What’s New on the Farm
Here’s what is in the farm store for October 7-11
1. Salad Mix
4. Pac Choi
8. Fresh Herbs
10. Sweet Peppers
13. Spicy Greens Mix
17. Apple Cider Jelly
18. Dried Herbs
21. Cherry Tomatoes
We Have a New Farm Store!
If you haven’t been to the farm for awhile we have moved the farm store to a more convenient location. Come to the porch in the lower barn and find out what we have for you. We’re open 8:00 AM to dusk everyday.
CSA Season Closes
The last day of CSA has come and gone! The CSA season for 2019 is finished with a bang and the shareholders went home with the best of the harvest. We want to express our gratitude to them and to you for supporting us in our efforts to fulfill our mission to provide fresh, local produce using natural farming methods. Look what they took home!
News from the Farm
S. Peg Maher, Farm Director
The rain of the last few days has been a true blessing for the Farm. The grass is greening up again and you can almost hear the gardens sighing with relief that rain has helped to bring more water into the soil. Victor has been irrigating the gardens since the heat began but there is nothing like a good rain shower to brighten the area up. We will continue to hope for more rain as we move into fall.
With the beginning of the new school year, the Farm has been blessed by a large group of students from Marian University. Normally they would have helped to harvest potatoes but the crop was ready before their arrival. There was no fear that they would have nothing to do. There is always a backlog of jobs that they can help to accomplish and that they did. We are grateful to the Marian students for their continued interest in the Farm and for traveling down from Indianapolis to help us. Thank you to S. Carolyn for working with the students to accomplish so much.
Coffee on the Porch will continue through the month of September and hopefully through October and perhaps November. The latter dates depend on the weather, but if last year is used as a pattern, it should stay warm enough through November. Coffee on the Porch is a fun time for those who come and it is also a learning experience about what is happening on the Farm. It is a relaxing morning filled with good companionship, interesting chatting, a good cup of coffee and if you are lucky, a scone or two. If you don’t like coffee, let us know and we can accommodate a cup of tea. You can also just come and join the group to watch the activity, see the birds and butterflies and join the conversation. Watch for the sign-up sheet outside of the Activity Room. Mary Ellen will bring you down and take you back to the Motherhouse.
We are closing in on the last few weeks of CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) for this year. The CSA pick-up will last through the week of September 23rd. Produce and eggs will still be available through the Farm Store throughout the rest of the production season. A big thank you to all the Sisters who have come to help us during the Tuesday pick ups. Our members have truly enjoyed meeting you and seeing you as they come for their shares.
We are busy continuing to plant for the remaining summer season and also putting in the fall crops for harvest in October and November. Our chickens are still laying about 15 dozen eggs a day, so there are plenty eggs in the Farm Store.
Thank you for your continued prayers and support of the farm.We count on your interest and appreciate all you do help make the farm a success.
FOOD. FAITH. FUTURE.
This is Michaela Farm. The farm derives its name from Sister Michaela Lindemann, one of the first women to join the new congregation of the Sisters of St. Francis in 1851, who began directing the work on the then newly acquired land in 1854.
Merging agriculture, education and spirituality, Michaela Farm builds on and enfleshes the Franciscan value of “just relationships with all Creation.” This value is core to our attitudes toward Earth and is a source of inspiration and motivation for our work. We express this value by these actions:
- Simple living
- Seeing all (creation) as “kin”
- Respectful use of resources
- Striving for sustainability
- Gratitude, hospitality and sharing
Michaela Farm is located among the rolling hills of Southeastern Indiana. See more on our Directions page.