Poplar Wood Farm {times two}

Poplar Wood Farm doubles up in Hoboken for 2015

poplar wood farmPoplar Wood Farm has been one of our favorite vendors at the Garden Street Farmers Market uptown (Saturdays during the summer & fall). So much so, that we even helped them with their pole barn Kickstarter project a few years ago.

Fresh veggies, flowers, and even tasty eggs harvested locally is much better than wondering where it all came from, right?

Well, now you’ll have twice the opportunity each week!

Poplar Wood Farm joins Hoboken Uptown Farmers Market

“We are thrilled to share exciting news with you that we will be attending a new market this season, the Hoboken Uptown Farmers’ Market! We are very excited to have the opportunity to share our produce with more people in the Hoboken community. The Hoboken Uptown Market, located at 13th and Hudson, has a great tradition of bringing local produce and artisanal products to Hoboken and we are looking forward to being a part of it.”

Hoboken uptown farmers market 2015

“The market is held every Thursday from 2-7pm from June through October. This means that we will now be in Hoboken on Thursdays and Saturdays. We will also be continuing our markets in Jersey City on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. We can’t wait for the first farmers’ markets of the season will begin in May and we will send out a full schedule closer to then.”

Another great option is joining their CSA (community supported agriculture) program:

Become a CSA Member Today

“If you have been planning on becoming a CSA member this season, now is the time! The growing season is very much underway and your commitment now helps us fund the significant up front costs we incur such as seeds, fertilizer, equipment, and labor. The CSA program is the best way to become intimately involved with our farm, receive a wide variety of seasonal vegetables every week, learn about the growing process, and become closer to your food.

poplar wood farm CSABecoming a member is as simple as sending us you’re completed application form and making payment via check (mailed to address on application form) or through our online store. We appreciate your early commitment as it allows us to better anticipate what we need to grow and provides resources to purchase supplies and pay our crew.

For anyone who in not familiar, CSA is a mutually beneficial relationship between a farm and the community of people who receive the food the farm produces. Members commit to a full season of produce prior to the start of the growing season and in return receive a weekly share containing an assortment of fresh, nutritious vegetables. The members become a part of the farm’s local food community, develop a relationship with the farm, and learn about the origins of their food and how it is grown. Click here for the complete information for our CSA program!

How many places bring the CSA too you? Not many, which is why it’s a great option for Hoboken and Jersey City residents.

And what’s going on behind the scenes at Poplar Wood Farm?

In the Greenhouse at Poplar Wood Farm

“So much of what we have been working on lately has been in the greenhouse and thousands of transplants are already growing. Here is Farmer Al sowing onions with the vacuum seeder. The seeds are spread across a metal plate and held neatly in place by the vacuum suction. Flip the plate over and place it above the cell tray with the soil. Turn off the vacuum and the seeds drop right into each cell in the tray. Sure beats doing it one seed at a time!”

farmer al vaccum seeder

A sea of young lettuce transplants:

lettuce transplants

Another Pair of Goat Kids

“Just a few weeks after we welcomed the first goat kids of the year to our farm, another one of our does gave birth to two kids last week, one of whom is pictured below having one of his first drinks of milk. The red background color is from their heat lamp.”

goat kids

Interested in Volunteering With Us?

“For anyone interested in learning more about sustainable food production, volunteering is a great way to get some hands-on experience. Let us know if you are interested in spending some time with us (no commitment necessary) and we will make sure to let you know when there are opportunities to do so.”

Please Share

“If you have friends, family, or co-workers who might enjoy some delicious produce, please do pass along our information or direct them to our website, www.poplarwoodfarm.com. We are excited for the upcoming season and sharing a great harvest with you.”

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