Author: Bryan Housel

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Farm News – August 28, 2017

Hi Folks, So I have some good news and some bad news; which would you like first?  The bad news you say; well it seems we will have a short melon season.  The rain...

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Farm News – August 21, 2017

Hello everyone, I am a bit under the weather at present so I will, with apologies, skip the usual complaints about the rain and get right to the part of the update that most...

Leeks

Leeks

Leeks, known scientifically as Allium porrum, are related to garlic, onions, shallots, and scallions. Leeks look like large scallions, having a very small bulb and a long white cylindrical stalk of tightly wrapped, layered leaves. ...

Classic Ukrainian Borscht

Classic Ukrainian Borscht

This recipe for classic Ukrainian borscht was found at Natasha’s Kitchen food blog.  This recipe is meatless, but you can add in cubed beef, broth, and bones to add more flavor.  This soup takes...

Potato Leek Soup

Potato Leek Soup

Here is a reliable standby soup from Epicurious.com.  It can be prepared ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator or frozen.  Serves 4.

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Farm News – August 14, 2017

Hi Folks!  So, we begin, as always, with the weather report.   We received a whopping two and a half inches of the wet stuff over a 12-hour period last Friday.  Fortunately, it fell mostly...

Cherry Tomato and Ground Cherry Salsa

Cherry Tomato and Ground Cherry Salsa

Ground cherries are one of our CSA’s favorite summer treats – you won’t find them in grocery stores!  Their natural sweetness can be used to make a delicious and unique salsa, like this recipe...

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Farm News – August 7, 2017

Hello Everyone!  So, a couple of weeks ago I was at a training with a bunch of my fellow farmers.  Some of them were discussing the wet season we are having and one said...

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

The tomato, like the eggplant, is a member of the Solanaceae, or Nightshade family.  Tomatoes are native to western South America, but were cultivated in Mexico by Mexican Indians, who were intrigued by its...

Tomato and Watermelon Salad

Tomato and Watermelon Salad

Summer in a bowl: salty and sweet, with a hint of acidity. Make it with the best tomatoes you can find, a cold watermelon, less dressing than you would think and, if you can...