newbury farmstand july 5 2014While still a work in progress, our self-serve farmstand at our farm at 186 High Rd. in Newbury is now open. Our hours are Wednesday- Friday noon-6 and Saturday and Sunday 10-6. Go thru the sliding glass doors under our cool wooden trellis and check out our awesome home grown, certified organic produce!

Our West Newbury farm stand will be opening this Thursday 3-6, Friday 2-6, and Saturday 10-6.

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Trailblazing

June 26, 2014

Hello everyone. I’m Denise. I started volunteering at New Harmony Farm in May. I’m new to farming. I’m new to gardening too. I’m sitting outside at home on my balcony right now listening to my Bob Dylan channel on Pandora and looking at my 25 containers of plants. Most are lined up in one row to catch the single 12 x 2 foot strip of sun that hits the balcony. And I’ve got a few additional pots rigged up to the railing. I’ve got 3 basil plants, one of which is slowly but surely getting eaten up … by what, I don’t know yet. I’ve got 2 tomato plants growing good, one of which is starting to look like it may be indeterminate … hmmmm, we’ll see how that goes! Then I’ve got some peppers, 2 other tomato seeds starting, and 4—yes four—zucchini plants coming up pretty good in 1—yes one—10 inch pot. I was quite proud of this … until I learned at New Harmony how huge individual zucchini plants get. So needless to say my garden to-do list includes thinning the zucchini down to 1 in the pot! I’ve got some plants for the Monarchs and other butterflies, like bee balm, blood flower, and yarrow. There’s kale, arugula, and spinach (that I direct seeded Memorial Day weekend!) and that are making it so far perhaps thanks to my pure will for them to make it. Some strawberries, mint, cilantro, dill, parsley, and chives. And about 5 pots of pretty flowering plants. Add a couple of old chairs and an old end table. A bunch of candles in tin cans, mason jars, and lanterns. Some Christmas tree lights. A sun plaque. And the wind chime I made years ago out of seashells and driftwood I’d collected from the beaches of the Outer Banks. Then top it all off with a well brewed Dylan station, and it’s a good life right now out in my balcony garden tonight. [click to continue…]

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It’s Not Too Late – We are Still Taking Summer CSA Applications!

June 1, 2014

Although there was a bit of a slow start to this year’s growing season due to a very cold and snowy winter and colder than normal temperatures that continue to persist, we are happy with our spring crops ( our scallions, salad greens, lettuce, chard and kale are especially gorgeous right now) thanks to our [...]

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Learn Beautiful Ways to Help the Threatened Monarch Butterfly. Join Us Saturday, May 3rd, for Our Monarch Butterfly Celebration at New Harmony Farm, Newbury

April 24, 2014

As part of New Harmony Farm, LLC’s environmental and educational mission, we are inviting the public to our butterfly garden workshop and installation at 10 AM Saturday, May 3rd. We will be transforming our front yard septic leach field at 186 High Rd. Newbury into a wonderful Modernist Butterfly and Beneficial Insect Garden that will [...]

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Register Now for for the Second Session of “Organic and Biological Growing Through the Seasons: Setting Up Your Garden for Success” on April 26

April 18, 2014

Learn to work with Nature to grow healthy, nutrient dense plants with our workshop “Organic and Biological Growing through the Seasons: Spring – Setting Up Your Garden for Success”. Farmer Erin will instruct the basics of organic and biological gardening through lecture, discussion and a tour of our certified organic farm as we begin our [...]

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Spring Must Finally Be Here! JD and the Peepers are Back!

April 14, 2014

Long overdue, the raucous sound of those harbingers of New England spring:the frisky little Peeper Frogs filled the air last week. Their welcome chorus lets me know that the unseasonably cold weather is truly on the wane allowing our soils to dry and get our spring planting underway. Along with the Peepers our beloved JD [...]

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It All Starts with Quality Seed

March 29, 2014

One of the many joys of the “off-season for vegetable farmers is perusing the stacks of seed catalogs and making our purchases for the upcoming growing season. Quality seeds are critical to growing quality crops and so all our seed is certified organic except for the few flower, unusual herbs and heirloom vegetables that are [...]

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Our New High Tunnel in Newbury is Finally Complete!

March 28, 2014

At 96′ x 30′ building our first high tunnel was quite a learning experience. Thanks to all the farm friends and family that gathered to help us. We were able to build the structure in November and early December but then had to wait over 3 long month to have the right conditions of minimal [...]

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Learn to Grow Delicious and Healthy Veggies with our 4 Season Organic and Nutrient Dense Gardening Workshop Series Beginning Saturday March 15 (Rescheduled from March 8)

February 27, 2014

New Harmony Farm is expanding our educational mission through new farm workshop offerings for 2014. Due to popular interest, Erin will be teaching Bionurtient Dense growing practices from soil prep to harvest with her “Organic Nutrient Dense Growing through the Seasons” series. “Organic Nutrient Dense Growing through the Seasons Winter – Seed Starting Nutrient Dense [...]

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Hints of Spring

February 24, 2014

As spring approaches energy is stirring at New Harmony Farm. Things are coming together well at our new field on High Road in Newbury. On Saturday it was warm and we worked to get the rapidly melting snow out of the newly built greenhouse. Deep pools of water had accumulated so we dug paths in [...]

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