Farm News

Farm News

Building Again?

Soon after we installed our 20×24’ greenhouse in January of 2021, we realized the size didn’t match our vision for Silver Maple Farm. So, this winter we installed a gothic style 24×60’ greenhouse.

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Farm News

Cooperation: Working with the Land

“What should we do with Bed 5?” I said to Loren one evening in late October. “No matter how we amend the soil or what we plant, nothing grows there except the blueberries.” At Silver Maple Farm, our large fenced garden that fronts our property and borders the main...

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Farm News

What’s Growing in Our Gardens?

Work slowed little here on the farm this winter. In early January, Loren and I pored through seed catalogs, decided what varieties we wanted to offer our customers, and plotted out over half an acre of garden beds. Bundles of seed packages began arriving in February, and soon after we planted hundreds of veggie starts in our greenhouse.

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Farm News, Recipes

Rhubarb ~ An Old-time Favorite

Rhubarb is one of those vegetables people have strong opinions about. Vegetable? That’s right, though a popular pie filling in 18th century Europe, rhubarb belongs to the polygonaceae species, commonly known as the buckwheat or knotweed family and is considered a vegetable.

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Rhubarb field facing the house
Farm News

Music Garlic

Just what is Music garlic? It's a hardneck garlic with tons more flavor than the softneck variety found in grocery stores. The cloves are large and easy to peel, and when cured properly, will store for months without losing aroma or flavor.

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