midsummer Farm

Midsummer Farm Herbal CSA Program 

We are doing an Herbal CSA Program in 2018! Get a taste of our home-crafted and locally and organically grown herbal preparations and products on a monthly basis! Our herbs are grown in a respectful environment right here in Warwick and crafted into safe and effective healing salves, soothing balms, medicinal tinctures, tasty teas, and more. As an herbal CSA member, you'll collect 6 different herbal products each month! Take a look at the details here...

For more info, please click here

Starts Thursday, January 23rd 

Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 12/25/19

Cost is $495 - if you register with full payment - you get 1 pick up free!

​You can register here, using PayPal:
(or feel free to email me for other registration options or any questions you may have  - barbara@midsummerfarm.com)

Seed Starting Workshops

Can't make our Seed Starting Workshop in person? Take it online! You can view the videos and content at your own pace and feel free to ask me any questions you may have! 

More info, click here             

Living with Herbs Registration options (choose appropriately)

Starting Fridays in January 2020, 1-4 pm :​



Midsummer Farm Herbal CSA Program

Midsummer Farm is a CSA farm, a plant and seedling nursery, and a teaching and demonstration farm. The main gardening practices or styles are unique to this farm, but are applicable from a raised 8x10' bed in a suburban backyard, to a community garden endeavor, to a rooftop garden in a city, to a micro-farm, to any multi-acred production farm... They are a combination of great food production techniques that work together to restore fertility, revitalize the land, and that create abundance. 

Midsummer Farm Herbal Guild Membership

Pick Ups Start Thursdays in

January 2020:​

January 23rd

February 20th

March 12th 
April 2nd 
May 28th
June 18th
July 23rd
August 20th 
September 10th  
October 8th 
November 5th

December 10th

January 3rd 2020  - Herbal Guild Work Begins 

For more info on becoming a member of the Midsummer Farm Herbal Guild, please click here.

Starts Friday, January 3rd  - 17 hands-on project-based sessions.

1-4 pm

Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 12/1/19

Regular pricing $832  (or 3 installments of $285 - first payment due at registration, 2nd due on March 1st, and 3rd due on June 1st.)

And as a Guild Member, you also get to be a member of the new Midsummer Farm Herbal CSA for Free!!

​You can register here, using PayPal:
(or feel free to email me for other registration options or any questions you may have barbara@midsummerfarm.com)

​Early bird discount of $50 if you register before 11/30/19. - Cost would be $782 and still include the CSA membership!

If a workshop is not currently on schedule to run, but you are interested in taking it -  please feel free to send us an email and let us you are interested!

Also, we love feedback! Please send us your thoughts and reviews of our workshops! 

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Our 8th Annual Living with Herbs Course Begins Sunday, January 26th

This is a chronological learning experience where I share what I do with herbs throughout the entire course of a year. Propagating, seed-starting, growing, harvesting, storing, cooking, making healing teas, tinctures, salves, and more! 

More info on this season-long course, click here

Includes supplies, two books, and lunch.

Takes place on Sundays this year.

Classes begin Sunday, January 26th 2020 - see schedule to right for rest of class days.

10 am to 3 pm

Advanced Registration is Required | Registration closes 12/15/19

Early Bird Discount Available of you register before 11/30/19 - $50 off! 

Register here, through Pay Pal:

Dates for our 2020 Living with Herbs Course:

Sundays, 10 am - 3pm













Registration for ON LINE VERSION of Seed Starting Workshop

These workshops are taught by Barbara Taylor-Laino, who has been growing food organically since the 1970's. She has extensively studied and researched in Biodynamic, Bio-intensive gardening, Permaculture-styled food production systems, etc., but she has also actively experimented and implemented this information in real-world environments. She has been gardening for and consulting on various levels and sizes of food production enterprises for over 10 years, growing for extensive plant & seedling sales for 9 years, and running her own certified organic CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Farm since 2006. These courses and workshops take place at her farm, Midsummer Farm, in beautiful Warwick, NY, about 1 hour from New York City.  

2020 events at midsummer Farm !

We will be adding more events and workshops as we move into the winter months - Check back soon! 

Refund Policies: 

If you register for a workshop, but cannot make it to the class... we understand - things happen.

But please do give us the courtesy of a call or email letting us know that cannot make it! Especially during the growing season every minute counts for us - and we often run workshops with very few participants. So we may find ourselves first getting all prepped and ready for you and then sitting around waiting for you to show up. This is a very hurtful waste of farming time. So do let us know if you aren't going to show up! 

We will usually be able to let you use the workshop fee as a credit toward another workshop or for when the original workshop you signed up for runs again. We CANNOT offer a credit if you don't give us at least a day's notice that you won't be able to attend. OUR POLICY IS NO REFUNDS.


We usually send out an email reminder a day or so before the workshop. If there is bad weather or a cancellation for some other reason, we will let you know through email.


Organic farming workshops and education as well as courses on using and growing herbs at our farm in Warwick, NY and on-line.

This page is regularly updated to reflect the current offerings and open days at Midsummer Farm.

Events and Workshops are listed below in chronological order. Dates are subject to change!​

A note on Midsummer Farm Workshops: 
Classes are taught from a strictly Holistic and Organic standpoint. Class size is kept small to ensure individual attention. Fees include all materials and supplies needed. Children are welcome; children under 5 are free. If more than one person from a single household is taking the workshop together, the second person may deduct $5 from the cost of the workshop.

Participants must register in advance for workshops. 

Please see our notes at the bottom of the page on refunds/cancellations...

More on our farm

Current Schedule and Calendar