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Posted 4/30/2014 8:16am by Eleanor Kane.

Hi Folks,  

So many exciting things have been happening at the farm these past few weeks!  The sheep and goats are waiting to get out on pasture any day now, the pigs have been busy exploring the woods, and we’re in the process of moving the chicks from the brooder out into their chicken tractors so that they can get some fresh grass.  We also planted all of our onions out, and today we’re looking forward to getting some lettuce in the ground, as well as some peas, beets and carrots.  

In the meantime, we have plenty of kale and lettuce from the greenhouse, as well as eggs that our chickens have been busy laying. That means we’ll be open:

Saturday, May 3rd from 10am to 4pm with greens, eggs, chicken, pork, goat and beef.  We’ll also have our old staples such as maple syrup and soap for sale.  

We have CSA shares still available, so if you’re interested in purchasing one it’s a great opportunity to stop by and ask some questions!  

For CSA members, we’re planning to have the first pickup on Wednesday, June 4th and Saturday, June 7th.   

We hope to see many of you this Saturday and throughout the rest of the season!  

Eleanor and Theo

Posted 3/16/2014 12:24pm by Eleanor Kane.

It might be cold and windy outside, but we've turned our attention to spring and couldn't be more excited!  We have lettuce and onion seedlings started and in just a few weeks we'll be seeding tomatoes, eggplants, and peppers - a bit hard to believe with all this snow on the ground!  Other signs of spring are everywhere on the farm, from the lambs playing in the barn, to the week-old piglets, to daffodils slowly peeking through the snow and ice.  Theo and I are thrilled to be gearing up for our first growing season here at Warren Farm with a lot of new things among some old favorites.

On that list is another bird walk, scheduled for the morning of May 31st (more details to come), the continuation of homemade soap, which we've been plugging away at, and fresh asparagus and rhubarb, though both of those seem quite far off when I look out the window.  

We'll keep everyone updated as to when we'll start having regular store hours again.  As for now, if you'd like to stop by please give us a call at (603) 868 2001 or email us at eleanor@brasenhillfarm.com.  We have fresh eggs, pork, chicken, goat, and grassfed beef in stock, and in a couple weeks we'll have lettuce and kale.

We still have a few CSA shares available for those of you who are interested.  It's a great way to support us as a small, local farm, and a great way to have a weekly source of fresh veggies from June through October.  If you've already signed up, thank you and we're so excited to see you this summer!  

Hope everyone's had a great winter and we hope you all are looking forward to spring as much as we are!

-Eleanor and Theo

Posted 1/2/2014 9:52am by Eleanor Kane.

Hi Folks!

We want to thank everyone who came for our first Christmas tree season here at Warren Farm.  We loved meeting each of you and you all gave us the most wonderful welcome.

We will be open occasionally this winter with our fresh eggs, kale from the hoophouse, homemade soap, and our grassfed goat, pork, and chicken.  In the meantime, if you’d like any of those products please email us at farmers@brasenhillfarm.com or give us a call at (603) 868-2001 to set up a time to come by.

We still have plenty of vegetable CSA shares available for 2014.  Our CSA will run for at least 22 weeks from June to October, with pick ups on Wednesdays and Saturdays and whole and half shares available.  We updated the website to streamline the signup process, so it should be clearer and easier to use.

Again, thank you for the wonderful support as we settle in here.

Happy New Year,

Eleanor and Theo

Posted 11/22/2013 7:25am by Eleanor Kane.

Hi Folks,

We're thrilled to let everyone know that we'll be open starting tomorrow, November 23rd, for the first of our Christmas Tree sales of the season.  We'll be open every day through December 23rd, excuding Thankgiving Day, from 9am to dusk. We have Balsam Fir, Concolor Fir, and of course Blue Spruce available, with heights ranging from just a few feet to up to 10'.  We also have handmade wreaths, homemade soap, maple syrup, nature prints, and local pottery for sale.  We're excited to let you all know that we also have our grassfed meat in stock, including goat and fresh eggs, as well as organically fed, pastured pork and chickens.  We have plenty of larger cuts like pork shoulders and leg of goat, and our whole chickens are fantastic roasted with apple cider and fall vegetables.  We have carrots, beets, onions, and kale, so please think of us as you plan holidays meals!  


All our cut your own trees are $45, with precut trees and wreaths ranging from around $15 to $50.  While we do accept credit cards, please help us keep our costs down by bringing a check or paying with cash- it helps us keep the price affordable for all of our customers!


As in past years, we have a hay wagon available for rides, as well as complimentary hot apple cider in the store.  Feel free to bring your dog, on a leash, and take some time walking around the fields or visiting our animals in the barn.


Please let us know if you have any questions, either by emailing farmers@brasenhillfarm.com, or calling Theo at (603) 868 2001.


We look forward to seeing you all over the coming weeks and are so excited for our first Christmas Tree season here at Warren Farm!


Eleanor and Theo

Posted 11/15/2013 3:35pm by Eleanor Kane.

Hi Folks,

Sorry for the late update!  We'll be open tomorrow with kale, pumpkins, onions, beets, carrots, eggs, goat, chicken, pork, soap, maple syrup, nature prints, and local pottery.  

Starting a week from tomorrow we'll be open everyday except Thanksgiving with cut your own Christmas Trees and handmade wreaths.

Look forward to seeing everyone!

Eleanor and Theo

Posted 11/7/2013 7:33am by Eleanor Kane.

Hi Folks,

 


Hope things are going well for everyone!  We're slowly settling in and have been thrilled by everyone's warm welcome to the neighborhood.  Our animals are grazing the fields, our chickens are enjoying their new coop, and our dogs are spending their days running around the barnyard, so Warren Farm is definitely starting to feel like home.

 


As such, we're beginning to look not just towards Christmas Tree season, but next year as well.  Christmas Trees will be available exactly as they have been in the past, along with wreaths, soap, nature prints, and this year a selection of local pottery.  Come stop by between November 23rd and December 23rd and enjoy a mug of hot apple cider as you do your holiday shopping!

 


The farm store will be open as it always has been for 2014, but we're adding our Vegetable CSA Shares to the normal offerings.  One aspect of farming that we're excited to develop to Warren Farm is a huge variety of crops.  We're planning fields full of heirloom tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, radishes, onions, pumpkins, squashes; you name it, we'll grow it!  As such, and as a 'new' farm (farming on very old land!), we're giving our customers an opportunity to join as members of the CSA.

 

Being a CSA member allows you to support us by paying a fixed, discounted price for a season’s worth of vegetables and fruit at the beginning of the season and then pick up your items every week from June to October. Members receive a 10%-15% markdown from our retail prices, and in return, we receive payment in the winter and spring, when we incur many of our costs.  We also have the benefit of your guaranteed support through the season. 

 

Each week, you will come to the farm on Wednesday or Saturday and receive either your Boxed or Market Share. Boxed Share members will pick up your prepacked box with a balanced variety of seasonal selections. Market Share members will find a board with the number of items available and selection for you to chose from. This option allows you to shop much as you would at a farmers market or farm store.

 

Our whole share is suitable for larger families or couples who cook often and consume a large quantity of vegetables each week.  Our half share is more appropriate for most customers, especially those interested in trying a CSA for the first time or those who have been a member of one in the past but have found it to be too much food.  You are always welcome to purchase supplemental items at retail value from our farm store when you pick up your share in case you have a large dinner planned or want to can, freeze, or preserve specific items for the winter.

 


Whole shares cost $595 and half shares cost $345.  To sign up, you can visit our website or stop by the store if you prefer to do it in person.

 


Please let us know if you have any questions and we hope you think of us for vegetables in 2014!

 


Thanks,


Eleanor and Theo

Posted 11/7/2013 7:31am by Eleanor Kane.

Hi Everyone,

 

We'll be open on Saturday from 10am-4pm with kale, pie pumpkins, beets, carrots, onions, eggs, pork, chicken, and goat.  As always we also have homemade soap, maple syrup, nature prints, as well as local pottery.  We're gearing up for Christmas Trees which go on sale in two weeks, so you'll find us busy making wreaths and getting the store decorated.  Hope you stop by!

 

Eleanor and Theo

Posted 11/1/2013 2:20pm by Eleanor Kane.

Hi Folks,

 

We had a great day with Randy and Heather as they came up to show us how to make wreaths and set up for the Christmas Tree season.  Can't wait for later in November!

 

In the meantime, we're open tomorrow with kale, swiss chard, pie pumpkins, carrots, onions, beets, lamb, goat, chicken, pork, eggs, homemade soap, maple syrup, nature prints, and local pottery.  Tomorrow is the first day selling pottery here, so come check it out before the holiday rush begins!

 

Our goats, sheep and two llamas are here, alone with some of our turkeys if you're interested in seeing the animals as we complete their move to the farm.

 

Hope to see you all tomorrow!

Eleanor and Theo

Posted 10/25/2013 4:32pm by Eleanor Kane.

Hi Folks,

 

We had a big day today planting garlic, moving goats, and putting hay up in the barn.  We're starting to certainly feel like we're getting settled in and have loved everyone who has been so welcoming!

 

We're slowly gearing up for Christmas tree season, and in the meantime we'll be open tomorrow with all the usual offerings: pumpkins, kale, swiss chard, carrots, beets, eggs, lamb, goat, chicken, pork, homemade soap, maply syrup and nature prints. 

 

Hope you stop by!

 

Eleanor and Theo

Posted 10/18/2013 4:13pm by Eleanor Kane.

Hi All,

 

We'll be open tomorrow from 10am - 4pm with kale, carrots, beets, pie pumpkins, fresh eggs, 100% grassfed goat and lamb, and pasture raised organically fed pork and chicken.  We also have Scott Young's nature prints available, local maple syrup, and our handmade soap.

 

See you then!
Eleanor and Theo 

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