Dover, MA | A Trustees Property

2019 farm crew is here!

Andrew, CSA Manager
Hello!! I hope everyone survived the winter! I am so excited for this upcoming season. Lots of plans are in the works, including opening some land down the road at Fork Factory Brook which will help with our crop rotation. We’re using this newsletter to introduce the wicked good crew for this upcoming season – keep reading to meet them.
Favorite veggie: cabbage

Diane, Assistant CSA Manager 
Hello y’all! I am honored to say that I have been promoted from Apprentice to Assistant CSA Manager this season. This will be my fourth season returning to Powisset. I am very excited to expand my knowledge of farming and take on a new role in management. 
Favorite veggie: Kohlrabi 

Jeff, returning Farm Crew & Livestock Manager
Hi friends! I am returning to Powisset for my second season as apprentice. With Melissa Gilbert as a colleague and mentor, I have taken on the roles of livestock caretaker and 4-H leader at the farm. We currently have six pigs bred and will begin farrowing in the next couple weeks. I also spent time this winter lending a hand with the goats and sheep at Chestnut Hill Farm and providing occasional assistance with the meat CSA.
Favorite veggie: Romanecso cauliflower

New Farm Crew: Jessica
Hi! I am from Foxborough, MA. I recently graduated from Morrisville State College with my BBA in Agricultural Business Development. I attended Norfolk County Agricultural High School where I studied animal science. I am excited to be a part of the field crew this summer and learn about produce.
Favorite veggie: Grilled zucchini

New Farm Crew: Georgia
Hi there! I’ll be working as a field crew member this season at Powisset. I currently live in Norwood and enjoy hiking my second favorite Trustees property, Noanet Woods every weekend. I’m so excited to be in the field and getting my hands dirty!Favorite veggie: Carrots with dirt still on them

A few notes from the field and farm office:
Our off-season was spent cleaning work areas, making repairs, maintaining infrastructure, and hiring seasonal staff. You may have also seen construction work going on at our main barn: this season we are converting our old wash station into a space for community engagement and moving our wash station to the area beneath the barn. It will be an enclosed space next to our root cellars that is completely designed for this purpose. While it will mean changing our methods a bit, we are excited to have a space that will increase efficiency and help us keep our veggies as fresh as possible on their way from our fields to your kitchens.

Our greenhouse is already filled with trays of onions, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, kale, fennel, celery, chard, tomatoes, herbs and flowers that are growing bigger by the day. We will also begin seeding other crops directly into the soil in coming weeks.

We are offering weekly and every-other-week shares again this year – we have space left in both shares, so sign up today! You can renew your Trustees membership here or jump right to the CSA renewal here if your Trustees membership is current.

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