Stout Oak Farm

Apr 12, 2015

this week in the greenhouse

Everything is germinating!

Pea shoots for Three River Farmers Alliance restaurant deliveries
 
Julia and Javi in the greenhouse. Yes, that's a microscope (for looking at microorganisms in our compost).

Double decker growing in the Little House!  Conor and Javi built these nice new greenhouse tables while we were waiting for the snow to melt.


Apr 9, 2015

spring events!

We just updated our EVENTS PAGE with all of the 2015 Stout Oak Farm happenings!

  • Organic Workshops in April and May
  • Spring Plant Sale May 22 - 24
  • Happy Hour & Open House, June 26

Read more . . .

Hope to see you at the farm!



Apr 2, 2015

seedling order deadline extended, and other news!

From our recent email newsletter ...

It's spring! What's new at the farm?


New Logo!

Presenting . . . . our new logo, designed by Sarah Koff, block print artist at Just Right Prints. We're super excited about it! Stout Oak tote bags coming soon.
 

Spring Events

Our 2015 farm event calendar is taking shape (read the full newsletter for more info). Stay tuned for more workshops, tastings, and social events throughout the harvest season.
 

New Farm Crew

In early March, we welcomed our fantastic new 2015 farm crew: Julia, Javi, and Conor!  They've been busy in the greenhouse, sowing seeds for our Spring Plant Sale, and getting our own early season crops started. They're looking forward to meeting all of you!



Spring Announcements!


+ Deadline Extended for Organic Seedling Pre-Orders!  The new deadline is April 20th.  Download an order form here

+ CSA Registration is still open.  Plenty of spots available for Friday pickup. Online registration. 

+ You can set up a Farm Store Credit account online anytime!  Get 10% extra credit if you sign up and pay in full by May 1st. Online registration. 

+ We regularly have EGGS for sale at the farm.  Look for the coolers out in front of the barn on Tuesdays and Saturdays in April and May. 

READ MORE . . . 

 

Mar 28, 2015

spring workshops!

Join us for a series of organic land care workshops, led by Stout Oak crew member Javi Gil.  Javi is an expert in organic landscaping and lawn care, having managed an organic landscaping company for the past 11 years. He is a NOFA Certified Land Care professional, and regularly teaches workshops on a range of organic gardening and landscaping topics.

Organic Lawn Care  

Friday April 10, 6:00 - 7:30 

Practical skills and problem solving will be the focus of the 1.5 hour workshop on organic lawn care. It will begin with an overview of the systems approach to organic landscaping, soil testing and soil amendments, managing nutrition, grass types, and compost tea, and then delve into solutions for real-life landscape problems. 

To register, email stoutoakfarm@gmail.com or RSVP at the April 10 Facebook event  

The workshop begins at 6:00pm at the Farm Store.


 

Introduction to Compost Tea             

Friday May 8, 6:00 - 7:30

Learn  the fundamentals of compost, soil microbiology, and why compost tea is the hottest new trend in gardening. Compost tea is used to promote beneficial bacteria, add nutrients to the soil, suppress disease and fungi, and increase overall health in plants. Javi will demonstrate how to make your own compost tea at home with a few simple supplies.

To register, email stoutoakfarm@gmail.com or RSVP at the May 8 Facebook event

Organic Lawn Care: Part 2            

Friday May 15, 6:00 - 7:30

Workshop description coming soon!

All workshops are FREE for Stout Oak Farm CSA members and Farm Store Credit members. $10 for non-members. 

TO BECOME A MEMBER, CLICK HERE!



Mar 9, 2015

(almost) spring update!

Maybe you've already signed up for a CSA share or Farm Store Credit account at Stout Oak Farm.  Maybe you're still thinking about it. Here are few bits of farm news to get you fired up about the growing season ahead!

Snow is melting, sap is flowing, seeds are germinating, and the chickens are laying lots of eggs. Spring must be on its way!


  • OUR NEW FARM CREW IS HERE!  Soon you'll meet our new staff members Javi, Conor, and Julia. We are super excited to have them all on board!  Look for their bios posted here soon. We're still interviewing candidates for one more position, which will bring us to a total of 5 full-time people working on vegetable production this year (our biggest crew yet). Go team! 
  • CONGRATULATIONS TO JOANNE, who has been Stout Oak's stellar Assistant Farm Manager for the past 3 years. She is moving north to manage her own CSA in Effingham, NH. We will miss her dearly, but we are so excited about her new endeavor!  You may see her around the farm from time to time, as we are still collaborating on a few fun things.
  • GREENHOUSE WORK HAS BEGUN! Javi and Conor sowed onions last week (10,000 seeds total, 10 different varieties). Julia will join us this week, and we'll work on sowing peppers, eggplant, lettuce, spinach, kale, and leeks.
  • AT YOUR REQUEST, we adjusted this year's crop plan so we can grow MORE of popular crops including onions, lettuce, carrots, beets, peas, winter squash, eggplant, arugula, spinach, and baby kale.
  • FARM EVENTS:  We're planning a series of educational and social events this year including workshops on Organic Lawn Care and Compost Tea, a monthly Summer Happy Hour, Local Cheese Tastings at the Farm Store, and our annual Spring Plant Sale (May) and Tomato Tasting (August). 
  • MORE MEMBERS!  Our CSA community is growing to 60 families this year, and we have room for 80 additional families to join our Farm Store Credit program. If you know someone who might be interested in signing up, please send them our way.  If you're ready to sign up, click here! 
  • FARM STORE OPENS IN MAY.  Exact date to be announced. We'll keep you posted! In the meantime, we have eggs for sale from the self-serve cooler in front of the barn.