It’s almost Summer and you know what that means, fresh vegetables!!
A few years ago, Charlie’s Kitchen owner, Paul Overgaag, purchased a farm and named it “Charlie’s Redhouse Farm”. The farm is on 64 acres in Winchendon, MA that provides locally grown, organic vegetables to several restaurants. Along with supplying restaurants with fresh produce, eggs and sometimes meat, the farm is also involved in local farmer’s markets.
Have you stopped by the vegetable stand at Charlie’s Kitchen and brought fresh vegetables home? If so, then you’ve eaten the delicious goodness that came from the farm!
The farm has undergone some renovations since being purchased by Paul which include updating work facilities, new roofing on the barn, adding solar powered hot water and electricity, new irrigation systems and they added nine new greenhouses! The green houses are helpful in prolonging the growing season. The farm has several cultivated fields, livestock, apple orchard and a large forest that supplies firewood to two restaurants. The livestock are a big part of our farm and include, pigs, chickens, goats, rabbits, pheasants, hens and two horses.
The farm has a great relationship with the restaurants and they work together by having the farm supply the restaurants twice a week with fresh vegetables and the restaurants supply the farm with food scraps for the livestock, used vegetable friolater oil that fuels the farm’s vehicles and discarded oyster shells for the pathways around the farm. This is a great way to reuse and recycle our renewable resources!
If you’re looking to put fresh organic vegetables in your kitchen this spring and summer such as salad greens, Asian greens, squash, potatoes, tomatoes, spinach, carrots, peas, beets, blackberries, elderberries or the best eggs in the northeast, then give Charlie’s Redhouse Farm a try!
You can pick up our produce and fruit by visiting the Westminster Farmer’s Market, May through October, At Charlie’s Farm S
tand located at Charlie’s Kitchen in Cambridge or purchase items through our Farm Share On Demand! Our Farm share on demand is a quick and easy way to purchase from our “virtual” farm stand online and choose your pick-up day and location. For more information, please visit our site at: http://shop.charliesredhousefarm.com/
You are welcome to come visit the farm anytime with your friends and family. Visit with our animals, buy produce Wed-Sat, take a nice walk around the property and enjoy! The farm is located at 683 River Street, Winchendon, MA 01475
You can also enjoy our fresh produce at two restaurants in Cambridge. The Red House at 98 Winthrop Street and Charlie’s Kitchen at 10 Eliot Street. The Red House serves eclectic European & Mediterranean dishes focusing a farm to plate dining during the growing season. Charlie’s Kitchen has the best cheeseburgers in the area, great pub fare and a fun, inviting atmosphere. Don’t miss out on Charlie’s Kitchen’s beer garden in the warmer months!