In these posts, I usually write about the CSA program, the primary method of distributing our fresh produce, but our donation program is an important part of our annual agenda, and the Brandeis Farmer’s club is proud to be able to give back to our community and to fill the fresh food gap that many … More Where does our extra produce go?
We are almost finished planting all of our crops for the 2017 Summer season, and we are excited to get the summer under way! New this season, you’ll see some neat new crops, including bok choy, okra, and snow peas, and the Farmer’s Club volunteers will work closely with the Lemberg staff at their garden in … More 2017 season approaching!
As the heat of the summer picks up, so does the farm’s production. During the first couple weeks of July we’ve seen a tremendous boom in vegetables, including the start of our cucumber, zucchini, and summer squash harvest; an explosion of string beans; the appearance of tiny melons; and green tomatoes approaching the edge of … More Summer’s peak, our bounty
Summer has officially begun, and the rooftop farm is looking beautiful! Though most of the strawberries are gone, the past few weeks have brought a bountiful harvest of kale, snow peas, and garlic scapes. A garlic scape is the bud of the garlic flower. They are removed before the flower emerges and are a delicious … More Summer is here and the farm is thriving!
Over the past month, the summer farm managers have been preparing the farm for a busy, exciting season! The bulk of the season’s planting is done, and we have new vegetables that we haven’t seen on the farm before! Of the new additions, kohlrabi may be the least well-known. A cultivar of cabbage, kohlrabi is … More Rooftop Farm is Busy as Ever
Congratulations! We have survived the seemingly everlasting Waltham winter. And with that, mouth watering farm fresh produce will soon be at our fingertips. The rooftop farm season has started and will soon be in full swing. And we want your help. Our lovely student summer coordinators will be hosting guided farm hours three times a … More Brandeis welcomes the growing season