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About Fat Moon

Elizabeth is farmer, weeder, and owner of Fat Moon Farm in Westford, MA. Fat Moon sells locally grown vegetables and meat and hosts events that promote healthy lifestyles. Her favorite place is in the field at the farm and second favorite place is on a bike. Follow on Twitter @FatMoonFarmer

Rice with Weeds

The littlest farmer requested Rice with Weeds tonight. Funny, but accurate, name for a dish we had earlier in the week! A few days ago the greens in this recipe really were weeds – lambsquarter and wild mustard. Tonight the … Continue reading

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Installing Raised Beds

Are you ready to begin a garden but need a little help setting up your garden? We find that raised beds are the easiest to install and if filled with good, clean gardening soil, it will be productive AND there … Continue reading

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Beginner Garden Plans

After four years of farming and even more years of talking to folks about their gardens, we’ve learned a few things about starting a successful home garden. Here are two plans, the first for a household that eats a lot of greens. … Continue reading

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5 Tips for Starting a Garden

With the warm temperatures finally here, everyone seems to have the gardening bug. Whether you are an experienced gardener or just beginning, here are five tips to ensure success this year: – Determine your goal – is it to produce … Continue reading

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CSAs: Which one is right for me?

New Years resolutions for better diets coincide with the long, cold months when we crave the delicious abundance of local farms. On the dark, cold nights of January you may find yourself perusing farm websites, thinking about joining a CSA (Community … Continue reading

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Homemade Ranch Dip

Like most kids, our kids LOVE anything with ranch dip. But, the list of ‘hidden’ ingredients makes me reluctant to buy Hidden Valley’s ranch. Instead, we often enjoy this simple, homemade dip. Made with greek yogurt and fresh herbs, my … Continue reading

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Beet Salad

A good question to ask yourself when it comes to eating local is ‘what is my farmer eating this week?’ Not only do we eat seasonally, we also eat what is most abundant at our farm. This week, the first … Continue reading

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