our scoop

little Grasse is a garden project that feeds Canton area residents. Our CSA (community supported agriculture), encourages a meaningful connection with the foods you consume daily. This naturally grown food will be distributed weekly via an interactive share in quantities that will significantly impact our shareholders diets. Conveniently located a mile from downtown, we require member involvement in the garden during the growing season. Our base share is vegetables and we also offer an additional share of meat (pork, chicken, duck). We welcome all people genuinely interested in gaining more knowledge of food issues and gardening skills.

11.21.2014

Fitting around this season of Thanks, consider signing the Slow Money Pledge today.
Do you ever feel like things are just moving too fast? With all the billions of dollars zooming around the planet, we should not be surprised to end up with cheapened food, millions of acres of GMO corn, billions of food miles, dying Main Streets, kids who think food comes from supermarkets and obesity epidemics side by side with persistent hunger.

But there is a better way. There is a movement that's bringing money back down to earth, appreciating the energy of small food entrepreneurs who are forging new, healthy relationships in our communities. littleGrasse is interested in helping to build a new kind of investing and a new kind of economy. And we hope you'll join us in tackling these vital issues.

Check out Slow Money and sign the Slow Money principles to get involved.
http://www.slowmoney.org/principles

11.11.2014

November update

While we have settled into calmer fall routines, there has still been a pleasant variety of action around here. A few recent happenings:
cider pressing workshop for students
sauerkraut making: shredding cabbage
sauerkraut making: salting cabbage
mulching field with leaves from canton village
mulching fall planted garlic

sowing seeds in greenhouse

10.25.2014

Fall Storage Share pickup

It's time for the one-time distribution of the Fall Storage share.  Some opt into this share as an extension beyond the weekly Fresh offerings that have just wrapped up here at littleGrasse. For others it is supplemental beyond home gardens or other local options. Whatever the reason, we're excited to offer this delicious bounty of veggies to enjoy during autumn meals and the upcoming holidays.

PICKUP: daylight hours TUESDAY OCTOBER 28th.
 Your veggies will be in the share pickup room in the barn. They will be divided by veggie, as the weekly pickups are. The white boards will list the quantities allotted for each of the vegetables. Plan for around 10 minutes to gather your items together. There will be cardboard boxes and plastic bags available here and you are welcome to bring your own (esp paper bags).
Offering includes:
BEETS
BRUSSELS SPROUTS
CABBAGE
CARROTS
GARLIC
KALE
ONIONS
POTATOES (three varieties)
PIE PUMPKINS
WINTER SQUASH

Email us if you have any questions. While someone will be at the farm during the day, we won't necessarily be hanging about the barn when you stop by. 
Bon appetit!

10.21.2014

final pickup-share details

Last pickup for weekly shares! The memory of spring planting is still fresh in our minds. Such is the north country growing season, a short whirlwind of action. Don't let PIE PUMPKINS intimidate you. Not a pie maker? Use in muffins, soup or custard instead!

SHARE OFFERING:
BRUSSELS SPROUTS
CARROTS 
CILANTRO
GARLIC
KALE
ONIONS
POTATOES-red, white or blue
PIE PUMPKINS
SPINACH
The pickup for those with fall STORAGE shares is next TUESDAY. 
owen with mondo potato newly unearthed

10.20.2014

garden morning pics

Included below are a couple pics from last weekend's garden morning, 3,000 garlic planted, 1,000 shallots, fence cleanup and a couple hundred pounds of brussels snapped from their stalks. That's allotta brussels! You'll see their bounty in this week's distribution. The rain held off just long enough to hear a few tunes from Camilla, Rosemary & Catherine. Already looking forward to next year and the musical garden morning possibilities.




10.16.2014

garden morning & music!


What a wildly mild October we've had. The warmth may last through our LAST GARDEN MORNING this Saturday.If not that's okay, we're a hardy bunch. Dress for success (and to stay dry). Fun in the fields from 9am-noon, then a potluck lunch with LIVE MUSIC from our own Camilla Ammirati, Rosemary Philips & Catherine Jahncke! They've generously agreed to share some acoustic songs and celebrate the season. Have an instrument and want to join in for a couple songs?  
BE THEIR GUEST!



10.13.2014

mid October-next to last distribution

The CSA distribution season will soon come to a close. The final pickup is Friday October 24th. If you have a winter storage share, the one-time distribution will be next week. You will be receiving an online survey shortly and we encourage your feedback to help gauge the shareholder experience and strive towards improvements. It's a simple 10 question deal with a mix of multiple choice and open ended questions. 
share offering:
CARROTS
KALE
KOHLRABI
LEEKS 
MIXED SALAD GREENS
adk blue POTATOES
SAGE
carnival WINTER SQUASH