News and Updates

»News and Updates»
11 June, 2019

Farmer Smolak Update: June 2019

2019-07-06T08:50:47-04:00June 11th, 2019|Farmer Smolak, News and Announcements|

Whim Dinner Series kicks off this week! With spring comes eternal optimism and a look towards the future. The weather this spring has been difficult for farmers everywhere with cloudy skies and lots of rain. At Smolak, it has caused many of our crops to be about two weeks behind the normal schedule, which might affect the CSA start this year. CSA’s are an interesting idea as originally conceived – they were created to mirror the ups and downs of what Mother Nature provides for us, and we have been fortunate that over time we've been able to deliver a [...]

23 May, 2019

Farmer Smolak Update: May 2019

2019-05-24T13:43:27-04:00May 23rd, 2019|Farmer Smolak, News and Announcements|

We still have 2019 CSA shares available for purchase! Read more and sign-up here! Additional upgrades at the farm, and CSA season is almost here! As the flowers fall from our stone fruit trees, we see a sign that we are right on track. As a matter of fact, the bloom this spring was a very heavy one, which translates to a very abundant crop in this coming season! The spring rains have made it a challenge to keep ahead of the cultural issues, but the good news is that we are headed in the right direction. We are working [...]

22 May, 2019

Michael Smolak on Food for Thought with Billy & Jenny

2019-05-22T15:01:33-04:00May 22nd, 2019|News and Announcements|

Our very own Michael Smolak recently had the opportunity to sit down with Jenny Johnson on her WBZ NewsRadio Food for Thought segment to discuss all things Smolak. Michael talked with Jenny all about the farm's history, our Whim Dinners, famous apple cider donuts, and of course all the other great activities and events happening at the farm over the next few months. Take a listen!  

26 April, 2019

Whim Dinner Series 2019

2019-05-19T21:31:30-04:00April 26th, 2019|Whim Dinner Series|

We're excited to announce our Whim Dinner Series calendar for the 2019 season is LIVE! We have an incredible line-up of prominent local restaurants and chefs for this year, and we've added an extra dinner to make our dinner series 11-weeks long.   We'll kick off the 2019 Whim season with a new event we're super excited about. We're partnering with JK Food Group to bring together their three restaurants, Toro, Coppa, and Little Donkey, for a farm dinner! This dinner will take place on June 12, and will kick of the Whim season! Tickets for all events are available [...]

4 April, 2019

Farmer Smolak Update: Spring 2019

2019-05-23T21:05:51-04:00April 4th, 2019|Farmer Smolak, News and Announcements|

Our 2019 CSA is available for purchase! Read more and sign-up here! Spring has Arrived at Smolak Farms! As winter has turned into spring, like every year before, we’re getting back into the business of growing things. All of the seeds we plan to grow this year for our annual crops and terrific CSA program have been purchased and are starting to be planted. This year, we’ve selected a wonderful variety of seeds, and hope to have an abundant, healthy crop. As a farmer, I truly believe that the best and safest produce you can get is what's grown on [...]

21 March, 2019

We’re Hiring! Farm Stand Shift Leaders and many other roles

2019-03-21T22:41:03-04:00March 21st, 2019|News and Announcements|

We're currently looking for new Farm Stand Shift Leaders! General responsibilities of the position include: Daily oversight of farm stand operations Set up and closing of the farm stand, ringing up sales General cash management and daily reconciliation Monitor inventory to assure freshness and excellent presentation Responsible for inventory control and stocking Ensure excellent customer service by all Farm Stand employees Job Requirements/Qualifications: Excellent customer service skill and ability to work effectively with the public Must be detail oriented, and have the ability to work independently with moderate supervision Positive, motivated and creative attitude, strong work ethic, reliable Retail Experience [...]

22 February, 2019

CSA Staff Spotlights: Tina and Jeremy

2019-02-20T13:54:46-04:00February 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Happy National CSA Day! In honor of the holiday, we're offering 10% off all CSA packages for 2019 today through 2/24! You can see those offerings here! We also thought today would be a fitting time to introduce you to the two people who make our CSA possible. Tina Claydon is our Retail Operations Manager, which means she is responsible for everything pertaining to the farm stand, bakery, ice cream room, CSA, and PYO. It's quite an exhaustive list, and Tina is never bored! Jeremy Tackett is the farm's agriculture manager, and is currently leading the charge in overhauling our [...]

20 February, 2019

2019 Smolak Easter Egg Hunts

2019-03-08T11:29:35-04:00February 20th, 2019|Festivals / Kids Activities|

Come to Smolak Farms for our annual Easter Egg Hunt! Enjoy crafts, games, hay rides and special treats and prizes... and don’t forget to take a picture with our friend, the Easter Bunny! We're excited to announce the dates for our annual Easter Egg Hunts! We'll be hosting events on 5 different days this year, during the dates and times listed below. Each child's ticket costs $10, and includes: 12 plastic eggs for each child to find stuffed with candy - one egg per hunt has a special prize inside! Hay ride Egg carton for kids to hand decorate Special [...]

18 February, 2019

Farmer Smolak Update: February 2019

2019-02-18T22:10:28-04:00February 18th, 2019|Farmer Smolak, News and Announcements|

Before we dive in, it's important to note, our 2019 CSA is NOW AVAILABLE! Read more and sign-up here! Looking Ahead to the Warmer Weather We may be in the middle of winter, but Mother Nature keeps playing tricks on us with the swings in the weather. As a harbinger of spring, all kinds of catalogs have been arriving at the farm, and what fun it is to think about the spring and all we will be planting. Our Director of Agriculture is hard at work finalizing our plans for CSA planting, and we’re excited to be able to share more on [...]