Provider Farm

From our fields, for your family

Curtain Call for the Solanaceae

The days are getting shorter and we continue to march on ever forward. The peppers and eggplants hold on although their time is almost done. The broccoli and cauliflower are really hitting their stride right now. Both broccoli and cauliflower are a real feast or famine kind of crop and they can drive a farmer absolutely insane. Some days we have 300 pounds others we’re lucky to find 3 heads. We try and stagger our planting dates and varieties to ensure we have a consistent harvest throughout the fall but like so many of our plans it doesn’t always work out. Nearby the Brussels Sprouts are shaping up nicely, forming bigger and bigger sprouts every day.

September 27, 2014

The Sweetest Thing

We asked for it and here it is. Signed, sealed, delivered. Crisp, cool and bright, the fall weather has arrived with bells on. This is great weather for working outdoors, great weather for sleeping, great weather for cauliflower and great weather for kale. It’s not good for everyone however, the tomatoes, peppers and eggplants seem a bit distraught by the recent chill in the air.

September 20, 2014

Be here, now

Oats, peas, and rye cover crops are all sprouting in place of onions, melons and early broccoli. Our potatoes are safe and sound, settling into their life in storage. Everywhere I look things are changing. The share room table is in the midst of a transformation, in place of zucchini there are potatoes. In place of summer squash, we have broccoli and cauliflower. The summer carrots and beets are being replaced by fall carrots and beets…well, I guess that one’s not really a radical transformation.

September 13, 2014

One in the hand

In true New England weather tradition, the first weak of September proved hotter and more humid than all of August. As Hunter, our trusty farm cat, loafed in whatever shade she could find, we did our best to stay positive and productive on the farm this week. We were delighted to find the first fall broccoli out in the field.

September 6, 2014

Grass-fed beef now available!

We currently have loads of 100% grassfed beef available.  We have ground, stew, roasts, and steaks, all raised on pasture and 100% GMO free.  We sell by appointment or during our CSA hours.

Produce available at the Coventry Regional Farmers Market, local Co-ops and area restarants

We sell our produce at the Coventry Regional Farmers Market every Sunday 11-2 from June-November. Can't make it to the market? Our produce is also available at Fiddleheads Co-op in New London and the Willimantic Co-op.

Gift certificates for Provider Farm produce and Grass-fed Beef

Give the gift of good food and health this holiday season.  We now have gift certificates available that can be used for  the purchase of a CSA share, our produce at the winter and summer Coventry Farmers Market, and our grassfed beef.

Contact us to purchase one today!

Good Food For All: Provider Farm Donates Food

Here at Provider Farm, we believe everyone should have access to good, fresh food. That's why we've worked with some friends to get our excess produce to those who can use it. We currently donate hundreds of pounds of organic produce a week to the New London Food bank.  We are also excited to be working with the Norwich Public Schools to get fresh vegetables into kids meals!

October 2, 2012