Winter on the Farm


Four Pigs in the snow

pigs don’t mind the snow!

 January is CSA Early-Bird

Discount Month! 

It always takes me a little while to get to update our CSA sign-up form in the new year…. SO, we are offering a special deal to all of you who sign up and pay at least your deposit by January 31.  You may sign up for your CSA share at last year’s prices! How is that for incentive!!

See our CSA page for more information

winter on the farm

Luna Bleu Farm is now hiring!

We are accepting applications from local folks who want to work part-time or full-time during the next growing season.  Part-time work could start as early as February.  Full-time work could start as early as April. We will accept applications until positions are full.  Feel free to check in any time.

Apprenticeships and Assistant Manager positions are also still available.

Please go to our Employment Opportunities Page for more information about working at Luna Bleu Farm.

Lucas Sanford-Long and Tim Sanford harvesting winter spinach






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Week three for CSA— featuring Garlic Scapes

June…. Still lots of salad greens, chard, spinach… nice to have radishes, kohlrabi, rhubarb and broccolini…. but really what is exciting to me is the emergence of GARLIC SCAPES—- those are the little curled scallion-looking things on the left.

I have previously posted some good garlic scape recipes….. Pesto and Pickles!  Just click on those links and enjoy!

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Time to Plant Your Garden. 

Plant sale coming! Sat-Sun-Mon, May 25-26-27 and June 1-2-3

We grow healthy, vigorous, organic seedlings for you to plant in your vegetable garden.  Our specialty is probably tomatoes.  We grow some very reliable hybrids and a bunch of fun heirlooms.  They come in 41/2 inch pots so they are well started to get a jump on our relatively short growing season in this area.  We do the same for eggplants and peppers to give you a good shot at a good yield.  You will also find basil, parsley, cucumbers, squash, broccoli, lettuce, onions and leek and more for your garden.

We are open at the farm in South Royalton this Memorial day weekend from 1pm to 5pm– Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  And the same the following weekend June 3-4 and Monday June 5.

We bring plants to the Norwich Farmers Market on Saturdays from 9-1.  We should have a good selection Memorial Day weekend and Saturday June 3.  I think we will still have some good plants the following weekend if you are late getting the garden in.

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Luna Bleu Farm Open House

Pizza Baking in the Oven

Luna Bleu Farm Open House Sunday, May 7  2pm to 5pm

Come to the farm and celebrate the upcoming harvest season. We will be firing up the pizza oven for the first time this year!  Come help us roll out the dough and build pizzas.  Tim will most likely be manning the oven.  It is a great opportunity to hang out and chat with him.  Bring your favorite pizza topping or grated cheese.

Suzanne will be giving farm tours. We can check out what is happening in the greenhouses and in the fields and say hi to all of the animals. Careful, we might put you to work moving the chickens or transplanting baby lettuces or basils!

If we are lucky, we wil have some musical friends join us and just have fun playing tunes for everyone toenjoy… even our cats like it when we have music on the farm!

Everyone who has already signed up for the 2017 CSA season will be able to pick up a bonus CSA share at the open house.  We expect to be distributing nice bags full of beets, carrots and onions and spinach, radishes, parsnips, kale, bok choy……. not a bad haul for the beginning of May!

You can still sign up for the 2017 CSA season that begins in June.  We are looking forward to another bountiful season. You can opt to pick up weekly shares of vegetables at the farm, or for an additional fee, delivered to one of our community drop-off sites or workplace CSA sites.

Go to our CSA page to find out more or just click here to print out the signup form.



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Winter on the Farm

Winter on the Farm…..  many think it is a quiet time, and I suppose that it is … relatively… But, really there is lots going on….  and when I get time, I will get to the computer and let you know about it.  These days I post more current info on our facebook page, so feel free to check that out.  Otherwise, explore our website to find out more about us, our CSA and Employment Opportunities.

winter on the farm

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Garlic Scape Time

Garlic Scapes

Garlic Scapes

Garlic Scapes – With the warm days of summer upon us, garlic scapes are making their first appearance! Garlic scapes are the beautiful green curly tendrils that sprout from the stem of garlic. The scape is the immature flower stalk and harvesting it forces the garlic plant to devote its energy to producing a larger bulb. The scapes have a mild garlic flavor and are delicious chopped like scallions and put in omelets, stir-fries, rice,  pasta or basically anywhere you would use garlic cloves. They also are great tossed whole with a little salt and oil and thrown on the grill. Try this Garlic Scape Pesto recipe with your next bunch of garlic scapes.

Garlic Scape Pesto
• 6-7 garlic scapes, roughly chopped

• 1/3- 1/2 c. olive oil

• 1/3-1/2 c. grated parmesan or asiago cheese

•1/3-1/2 cup pine nuts or walnuts  or experiment with another type of nut

salt and pepper to taste
Using a food processor, combine scapes and nuts and chop to a coarse paste.  Add cheese  and olive oil and blend until relatively smooth (it doesn’t get as smooth as basil pesto).   Serve on pasta, or just as a spread on crusty bread, a pizza topping, a dip for other vegetables.   Makes a little more than a cup of pesto.

Another Garlic Scape idea!Garlic Scape Pickles Pickle Y…Jul 4

Mix your own pickling spiceWe just gave out samples of the garlic scape pickles that Lisa and Angela made.  Since they made the…Jul 7

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Make it a Luna Bleu Weekend

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Two big events to start off the growing season:  A fundraising Contra Dance for Vermont Farm Share and our Spring Open House. Fundraising Contra Dance Saturday, April 30th, 2016 7pm-10pm Seven Stars Center, Route 14, Sharon VT  just next to … Continue reading

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