What’s in the Garden?

Seasonal Produce

Assorted Lettuce Varieties

∙ Assorted Lettuce – head or gallon bag – $2
∙ Pea Pods – sandwich bag $3
∙ Beets – bunch of 3 – $3 or 6 for $5

Basil
Basil

Fresh Herbs by the bunch : $1 – $4
Basil, Chives, Dill, Garlic Chives, Horseradish (leaves and/or root), Mint, Oregano, Sage, Thyme

Please inquire about our locally grown, organic grain and pasture raised broilers – $5.25 per pound, most around 4lbs.

Sugar Snap Peas
Lots growing & coming soon:

Cukes
Celery
Zukes and Summer Squashes
Broccoli
Spinach
Carrots
Green String Beans
Tomatoes: Big Boys, Cherry, Glacier & Siberian

Squash:
Delicata
Spaghetti
Blue Hubbard
Butternut
Pumpkins
Bird House

 

2017 Crowover Farm Garden Shares!

Crowover Farm Garden Shares

The Crowover Farm shareholder saves by buying ahead on regular purchase prices for your choice of the available, assorted produce: vegetables, herbs & flowers.

The earlier you buy the more you save:
20% off March through April
10% off May through June

Click for More info & details about Crowover Farm  Garden Shares – our version of a CSA – Community Supported Agriculture. Feel free to call with any questions 978-827-4874.

2017 Crowover Farm  Garden Share Agreement Form as a pdf

Picking pea Pods 2016

In the Fridge at Crowover Farm:

Lane Village Honey – 12 & 16 oz.

Honey from across the pond!

Honey delivery – Now in stock!

Storing honey in the fridge can accelerate crystallization but this does not affect its quality. A constant temp is most important and “in the fridge” is the most stable place to store it during these colder temps. Also have more jars stored in the house at around 70 degrees if you prefer those!

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Crowover Egg and Chicken News

Our first Good Egg Customer rewarded with his free 13th Bakers Dozen! (and a bonus personal watermelon!)

He says these eggs are the best he has found and doesn't tell others about them!
He says these eggs are the best he has found and doesn’t tell others about them!

Good Egg loyalty customers – Bakers Dozen Special:
Purchase the first 12 dozen eggs at our regular price and get the 13th dozen free! Please sign up and remember to check off your name when you buy eggs.

Happy to report hens a laying again— with a lot of crowing over—after relocating and adjusting to the diminishing daylight. The chicklets born over the summer feature at least one rooster that is trying to crow but as yet is indistinguishable from the rest. They are working on cleaning up the gardens, stealing grain from the Guinea Hogs and digging dust bath holes in the yard. Out in the chicklet nursery the future 2017 layers are venturing outside and trying out their little wings.

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Eggs available through fall, winter, spring & summer
2016 price —$4.50 per dozen.

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American Guinea Hog Piglets

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American Guinea Hog Piglets: Small, black, cold hardy, rare heritage breed pigs are super easy keepers. Excellent foragers, pasture grazers; enjoy grass, weeds, kitchen scraps, produce & eating hay in winter. Known as a lard pig they fatten easily, requiring little grain—do not overfeed. A thrifty hog to raise; friendly, with a docile nature, good with people, most pets & farm animals. Adult American Guinea Hogs range in manageable sizes from 150–300 lbs, are 22” to 27” tall, need minimal shelter and are easily trained to electric fence.

American Guinea Hogs provide Gourmet Quality Pork. Not the other white meat; well marbled, dark red, tender, fantastically tasty and listed on the Slow Food USA: Ark of Taste, ranking high in taste tests.

$250 a pair or single pigs for $150 – 4 Gilts & 2 Boars ready after November 9th 2016 – Mom and Dad  on premises at Crowover Farm, 178 Hastings Road, Ashburnham, MA. Please call Cynda 978-827-4874 or email cynda@crowover.org

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Healthy Harvest & These Little Piggies…

Harvest: Pumpkins, squashes & melons are picked, ready and waiting for you! Despite the frost and shorter days our vegetables are still growing .

2 Days Old
Rooting already at 2 Days old
What's inside? How sweet it is!
What’s inside? How sweet it is!

These little piglets are staying home for now; more photos below. American Guinea Hog Piglets: 2 Boars & 4 Gilts available after November 8th 2016.

  • Squash: Delicata, Butternut, Butterbush and Blue Hubbard .
  • Pumpkins including Sugar Pumpkins; better for cooking.
  • Melons: Heirloom Orange Watermelons, wonderfully sweet & seeded. Cantaloupes, some still ripening.
  • Veggies: Green Peppers, Summer Squash and Zucchini, Beets, second crop Romaine & Spinach.
  • Herbs are thriving: Parsley, Sage, Thyme (& one little Rosemary plant!).
Currently harvested - More on the vine.
Currently harvested – More on the vine.
Marching to lunch at 2 Days old.
Marching to lunch at 2 Days old.
Piglets play fighting at 10 Days old.
Piglets play fighting at 10 Days old.
12 Day old piglets napping with our new 9 week old addition.
12 Day old piglets napping with our new boar.
Breakfast - 12 Days old
Breakfast – 12 Days old

 

The Australorp Chicklets: are 2 weeks old today; for doubling next years egg production. Apologies to anyone who has found us sold out of eggs.

Big Blue Hubbard
Big Blue Hubbard
Butternut Squash
Butternut Squash
Delicata Squash
Delicata Squash
Cantaloupes
Cantaloupes

 

Local Products: Maple Syrup, Honey, Goat Milk Soap and don’t forget our Treasures – Crowover Eggs!

Maple Syrup, Honey, Goat Milk Soap & Eggs!
Maple Syrup, Honey, Goat Milk Soap & Eggs!

 

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The Fruits (& Piglets) of Labor

Bernadette is imminently due, the Vegetables delightful, Squashes are developing, our Eggs quite delectable and the little Chicklets just darling!
Stop by Crowover Farm and see for yourself!

Neither a Horseshoe or a Hand Grenade but When?
Neither a Horseshoe nor a Hand Grenade but When?
Summer Squash
Summer Squash

 

 

Cukes
Cukes
Just Picked!
Just Picked!
Big Blue Hubbard
Big Blue Hubbard

 

Butternut Squash
Butternut Squash
Delicata Squash
Delicata Squash

 

Enjoy your Labor Day Weekend!
We are open daily from at least 8:AM-6:PM

Glads & Sunflowers to Grace & Cheer your Place
Glads & Sunflowers to Grace & Cheer your Place
Darling Chicklets!
Darling Chicklets!

In the Gardens & In the Fridge

In the Gardens:

Broccoli
Broccoli

Wicked nice Broccoli heads to cut in the garden – for the ultimate freshness! $3 per head or equal.

Basil awaits harvest – a 20’ row in Bernadette’s Garden – pesto anyone?
Fresh Parsley to cut, too!

Basil
Basil
Parsley
Parsley

Tomatoes ripening on the vine, some are good and some are disappointing. Choose your own nice ones to buy and take some disappointments home for cooking.

Some Good Tomatoes
Some Good Tomatoes

I have been feeding the seconds to the pigs. Our chickens & 14 wonderful, wandering chicklets also enjoy them.

Chicklets enjoying a disappointing tomato

Beets, Green Beans and more. Sunflower and Gladiola bunches

Melon Preview

Cantaloupes
Cantaloupes
Heritage Watermelons
Heritage Watermelons

Cantaloupes and Heritage Watermelons growing and ripening!

In the Fridge:

(Besides eggs) Cucumbers abound, picked at just the right time – 3 for $2. Find older and seconds in the FREE box inside the fridge.

Tender Summer Squash, yellow and green – 3 for $2

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What is in the Fridge
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