March at the Farm

Spring is knocking at the door. We spotted the first blooms of the season, and our seedling house is filling each week with flats. We start over 120 different varieties of vegetables so the pace and diversity of seedlings is dizzying these days. We farmers, just like the seeds we sow each week, must stretch and strengthen quicker and quicker as the days get longer and longer.

A note from Jaci:

As I enter my second season here at The Hickories, I am thrilled to have the continued support of so many of our CSA Members. I look forward to seeing many of your returning faces and  watching new member families head out to the field to pick the first fresh strawberries of summer in June. I look forward to being apart of our Community this year and getting to know the new faces. 

Farm Updates: 

Barn and fields Closed but just for now…

During this fragile “shoulder season” between winter and spring there is a period of time where we close our walking paths, lawns, and barn yard. This allows us to focus on lambing season and also gives our land time to transition out of winter dormancy. The Barn and barnyard will reopen at the End of April. We will be hosting baby animal tours all through May. More information on dates and purchasing your baby animal tickets will be coming soon. 

CSA Shares Still Available  

We are thrilled to see the return of so many of our CSA members. We still have Summer and Autumn shares available. If you have any questions about our CSA options please don't hesitate to email us and ask. Click here to purchase your Summer CSA Share.

Our Farm Store

Our Farm store remains open all year 10-5, 7 days a week. We have preserves available- Blood Mary, salsa, marinara and chive blossom vinegar, and our new favorite ketchup. Our First Run Seltzer has returned to our Farm Store thanks to our collaboration with Nod Hill Brewery. First Run is non alcoholic sap seltzer: we tap our trees, and bring the sap down to Nod Hill where they carbonate and can it: pure and simple.  Together we create a locally sourced and processed seltzer water that has no added sugar but derives just a hint of natural sweetness and healthy minerals from our waking trees.

Spring Happenings 

April 20th

, we will partner with the Ridgefield chapter of the Local Moms Network to host a Family Farm Egg Hunt. The event will run from 11am to 2pm. There will be local vendors, fun crafts, baby animals and an egg hunt. Tickets are going fast, and can be purchased though our website or by clicking here. ###>

“Outstanding in the Field” returns:

September 11th and 12th,

 Outstanding in the Field, an organization that celebrates the world of farms and food, will be here at The Hickories hosting two more of their fabulous dinners. Outstanding in the Field has been coming to the Hickories since 2013, and we are honored they have chosen to return to us again. September 11th will host Chef Daniel Sabia of Wood Fire Food and September 12th will be the second year for Chef Jeff Taibe of Taproot. Both chefs are close friends of the farm, and we are overjoyed about this event. Tickets go on sale March 20th at 11am though Outstanding in the field. ###>

 If those nights don’t fit your schedule, be sure to check back with us in a few weeks when we will be publishing our very own Barn Dinner line up for the 2019 season of feasting.###>

###>We look forward to seeing you at the farm

-Your Farmers 

 

The Hickories 136 Lounsbury Road, Ridgefield, CT 06877 (203)-894-1851