At Lennox Farm, we start the growing season early with our winter rhubarb crop. We begin harvesting winter rhubarb by hand in our forcing sheds in early February. We move into the greenhouses in April where we start our seedlings. By early May we move outside to plant in the fields and start the harvest of our early field crops (i.e., asparagus and rhubarb). We farm over 500 acres, 200 of which are hand-picked fruit and vegetable crops. The remaining land is planted in small grains and cover crops used for crop rotation, soil regeneration, and animal grazing.
Our three main crops are rhubarb, English pod peas, and Brussels sprouts but we also grow a variety of other fruits and vegetables, herbs, and flowers throughout our growing season. We stagger our plantings so we can ensure a steady supply of fresh produce to our customers throughout the year.
Due to our cool climate and unique growing conditions, there are fruits and vegetables that we cannot successfully grow on our farm. When bringing in produce, we do our best to source locally from trusted farmers with whom we have long-standing relationships.
Fruit and Vegetables Grown in our Fields: