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Olive Oil is in!

Olea Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

For those of you who don’t know, it’s from my very extended family in Greece, my step-aunt’s husband’s uncle, 3rd generation Olive Oil farmer, all very strict about being chemical-free forever, even before it was COOL! But seriously, I think they used paper dipped in sugar-water or something when the worst pest ever came through town…It’s smooth and delicious, and we’re still selling it for wholesale just to help them get it out there. $36/ 3-liter tin. Click on “Olea” to be transferred magically to their website…

2 other important things:

1) Cucumbers are in, and these are the ones going to market first thing tomorrow (Saturday) morning

2) The Wilson basket (shown in picture, sold at the market by Kiran with the yummy sprouts) is TOTALLY awesome and passed the test with flying colors. This was a seriously heavy basket of cukes, and I did not worry at all about it’s ability to carry them without breaking…

Not that these are less important:

These big sandwich tomatoes are on their way into the pot for canning, but I just wanted to show you we have a LOT and they are super delicious. Most are Buffalo or Jet Stars, but there are a few Rosa de Berne (pink ones closer to front) and at least three Heirloom Cherokee Purples. It’s amazing that even your basic tomatoes like Jet Star can taste amazing when grown with lots of minerals, like what’s in our compost tea. And of course, they get the best intention and love!

We’ll have onions at the Market tomorrow. Reds (Mars Red/Red Bull) and Yellow (Alisa Craig/Safrane).

Dinner picked and about to be cooked by Edie

The huge onion above Edie put in our dinner tonight (benefits of having kids that grow up on a farm!) sauteed and caramelized with Sundry tomatoes (not yet dried) and some slivers of beets… WOW. I could have eaten the whole pan-full. She cooked it on low and kept adding water “because it kept drying out” and then drizzled our new Olive oil on top at the end… We had it over Emmer (a whole grain distantly related to wheat, cooked like rice) from Wheatberry’s Grain CSA (local, organic!) and Edie asked to never eat pasta again and only have Emmer! (I think she said that last time, too…)

Sun-dries... before...

We’ll either have these Principe Borghese (Sundry tomatoes) or Juliet (plums) tomorrow at Market…


fresh, uncured, delicious!

Have a nice weekend! Hope to see you at the
Farmers Market in Shutesbury 8:30-12, or at
our farm 12-4 Saturdays and 12-6 Wednesdays!


Birch Moon Farm and Herbals

Our internet has been off more that on for the last month, but we’re still here,
with NEWLY PAINTED, easier-to-read signs! (Note the Wed 12-6 and Sat 12-4 sign…)

Farm signs at 42 Cooleyville Rd!

Jacqueline and Lucy hard at work!

Onions are just about ready, but we had to do ONE LAST WEEDING… lucky we had help!

Tomatoes are absolutely beautiful… and affordable! $2.50/lb!

We have tomatoes (sandwich or plums, 2.50/lb), potatoes ($1.50/ lb), kale, ($3/ bunch), basil ($2 or $3 bunches), scallions & leeks ($2/ bunch), onions and summer squash ($1.50/lb) and fresh garlic ($10/lb) . Also we have lots of La Luna Goat Gouda cheese from Blue Ledge Farm in one pound chunks for $12. More Olea Organic XV Olive Oil comes in this week from (the fresh harvest) Greece.

Come by for a visit! We’re open Wednesdays 12-6 and Saturdays 12-4, after the Shutesbury Market behind Town Hall (Sat 8:30-12)

Feel free to call ahead (email is unreliable these days with the Verizon trouble, but go ahead and email and just call to confirm we got it) and we’ll have your order ready to pick up. Saturdays we keep the stand stocked, but Wednesdays are slower so we tend to pick as needed, besides tomatoes, which we usually have!

We have no lettuce right now due to the heat, but I found this one, still in a 6-pack, with such a HUGE stalk… amazing! And it looked good enough to eat (but tasted a little bitter…)  We’ll have lettuce for eating as well as Fall broccoli and kale (plants) next month.

Thanks, happy eating! Sarah and Keith  413-259-1183

Birch Moon Farm & Herbals, Shutesbury, MA