Farm News, June 12, 2018

Farm News Seems like we’ve finally arrived at some Goldilocks weather: not too hot, not too cold, and a little on the dry side.  Just in time for peak strawberry production, which should occur this week!  Good picking to be had for the next 10 days, but don’t put it off, because strawberry season is…

Farm News, June 5, 2018

Farm News June is the “anything goes” month on small scale organic farms.  We are still planting like crazy.  Last week Hannah, Dana, and Renata got the peppers and eggplant tucked into their mulched beds, and we finally got next year’s strawberry patch in the ground.  And for those plantings that we got in the…

Farm News, May 29, 2018

Farm News Welcome to the 2018 season at Fort Hill Farm!  This is the first full week we’ll be open at the farm, on Tuesday and Thursday 2:30 to 6:30 PM, and Saturdays 8 AM to 12:30 PM.  Or you can catch us at the New Milford Farmers’ Market on Saturdays 9AM to noon, and…

Farm News, October 31, 2017

CSA NOTES: This is the last week of our summer schedule … But still plenty of veggies to come!   -The weekly New Milford Winter Market starts this Saturday, November 4 at the East Street School (between the hospital and CVS on Rt. 202) and continues through January… we will be there with all your…

Farm News, October 24, 2017

Farm News Seems like the fall colors are finally getting going, which means we are in a bit of a race against time to finish the harvest, plant the garlic, and clean up the farm.  Usually by now we have had several deep frosts or even a freeze, which have pushed us along in the…

Farm News, October 17, 2017

Farm News Tonight (written Monday), we’re expecting our first frost. The crew put in a solid days work of picking peppers, cutting lettuce and bok choy for the week. Lauren and I spent most of the morning setting up irrigation lines to cover the peppers, lettuce, bok choy, radishes, salad mix, and arugula that we…

Farm News, October 10, 2017

This week’s Farm News is written by Justin Martel, a life-long New Milford resident who is in his fourth season on the farm. Justin writes: Dear Fort Hill vegetable eaters! Another season has rushed by us, and the waning sunlight is a staunch reminder of winter’s arrival. We’re at a collision of some the current…

Farm News, October 3, 2017

Farm News We’ve flipped the calendar to October, and there is a bit of a chill in the morning air, but for the most part we’re still in a warm and dry weather pattern. That’s been very helpful as we push to get the fall crops in. The big project this week is sweet potatoes,…

Farm News, September 26, 2017

Farm News I’ve been trying to avoid commenting about unusual weather for most of the season, but when the mercury pushes 90F and it’s almost October, it’s hard to ignore. It’s become pretty dry around here, so we’ve brought out the pipe and hose and drip tape for another round of keeping the crops watered,…

Farm News, September 19, 2017

Farm News Last week it felt like Mother Nature was having a hard time letting go of summer.  Warmer air meant that tomatoes were still coming out of the high tunnel, as well as plenty of eggplant and lots of sweet orange pointy peppers. These peppers make a perfect crunchy-sweet raw snack for just about…