Notes From the Field

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Farm Report 9/19/22 – Take me out to the ball game

There were several baseball size zucchini bats and lots of softball size globe top turnips to contend with on the Wednesday glean. These just happen to be located in what we call Left Field…are you getting the joke? Deirdra and Olivia let me set them up to make the point. Batter up! The zucchini bats are also especially good for zucchini bread. Carol ... Click to read more.

September 20th, 2022|

Farm Report 8/29/22 – Friends from afar and friends close to home

This week I was fortunate to have a friend travel all the way from Southern Indiana to enjoy some of her summer in Vacationland with me. The plan was for two of my Hoosier friends to travel together, but Mel broke her ankle in five places, so Teresa had to travel alone (sorry Mel!). I was excited to spend time with my friend and also ... Click to read more.

August 30th, 2022|

Farm Report 8/15/22 – HELP!

I was going to use this header next week since we still had Sophia to help us and next week we will be empty (intern) nesters.  I shifted the call for help because the need for help has also shifted. Harvesting has jumped from 500 pounds a week to almost 500 pounds per gleaning. We are currently gleaning 3X a week and have 15 different ... Click to read more.

August 15th, 2022|

Farm Report 8/8/22- Jammin’

Yes, this was the weekend for our once a year Farmyard Jam. But before we get to that there is a lot of other news to report. We are still planting! The Rimel greenhouse is now full of Swiss chard, cucumbers, so many marigolds and this crazy summer squash called tromboncino that I think looks like a cobra snake! Our friend Kathie gave us these ... Click to read more.

August 8th, 2022|
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In the News

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“Midcoast organizations join forces to address farm labor shortages” – Brunswick Times Record (read here)

“Using extra farm-fresh produce to help feed Mainers in need” – News Center Maine (read here)

“Bringing together people and food, Brunswick farm exceeds 50,000 lbs of donated produce” – Portland Press Herald (read more)

“Local organizations step up to help feed people in need during pandemic” – Portland Press Herald (read more)

“Maine Voices: Hungry Mainers need help from Washington to feed their families” – by John Newlin, Portland Press Herald (read more)

“Children, Bowdoin students and community members joined in solidarity protest for climate” – Brunswick Times Record (read more)

“Students ‘growing, giving and learning’ in new farm-based program” – Portland Press Herald (read more)

“Brunswick farm looks to expand, marks 30k in vegetable donations” – Portland Press Herald (read more)

“Spotlight: Theda Lyden” –  Merrymeeting Food Council Summer 2019 Newsletter (read more)

“Brunswick group grows fresh produce for food banks” by Steve Minich – Channel 8, WMTW – Watch the video.

“Brunswick farm fights food insecurity with Growing to Give” – The Forecaster (read more)

“Growing to Give” – Times Record (read more)

Article featuring Growing to Give volunteer Robin Knight – LLBean (read more)


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