Being a CSA member you’re purchasing a “share” of local produce from a regional farmer. From June until November, our farmer will deliver shares of produce to Montclair. Join us and receive farm -fresh goodness every other week.
Click on Brown Paper Tickets to order online with a credit card or download MCFC CSA 13 PDF form & mail with a check.
Order Havenwood Farms eggs to be delivered the same day through online system Farmigo.
For the Montclair Historical Society Herb Sale today MCFC brought some herb infused local foods to share with visitors. Rosemary Lemonade, Strawberry Lavender Honey Jam & Strawberry Thai Basil Jam offered inspiration for foods to make using local foods and herbs. Continue reading
Happy May Day! Today is May 1, the mid-point between spring and summer. Summer will be here in 6 weeks! Only a month left to get your CSA forms in time for the first delivery. Join us! Paper forms in the Box or use the online system in Brown Paper tickets.
Montclair Historical Society Herb sale is this week:
“In addition to parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme, we’ve got new and interesting herbs and herbal varieties, like stevia (the organic sweetener) and chamomile; some lesser known herbs, like lovage, borage, and calendula ; and a wide selection of heirloom tomatoes. All organic!”
Thursday, May 2 from 9 am to 8 pm
Friday, May 3 from 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday, May 4 from 9 am to 3 pm (or until sold out)
MCFC will be there on Saturday will an info table and recipe ideas using local foods and herbs.
108 Orange Road, Montclair
Montclair Community Farms has chickens on the property of the our partners Montclair Historical Society. As part of an educational initiative the chickens are the main focus of the 4-H club Chickenisms and also will be part of the Youth Farming program. As a way to support these great programs, Adopt a Chicken!
See information attached on MCF Adopt-a-chicken
How the chickens have grown! here is one as a chick in the fall & as a hen today!
How to Cut an Onion: Cynthia Lair at TEDxRainier – YouTube.
Cynthia Lair is a nutrition and cooking teacher in Seattle, WA. Last fall she was invited to a TEDx conference, where she gave a talk about what happens when we give our full attention to cooking. In it she tells the story of how she taught her students to add mindfulness and love to the polenta they were stirring. I love one students comment on the end of the semester evaluation at 2:42:
The talk is called “How to Cut an Onion.
Today is surprisingly warm! Looking for a fun and educational activity for today?
Montclair State University students will be immersed in an archeological dig today and tomorrow (Saturday and Sunday) at the Montclair Historical Society’s 108 Orange Road site. They’re conducting a shovel test survey, where they dig down about 50 cm, or until signs of human habitation cease, then sift through the dirt to find objects that shed light on our past. The land they are exploring was part of the first farm settled by the Crane family back in the late 1600s. The class is under the direction of Chris Matthews, an archeologist and professor in MSU’s Center for Heritage and Archeological Studies.
We welcome you to stop by at any time throughout the weekend to see these students “dig history.” They’ll be outside, behind the Clark House, on the site of our new Community Farm from at least 9 to 4. I’m sure your visits will warm their spirits as they dig!
A note from the beekeepers of Bee my Honey in Newton NJ, less than an hour from Montclair , “We got hit with about 10 inches of snow, my snow drops are trying so hard to be strong and lift their little heads tall.
The girls (bees) however have been stuck inside. It is definitely a cold march, hope it warms up for all of us!”
Today the new season brings increasing daylight, warming temperatures, and the rebirth of flora and fauna.
Spring, a time of renewal and the beginning of the growing season, the perfect time for starting anew!
Wishing you a happy spring!