As your farmer, I am committed to helping to build our community, providing fresh and healthy food to you and being a responsible steward of the farmland and our ecosystem. The CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) model is an innovative way for you to receive fresh vegetables each week and be a part of the Deri Farm community. Healthy vegetables come from healthy soil. Using organic farming methods, I am not just restoring the nutrients in the soil, but improving its quality for our future.
-Justin Deri

The Deri Air

A Blog and Farmcast About a Vegetable Farm and Then Some

Spring in the Greenhouse

Spring is coming.  Some early signs of spring in spite of the 17 F degrees and huge drift of snow: We started these onions (variety: Cortland) on March 4, 2015.  The photo was taken the morning of March 18.  The onions were seeded in to 128s at 2-3 seeds per ...

Weeding Party

Back on June 29, we had a little weeding party.  To sweeten the deal a bit for those coming to help, I offered a little farm tour before the weeding and then a chance to pick some strawberries.  It seemed like most people genuinely enjoyed working in the fields for a ...

A Quick Farm Update/Tour for May 28

I've had several members of the CSA ask for updates on what is going on at the farm.  It's May, so it's busy.  This time of year, we're planting, weeding, preparing fields, harvesting for non-CSA markets (e.g. Yarmouth Farmers' Market, local grocery stores, ...

5th Annual Plow Day

[caption id="attachment_273" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="PYO field at Deri Farm is harrowed while spectators watch"]Plow Day 2010[/caption] It's time again for Skyline Farm and Deri Farm to host Plow Day.  It's ...

Interview with Sweet Peas Podcast

Last week I enjoyed a wonderful supper with the fine people of Sweet Peas Podcast (http://ritefoodandcompany.com/Podcast/) followed up with a delightful conversation about CSAs and farming.  That conversation was recorded and turned in to a podcast (see episode #60.) Sweet Peas Podcast tells a great story ...

Child Labor!

Julian really wants to help around the farm.  He's only 17 months old, but is very serious about his work.  His favorite chore is to push the dolly around the gravel driveway...in his bare feet...up hill!...