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February News from the Farm

We have made it to mid-winter in New England. I must say that I enjoy it when winter is doing what it is supposed to do – being cold and snowy. It doesn’t hurt to know that it won’t be around that much longer, of course. Jack and I went for a walk down the road yesterday and were amazed that it was still somewhat light out at 6 pm. Right now we are mostly cutting and storing a lot of firewood, ordering seeds and making plans for where to plant, filling out certification applications, and ordering our various animals for the year.

Pick-Your-Own Organic Apples

Pick-Your-Own Organic Apples

 

Our Orchard

 

We planted our first apple trees in 1980 and currently have over 2 dozen mature trees. This has been a bountiful year for them and we are opening the orchard at our certified organic farm for pick-your-own outings for the first time.

Please call to schedule your harvest. We are open most weekdays and some weekends, but please call if you are interested in visiting here so that you and we both have a great experience! Our number is (978) 355-2853.

Almost all our apples are unique heritage varieties, which ripen at different times throughout the

January News from the Farm

My pen has been dry for a few months, but life has continued at a scurrying pace on the farm regardless. All the crops are in and the animals harvested for 2013. We are in the planning process now, gearing up for 2014 – ordering seeds, making budgets, dreaming of weed-free beds of perfect vegetables and bounteous fruits, fat and sassy pigs, resource producing chickens and handsome turkeys. You can now go to the website and place orders for 2014 offerings at www.mhof.net.
 

Here are some changes and non-changes for 2014:
 
Changes
 
CSA
We have reorganized our CSA somewhat for 2014.

  • We will be