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.

4.23.2014

Party at Farm May 3rd


Exciting plans are afoot! We are designing and raising funds for a sturdy, permanent and easy on the eyes in-ground greenhouse.  Construction will begin in the late summer and completed by the fall.

This multipurpose space will greatly improve our CSA's security in food production. Uses include:
1. Starting our own seedlings in the spring on site (instead of contracting out with others or using a satellite greenhouse)
2. Extending the harvest season by enabling us to reliably grow hardy greens into the early winter, as well as in the early spring.
3. Indoor space for hot crops like tomatoes, peppers and eggplant to hedge against cool short summers

BLUEGRASS   FUNK   FOLK    ROCK   A CAPELLA

There is no admission fee. They'll be a tent for the music (multiple acts featuring shareholders!) and we'll fill the barn with tasty potluck treats.  The event also marks the beginning of our online crowd funding effort so folks who want to contribute to the greenhouse construction can do so in person during the party or on the web.

let the sunshine in...

4.21.2014

Pics from Natural Dying Workshop


If you like what you see, join us next year!

eggs dyed with grape, black walnut, red cabbage, turmeric, and beet
unwrapping an egg imprinted with ferns and dyed with yellow onion skins
finished egg!
matching up vegetable dyes with plant that created it

wrapping eggs
wrapping eggs
bluet flower and clover imprint

4.17.2014

Egg fun with Flip this Saturday!


Bring it on Spring!
THIS SATURDAY 1 to 3 p.m.
Natural Egg Dyeing Workshop

Traditional Arts of Upstate New York (TAUNY)


Join Flip downtown this weekend to learn techniques for natural egg dyeing! All ages welcome. Participants will learn about various egg decorating traditions and use one technique involving imprinting leaves and flowers onto eggs and dyeing with vegetable based dyes. All materials are provided, but participants are encouraged to bring leaves, greens, ferns and flowers and anything you can find growing outside right now that you might like to use in your designs.

The cost for the class is $15 per person ($12 for TAUNY Friends). Space is limited, and pre-registration is required by calling 386-4289 or emailing programs@tauny.org.

4.07.2014

Garden stroll and POTLUCk this saturday!

We were planting peas this time last year. And as much as we'd love that this weekend,  much is still covered in snow and/or frozen. There are not tasks for a large group. As a result, no work in the morning!  Instead we'll change up the pace a little with a farm walk at 11:15am and an outdoor potluck meal to begin at noon. It'll be a chance to catch up with one another and let new and potential members get a sense of the place. We're making a chickpea dish. You're welcome to contribute any dish or beverage as simple or complex and you'd like. 

This year the potluck's are open to members and non-members alike. So bring a dish and join us!

ADJUSTED SCHEDULE: 
11:00am stroll to all the littleGrasse fields

noon: POTLUCK & DISCUSSION: 'WHY CSA?' Returning members are encouraged to share their experiences with CSA while new members have a chance to talk about what drew them to littleGrasse and CSA. Farmers Bob & Flip will share their motivations as well.

NO ON STREET PARKING: Park in barnyard at 309 Miner St.
Dutchess field still under snow

3.10.2014

Back in the Gardens


FIRST GARDEN MORNING OF THE SEASON!

We're looking optimistically towards April. Come all to share time in the fields & a meal. Whether you are already a member, curious about becoming one or simply looking to socialize,         Bring in the springtime with us.

WHO: littleGrasse shareholders and friends
WHAT: group morning in the garden with potluck to follow
WHEN: Saturday April 9am-1pm
WHERE: share barn at 309 Miner Street Road

No on street parking. Park in barnyard at edges of the driveway. If that's full, there should be space at the farmhouse next door at 307 Miner. We may eat inside or outside depending on the weather.

garden morning last spring

2.18.2014

to our shareholders


 coming soon to an actual mailbox near you


2.03.2014

SUNDAY FEB 9th event


Snow & Fire at littleGrasse

We're having to have a big fire near the barn this Sunday. Flip's turning 33! Drop in for socializing and/or a x-country ski/walk/snowshoe around the farm and park.  There will be tea, cocoa and popcorn provided and you're welcome to bring other snacks to share. 

Will cancel if there's high winds or super cold temps.It's been iffy trying to actually plan ahead on this with the weather this winter.

SUNDAY FEBRUARY 9th
1pm-4PM (a drop-in situation)
optional: snacks to share AND skis/snowshoes
A group will head into the woods at 2:30 to do whatever the snow allows
All ages welcome. (even if we don't have a good sled hill)
let's burn some brush!