About Meg’s Farm and CSA

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Megan Paska moved to Brooklyn, NY in 2006 by way of Baltimore, Md (her hometown). She was no stranger to growing food when she got here. Meg had been gardening in Maryland, her mother and grandmother had vegetable gardens and the rest of her family managed a 450-acre farmstead in rural Virginia where she would spend summers walking through the pastures and valleys picking Chicory and learning to appreciate the quiet.

Once settled in NYC, she found that her landlords were enthusiastic about having a little bit of dirt to dig around in. So, they tore down the ratty old swimming pool that occupied the backyard and put up a raised bed vegetable garden. Soon after came the bees and honey, then the chickens and fresh eggs. They canned, pickled and brewed beer. They lived pretty darn well.

Made by Hand / No 3 The Beekeeper from Made by Hand on Vimeo.

In 2017 Meg and her partner Neil are moving to Somerset County, NJ to start a new farm. There, they will grow nearly an acre of flowers. They will also keep bees, raise dairy goats for making goat’s milk soaps and will maintain a flock of nearly 100 heritage-breed chickens for eggs and insect control. You will be able to find their products at farmers markets in NJ and small boutiques near you.20121013Mushroom+Tour_BenC_7192(Photo by Zachary Stieber/Epoch Times)

To find out about how you can become part of our 2017 CSA or for wholesale inquiries, please email us!

14 Responses

    • Meg December 30, 2013 at 3:23 pm

      Hi Maryann! I’m sorry to hear that! I know the folks there still have a coop so maybe one day some chickens will return to Greenpoint! Have a Happy New Year!

      Reply
  1. Claire February 4, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Hello,
    I am interested in volunteering at your farm, Seven Arrows East, in NJ. I have tried emailing and calling the contact information listed on your website, but haven’t been able to get in touch with anyone. Can you please tell me your preferred method of communication? Thank you in advance. Claire

    Reply
    • Meg February 5, 2014 at 2:28 pm

      Hi Claire,

      I’ll be in touch soon. The weather has been delaying any volunteer days for now but you’ve been added to the list of people to contact once the weather breaks. Thanks so much for getting in touch.

      -Meg

      Reply
  2. chris gibbons January 13, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Bought your book as an impulse buy last night in a book shop in Birmingham uk, as I like to support fellow beekeepers, have you thought of doing a lecture tour of the uk?, plenty of our bee keeping associations would like to hear you I am sure. Am giving your book to my son Dr Reuben Gibbons who used to keep bees at Imperial College London, as about as urban as you can get, keep up the good work.

    Chris Gibbons.

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    • Meg January 14, 2016 at 7:29 pm

      Hello Chris!

      Thanks for writing. I’d love to come to the UK of course to speak about beekeeping but I have not had any opportunities present themselves as of yet. Perhaps that might change in the future.

      I appreciate the drop in and the kind words. Thank you for purchasing my book! My I ask where you bought it?

      -Meg

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      • chris gibbons January 15, 2016 at 6:25 am

        Waterstones High Street, Birmingham. We have one specialist Bee Bookshop in England, called Northern Bee Books, you might like to email them and check they stock your book. Beekeepers in England are great book buyers and the amateurs, like my family, tend to have a high disposable income.

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  3. Mari McMahon October 20, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    We love your website and the choices that you have made in your life. You are an extraordinary human being. With that said we were hoping that if you had the time you could participate in a Maker’s Expo on December 10th in Eatontown, NJ.

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    • Meg November 21, 2016 at 2:05 pm

      Hi Mari,

      Thanks for your kind words! I’d love to be involved but unfortunately I’ve committed to a market that day in Asbury Park. Best of luck! I hope the Expo is well attended!

      Reply

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