In Bloom

Thanks to the hard work of interns, visiting artists, and WWOOFers, the gardens at Better Farm are in full bloom. Our brand-new, revamped farm stand will be up and ready for business by early next week; in the meantime, here's a photo tour of some things that will be available. Please note that all food grown at Better Farm is 100 percent organic, and grown without the use of any chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or even so much as a single roto tiller:

Asparagus ferns




String beans

Summer squash

Cherry tomatoes
Not pictured: Cabbage, cauliflower, lima beans, soybeans, peas, blueberries, raspberries, peppers, cucumbers, acorn squash, spaghetti squash, spinach, kale, amaranth, summer savory, chamomile, echinacea, chicory, chives, cilantro, parsley, pumpkins, corn, and farm-fresh eggs.

Many thanks to this summer's intern staff: Jaci Collins, Natasha Pietila, Elizabeth Musoke, and Soon Kai Poh; WWOOFers Mollie Cross-Cole and Sara Hawkins; visiting artists Ruby Amanze, Joetta Maue, Jennifer Elizabeth Crone, Forbes Graham, Jessie Vogel, and Erica Hauser; and good ol' Mother Nature. You are what makes this possible.

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.