Stout Oak Farm

Jan 31, 2016

looking back, looking ahead

Winter is the time for taking stock, and making plans. This year, we decided to write an Annual Report to share with all of our farm members and supporters. We want to let you in on our winter analyzing and planning, and provide you with a deeper understanding of the workings of the farm.

Dear Shareholders and Friends of Stout Oak Farm,

Greetings from the farm!  It’s finally feeling like winter here. Seed catalogs and farming books have taken over the kitchen table, and we are knee-deep in spreadsheets and field maps. With the start of a new growing season just weeks away, we welcome the opportunity to pause and take stock. 

Our plans are already taking shape for the season ahead, but before we dive into 2016, we’d like to provide you with a farm update. This Annual Report is written for anyone who is interested in knowing more about the workings of the farm. It includes information about the activities at Stout Oak Farm last year, and an outline of our plans for 2016. As a community supported farm, we feel it is important to share this information with all of you, our friends, neighbors, and customers who support and value the farm. Since this is the first time we’ve shared this type of report, we also included an overview of the farm’s development since we moved to Brentwood in 2012.

The upcoming 2016 season will be our 5th year on the land in Brentwood. In some ways we still feel like we are just getting the farm started, but in other ways we feel settled. We are making our home here, and investing in the farm for the long haul. As we begin each new growing season, we are grateful for our community who have welcomed us, and wholeheartedly supported our efforts to create a thriving farm business. 

> Read the full report here.




Jan 12, 2016

2016 CSA: What's New?

CSA Registration is Now Open

We're offering 2 types of CSA Shares again this year - Weekly Boxed Vegetable Shares and Farm Store Credit Accounts.    

Click here to find the option that works best for you.

Whichever type of share you choose, you can look forward to a weekly supply of great quality organic vegetables, starting when our harvest season kicks off in early June.  Find out all the details here.

What's New in 2016?

New Saturday Morning Pickup Option for Weekly Vegetable CSA Shares
Choose from 2 pickup options at the farm:  Tuesday afternoons from 2:00 to 6:00pm or Saturday mornings from 9:00am to 12:00.  This new weekend pickup option is something our members have been asking for, so we're giving it a try this year.

Farm Store Credit can now be used at the Exeter Farmers' Market
You can use your Store Credit to shop at the Farm Store throughout the week, and also at the Stout Oak Farm booth at the Exeter Farmers' Market on Thursday afternoons from May to October. 

Read our latest newsletter

Sign up online!

 

Dec 20, 2015

2016 CSA registration is now open

It's almost 2016!  That means it's time to sign up for your CSA share. 

Choose from a Weekly Vegetable CSA Share or Farm Store Credit Account.

New Pickup Times for 2016 Weekly CSA Shares:  TUESDAYS, 2:00 - 6:00pm or SATURDAYS, 9:00am - 12:00.

Sign Up Here



Nov 28, 2015

find us at local markets this winter!

Here's Julia at the Seacoast Eat Local Winter Farmers' Market in Rollinsford.  There is so much amazing local food at this market!  See our Winter Calendar below for upcoming market dates.


Stout Oak Farm Winter Calendar
Find us at these markets! We'll be selling eggs, greens, and winter storage vegetables.

Three River Farmers' Alliance Farm-to-Chef Market at 3S Artspace
Wednesdays, 2pm - 5:30pm
December 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 30th

Come visit us at this new market in Portsmouth - a collaboration of Heron Pond Farm, Meadow's Mirth, Stout Oak Farm, Kellie Brook Farm, Block Six and 3S Artspace. 

Seacoast Eat Local Winter Farmers' Markets
Saturdays, 10am - 2pm
  • December 5th in Rollinsford
  • December 12th at Exeter High School
  • December 19th in Rollinsford
  • January 23rd at Exeter High School
  • February 27th at Exeter High School
  • March 26th at Exeter High School
  • April 23rd at Exeter High School 
 

Nov 18, 2015

november harvest

We're still finding plenty of food to harvest in our fields, thanks to this fall's nice moderate temperatures.


Our new hoophouse is brimming with greens, timed to be harvested for late November and December farmers' markets and restaurant orders.


Bags and boxes of roots and other storage crops pile up in our cooler.


As the days shorten and we wake to frosty mornings, we make the most of the warmest parts of each day, and look forward to the pace of things slowing down.


Come find us this winter at Seacoast Eat Local's Winter Farmers' Markets and the new Three River Farmer to Chef Market at 3S Artspace!