Three Weeks Till Spring Shares!

Today feels like spring!  Cruising through the garden smells nice, things are greening up, seeds popping through the soil, and finally a full day of sunshine!  We have two small additions to the farm, ducks!  These guys will help us keep the bugs at bay….Plus they are so dang cute! And of course Cody just loves to give these guys a bath! IMG_0313.jpg

Are you ready for some fresh produce?  We have a sneak peek of some veggies that will be in our first share~ Parsnips, leeks, lettuce, spinach, meyor lemon, kohlrabi and hopefully radishes!  And whatever else is available.

Remember our fist spring shares begin March 23rd.

If you would like a great way to clean your spring share greens, try a spinner.  We just got some really good spinners in stock. You can check them out here.

Also,  we are now a drop off point for Bar 10 Grass Fed Beef.  They deliver to our shop every other week.  Check them out for more info on the link above.

We will see you in just a few short weeks!

February News

February brought us some beautiful weather after the rain, dark days and more rain!  January’s rainfall alone brought us 2.96″ of precipitation.  It is really great to have all that moisture, but nice days are always welcomed.

Greens, peas and root crops are in getting ready for our first Spring Share in about 6 weeks.  Meanwhile we have some produce that is harvested on Thursday’s, like carrots, cabbage, lettuce, kale and spinach.  

Bar 10 Grass Feed Beef is now using our location to deliver their beef every other Thursday for anyone interested.  If you want more information click here.

We have expanded our growing area and have opened a few more spring and summer shares as well.  

We have some great new tested CSA shares recipes coming for you this year!  We look forward to seeing you all again SOON!

2017 Shares Now Available

 

2017 Shares are now open!

It’s December! Temperatures are finally hitting freezing at night and we are planning our 2017 planting!  Crazy right?  We don’t think so!  Cabbages, onions and leek seeds were just started in the greenhouse yesterday for 2017.   Grow tunnels are getting planned for early spring harvests and new heirloom varieties are in the layout this year.  It’s Christmas time and we are thinking about gardens once again.

If you have any veggie suggestions for 2017 send us a message and we will see about adding them into our mix!

A peek of just a few new veggies this year;

Prosperosa Eggplant, Green Copia Tomato, Dragon Langerie Bean, Rossa di Milano Onion, Pusa Rudhira Carrot, Red Express Cabbage,  Golden Delicious Winter Squash, Bumblebee TomatoesCrosby’s Egyptian Beet, and dozens of other new varieties, plus the old favorites! 

Feel free to stop by through the winter months for fresh greens, eggs and winter squash. unspecified-2.jpg

Once again, we really appreciate your friendship and support!

We wish you the Merriest of Christmases and a Happy New Year!

 

 

 

 

Last Week of Fall Shares

Sadly this is the last week of shares for fall. It has been wonderful getting to know our new people and catching up with those who have been supporting us for a while, we really truly appreciate every one of you. You all are wonderful. We did go a little crazy with this final basket just because its our last for the year and we love to spoil you!

This week:

  • Butternut squash
  • pomegranate
  • potatoes
  • sun chokes
  • broccoli
  • baby leeks
  • salad turnips
  • persimmons
  • pie pumpkin
  • quince
  • cayenne pepper (little goes a long way)
  • gypsy pepper
  •  green bell pepper

If you don’t want the quince, please don’t take any (it’s the fuzzy looking pear) of course we always encourage you to step our of your culinary comfort zone and try new things, you just might find something that you never would have thought you would like.

There will still be produce available every week until we freeze, please feel free to stop by and say hi.

Don’t forget to look for the sign up for spring shares when it gets posted later, spots are limited.

Please bring our baskets back!

Steamed Salad Turnips

Wash turnips and remove and leaves. set aside for later. steam the turnips until soft, about 2-3 minutes, add the leaves and steam until wilted. Remove from heat, add lemon zest and olive oil, to tastes. and a squeeze of lemon juice over the top,

serve warm.

super easy use of salad turnips and pretty tasty too.

Week 9 of Fall Shares

It is almost Halloween

just 12 days left

time to spook the house up

 and look your best

pumpkin carving, show your skill

lighting them up will cause a thrill

trick or treating is to come

with cute little goblins and witches on the run

just 12 days left

you had better hurry

before all the candy’s gone in a flurry

Very heavy basket this week with lots of variety. basically, something from every category. Root crop, greens, vines, and tree produce. I think that’s a first this year! So what will you see in your basket…..

  • sweet potato
  • pomegranate
  • persimmon
  • bell pepper
  • tomatoes
  • turnips
  • cilantro
  • arugula
  • cherry tomatoes
  • eggplant
  • Serrano pepper
  • winter squash

And please if you do have one of your baskets we would really like to have them back. started out at 25 now we are down to 6.

Also please bring back the jar that had the cider in it. I need it back soon.

you guys are awesome thanks for supporting us

Week 8 of Fall Shares

Happy fall ya’ll!  Boy do we have a treat for you this week! NO PEPPERS! that’s right we spared you a week with absolutely no peppers. Just kidding, that’s not the real treat. All though I am serious about there being no peppers. No the real treat is Ali pressed a ton of apples to make you apple cider! And oh my goodness it is really good.

There is a lot of other fun things in your basket this week for example:

  • Tart Pomegranates
  • Baby Potatoes
  • Red Apples
  • Green Onion
  • Lettuce Mix
  • Tomatoes
  • Tomatillo
  • Banana Squash  section (because they are just so big)
  • Buttercup Squash
  • Swiss Chard
  • Rosemary Sprigs
  • Sage
  • Pressed Cider

Lots of fun new things to experiment with. Maybe make a dixie salad with the pomegranates and apples, or buttercup ravioli with browned butter and rosemary, or balsamic apple salad. oh so many things to create.

We love to hear feedback from you, either with a recipe that you made, or how to make the shares even better.

Also if you don’t think you will use the apple cider please don’t take it, it’s a lot of work to make.

if you do decide to take it, please bring my jars back when you are done .

Thanks

Pumpkin butter


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of butter room temperature 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon 
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg 
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin purée 
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Whip butter until fluffy. Add cinnamon, nutmeg and 1 Tbsp pumpkin purée. Mix until just blended. Add another Tbsp of pumpkin and mix again. Add the rest of the pumpkin, maple syrup, honey and vanilla. And mix until blended. 

Use it on bagels, toast, zucchini bread, anything you would normally use butter on. Great fall twist 

Pumpkin can be adjusted to your taste as well.

Week 7 of fall shares

Not much has been happening this week. At least nothing exciting enough worth mentioning that is. With the days getting cooler that means sadly, the tomatoes are just about finished and ready to be pulled so enjoy the ones we can give you. But on the plus side that also means it’s more the season for a fire in the fire pit, hot chocolate or tea in your hands and being wrapped up in a blanket enjoying the cooler nights. Shares this week were a bit of a struggle. We are still trying to keep the unique factor going by adding at least one new thing each week, but with the in between weather we have been having were the cool season crops aren’t doing much and the warm season crops aren’t doing much we had to get a little creative…

  • Half a dozen garlic
  • Acorn squash
  • Apples
  • Salad mix
  • Asian greens
  • Lots of peppers (sorry about that)
  • Cucumber
  • Tomatoes 
  • Torpedo onion 
  • Carving pumpkin 

Also if you have any of our baskets we would really like to have them back. we are down to our last few.thanks in advance.

Kale, pear and feta salad

For the lemon dressing

  • Juice of 1 lemon  (about 3 tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1-2 teaspoons of pure maple sugar
  • 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  •  pinch of sea salt

To prepare the dressing, combine everything in a glass mason jar and shake well to emulsify. Adjust the flavor to your taste

For the salad

  • Assorted baby kale, spinach, or chard, as desired
  • 1/2 ripe pear sliced, per serving
  • 1 oz. crumbled feta, per serving

To prepare the salad toss each serving of salad with 1-2 tablespoon of dressing and allow to marinate for about 10 minutes. top each serving  with pear and feta cheese and serve immediately.

A good variation of this would be to grill the pear.