We've been hard at work and making big steps forward at The Buckle Farm. We have a great team this year, and they've been working tirelessly through all sorts of weather to get our large crops like tomatoes, potatoes, onions and flowers transplanted. We couldn't do it without them! We're also making many upgrades to our operations at the farm so that our stellar team can work more efficiently than ever and produce more organic food for our community!
The weather has been a bit-all-over-the-place lately, so some of our spring crops had a slow start, but they've all become established now and are thriving. We've been bringing some of our earliest greens, radishes and other spring goodies to The United Farmers Market of Maine in beautiful Belfast, along with our certified organic herb, flower and vegetable seedlings.
Our vegetable CSA will be starting at the end of the month, summoning the beginning of our weekly trips to Boston. We're excited to see our Boston food friends again!
A Cultivated Feast
We are happy to announce that a good chef friend is launching a beautiful, seasonal magazine! Michelle Mulford of Uncommon Feasts has partnered with photographer Elizabeth LaDuca to create a quarterly publication that celebrates "simple, seasonal fare and the pleasure of enjoying it in good company".
We had the pleasure of being interviewed by Michelle and Elizabeth for the inaugural spring issue and we're excited to see this publication grow.
The magazine features lots of gorgeous, full spread photography and approachable recipes that follow the New England Seasons.
Click here to read more about A Cultivated Feast and get your hands on a copy!
We'll be delivering to Restaurants soon!
As many of you know, we take a lot of pride in selling ingredients to restaurants and markets in the Boston area, Portland and Midcoast, Maine. We'll be starting our restaurant deliveries at the end of the month and we encourage you to support the chefs and buyers that support us!
Click here to see where you can find Buckle Farm produce on the menu! We're looking forward to announcing some new restaurants this summer! Here's what we have to say about one of our newest accounts, the newly-opened Hichborn restaurant:
"Located just off Maine's Route 1 in the coastal town of Stockton Springs, The Hichborn is a gem of a restaurant housed in the 1800's home of a prominent shipbuilder. The menu follows the flavors of Maine's seasons, and the vibe is a mix of historic structure and modern details."
Our farm is certified organic by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, Maine's USDA accredited Organic Certifier. MOFGA has been certifying organic farmers since 1972 and is one of the country’s oldest certification programs.