We are excited for what's to come in 2013! We were giving a generous donation to build a brand new greenhouse and a well! Come out this spring to check it out. We are also going to be raising some goats this summer, make sure you come to meet them this summer!
The Blandford Farm is short ten minute walk west of the visitor center. We currently use 2.5 acres of fenced in land where we grow food for our CSA members and our farmer's market stall. Part of this space also belongs to our community garden where community gardeners can purchase a plot to grow food during the summer. Kids are also learning about farming through the Youth Farm Team program. Here are some more details about what we do at the farm:
Our Practices: Although the farm is not certified organic, we feel strongly that organic practices are important to promote a healthy environment and healthy bodies. So we follow organic and natural practices in all we do on the farm. We hope that the practices we use will be able to work with our environment to improve our soil and grow healthy, nutrient dense produce
CSA and Farmer's Market: Our CSA is a great way for our members to receive fresh produce every week along with a community of people connected to the Blandford Farm. We are also growing vegetables specifically to sell at the Fulton St. Farmer's Market. Look for us at the market Friday mornings!
Community Garden: The Blandford farm has garden plots availbale for community members to grow their own food. We offer 8'x25' garden plots for you to feed your family fresh produce that you've grown yourself.
Youth Farm Team: Participants will discern the ins-and outs of sustainable agriculture and also receive an introduction to what it means to be a local "green" business at the Fulton Street Farmers Market. The YFT will also assist Blandford's own sustainable farmer, Aaron Snippe, with daily farm chores such as weeding organic pest management and building healthy soil. Here, agriculture leads the way as nature reveals itself through germinating seeds. plant and insect relationships, soil science, companion planting and so much more.