New Greenhouse Plastic

6 years has flown by! Our oldest greenhouse plastic is now due for a change. A group of community members joined us to replace the plastic on a calm evening this month. The greenhouse which was also leaning significantly, was straightened up. With new plastic and a square greenhouse…boy won’t those tomatoes taste better!? ūüėČ

Meet Rio!

A companion for Meadow and new farm dog Rio has joined us. Rio arrives from Puerto Rico and is 3 months old. He will be a great farm dog. He has a mellow temperament and will hopefully learn much from Meadow. It is thanks to Meadow that the crops have remained deer-free, a trait that…

Snow and Thunder

While snow in May isn’t too uncommon in VT it always seems to catch us by surprise. Waking up to a winter wonderland this past week was surreal. No plants or seedlings were harmed by the cold weather, in fact snow after the ground has thawed is very beneficial since it contains amounts of nitrogen….

New Irrigation System

As part of a USDA grant we are beginning a new project on the farm. This new irrigation system will hopefully make watering the fields easier and more automated. We hope that waking up at 11 at night remembering that we didn’t shut of the water to the greenhouse or field will be a thing…

First Distribution of 2018!

June 6th marked the first distribution of 2018! With 100% of our available shares sold and over 45% of them part of the ‘share-the-shares’ program we were thrilled to start the season in such a way. In addition to the normal spring items of lettuce and scallions, we also included a bag of blue popcorn!…

Maple Syrup 2018

This year was a record setting year! We tapped out the earliest we ever have on February 18th. The 300 taps produced enough sap to make a record breaking 68 gallons (previous record was 60)! With this sweet season now over we are still waiting for the rest of the snow to melt so we…

Crazy Weather of 2017

From rain to snow to monsoon. This May has been a roller coaster month of crazy weather. Crops are struggling to thrive in the cold, but thankfully none have succumbed to the extreme weather.

Chester Youth Group Volunteers

This past Saturday a group of High schoolers participating in a 30 Hour Famine (by World Vision), visited Abundance Acres and volunteered for a few hours. We were able to get all our potatoes planted, apple trees mulched and Greenhouse paths mulched! It was quite a productive day. It was great to have their help…just…

Spring Seedlings Emerge from the Basement!

For the past three¬†years of starting our own seedlings¬†¬†for the farm, we have graduated from the basement to a new “sunroom” fully equipped with potting bench, warming racks, grow lights, running water, and heat! It is quite an upgrade, which we hope will be reflected in the quality of our seedlings. It is certainly easier…

New Greenhouse!

We are super excited to announce that the grant for our new greenhouse finally went through, we purchased a 30×48 greenhouse from PA and the bulk of the frame is already up! Waiting for the greenhouse really delayed the planting of our tomatoes…but despite the delay they are growing nicely under the new frame. We…

Spring Planting

Spring planting is well underway! The temperature looks promising well into June, so we are in crazy planting mode. Probably 50% or more of the crops are already in the ground. Perfectly timed spring rains are also helping with the process! We are thankful for the Lord’s good provision.