Hey Farm Friends! So the cold and wet have finally passed and the vegetables could not be happier about it. All of our Louisiana warm weather favorites are starting to burst into bloom, from Tomatoes and Eggplant to Squash and Beans. Yes, the vegetable field at Berry Hill Farm is really starting to look delicious and that can only mean one thing; the beginning of the Farm to Door season! This season will begin on Tuesday May 20th and run 12 weeks till the first week of August. As always each week's bag will include 8-10 items of fresh local food, including fresh baked bread, free range chicken eggs, homemade farm products and of course that week's organic veggies, picked fresh the morning of delivery. Tuesday and Friday deliveries are available weekly to the Hammond, Covington and New Orleans areas. We can't wait to start seeing everybody again each week. If you are interested please visit our website , berryhillcsa.com , for more details, sign up options (including new subscription billing options) and contact information. So see you soon and thanks so much for helping to make the dream of locally sourced Louisiana food a reality!
Hey farm friends,
The soil has been worked and the sun is shining and that means it's finally planting time out here on the farm. We will be hosting a kind of laid-back impromptu community planting day this coming Saturday, March 22 from 10 AM - 4 PM. Everyone who is interested is welcome to come out and enjoy the warm sunshine and good company as we plant the seeds and seedlings that will make up this years' CSA harvest. A lunch of redbeans, gumbo and fresh bread will be provided. Hope to see you then!
Hey good people! Just wanted to post a quick reminder that we have decided on a date for our official visit the farm day! It's going to be next Saturday, November 16th. We figured it could kick off around lunch time and go through the day till about dark. Feel free to bring the whole crew and drop by at any time during the day. Your farmers will all be out here to show you around but you are also welcome just to roam the old place at a quiet country pace. We are also planning on having a hay ride at some point for the little ones, probably around 3 o'clock or whenever there are the most kiddios out here. Other attractions include the vegetable field, the herd of poled Hereford beef cattle, the dairy barn, the nature preserve and the greenhouse. Food and beverages will be provided. So if you're free next Saturday the 16th feel free to join us on the farm for a day of full of rustic relaxation. The address is 21168 Hwy 40, Loranger LA. Use the driveways on either side of the white Berry Hill Blueberries sign. See you then!
P.S. we realized we couldn't do the December 7th date because we have a prior commitment. Berry Hill Farm will be in Baton Rouge at the very exciting Neighborhood Art and Business Festival. We should be at 305 S Carrolton Ave from around 9 in the morning to 4 in the evening with plenty of other Louisiana artists and businesses.
For more information see the facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1444260912466446/
So we wanted to let you guys know that we’re trying to plan out a good Saturday for everybody who would like to come out to the farm. Right now it looks like either November 16th or December 7th. You certainly do not have to be a current customer to come out, so feel bring your friends and family. The more the merrier! If any of you guys are interested in coming out please let us know and we’ll try to figure out which of those two days works best for the most people. We would be so excited to show you guys around the old homestead, pick a few veggies, cook a little lunch and, if you stay till 6:30ish, help us milk old Daisy. Hope everybody is having a great week and thanks again for your interest in local farming. See you soon!
If you can, please remember to return the containers and bags from the bread, eggs, jams and other produce and we will happily fill them up with more fresh goodies the following week. We intentionally use recycled paper egg cartons, homemade breathable bread bags, washable mason jars and reusable totes to make sure and get your produce to you in the freshest way possible while also not creating excess waste. So keep on recycling and thanks so much again for supporting local agriculture!
Hey good people! We sure hope you guys have been enjoying / tolerating the lasts days of this Louisiana summer but we're here to say that things are about to get a whole lot better. This coming Tuesday the 8th will mark the beginning of our first ever fall season of Community Supported Agriculture. We have been planting like crazy for the last couple of months and its just about time to start the deliveries. We will be calling around to make sure everybody is ready for their bags but just as a reminder, deliveries will be made on either Tuesday or Friday between 2-6 (before 5 if it is being delivered to a place of business). Each weeks bag will contain a fresh baked loaf of artisan bread (gluten-free if that's your preference), half a dozen free range chicken eggs, homemade farm products (jellies, pickles, humus etc) as well as a healthy selection of that weeks freshest produce picked the morning of delivery. If you are interested in signing up the best thing to do is to fill out the application on our website to help us plan our deliveries and let us know if you have any food allergies or any such thing. If you are interested in sampling the program we also have single week bag deliveries available for purchase on our website. You are also welcome to contact us directly anytime if you have any question or concerns. We always love to talk to ya! Hope you guys are getting hungry for some local food and we can't wait to see yall next week. Till then!
Here are all the newsletters from our second ever Spring CSA season. If you are a prospective costumer looking to join for the first time, these should give you a pretty good cross section of what we try to put in the CSA bags each week. As farmers we strive to add more variety and abundance, with new vegetables and lagniappe items being introduced each subsequent season. Enjoy!
Howdy friends! So the cold weather has finally abated and the veggies have kicked into high gear. The squash and green beans are bursting at the seems with fruit and the tomatoes and cucumbers are not far behind. We will be starting vegetable deliveries this Saturday, May 25th and will continue every Tuesday and Saturday for the next ten weeks. Its not too late to sign up as we have 10, 8 and 6 week options available. Also be sure to let us know if anyone in your family has a gluten intolerance and we'll be sure to make your weekly bread wheat-free. Can't wait to see all of you and start sharing in the harvest together.
For all the nostalgia lovers among us, here are the newsletters from our very first Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) season in the Spring of 2012.
Finally winter is showing signs of fatigue and spring is just around the corner, bringing with it the promise of new life and fresh produce. All month we have been in field preparation mode: disking the fields, incorporating compost, rowing up the beds, laying mulch and now the real fun is about to begin. We plan on having our first big planting day on March 15th but in the mean time we decided it was time for a crop of a whole other kind. Today, March 12th, our second child Sia Mae Pace came into the world. She is certified 100% organic, weighing in at 7 pounds 14 ounces. Momma and baby are resting comfortably and we will all be back on the farm by the weekend to start planting. Older brother Kai couldn't be more excited, if slightly confused that she doesn't know how to talk yet. Either way we couldn't possibly be any happier about the whole thing and can't think of a better precursor to the coming of spring.