Farmer’s Blog

Announcing Victory Garden Seed Distribution

Thanks for participating in the Littleton Community Farm Seed Library Victory Garden project!  We hope that you and your family enjoy both the gardening experience and the resulting bounty!  There are lots of helpful resources online to get you started with your seeds.  Here are a few helpful resources to get you started:

 Seed Starting Information

Gardening with Kids

Gardening with Kids – Teaching Nutrition

Free Seed Starting Academy

Due to temporary Library closure seeds are available via on-line order form

We have a robust collection of FREE vegetable seeds as part of our Seed Library.  Many of these are open-pollinated and can be harvested for seed and brought back to share with others.  Early spring is a great time to grow high-nutrition greens, such as lettuce and arugula, which could be available within a few weeks.

In light of the library closing, where the seed collection is held, we will be holding distribution sessions on:

Thursday March 26th 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Thursday April 2, 2020 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

 Seeds must be reserved in advance. No more the 8 packets of seeds per household.

Place your order online now!

Pick up your seeds at the Littleton Fire Department Parking Lot.

 

We hope you will get involved with LCF this summer by volunteering or donating.

For more information, email info@littletoncommunityfarm.org

2020 Bulletin

Dear members of Littleton Community Farm, 

As pictures of empty or low-stocked grocery stores circulate, small-scale farms, like Littleton Community Farm, will continue to support a resilient, local, just and regenerative food system. Our farm is prepared to address the farm and food resources during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Victory Garden 2020

In the coming weeks, we have a robust collection of FREE vegetable seeds as part of our Seed Library. Many of these are open-pollinated and can be harvested for seed and brought back to share with others. Early spring is a great time to grow high-nutrition greens, such as lettuce and arugula, which could be available within a few weeks. In light of the library closing, where the seed collection is held, we will be holding distribution sessions at our farm on March 26th 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM and March 28th from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.  We will have knowledgeable volunteers on hand to answer your gardening questions. Seeds must be reserved in advance. No more the 8 packets of seeds per household.  Place your order online now!

Annual Seedling Sale

For those of you who do not have the means, knowledge, or time to start your own seeds, please consider buying seedlings from our annual Seedling Sale, to be held at the farm on May 15 and 16. Many fruits and vegetables grown during the summer can be dehydrated, preserved, or frozen for later consumption in the fall and winter.  Regardless if you start your own seeds or buy seedlings, gardening gets you outside, boosts morale and helps to avoid isolation.  Order your Seedlings online today!

100% Food Donation in 2020

As the COVID-19 crisis subsides, economists are in agreement that it will prompt a recession. Poor and working-class families are disproportionately harmed by such downturns, and families that rely on free school-lunch programs will be especially affected. This year, LCF will be growing an acre of nutritious, high-calorie food for donation to local food pantries with 100% volunteer support. If you have resources to share, please consider donating your volunteer time for an hour of weeding, sowing or planting. Drop-in hours will be on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturday mornings. Please contact Farmer Sara at skallock@gmail.com if you want to come or have any questions.  

A Vital Season Ahead

We all look forward to the end of the crisis and a bountiful season ahead.  Our common experience will demonstrate the need to rethink our current food system, showing the importance of small-scale, local farms as not only more nutritious, accessible, and environmentally sustainable; but also sustainable  for consumers, farm workers, communities and our environment. 

Your support through volunteering or by making a donation today will ensure the production of the farm for this year to put food on the plates of those who need it in the coming year. Make a donation TODAY to support LCF’s mission and cultivate a vital transformation of the ways we nourish our stomach and spirit. 

Recommended Reading

Here are some good reads for you avid gardeners.  If you grow it you will want to cook it and feed family and Friends.

The Victory Garden CookbookThe Victory Garden Cookbook by Marian Morash
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Love the photo’s and recipes! All are solid!

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Rodale's Successful Organic Gardening: Herbs (Rodale's Successful Organic Gardening)Rodale’s Successful Organic Gardening: Herbs by Patricia S. Michalak
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Everything you need to know!

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