments so that our shares are accessible to more families in our community.
Other big news about the CSA? We want to add some variety to the shares for next year in the form of herbs and more interesting vegetables like tomatillos, celeriac, turnips, kohlrabi, fennel, and who even knows what else. Maybe some edamame? Maybe we’ll try our hands at sweet potatoes? If you have suggestions of favorite veggies you’d love us to grow, let us know! If you’re interested in purchasing a CSA share, please visit our website here, or come by the store.
This Week's Vegetables:
- Fresh Eggs: $5 /doz
- Homemade soap
- Handmade, local pottery, including mugs, bowls, jars, and plates
- Local maple syrup from right here in Barrington, NH