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THE BLOG

May 7, 2019

When I was a boy, it was my favorite field on the farm - the way the land laid, its small stones and rich soil - it just felt right to me. It was near to the house and barn and never felt lonely, even when I was alone. It's been out of production for decades and today...

April 24, 2019

Today's bright sun and warm air was a gift for our winter-worn spirits. (Or perhaps more likely it was the time spent working outdoors with friends and catching up after months apart). I struggle this time of year to stay present in each moment and think ahead to summe...

January 28, 2019

In case you didn't know, the floppy hat with flowers in the Salem, NH Farmers Market logo is way more than just a picture. It's an homage to the late Jane Lang, the market's founder and manager extraordinaire. She was a pioneer in resuscitating Southern New Hampshire's...

January 20, 2019

It was a defining moment for me when I was a boy - the day my dad taught me to drive our trucks on the farm. He wouldn't let me practice by just driving around, instead he insisted I learn while using them as tools for working more efficiently. That approach did me wel...

January 5, 2019

Winter production - it's become my favorite aspect of farming in New England. The rest of the year can be an intense exercise in adding efficiencies and increasing yields, but not so much in winter, at least not for us. At Arrowhead we look at winter as time to operate...

January 2, 2019

“Peace.” Indeed it is all they’ve ever wanted. It’s been one of my life’s great pleasures - working with these families and learning their ways and perspectives over the last thirty years.

January 1, 2019

These two grants - grants that directly support beginning farmers - cost me nearly 70 hours of lobbying efforts with the farmers union to get on the Farm Bill. I was starting to get down on myself for over-investing my emotional energy until I got a call this morning f...

December 23, 2018

A thoughtful gift from our friends at The Farm Market in Lowell's Mill No. 5. We work together all year, bringing fresh food to a neighborhood that might otherwise go without. I’m grateful as hell for the partnership.

November 22, 2018

The first greenhouse I worked in as a boy. My dad built it when we were poor. He used stick lumber, old plywood, and even used nails. I work with beginning farmers everyday and I know who will likely thrive - the ones who dare to say yes when the world around them says...

October 19, 2018

Sweet roots grow sweeter; hardy greens grow greener, and cover crops root deeper in resting fields. Softwoods fade and hardwoods tinge. Crows circle higher and kingfishers swoop lower and louder. And the last faded asters turn brown and tip down. Everything changes aft...

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