Thursday, October 11, 2012

Stand closing Sunday, October 14th

Once again, thanks for all of your support for locally grown food. The last day that the stand will be open is Sunday, October 14th. Until then, we'll try to keep it full with butternut squash, potatoes, chard and kale, broccoli, tomatoes, eggs, salad  mix and raspberries. See you next summer!

Thanks, Dan and Gail, Robin and Lauren

Monday, September 24, 2012

pumpkins, squash, leeks, kale...

The days are getting shorter and cooler, so come to the farmstand between now and our late October closing for pumpkins, butternut squash, delicata squash, potatoes, leeks, kale, swiss chard, arugula, pickles, jams, late raspberries, pesto, fresh salsa, cherry tomatoes, tomatoes, peppers and more….

If you're running low on syrup, we still have some quarts available to tide you over until March. Brian's delicious chickens and beef are in the freezer and eggs are usually available.

We hope to see you soon!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Fall raspberries! Melons! Corn!

Hello friends,

Gail is back to driving the bus, but that doesn't mean the farm season is slowing down. We now have our own fresh corn, sweet melons (!), fall raspberries (!), and so many tomatoes that we've put them "on  sale" for $2.50/lb.  If you don't grow your own, here's your chance to put some in jars or the freezer.

The stand is also stocked with fresh preserves and a new batch of Lauren's popular calendula lip balm.

Lastly, the last "Coffee & Scones" will be this Sunday morning. Coffee always tastes best in the cooler air.

We hope to see you on the hill soon!

Saturday, August 18, 2012


Tomorrow morning will be the second-to-last coffee & scones for the season (the last one will be Sept. 1st; the bakers will be off gigging on the 26th). Peach & fall raspberry...come'n get them!

Also, the stand is full of veggies---corn, peppers, summer squash, greens, & tomatoes tomatoes tomatoes! "There's only two things that money can't buy: true love & home grown tomatoes."

Friday, August 10, 2012

PYO Berries are done...

Hope everyone had their fill of picking. The season started about ten days earlier than usual with pick your own opening during the first week of July! Unfortunately, an early start also means an early end. The raspberries were done about a week ago and the blueberries were good picking until the last few days. We will continue to pick blackberries and blueberries to supply the farm stand for a bit longer.
Tomatoes are plentiful, still lots of greens and beans, potatoes, onions, zukes and cukes, and we'll have corn soon. Lauren's naturally fermented dill pickles are a hot item and Brian's chickens will be available any day.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes; the stand is dripping with tomatoes! Time to make your fresh salsa...

Thursday, July 19, 2012


No "Coffee & Scones" this weekend; the scone bakers and coffee brewers are headed to Maine for cooler waters. But if you happen to forget, and come by anyway, some other family members plan to have something to fill your tummies, and some warm brew of some kind.

Also there are LOTS of berries: red, blue, picked and pick-your-own. We hope to see you this weekend!

Friday, July 13, 2012


Blueberries and raspberries are now both open for pick-your-own. They're not quite at their prime yet, but if you want to wander the peaceful fields and gather a pint (or two, or three) as you do, please come!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Local, organic beef from Bonvue Farm

In time for your summertime cookouts...Bonvue Farm's great organic, local beef is here! Look for it in the freezer compartment of the white fridge behind the PYO shed. Hamburger, sausage and stew meat. Other cuts can be ordered directly from Brian. Chicken will be available in late July.
We're picking raspberries daily, along with peas, tomatoes, baby carrots and onions, beautiful lettuce, and of course lots of other greens.

Be sure to look for salad fixings at Sweetie's as well.


Saturday, June 30, 2012


The official taste-testers at Whetstone Ledges are reporting that those red berries taste mighty fine. We'll have the first few pints for sale in the stand this weekend.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Coffee and Scones

Yes, it's true: there are ripe raspberries on the bushes which means COFFEE AND SCONES will begin this Sunday at 9 AM! Hope to see some of you fine neighbors and friends there.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

And we're open!

Opening at 9 am today. Greens, garlic scapes, jams, syrup, granola, organic chicken...

And a garlic scape pesto recipe for you...perfect on that chicken!


  • 1 cup garlic scapes, buds removed and chopped
  • 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup walnuts (or another nut)
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth.
  2. Refrigerate covered for up to two weeks. The flavor will mellow some as it sits.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Opening June 21st!

Welcome to summer! The farm stand is opening June 21st. We'll have lots of lettuce and greens, garlic scapes, syrup, jams, granola and Brian McNeice's chicken. Peas are almost ready to pick and tomatoes are not far behind! The first raspberries should be coming along by the beginning of July and it looks like a bumper crop of blueberries. We're expecting all the berries to be a week or so early this year. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Whetstone CiderWorks

Jason and Lauren MacArthur are the owners and brewers of the artisanal hard cider Whetstone CiderWorks. They posted this update recently on their facebook page:

We've mixed and matched and poured and pondered through so many batches of cider, but we think we've whittled things down to some seriously delicious Orchard King and Queen blends. Dabinet, Yarlington Mill, Kingston Black, and Wickson are just a few of the choice apples that are giving these ciders some fabulous flavor and complexity. We can't wait for you to try them!

Nor can we wait to taste what they've got brewing.

PS: Their ciders will be available at limited tastings at the stand throughout the summer. Stay tuned to find out when!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Welcome to the 2012 growing season! We are excited for the coming year - hoping to not have another Irene! Although the road was washed out in spots, our fields stayed high and dry. One advantage to being on a hill.

We have a new hoophouse which was just planted with tomatoes on April 19th. We've also started to pick spinach from the hoophouse and lettuce and arugula are coming along. Check at Sweetie's Market & Deli for our early crops.

The farmstand CSA is once again available for a $150.00 initial deposit. This allows you a credit at the stand which you use to shop until it's used up; you get your choice of produce and don't need to carry cash with you; you get a 10% discount on Wednesdays; and it allows you to pick berries either early or late in the day when the stand is closed (often the most peaceful picking!).

 Another possibility is that CSA members may get delivery of extra produce early and late in the season if sales at Sweeties can't keep up. We're still trying to figure out just  how this would work. Let me know if you are interested. And happy spring!