Author: Bryan Housel
Hi Folks, So we have arrived at the week for which you have been waiting – the first delivery of the season! My crew and I have been working hard for you over the last 2 months. We have lots of great veggies in store for you in the weeks ahead.
The first shares are typically on the small side and usually heavy on greens and this year is no exception. There are loads of peas hanging on the vines, but we need to wait for them to fill out. The summer squash crop looks great and should begin to produce abundantly with each passing week. Napa cabbage and broccoli are on the horizon. For this week, you have the makings for a BIG salad. (more…)
Any meal that comes together in only 20 minutes in only one pan is a huge win in my book. This One Pan Garlic Butter Salmon and Swiss Chard, found on the Bowl of Delicious food blog, is the perfect healthy meal for busy people. It’s simple, uses only 5 ingredients, and is gluten-free, paleo, and whole30 compliant! Serves 4. (more…)
Hello Everyone! So, we have reached the end of another season. I know that for many of you the last share pickup is a sad event; knowing that it will six months before you can begin receiving fresh produce from the farm. For me and my workers it is a bit of a relief. My workers have been suffering with working outdoors through some very cold and damp days over the last few weeks. I know that they are looking forward to going home to their families and to a warmer climate. For me, it is relief from the worry about the crops and the weather and wondering if we will be able to finish out the season in good form. (more…)
Hi Everyone! It was a beautiful day today; after the frigid weekend it felt like summer was back! Too bad it won’t last. Another arctic blast will be blowing in tomorrow and is predicted to break lots of low temperature records. Here on the farm we are expecting lows in the mid-teens two nights in a row (brrrrr). (more…)
Found on the Attainable Sustainable food blog, this “yacon sauce” recipe is a twist on apple sauce. It’s not exactly like applesauce, but it’s “pretty darned good”! Cooked yacon takes on the flavor of what you add to it; it’s not a very distinct flavor on its own. Consider this a base recipe and play with it a bit. I could see it working well with dried apricots, too, or maybe even mixed with fresh berries. (more…)
Hello Folks! So, that was quite a storm we had last week! We had nearly 3 inches of rain, which has set us back a bit with some of our fall chores such as sowing cover crop seed and planting the garlic. But the worst part of it was the wind, which blew through here like a freight train from hell. Fortunately and amazingly, we did not suffer much damage other than having the fences for our hens blow down and finding birds scattered all around the fields the next morning. They were safe in their coops overnight but there are automatic openers on the doors which let them out in the morning, and when they emerged they found that they were free to roam. (more…)