December 13, 2015
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Seedlings make me swoon…

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Love at First Bite!  What could be more romantic?

Putting happy, healthy plants into the hands of gardeners, new and experienced, has turned into one of the most exciting parts of my business. The reward I get through growing my own plants—the almost child-like joy I feel at harvesting that first root or fruit every season—never gets old, and corny as it sounds, it turns out I get that joy a thousand-fold when one of my seedling customers tells me his or her gardening story. There is simply nothing better than being stopped on the street by a friend with a huge smile, telling me how her counters are overflowing with all colors, shapes and sizes of tomatoes from those four seedlings she bought from Farm Girl Farm. Or when that man from up the road shows up at the farm, spring after spring, and I can see from his skin and his hands that he knows a thing or two about gardening, and he matter of factly loads the back of his truck up with our baby plants. Or when the mother and daughter team who are starting their first garden together hand me a piece of paper with their sketch and ask me what I think…

 

Something about sharing the act of growing food with friends and strangers alike—swapping success stories and visions for the coming season—is deeply moving and deeply satisfying. I love growing seedlings and I love sending them out into the world to bear fruit for people.

 

In honor of romance this season, we are offering gift certificates for seedlings, redeemable at our 2016 Seedling Sale.  Trust us, this is swoon-worthy.  And you save money by buying ahead of time (most plants on the day of the sale are $2/ea).

 

Every year, when we start our seedlings for the field at Farm Girl Farm, we start extra ones for your gardens. We are constantly scouring the catalogs, seeking new seeds to add more color, more crunch, more texture, more taste to our own crop offerings, while keeping the most reliable performers, and so we grow seedlings for sale representing many heirloom, rare and esoteric varieties. At last count, I was growing over 180 varieties of tomato plants (I admit I have a bit of a tomato problem).

 

Farm Girl Farm seedling gift certificates are available for a full flat (32 plants, 2″ pots) for $35, a half flat (16 plants, 2′ pots) for $24, or 8 plants for $15. When the seedlings are ready for planting in the spring, come to the farm and simply redeem the certificate for any plants we offer—mix and match, gardener’s choice, talk it over with the farmers and home you go to plant!

 

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Order now with PayPal and we’ll send you your gift certificate in the mail or even meet you in town with it, as I did last year on a few last minute occasions!


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May 30, 2015
by Laura Meister
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SEEDLING UPDATE, MAY 30th

SEEDLING  UPDATE MAY 30th

The Seedling Sale was a wonderful success–I absolutely love talking to people about their gardens and getting a glimpse at so many different colorful and bountiful visions.  I hope everyone will send me pics of their gardens so I can see and post!

For folks still looking for seedlings who couldn’t get to the sale, all is not lost!  We still have some good stuff, especially tomatoes.  I haven’t had time to update our list here on the website, but give me a call or shoot me an email with what you’re looking for and I’ll let you know if we’ve got it.

Plant on!

May 20, 2015
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The Berkshire Edge – Culinary Adventures: Laura Meister’s Farm Girl Farm

Laura Meister breaks for watermelon, at her Farm Girl Farm.

Laura Meister, owner of Farm Girl Farm is beginning her 11th season as a farmer. She started out on Pumpkin Hollow Road in Egremont and farmed there for eight years before moving to the four acres she now farms at Equinox Farm in Sheffield.

Meister and Equinox Farm’s owner Ted Dobson share many customers. Dobson, who specializes in baby salad greens, is on the road in his van every day delivering. “It made sense for us to double up, particularly since I don’t grow baby greens like Ted does,” she says.

At Farm Girl Farm, Meister grows a wide spectrum of vegetables that can flourish in New England. Her specialty is tomatoes, particularly heirloom varieties, along with eggplant and peppers. She likes to find vegetables with different colors, shapes and sizes. “I enjoy that mix of things rather than just finding that one tomato that really works,” she says, noting that it is rare that anything is totally a failure. “That’s the point of diversity,” she reminds me.

 

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February 2, 2015
by Laura Meister
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MEMORIAL DAY SEEDING SALE! SPRING IS SPRINGING! Reserve your garden’s seedlings now

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Every year at Farm Girl Farm, we start plenty of seedlings for our annual Memorial Day Weekend Seedling Sale so you can buy your plant starts right from the source.

MEMORIAL DAY SEEDLING SALE SATURDAY MAY 23, SUNDAY MAY 24, MONDAY MAY 25 

237 BOW WOW ROAD, SHEFFIELD, MA 01257

10 til 3 pm daily

(413) 262-8707 for more information

Reserve your plants now (click here for a list) .  Email us ahead of time with your order and make sure you get your first choice of varieties and quantities. We’ll send you a confirmation and an invoice, you can pay by check or credit card at the farm.

Or, for MOTHER’S DAY, get yourself or a special fellow gardener-mama a seedling blank check–purchase a gift certificate for a full flat (32 plants, 2″ cells),  a half flat (16 plants) or a quarter-flat (8 plants).   Order now with PayPal (click below) and we’ll email confirmation and mail you a receipt to be redeemed at the sale–fill your emptry tray up with your dreams!

We are constantly adding to our collection of exciting, eye-catching, delicious and esoteric varieties of heirloom vegetables.  We are known for growing over 100 varieties of heirloom tomatoes and cherry tomatoes, yellow, orange AND pink melons, an array of brightly colored eggplants and peppers, and of course, plenty of kales and lettuces to choose from! You name it, we will (probably) have it!

 

 

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November 10, 2013
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Give The Gift of Seedlings!

This holiday season we are offering Gift Certificates for 2015 Spring Seedlings! Each year, at Farm Girl Farm, we start plenty of seedlings for our annual Seedling Sale so you can buy your plant starts right from the source. Why not give your loved one or fellow gardener something to look forward to this spring? Get a special someone a full flat (32 plants, 2″ pots) for just $32, or a half flat (16 plants, 2′ pots) for $20, or 8 plants for $12. Then, come planting time, they can place their order with us and pick their seedlings up from the farm when they are ready to plant!

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We are constantly looking and acquiring new exciting and esoteric varieties of heirloom vegetables, and have a vast selection. Feel free to inquire now about a hard-to-find variety of something and we can let you know if we’ll have it! We are known for having over 40 varieties of heirloom tomatoes and cherry tomatoes, yellow, orange AND pink melons, a vareity of brightly colored eggplants and peppers, and of course, plenty of kales and lettuces to choose from! You name it, we will (probably) have it!

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Order now with PayPal and we’ll send you your gift certificate in the mail!


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November 10, 2013
by Hannah
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Berkshire Grown Holiday Market

Come see us on November 22rd at the Berkshire Grown Holiday Farmers’ Market, from 10am-2pm at Monument Valley Middle School!

Make sure you get some of our veggies for your thanksgiving table…our famous baby kale mix, collards greens, swiss chard, baby carrots, winter squash, cabbage and more!

For more information:

http://berkshiregrown.org/holiday-farmers-markets-2014/