Monday, December 29, 2014


Our 2015 farm shares are officially on sale!  This year we will be growing food for 20 farm shares (plus up to 12 mini-shares).  We invite you become part of our farm.


SPRING – lettuce, mesclun, chard, kale, arugula, cilantro, radishes, spinach, salad turnips, microgreens, bok choy, eggs

SUMMER – beans, carrots, beets, peas, snap peas, cucumbers, summer squash, peppers, eggplant, tomatoes, sweet onions, shell beans, mesclun, New Zealand spinach, garlic, scallions, flowers, peaches, raspberries, crabapples, garlic scapes, eggs

FALL – lettuce, mesclun, escarole, radicchio, daikon, radishes, cooking greens (kale, mustard, spinach, New Zealand spinach, etc.), beans, cut flowers, cucumbers, winter squash, onions, carrots, beets, garlic, leeks, chicken, duck, eggs

WINTER – microgreens, leeks, kale, mesclun, eggs, onions


* Fresh, delicious, organically grown vegetables, fruit, eggs, and flowers..  Eat with the season and share in the bounty!  

* All shares come with flowers.

* Pick up at the farm on Thursday afternoons, 2:00 - 7:00

* Pick-Your-Own – All shares come with PYO privileges on certain crops including snap peas, cherry tomatoes, beans, cucumbers, and extra flowers.

* Each week includes a variety of crops, usually including salad greens, cooking greens, some kind of onion, some kind of root crop, some herbs, and whatever else is in season.  Most weeks farm members also get to choose what they prefer from a range of items, depending on what is ready for harvest.

Laura Timmerman & Rob Creamer
Sweet Morning Farm
Leyden, MA 01337

A September farm share
A mini share in September

910 Greenfield Rd.
Leyden, MA 01337

FILL OUT THIS FORM & mail with your payment.  
Checks payable to Laura Timmerman.
All shares should be paid in full by May 1, 2015.
Pay in full by March 20 for FREE EGGS!


[   ]  FARM SHARE $375 (two for $700)
(1-2 adults, 20-22 weeks)
[   ]  MINI SHARE $130
(2 items/week, 20 weeks)

All shares include flowers and Pick-Your-Own privileges.  All farm members agree to share with us the risks and rewards inherent in growing farm fresh, organic food.

Shares will start by June 4, weather dependent.

QUESTIONS?  Please ask!


Phone number:

Email address:

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Farm Share # 20 - October 16, 2014

The garden has been giving plenty of food this fall.
Thank you, Mother Nature!

We've been enjoying lots of escarole (endive).
Here are some tasty sounding recipes:

Last week for the Mini Shares
Thanks for being part of our little farm in 2014!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Farm Share #19 - October 9, 2014

I added a few new recipes to our blog.  They all use fall crops like daikon, leeks, and carrots.  Some are mine and some come from friends.  If you have a favorite recipe to share with your fellow farm members, send it along, or comment on a CSA post.  Pictures of what you make are great to share, as well!


Half Share # 19 - October 9, 2014

Radicchio - 1 head
Leeks - 2
Onions - 1 pound
Beets - 4
Hot peppers - 4
Sweet peppers - 1
Daikons - 3
Garlic - 2 bulbs
Escarole - 1 head
Herbs - 1 bunch of choice (choose from leaf fennel, sorrel, parsley, or basil)
Choosing items - 2 (choose from New Zealand spinach, chard, spinach, turnip greens, Poblano peppers, radishes, potatoes, eggplant, garlic, onions, a giant Wine Cap mushroom, Scarlet Runner beans, or chicory)

Full Share # 19

Twice as much as everything in the half share.

Mini Share # 19

Two items of the farm member's choosing.  (see list above)

Plus PYO flowers, beans, cucumbers, ground cherries, hot peppers.  Some of these are getting pretty scarce after our recent light frosts, but there are some, especially flowers and beans.

We also had some daikons with insect damage that were still usable with a bit of trimming.  We offered those to everyone to take as many as they liked.

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Farm Share #18 - October 2, 2014

Today's farm share included cardoons, a vegetable I grew on a whim because it tastes like artichokes and I love artichokes but find them difficult to grow.  Here are some links I found to some interesting sounding recipes that you might find helpful.

Half Share
Cardoon, leeks, fennel leaf, spinach, chicory, Baldwin apple drops, onions, garlic. beets. hot peppers, daikons (with tops)  Full Share got twice as much of everything.

A sample Mini Share - chard and spinach
Everyone also got PYO flowers, cucumbers, beans, ground cherries, and jalapeno peppers.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Farm Share #17 - September 25, 2014

No pictures today.

But here is a link to a good way to prepare beets, and it uses horseradish.  Both are in the shares today.
Beets with beet greens and horseradish dressing

Half Shares:
head lettuces - 1 bag
8 baby leeks
1 # onions
3 beets with their tops
1 Sugar Baby watermelon
1/2 # tomatoes
3 hot peppers
1 herb bundle - Thai basil, lemon balm, or parsley
3 daikon radishes with their edible tops
2 bulbs garlic
1 bunch greens - chard, kale, or escarole
1 item of choice from the "choosing table"

Choices included:
onions, mesclun, sweet peppers, potatoes, garlic, cucumbers, summer squash, hard, kale, escarole, New Zealand spinach, radishes, and sorrel

Full Share: twice as much of everything

Mini Shares: 2 items from the choosing table

All shares included PYO flowers, beans, ground cherries, and cukes.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Farm Share #16 - September 18, 2014

Full Share # 16
Kale, escarole, 2# lettuce, 1# spinach, 2 sweet peppers, 4 Jalapenos, 2 tomatoes, 4 leeks, 4 garlic, 10 carrots, 2# beans, 2# onions, 2 choices: squash and New Zealand spinach, watermelon

Half Share # 16
Kale, 1# lettuce, 1/2# spinach, 1 sweet pepper, 2 Jalapenos, 1 tomato, 2 leeks, 2 garlic, 5 carrots, 1# beans, 1# onions, 1 choices: squash

Mini Share #16
New Zealand spinach & tomatoes

Mini Share # 16
Onions & beans

Mini Share # 16
Garlic and hot peppers

Mini Share # 16
Kale & squash
Farm members who get mini shares choose two items each week.

And PYO and flowers for all who want some.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Farm Share #15 - September 11, 2014

One lucky farm member found this in their bouquet a few days after pick up!

Rob with the first of many leeks.

Mini Share/Swapping table

Some of the big share items

Hot peppers


Walla Walla onions




Late summer flowers.  All farm members may make a bouquet, if they like.

Lots of dill this year


Farm Share #14 - September 4, 2014

Half Share: beans, hot peppers, garlic, beets, apple drops, squash, carrots, radishes, edible flowers, shell beans, mesclun, spinach, escarole, basil.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Farm Share #13 - August 28, 2014

Fall mesclun
Half Share:

1/4 lb mesclun
2 heads endive frisee
1 bunch radishes
6 carrots
4 summer onions
2 hot peppers
2 garlic
2 squash
1 lb beans
1 1/4 lb tomatoes
1 bunch mixed herbs - sage, fennel, parsley,Thai basil
1 bunch greens - chard, kale, or spinach

Full Share:
Twice as much of everything

Mini Share:
choice of two things

As usual, everyone could also pick beans, cherry tomatoes, hot peppers, ground cherries, and cukes in the PYO garden.

Farm Share #12 - August 21, 2014

Soybeans - this week only

Half Share (really big this week!)

Half Share:
7 Peewee eggs
1/4 lb mesclun
1 bunch radishes
5 carrots
3 bulbs garlic
3 beets with tops
4 big summer onions
2 Jalapeno peppers
1 1/2 lb beans
big bunch of edaname
1 QT & 1 PT tomatoes
1 bunch dill
Greens - choice of chard, kale, or New Zealand spinach
Herbs - choice of sorrel, parsley, or basil
Plus 1 item from the Mini Share/Choice table

Full Share:
Twice as much of everything

Mini Shares:
Member's choice of two items

Everyone got flowers.