Back to Farming

Tue Nov 30, 2010 6:25 am

This family runs a very big potato farm near me and rents some land from me also. The farm they just bought has been idle for about ten years and was always one of the nicest farms in the valley. It will be nice to see it active again. http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/ ... 0_acr.html

Re: Back to Farming

Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:08 am

Oh, boy, potato DONUTS! Bring some, to the next cubfest! Ed

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Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:24 am

I have seen some of their fields and they are B-I-G! Very cool harvesting equipment too.

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Tue Nov 30, 2010 8:24 pm

They sure have some cool equipment over there. Notice in the video he talks about the next generation to run the farm are off at college. Most of the succesful farmers that I am friends with have college degrees and were at the top of there class.They also are not afraid to work 18 hours a day if need be.

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Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:21 pm

Sorry Ed, every good Pole knows what you make with potatoes. Was your family from the turnip part of the old country???

I am still in awe of what fine farming is done in that area, beautiful river bottom land. Joe gave me a tour when I went to fetch the 64 Cub and it has some of the nicest farms I have seen anywhere in New England. Great variety of crops too.

Speaking of variety, I had a delicious acorn squash with dinner tonight (with maple syrup).... 'Plainville Farm', Hadley MA was the label on it. 8)

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Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:21 am

Larry you have been by his place its right over the hill from me. He farms my land and it was his brother Joe who you sent me the article about providing produce to schools. Much of the squash you buy at stop and shop comes from these two brothers. Each has their own farm.

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Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:46 am

I just didn't put two and two together! The squash was very tasty!

The 'Farm to School' program is a great idea, essentially they try to integrate local products into school nutrition programs. Mass. even has a cookbook.... great if you are serving 50 or 100 people!

http://www.farmtoschool.org/index.php

http://www.mass.gov/agr/markets/Farm_to_school/

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Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:45 am

Buzzard Wing wrote:Sorry Ed, every good Pole knows what you make with potatoes. Was your family from the turnip part of the old country???

I am still in awe of what fine farming is done in that area, beautiful river bottom land. Joe gave me a tour when I went to fetch the 64 Cub and it has some of the nicest farms I have seen anywhere in New England. Great variety of crops too.

Speaking of variety, I had a delicious acorn squash with dinner tonight (with maple syrup).... 'Plainville Farm', Hadley MA was the label on it. 8)


Turnip donuts!!!!! I don't think so :D :D Oh,you mean the drinkin' stuff. I don't use it, so it takes a minute to "click".

Larry, buy your squash LOCALLY, not "imported" from another area code! Ed

Re: Back to Farming

Wed Dec 01, 2010 7:30 pm

I do live a short walk from a stop and shop... (one of the advantages of living in the big city, not to mention all the cultural activities :shock: ). The only way it could be more local is if I grew it myself.... That reminds me, gotta harvest the last of the carrots.

BTW I did get some great stuff from the fellow with all the yeller Cubs (Al's Greenhouse) a couple of months ago. Best green beans I ever had! Not really all that local, you need to pack a lunch to go over there. (RI joke)

Re: Back to Farming

Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:46 pm

This is my neighbors website.

http://www.poltersberryfarm.com/index.html

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Wed Dec 01, 2010 8:52 pm

Hey Larry Ed is one of the people who thinks the state ends at 495. Not sure where he thinks he is on that stretch of the pike west of there. It is good that those easterners feel that way cause we don't want them out here.

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Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:58 am

Buzzard Wing wrote:I do live a short walk from a stop and shop... (one of the advantages of living in the big city, not to mention all the cultural activities :shock: ). The only way it could be more local is if I grew it myself.... That reminds me, gotta harvest the last of the carrots.

BTW I did get some great stuff from the fellow with all the yeller Cubs (Al's Greenhouse) a couple of months ago. Best green beans I ever had! Not really all that local, you need to pack a lunch to go over there. (RI joke)


Larry, the beans came from YOUR area code, making them local. Bought at the local grocery store, doesn't make the squash "local". (City slicker mentality :D ) Ed

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Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:49 am

Bill ... 100 acres of RED CABBAGE!!?? That's a pretty big operation! My neighbor down the street is originally from Fremont, so is one of my hero's (GW).

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Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:32 pm

Hey Ed, The two farms here in town supply the Stop and Shops in Ma. with winter squash they wash,peal chop and package. I was at Plainville to pick up somme squash for Thanksgiving and they were loading a TT unit from Stop and Shop with pre packaged butternut. Thats alot of squash.

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Thu Dec 02, 2010 8:37 pm

This berry farm is A big operation. I thought some people would enjoy looking at the site. In the fall I drive a Semi for them and another farmer, who farms our farm. They own a big combine together , which will keep four Semi trucks busy.
Bill