This season has been the best growing season for us overall. All the compost we have spread and no till processes we have implemented are now shining through in our veggies. More soil biology = more flavor and storage life.

We have had some losses but overall they have been overshadowed by the tremendous harvests of staple crops like tomatoes, salad mixes and lettuce, carrots, and onions.

What has gone well is the way we plant our tomatoes early in late April and nailed our carrots seedings and germination.


What has not gone as planned is the gopher damage we delt with in the gardens that abut the woods. We are happy to report nature is balancing as a family of foxes has moved in and eaten the gophers up. You may notice our broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage offering were much more limited than in previous years. We only achieved one good round of early broccoli, then every other round was eaten to a stub by the resident gophers. We tried to eradicate them but nothing worked quite like the foxes:) On the bright side we do have a round of fall storage cabbages and brussel sprouts that evaded the gophers radar and survived until our furry friends arrived.

We also had trouble with the extreme hot weather. Normally we transplant some crops under row cover to block out the pesky flea beetles that eat holes in some leaves right through the summer. This year those crops got scorched in the sun even as our irrigation systems have improved! That has never happened before and we will be redesigning this practice for next year. This is how we lost our summer and fall rounds of kale and our beloved watermelons:(


On the flip side the tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, salad, carrots, and just about everything else. We are really convinced that all the fungal networks that get let in tact and encouraged on the farm allow crops to establish symbiotic relationships with the soil biology and access micro and macro nutrients making the food taste soooo good because they are packed with healthy phytonutrients. Some of you may have read about the precipitous decline in the nutrient content of supermarket food in the last 50 years, well this style of farming allows plants to act as part of a whole soil ecology and reverse that trend one farm at a time.


Thanks again to all of our community for trusting in us and allow us to provide you with the best, fresh, delicious and local produce. We will continue through the next season with the same aim and positive attitude. With hope and gratitude,


Yours


The Ananda Gardens Farmily


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We are delighted to Partner with The Skinny Pancake to bring our delicious, fresh, and local produce to Stowe.


We need at least 20 Sign ups to offer this service, so we need YOU to help create this collaboration together!

We plan to offer our farm shares every Tuesday from 1 to 3 PM at The Skinny Pancake in Stowe. Our farm shares are carefully packed with seasonal fresh veggies and herbs and runs for 16 weeks from June 8 until the Fall solstice on September 21.

Ananda Gardens Summer CSA is a celebration of the bounty of our gardens in the summer season. You can expect beautiful greens for your salads each week. Greenhouse specialty crops like ripe tomatoes, colorful bell peppers, and english cucumbers when in season. And also favorites like Broccoli, Kale, Zucchini, and of course lots of carrots. By mid to late summer we are also harvesting sweet corn and watermelons.

​We take many extra steps to nourish our garden soil so that the produce tastes great, is packed full of nutrients, and keeps a long time once harvested. Support your health while making a good choice for the planet and sign up today!


All our CSA options include an insulated bag to keep your order fresh and cool.

You can Add-on a Mushroom Share from Mansfield Mushroom Co. We have ½ lb or 1 lb shares available. Adding mushrooms to your CSA will transform your meals into a summer celebration!

CSA Members also receive a weekly email with a list of what to expect, and recipes and tips from the farm kitchen.






Accepting Applications for Summer CSA until April 30th.


If you or someone you know needs help to access fresh produce this summer. We want to share that we are partnering with NOFA-VT to make this possible.


The NOFA-VT Farm Share Program relies on collaboration and community support to fund the share subsidies. Funds are raised through a statewide annual fundraiser called Share the Harvest, through statewide grants, and from individual donations from members of CSA programs. In the end, the program is truly a community effort, with many hands supporting the cost of the subsidies. This is what the cost-sharing of the NOFA-VT Farm Share Program looks like:

Farm Share Participant Pays: 50% of Total Share Cost *

CSA Community Members Donate: 25% of Total Share Cost

NOFA-VT Contributes: 25% of Total Share Cost

If you want to donate to this fund for an specific person or for someone in need in our community.

Please send us an email to express your interest.

If you are interested in apply to this program see the instructions here.


Application Instructions

  1. Review the information contained on this web page.

  2. Choose Ananda Gardens as your farm to participate in this program

  3. Determine what size share you would like to receive from our summer CSA and how much it costs here.

  4. Complete an online Farm Share Application, or download a paper application and return to NOFA-VT (pdf) (doc) by mail or email.

  5. Your application will be reviewed by NOFA-VT and you will be notified regarding your application status within four-six weeks of submission.

  6. If your application is approved, you will be provided instructions for next steps, including arranging payment for your portion of the CSA share directly to the CSA farm.

Apply and get more Information: Emmet Moseley | Emmet@nofavt.org | 802-434-7162


To Donate to Ananda Gardens Farmily Found as a community member please contact Melisa Oliva at info@anandagrdens.com or call 802 279 0337/ 802223 1951