Archive for January, 2011

Time To Plan Your 2011 Farm Share

Image of fresh farm produce

With the second blizzard of the season now bearing down on us in Arlington, MA, I think it’s a perfect time to close the blinds, ignore the snow, and start thinking about next summer’s Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm share programs. To that end, the Arlington Community Supported Agriculture Fair has announced their upcoming schedule of 2011 Fairs.  These events are a great place to meet with your local farmer’s (or fishermen or even beekeepers!), learn about their various programs, and sign up for your (fair) share.

The CSA Farm Share organizers have released the following statement:

“The CSA Farm Share Fairs held last February in Arlington and Cambridge were a big success! The crowds were huge, the excitement was high, and within only a few hours many shares were sold. This year we’re improving things by expanding the hours, creating more space for people to mingle and talk, and sharpening the focus of the event.”

Two Farm Share Fairs will be held this year:

Arlington CSA Farm Share Fair
Thursday, February 24, 4:30-7:30 PM
Park Avenue Congregational Church, Arlington Heights, 50 Paul Revere Road

Cambridge/Somerville CSA Farm Share Fair
Thursday, February 3, 5:30-8:00 PM
The Democracy Center in Harvard Square, 45 Mt Auburn Street

I attended the Arlington CSA Fair last February and had a wonderful time.  Not only was it incredibly well-attended, but the available information and education was amazing.  I learned so much about beekeeping, I’m still thinking about honey.  So do yourself a favor and plan to attend one (or both!) of the fairs.  You’ll be glad you did!

Until next time, Peace!



2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,700 times in 2010. That’s about 4 full 747s.


In 2010, there were 25 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 64 posts. There were 29 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 34mb. That’s about 2 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was April 22nd with 48 views. The most popular post that day was Mass Save Great Appliance Exchange Starting Soon!.

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Mass Save Great Appliance Exchange Starting Soon! April 2010


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Arlington MA Farmer’s Market Update – July 2010 July 2010


Check Out the First Eco-Friendly, Luxury Condo Built in Somerville, MA August 2009