Saturday, October 22, 2011

Last Weekend & Thanks

Thanks so much for a great season - this is the last weekend the farm stand will be open. We have lots of pie pumpkins, potatoes, leeks, kale, swiss chard, broccoli, pickles, relish and jam, maple syrup and granola. There are still some fall raspberries out there to pick and until a heavy frost comes they'll keep coming. Feel free to glean after this weekend.

You can find some of our produce at Sweetie's throughout the fall.

I'd love to get feedback about the season and the CSA program. You can e-mail me at

Happy winter and I look forward to seeing you all again in 2012!


Friday, September 2, 2011

Post Irene

Fox and Stark roads have now been fixed, which means if you can get through Ames Hill, you can make it to us! The stand is brimming with tomatoes, potatoes, greens, beans, cucumbers and FALL RASPBERRIES...all you need, close to home.

We will be having Coffee & Scones on Sunday @ 9, our last of the year: we look forward to seeing you via bike, foot, or what have you!

Also, if you can hitch a ride to Brattleboro tomorrow, Jason & Lauren will be there with their artisanal hard cider, Whetstone Ciderworks. We recommend you pick some up; it is truly delicious.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


The stand is open today, if you can get to us...MacArthur Road is officially closed, but it's a clear easy drive downhill to the stand from Ames Hill...or a nice walk up from Route 9. Potatoes, beans, carrots, herbs, tomatoes, cucumbers, fall raspberries & more!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Rapberries no more

Sad to say that the summer raspberries are done (Gail is picking the last ones for jam). Blueberries and blackberries are slowing down. But the good news? Fall raspberries will start up again in a few weeks, there's lots of veggies, Felicite is at the Farmer's Market right now selling her delicious, West African cuisine, and coffee & scones is on for tomorrow!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Early August

The farmstand is bursting with blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, tomatoes, cukes, greens, onions, garlic, flowers, babies & more!

Berries (of all kinds) are dripping from the bushes and vines: today blueberries, raspberries & BLACKBERRIES are all open for pick-your-own.

Today, (Saturday), there's a hopping farmer's market here with Jillian Hulme's cakes, Brian's organic beef and chicken, crafts, breakfast sandwiches, muffins & coffee.

And last but not least: tomorrow morning at 9 AM is "Coffee & Scones:" triple berry options!

We hope to see you sometime soon.

Saturday, July 30, 2011


Picking in the raspberries is still quite good, but the blueberries will need to be closed to picking next week from Monday 8/1 - Friday 8/5 to allow the next crop of berries to ripen. The blackberries are just beginning to ripen and may be ready by the end of the week.

Lots of vegetables coming in: potatoes, tomatoes, onions, beans and cucumbers!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

PYO Blueberries!

Blueberries are now open for pick-your-own with a four-pint max (so there's enough to go around). See side shed (PYO shed) for prices, boxes, and picking instructions. Enjoy! It's heavenly out there.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Pick Your Own Raspberries...

Pick your own raspberries begins today -- 7/18. Check in the PYO shed for instructions on where to pick. This info will change throughout the season so please check each time. Until the main crop ripens the picking will be a bit slow, but by next week should pick up.

The blueberries will open for PYO on Wednesday, 7/20. Picking will be limited to 2 pints to start the season. As more bushes ripen we will remove the limit. They should be in full production beginning the first week of August. Again, please check in the PYO shed for any last minute changes, instructions, etc.

Garden crops are beginning to come in. We are picking sugar snap peas, the first tomatoes and cukes, garlic, finishing up the first planting of broccoli and looking forward to beans and summer squash.

The fledgling Marlboro Farmer's Market is a work in progress as each week the vendor mix changes. Last Saturday Susan and Woody were there with delicious goat cheese as well as Alison Turner with wonderfully creative wooden toys and games. Eric Dennis sold his blacksmith work (and is also a great Irish soda bread baker), Felicitie cooked up delicious lunch fare and Haley gave wonderful massages to round things out. And of course, Jillian's fabulous cakes were available in the farm stand the entire weekend.

Coffee & Scones are in full swing on Sunday mornings--we recommend getting there at 9 if you want some!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Raspberries, Farmers Market, Coffee & Scones!

The first of the raspberries are in! Right now there's just a few picked pints at a time (that sell out quick), but by next week there should be plenty. We hope to have Pick-Your-Own beginning the week of the 15th (stay tuned).

The Marlboro Farmers Market will be at the stand tomorrow from 10-1.

And Coffee and Scones will be happening this Sunday morning at 9. Come by for fresh raspberry scones, yum coffee (or tea), neighborly visiting, and ping pong!

Lastly, the stand is teeming with mesclun and oregano, so a recipe for you:

The Queen of Salads

mesclun mix
pear, sliced
red onion, sliced thinly in rings
coarsely chopped walnuts, toasted
crumbled Roquefort (or another good blue cheese)


2 TBS aged sherry or red wine vinegar
1/4 c. olive oil
1 TBS finely chopped fresh oregano leaves
salt and freshly ground black pepper


Friday, July 1, 2011


A few pics of the farm from today:

Stand brimming with fresh greens and flowers and syrup...

Blueberries getting plump (and ripening fast in this sun)...

Industrious workers unfurling blueberry netting...

And what Dan's up to (

Friday, June 24, 2011

Marlboro Farmer's Market Relocation

Due to the traffic noise at MES, the Marlboro Farmer's Market has decided to relocate to Whetstone Ledges Farm Stand.

Come join us on Saturdays from 10-1 for:

locally grown meat & produce
maple syrup & preserves
baked goods
locally made yarn
body work
visiting with neighbors
& more!

Rain or shine

Thursday, June 23, 2011


The farm stand will be open tomorrow, (Friday, June 24th), at last!

Goodies you'll find:

Herbs (various)
Swiss chard
Mustard greens
Mesclun mix
Spirit Hill Granola (made by Peter & Virginia Vogel in Halifax)

Look forward to seeing you soon!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Lettuce & Greens!

This cold wet spring has slowed things down, but vegetables are coming along. Lettuce and mesclun mix is now available at Sweeties and will be available at the Marlboro Farmers' Market next Saturday (if it doesn't pour).

CSA shares are still available--I know a lot of you have expressed an interest. For $150 you will receive a credit at the farm stand for that amount ( don't need to bring cash), a 10% discount on Wednesdays, and the ability to pick whenever you would like once the berries are open for PYO (early morning / middle of the night)--whatever suits you. Once the original share is used up you can renew a share for any amount above $50.00.

The stand should be open towards the end of the month. Look forward to seeing you then!


Friday, June 3, 2011

Marlboro Farmer's Market

The stand isn't open yet, but you can find Gail at the Marlboro Farmer's Market with starts, maple syrup, farm fresh eggs, and greens.

When: Saturdays 10-12
Where: Marlboro Elementary School, Marlboro

Sunday, May 8, 2011


The stand will open in mid-to-late June. For now we're busy getting seeds in the ground and planting new berry bushes...thanks for checking in!

Saturday, March 5, 2011


Welcome to the blog of Whetstone Ledges Farm! This summer we'll be using this site to let you know what we have, and when. You can check in here daily to find out what berries are ripe, whether we have tomatoes, what's available for Pick-Your-Own, recipes, etc., hopefully making your local shopping experience easier (and eliminating the excess use of fossil fuels). You can also sign up to receive e-mail notifications.

This summer we're also excited to offer a new Whetstone Ledges CSA Farm Membership: for details, click on "Membership" at the top of the page.

Thanks for coming by...come back soon!