Eat Well!

Most years, in early spring, I struggle with feelings of anxiety and self doubt, wondering how I will get through a very long, and sometimes relentless season; never knowing what the year will bring our way.  Last year we were challenged by drought, wind and pests; which made the work harder.  Despite the challenges, my spirits stayed high because of our community and the support and enthusiasm you provided each and every week.  As I dig in this season, I am again buoyed by the kindness and support of our work shares and farm members.


This week we were finally able to till, make beds, spread compost, and crab shell flour (a natural source of calcium).   We were able to plant our early beets, spinach, arugula, lettuce, broccoli, cabbage and chard.   We pruned our apple trees and raspberries.   The rains and cool temperatures have been seasonal and welcome.  We are diving in to our work with enthusiasm for a new year.

IMG_2606  For the first time,  Madelyn Sullivan and I will be offering a workshop called Salt of the Earth; A Day of Story, Symbolism, Yoga and Craft.   Madelyn will teach students to make their own beautiful leather sandals.   She has been making sandals for and with people for many years.  She teaches classes in California, Arizona, Colorado and Hawaii.  We are very lucky to have her come all the way to Maine to offer this class.   The day will be full of her stories, yoga, a delicious farm lunch, and much more.   To find out more check out Madelyn’s site   You can also contact me with any questions you may have.


We still have farm shares for this season!     To join our community  See our 2017 Milkweed Farm CSA Application for more information

With gratitude,


And, a final parting shot from this week…..


You can follow us on Instagram now!   @milkweedfarm


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2 responses to “Eat Well!

  1. Howdy!!!! I’m back from six days of “noble silence”. Amazing!!! I can’t wait to tell you about it but it will also not be possible to explain. … Tomorrow I will be gone all day at Wild seed board workshop (deb Soule allowing us to hold it at avena!). But I would love to touch base with you on Monday. I am planning to work at farm this tues and Friday. It was so nice to read your blog and see photos on instagram. Lots been happening at the farm and live really been missing it and the gang boundless love, (we did some sky meditation) Lucy

  2. tibby woodruff

    > Blessings for a wonderful season!! Love, Tibby


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