The Farm Blog

Newsletter 5/21/20

By johnh | May 21, 2020

Greetings Friends and Neighbors,  As the first string of warm days sets bud and leaf into unfurling motion, memories of last week’s snowstorms and heavy frost take on a distant, dream-like quality. At the Farm and Bakery, it has been a week of Endings and Beginnings. We welcomed a new life here – a glossy Dexter calf…

Newsletter 5/14/20

By johnh | May 14, 2020

Greetings Friends and Neighbors,  Standing in line has a bit of a PR problem. For one, some are ahead and others behind. This past Friday the bread ran out well before 6pm, so being at the back of the line had some real consequence. Have you ever stood in a buffet line and felt yourself succumbing to Scarcity,…

Newsletter 5/7/20

By johnh | May 7, 2020

Greetings Friends and Neighbors,  Sunday morning, a group of grinning neighbors gathered to shepherd the ewes and lambs across the Brush Brook Bridge and onto brilliant green grass, enacting an ancient Springtime ritual. Last Friday, the Bread Stand saw many smiles and much good cheer, and our plans to begin offering Soup in the weeks ahead…

Newsletter 4/30/20

By johnh | April 30, 2020

Newsletter 4/30/20 Updated: 4/30/20 Greetings Friends and Neighbors, What happens when the beauty that surrounds you begins to build up and applies a mounting pressure upon your ability to proceed through your daily routines? How does one keep the Flood Gates of Gratitude closed long enough to get through the day’s list of must-do’s? In…

Newsletter 4/23/20

By johnh | April 23, 2020

Updated: 4/23/20 Greetings Friends and Neighbors, By the warmth of the woodstove I write this note, just in from helping to assemble the historic, hand-crafted pavilion that will provide a new home for Friday Bread Gift Distribution, an event that has quickly outgrown the parking and space under the pop-up tent in the Bakery driveway.…

We’re baking bread!

By johnh | April 22, 2020

The former Running Stone Bakery has now transitioned to a Gift Economy model. We will be baking bread every week, and will be giving it away at no charge every Friday. Please subscribe to our emailing list to get up-to-date information on dates and times.


By johnh | April 22, 2020

New lambs! Our ewes gave birth to a passel of lambs on March 30th! They are quite cute, and you should come by and see them sometime!

Newsletter, April 15, 2020

By johnh | April 22, 2020

Greetings Friends and Neighbors, Coming into week three of Friday Bread Gift Distributions it seems proper to offer some description of what giving hundreds of loaves of bread away actually looks like on the ground. Here is what you can find in this letter: 1. STORIES from the Bread Distribution2. INVITATION and Details for Tomorrow’s Pickup3. VISION for an Agricultural Gift…