Happy 2014, Everybody!
Now that we are into the second full week of January 2014, we can look forward to a year of steady community events and educational programming with our school vacation camps, Summer Camp, and more. Yet, what could make 2014 an especially compelling year for us just might be going back to our roots…literally.
We have launched our Stonewall Farm School, which aims to bring +18-year-olds with or without college experience to live and learn small scale farm management. We will be operating two tracks at the Farm School: a CSA management track under our Garden Manager, Austin Mandryk, and a Dairy Management track under our Farm Manager, Glenn Yardley. The apprentices of the Farm School will live a full year at our farmhouse and engage in an exciting mix of farm management readings and studies AND daily farm “practicum” experiences in our Dairy Barn, garden rows, and beyond. We are still looking for a Dairy Management apprentice for the program so if you know someone passionate about quality dairy with local flair, feel free to call our Executive Director, Josh Cline, at (603)-357-7278 ext. 107 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Furthermore, we are launching a YEAR-ROUND CSA! Even now in the middle of January, you can sign up for remaining Winter CSA shares or get a head start on Spring-Summer 2014 CSA shares to gain some amazingly fresh produce and financially support your community farm. Plus, come June of this year, we plan to launch our Milk CSA so that you, your family, your friends, your neighbors, and anyone within a reasonable commute of Stonewall Farm can pick up weekly half-gallons of our pasteurized or raw milk direct from our organic dairy cows! For more information on how you can start building up your “Fuller Diet CSA,” feel free to call our Garden Manager, Austin Mandryk, at (603)-357-7278 ext. 112 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
Yes, a new year with new possibilities, especially as we’re also beginning a partnership on local dairy promotion with the New England Dairy Promotion Board! Feel free to stay tuned on our website or friend us on our Facebook profile, “Stonewall Farm,” for more updates.
Also, take note on your calendars that our first community event of 2014 kicks off Saturday February 8th with our Frozen Farm Festival from 11 am-3 pm!
Thank you all for helping make Stonewall Farm your community farm!
Photo Courtesy of Stonewall Farm