After being gone for 10 days, I was eager to see what impact 3 inches of rain had on the farm. I was most interested in what we could start to harvest. We are starting to see some new vegetables enter our harvest schedule. Our first peppers, cucumbers and scallions are now being donated. Just ... Click to read more.
Some new vegetables went into our donation boxes this week: purple top turnips and zucchini. Hopefully there will be lots and lots of zucchini. I say hopefully, because last year's crop got hit with the squash vine borer and cut short our harvest. We grew more of the Costata Romanesco variety, to combat the borer, and ... Click to read more.
We’re looking for volunteers for our new Fix-it Team! We’re happy to announce that we’re improving our system for taking care of some of the “facilities” tasks that are critical to our growing and harvesting operations, including these four “tasks”: Seasonal installation and basic maintenance of farm structures (mostly hoop houses) Seasonal installation and basic ... Click to read more.
Still plugging away on protecting the beds for winter. Take a look at this beautiful cover crop. In this beautiful green blend of plants are daikon radishes. Here is Carrie showing off one of these delicious veggies. Roasting them seems to be everyone's favorite way to eat them. Another idea for bed protection ... Click to read more.
Look! We finally have Growing to Give t-shirts! These beauties were designed by Holly Harris, a Bowdoin student who graced us with her time and talents this summer. These t-shirts are extremely soft and made from 100% cotton. Here are the details: Cost: $25 Location: You can come pick them up at the farm at ... Click to read more.
You can make the drink with Melissa at the event or whip up one for yourself and your loved ones (leave out the vodka for those <21) beforehand and then join us live from 7 - 7:45 PM for a virtual happy hour that will include time with our founders, participating artists, and master gardeners ... Click to read more.
Photobooth Back to "Paint the Farm: A Virtual Event" We are so happy you are here. Thank you for joining us at "Paint the Farm Art Auction: a Virtual Event!" Let us know you were here by taking a photo in our photobooth. Simply, click here to ... Click to read more.
In the kitchen with Theda Back to "Paint the Farm: A Virtual Event" Make stuffed squash blossoms with Theda Roll up your sleeves and make stuffed squash blossoms with Theda, Growing to Give's multi-talented Farm Manager. All you need for this simple recipe is squash blossoms, fresh mozzarella, fresh ... Click to read more.
Come to the farm and create a stunning bouquet that is just perfect for YOU! We have an abundant array of zinnias, amaranth, dahlias, and snapdragons ready for you to pick. Cost: Pay what you can. Every dollar donated will be received with gratitude. Hours: 8 am to 2 pm (Monday to Saturday) Dates: ... Click to read more.
To echo the words of the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association on June 5th, Growing to Give condemns race-based violence and stands in solidarity with black lives. Like MOFGA, as a white-led organization with a largely white volunteer and donor community, Growing to Give is committed to doing more to address the harms caused ... Click to read more.