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Pumpkin Maple Butter is ready to ship!

Posted on November 01, 2019

The pumpkin variety we grow at Rabbit Hill is Winter Luxury. According to the vegetable rights activist and author Amy Goldman, Winter Luxury “is the finest pie stock pumpkin in the land.” We certainly agree!

Let’s Talk Turkey

Posted on October 26, 2018

When my younger brother from New Hampshire inquired who was bringing the turkey to our annual family gathering at Round-the-Pond Retreat in Norway, I realized that the fall season was closing in fast. Yikes!  It’s time to

Apple Maple Butter

Have you tried Apple Maple Butter

Posted on September 24, 2018

One of our signature products, a jar of Apple Maple Butter should be in everyone’s pantry. To prepare it, we simmer Empire or Liberty apples with Barbour Farm apple juice and organic Maine maple syrup,

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Round-up in Cheerios? What are we feeding our children?

Posted on September 05, 2018

In her Food Politics blog, Marion Nestle explains how oats and wheat can become contaminated with glyphosate at amounts that exceed standards. Read her blog post: How did glyphosate get into Cheerios?

Rabbit Hill's Newest Resident

Rabbit Hill’s Newest Resident – Spruce

Posted on July 25, 2018

Spruce’s formal name is: Salty Dog Sieur de Monts. Sieur de Monts was the Lieutenant Governor of New France, named in 1603 by the King of France. The territory under his control extended from Philadelphia

News from Apple Creek Farm

News from Apple Creek Farm

Posted on June 11, 2018

Hi All- Today our bull Sam headed to his summer home in Penobscot, on the Blue Hill peninsula. For me, this is always a sign that summer has truly arrived. Our days are full of

Root Vegetables

Enjoy the Winter Cache!

Posted on March 10, 2018

Our thoughts may turn to spring, but the root cellar is full of delicious veggies. Our bodies are not quite ready for baby leaf lettuce, so enjoy these recipes now.    

GO WILD! with MAINE WILD BLUEBERRIES

Posted on January 21, 2018

CHERYL WIXSON’S KITCHEN AT RABBIT HILL FARM presents GO WILD! with MAINE WILD BLUEBERRIES     ONE Rabbit Hill Tapas Bread & Butter Pickles, Old-fashioned Crock Dill Pickles Kitchen Honey Oatmeal Bread & Italian Flatbread

Last of summer nasturtiums at Rabbit Hill

Posted on October 11, 2017

Use this recipe as a guide to create your own Spring masterpiece! The flavor combination of ripe pears, toasted nuts, and maple syrup is a classic.  These easy to make treats are great garnished with with

Got Deer pressure? Tait is ready!

Posted on August 22, 2017

  Are the deer eating your garden? They are having a party in ours here at Rabbit Hill. Not a sunflower head is left, the pole beans have been chewed, grown, and chewed very four

Lobsters & Peonies from Green Garden Farm

Posted on June 26, 2017

Our friends Allen & Jose cultivate magnificent certified organic peonies.  Superb farmers and great friends, they grew our initial crop of tomatoes.  Although their tomato crop is primarily for seed now, they are also our

Rabbit kit

From modernfarmer.com : Down the Rabbit Hole

Posted on April 04, 2017

By Brian Barth Clean, quiet, and easy to raise, these little critters might be the next big thing in sustainable meat. All ears? We’ve got the low-down on hare care. We all know the saying.

Cheryl Wixson's Snow in a Week

One Week in the Maine Woods

Posted on February 17, 2017

In less than one week, we received over 4 feet of snow! We are unable to drive out of the woods, so we walk. My car is on the outside and we pull a sled

Watermelon Radish & Kale Salad

Posted on December 07, 2016

With the winter season is approaching and temperatures dropping into the thirties, I’m stocking our root cellar. Bags of bright orange carrots, purple-top turnips, rutageba, and beets from King Hill Farm, boxes of red and

Let’s Help Build The Pod!

Posted on October 31, 2016

Noah Wentworth and Flora Brown, started Frinklepod Farm five years ago. Over the years, though, they have struggled with the myriad challenges of providing local food to customers while making farming a viable livelihood, year-round

Visit to the Root Cellar

Posted on January 17, 2016

The best way for me to “visit” our winter vegetable supply is to pop up a trap door in the kitchen floor and climb down a ladder into the root cellar. When our addition is

The rabbitry at Rabbit Hill Farm.

Raising Rabbits Organically at Rabbit Hill Farm

Posted on October 16, 2015

For the urban gardener or homesteader, domestic rabbits can be valuable livestock. Rabbit meat is an excellent source of protein; the pelts can be used in numerous applications including hats, lap robes, cushion covers, vests

Guide to Storing Garden Vegetables

Posted on October 14, 2015

by Eric Sideman, PhD – MOFGA’s Organic Crop Specialist Cheryl Wixson, P.E. – MOFGA’s Agricultural Engineer Apples Use caution when storing apples with other vegetables as they give off ethylene gas that causes other vegetables

Licensing the Home Food Processor Kitchen

Posted on October 13, 2015

Are you interested in increasing your revenue stream by adding value to the products that you grow by manufacturing jams and jellies, or by selling additional products such as breads at farmers’ markets? Do you

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