Compost spreading, bed preparation, irrigation, planting, and seedlings are started in early Spring. The June crops are the first ones in the ground.


The first harvests and deliveries begin in early June for the 20 week growing season. Below is the schedule of vegetables for when you can begin looking for them to come in season. Blue Barrel does like to experiment, so don't be surprised if one list item is replaced by something else or something entirely new shows up in your delivery over the summer.

Additional Items:

Sometimes additional produce such as raspberries, apples, plums, and eggs are sold to shareholders for an additional charge when available. Watch email and instagram for updates from Blue Barrel Farm.


The fall is when we host our annual farm party at Blue Barrel by cooking up wood oven pizzas with farm fresh produce. We'll contact all shareholders with a date and time during the growing season.


After the last harvest, the garden clean out begins. Our goats and chickens are released into the garden to scratch up and eat down any remaining plants. They spend weeks turning the garden over, removing the last of the crops and leaving behind handy additions to the spring compost mix. What they don't eat gets pulled, chipped, shredded, cut down and the garden idles over the winter waiting for early spring.