Our Brand New Online Store!

Hi All!

We have just launched an online store through Square! We are very excited about this new adventure into online sales and we hope you are too!

So excited, in fact, that we are in the process of moving our whole website over to the Square site! (Sorry wordpress)

At the moment you can find all of our basic information, and you can see what we have for sale right now! Some spring produce is available at the moment with more coming soon! Plants will be ready for purchase on May 1st! We are currently offering curbside pickup and delivery within a 20-mile radius.

Below is the link to our new site! Please check it out, and sign up for email updates if you are interested in keeping up with us! We are adding new things to the site daily! This is a learning curve for all of us at Lane’s End Farm, we appreciate your continued support and patience!

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Employment Opportunities – 2020 – Still Searching!

Employment Opportunities – 2020

We still have a few openings available for farm team members this year! If you think you would be interested don’t hesitate to contact us! Please spread the word to anyone you know who might be a good fit!

Lane’s End Farm has an opening for “Farm Team Members” in 2020. A Farm Team Member’s duties are very diverse. They will include greenhouse responsibilities such as planting and transplanting as well as tending the crops grown inside our greenhouses. Fieldwork will include planting, weeding, harvesting, did I mention weeding? Also included is post harvest responsibilities such as cleaning, bunching and preparing vegetables for markets and CSA distribution. Farm Team Members will work at farmers markets selling vegetables to our wonderful customers. Farm Team Members are asked to perform many different tasks throughout the day; too many to list here.

Farm Team Members will work in heat, cold, rain, mud, and weeds. Farm Team Members will also work outside during perfectly beautiful weather! You will work alongside a great crew! You will be part of growing healthy & delicious vegetables. All while improving our environment for generations to come.

Requirements: Hat, gloves, reusable water bottle, great attitude, fast moving, detail oriented, the ability to work in a physical job, and the desire to have fun!

You will learn how a small local organic farm is operated. You will learn the techniques to grow your own vegetables or start your own farm. Are you up to the task? Apprenticeship opportunities are also available. Please email questions and resumes to our email address. lanesendfarm@att.net87368745_2861686427222765_3388517416001601536_o

National CSA Day 2020!

Greetings!

Today is National CSA Day for 2020! It’s only fitting that we begin our CSA signups today!

It works like this: Every week for 20 weeks from the beginning of June to mid October you would receive a bag stuffed full of fresh, delicious, local produce! CSA members also receive a weekly newsletter containing recipes, and updates on how the farm life is going!

Signing up for our CSA means supporting local farmers, but it is also a commitment to eating better and caring for our environment!

This year we have five pickup sites on a couple of different days for your convenience! You can choose to pickup at Crown Point, Lowell, or Coffee Creek (Chesterton) on Wednesdays OR St. John Farmer’s Market on Sunday mornings OR Division Street Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings.

The deadline for signups is May 1st and we’re operating on a first come first serve basis. We only have 30 spots in our CSA so act quickly!

Download Your CSA Contract Here!

Looking forward to a great year!

Employment Opportunities – 2020

Employment Opportunities – 2020

Lane’s End Farm has an opening for “Farm Team Members” in 2020. A Farm Team Member’s duties are very diverse. They will include greenhouse responsibilities such as planting and transplanting as well as tending the crops grown inside our greenhouses. Fieldwork will include planting, weeding, harvesting, did I mention weeding? Also included is post harvest responsibilities such as cleaning, bunching and preparing vegetables for markets and CSA distribution. Farm Team Members will work at farmers markets selling vegetables to our wonderful customers. Farm Team Members are asked to perform many different tasks throughout the day; too many to list here.

Farm Team Members will work in heat, cold, rain, mud, and weeds. Farm Team Members will also work outside during perfectly beautiful weather! You will work alongside a great crew! You will be part of growing healthy & delicious vegetables. All while improving our environment for generations to come.

Requirements: Hat, gloves, reusable water bottle, great attitude, fast moving, detail oriented, the ability to work in a physical job, and the desire to have fun!

You will learn how a small local organic farm is operated. You will learn the techniques to grow your own vegetables or start your own farm. Are you up to the task? Apprenticeship opportunities are also available. Please email questions and resumes to our email address. lanesendfarm@att.net83804305_2777509318973810_7186637603800612864_o

SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE FOR OUR CSA!

Hey everyone! Our deadline has been extended, we would for you to join our CSA!

Community Supported Agriculture(CSA) is about supporting your local farmers and knowing where your food is coming from. Being sustainable, organic, and conscious about the carbon food print. It means saving the world and getting the best nutritional value available for you and your family.

Our CSA consists of our vegetables and herbs as well as fruits and veggies from our friends, Ellis Family Farm, Native Roots, and more. They offer vegetables and fruits that we do not grow and would like to share. We provide newsletters every week about saving the world! Not to mention all the fun things there are to learn about organic farming and how many tasty veggies are out there!

20 weeks of delicious vegetables, herbs, and fruits! Who can resist?? That is less than $20 a week for vegetables that are prepared that day for you! And our produce is organic! (Our definition of Organic means we do not use anything but our hands, water, compost that has been turned for over a year, and cover crops) Does it get any better? Did we mention we also provide recipes in our newsletter that we think you will love! We have learned so many new recipes and still learning delicious ways to use our veggies.

All the TLC for our veggies because we grow knowing we have quality, clean, flavorful, nutritious vegetables.

Send in application now! Lettuce know if you have any questions at lanesendfarm@att.net

CSA Contract 2019 (Ignore application deadline, we want everyone to have a chance to have amazing veggies!)
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Corey’s Corner- FARMING?

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I have the privilege of with working with people that have a passion for life.
Maureena, Suzy, Steven, Veronica, Eva,Todd, Rachelle, Grandma, Liz, Carl, Stephanie, Stephanie,
Erin, Derek, Sean, Patrick, Rand and All past people who have contributed to Lanes End Farm.
It has been said that if you want to be better surround yourself with good people.
I’m a better person.
I’ve learned throughout my 56 years the two best attributes a person can have are humility and empathy.
Being humble allows us to take notice of the miracles that happen daily.
A seed sprouting, swallows that travel 3000 miles to take residence in our barn, a young red tail hawk or bald eagle being chased by birds only a fraction the size of these large predators (strength in numbers), the trees that grow because we’ve made a choice not to mow, providing habitat for more birds and beneficial insects.

The list goes on.
Which brings me to what I notice all around me.
FARMS?
All around Lanes End Farm are vast fields of corn and soybeans. An ocean of green. Only two plants allowed to flourish. Corn and soybeans.
Are these FARMS or is industry? When I grew up in this area family farms were the norm. Most had cows for milk and beef. Smaller well cared for herds. Chickens roamed freely in yards. Field borders that cultivated wheat,hay,corn, soybeans and pasture for animals graze,gardens that fed the family through the winter were left alone to naturalize creating wind breaks and filters for runoff to nearby creeks and water ways.
There was respect for the land.
These were small self sustaining farms that provided income and a way of life that has all but disappeared.
These were small diverse farms that fed families for generations.
Now it’s just Corn and Soybeans,Corn and Soybeans,Corn and Soybeans,Corn and Soybeans,Corn and Soybeans.
Cows for milk and meat are raised in confinement owned by large corporations with little respect for the land. Profit driven.

Large vegetable farms are contaminated with bad bacteria getting people sick or worse. The latest outbreak of E. coli in romaine lettuce was the product of runoff from an upstream large cattle factory. The E. coli was systemic in the plant. No amount of washing would have removed this deadly bacteria.

Trees lining this waterway could have easily prevented this outbreak.
Unfortunately trees are removed to provide more area for production. Profit driven.

I’ve come to the point now where I despise corn. The plant that once fed whole civilizations for centuries has now become a commodity to feed large cattle and pork feed lots.
In my cynicism I’ve come to the conclusion that the individuals or corporations that grow corn and soybeans are NOT farmers anymore but just Tractor Drivers.

At Lanes End Farm biodiversity is the key to our not having to use ANY pesticides,herbicides,fungicides or ANY chemical organic or not.

We let areas be Wild. Providing habitat for birds and insects.
Our soils only receive compost and cover crops. We purchase very little organic fertilizer. Fish and seaweed based.
We compost leaves, grass, kitchen scraps, animal manures. All supposedly waste products.
This method of farming requires constant attention but provides great satisfaction. It’s not about me. It’s about the whole world that surrounds us all.
It’s about SAVING THE WORLD.
We must reacquaint ourselves with our natural world. Reestablish our respect for the natural wonders that happen constantly and consistently everyday while nourishing our bodies.
I want to thank you for letting me rant on this subject and for your support.
From my perspective you are not merely a customer, you now one of the SAVIORS OF THE WORLD.
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A baby monarch caterpillar consuming a milkweed flower. We would not see this if we pulled it out.

CSA 2018!

Happy New Year Everyone!!! 😀

We hope you all enjoyed the Holidays and are keeping safe and warm this winter!

In 2017 our daughter got married on our farm November 4.  Everything was Great!  We had a plan, she had a vision, and the goal was reached!  We learned it takes a village to pull off a wedding on your own.  We sure LOVE our village!!!  We are still waiting for the photographer pictures; we will share some in our first newsletter.

After we recovered from wedding fun, and we did need to recover, we started re-working in our greenhouses to start early vegetables to be ready for CSA and early farmer markets.  Our original greenhouse is 20+ years old and Corey is replacing and reorganizing much of the inside area to be more efficient and warm for the helpers that

The Goods Ready To Plantwork inside the greenhouses during the cold months.

Garlic planting was in November.  This cold weather we are experiencing is just what garlic needs in this area.  It needs dormancy time.  We are positive this crop is going to be a GREAT one!

We will be starting our seedlings the first week of February.  That is so soon!!!

Want to be part of our CSA? Check out the benefits at our CSA Page.


Below is the information for Lane’s End Farm CSA for Season 2018.  Please let me know if you have any questions or input- lanesendfarm@att.net . If you would like to join already print and fill out this 2018 CSA CONTRACT – PDF . 

 

CSA SEASON 2018:
Beginning Wednesday June 6th, 2018 and concluding October 17th, 2018 (20 weeks) Lane’s End Farm will be providing vegetables and fruits to our CSA members.  Produce will be supplied from Lane’s End Farm and other local sustainable/organic farms that we have known and worked with for many years.  Members receive a weekly newsletter describing each week’s bounty, along with recipes and storage techniques.  

SHAREHOLDERS COMMITMENT:
As a Lane’s End Farm CSA Member, I agree to pick up my weekly produce bag from the designated site during the specified time frame arranged for the specific pick up site.  I agree to drive several times during the 20 week period to pick up the produce bags for my group of members.  The amount of times will be dependent upon how many members are at each pick up site.  This could range from 2-5 times during the season.  I agree to return bags, buckets, and boxes to the pick up site on a weekly basis to assist in the CSA running smoothly.

In addition, I understand that I am not just receiving weekly produce from Lane’s End Farm and other fabulous farms, I am contributing to the health and well being of myself, my family, the earth and future generations.

PAYMENT INFO:
$365.00 per share – deadline March 15, 2018

(If anyone would like to use a monthly payment plan please contact us individually)
All payments accepted on a first come first serve basis up to 30 members.
***After March 15, please contact us to see if availability remains***

NEW MEMBERS:  Please add $10.00 to the payment for NEW reusable bags for produce.

Garlic Planting Crew 2017

Have A Great Day!  Looking Forward To A Great 2018 Season!!!

Liz Aquino
Lane’s End Farm
Certified Naturally Grown

Join our Crew! Email Us!

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Lanes End Farm has an opening for Farm Team Membersin 2017. A Farm Team Members duties are very diverse. They will include greenhouse responsibilities such as planting and transplanting as well as tending the crops we grow in the ground inside the greenhouses. Fieldwork will include planting, weeding, harvesting, did I mention weeding? Also included is post harvest responsibilities such as cleaning, bunching and preparing vegetables for markets and CSA distribution. Farm Team Membe5939d806-aba9-4f8a-b93b-d1dcb3f1936brs may work at farmers markets selling vegetables to our wonderful customers. Farm Team Members are asked to perform many different tasks throughout the day; too many to list here.

Farm Team Members will work in heat, cold, rain, mud, weeds, be around various insects, etc. Farm Team Members will also work outside during perfectly beautiful weather! You will work alongside a great crew! You will be part of growing healthy & delicious vegetables. You will strive to work with the environment!

You will learn how a small local organic farm is operated. You will learn the techniques to grow your own vegetables or start your own farm. Are you up to the task? Apprenticeship opportunities are also available. Please email questions and resumes to our email address. lanesendfarm@att.net

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Farm Update

WEEDING….WEEDING…WEEDING…  that’s what has been going on with our farm this past week.  Crops are growing in nicely, and it all needs weeded.  During this 90 ++++ stretch of temps our crew has happily and willingly gone to the fields to weed even after an entire morning of harvesting and cleaning vegetables.  Except for the peas, the peas are not getting weeded this year.  The attached picture will show you why and maaayyybbeee our crew was not happy about harvesting the peas this morning  :)))

We will be eradicating the thistle after we are done enjoying the peas.  Many Many years ago, something like 12 years ago, Todd, crew member, Liz’s brother, waged war on the thistle on our farm.  Always encouraging to weed the thistle, weed the thistle, weed ALL OF THE THISTLE (*#@*&%).  Well, it has immensely paid off; the thistle is to a minimal on our farm, except in the peas.  NOW, watch out vining wild cucumber!  We are out to get you this year!!!

During our hours of weeding and harvesting we have been noticing ladybug after ladybug.  If we are seeing them, you know there have to be hundreds more we are not seeding.  This is an exciting find!  This means that the ladybugs are doing their job by devouring bad bugs in our fields.  Our crew is always observing what is going on in the fields.  We identify any new insects or weeds.  We determine if the insects are beneficials or bad guys.  We will destroy the bad guys and protect the beneficials.  Our farm does not use any sprays of any type.  We do not use organically acceptable sprays.  Organic sprays can still be broad spectrum harming all insects even the beneficials and organic sprays can be harmful to the environment.  We strive to keep a balanced environment on our farm.  We keep wild areas for beneficials to flourish and live.  Wild areas attract beneficials and also attract butterflies, monarchs, hummingbirds, etc.

More farm updates to come!

Liz and Corey
Lanes End Farm

What’s Available? Delicious, Nutritious, High Quality, Organic Produce

Email us your order at lanesendfarm@att.net and you will pick it up Friday anytime between 12pm – 5pm. If you need a different time or have any questions please email us. The greens will be harvested Friday morning. Come get high quality greens that last you at least a week! Be done with the grocery store, it is farming season and we have what you need.
Know your farmer, know your food.
Know your farmer, know your plants.
It ALL matters.
If you are looking for plants they will be ready May 8th,  check out the varieties we offer at Plant Sales.

Everything will last 7-10 days
Mixed Lettuce- A mixture of scrumptious, tender, red and green leaf lettuces. Triple washed and put in a vented bag for freshness. 2-4 servings
$3.00 a bag
Romaine- Tender yet crunchy and not bitter. Triple washed and put in a vented bag for freshness. 2-4 servings
$3.00 a small bag or $5.00 a large bag 
Arugula- Delicious, triple washed, and ready to eat. 2-4 servings
$3.00 a bag
Mixed Asian Greens- Mix of mizuna, tatsoi, and mustard greens. Peppery and delicious. 2-4 servings $3.00 a bag
Red Russian Kale- Tender, not bitter like other kales. High in nutrients. We triple wash and put the kale into vented bags for freshness. 2-4 servings
$3.00 a small bag or $5.00 a large bag
Mint- Great for smoothies, teas, salads and more. Will keep at least a week in your refrigerator. Can use fresh or dry the mint out to preserve it.   $3.00 a bag
Chives  taste like a green onion and are easy to use in place of onions. Fresh cut for you and placed into a vented bag to last at least a week in your fridge. $3.00 a bag
Catnip- Treat yo cat to some catnip by using it fresh or drying it out for later. $3.00 a bag
Dried Herbs- We have dried oregano, basil, and sage in a jar ready to last you all year long at least. $6.00 per jar

Contact us at lanesendfarm@att.net with your order and any questions you may have. You can pick up at the farm or through one of us(Boss Lady Liz, Farmer Corey, and Just Suzy.

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