Hello Everyone! The farm has really “greened up” nicely since it has started raining again. The oat and pea cover crop, which we had been waiting to plant, is up and already two inches tall. The fall brassicas are growing rapidly, as are the spinach, beets, carrots, and mustard crops we have planted for the fall. It’s going to be a good fall season, but for now we still have a bit of summer to enjoy. (more…)
Monthly Archive: September 2022
Here’s another great spaghetti squash recipe from steamykitchen.com. If you’re only feeding 4-6 people, I suggest cooking the spaghetti squash whole, then only using half of the squash when you’re ready to sauté with the tomatoes. I like my spaghetti squash not too hard, not too soft. It shouldn’t be mushy, you should be able to still separate the strands of squash. Serves 8-10. (more…)
This salad, found on the drizzleanddip.com food blog, combines two of our favourite vegetables – the zucchini and the green bean. The crumbled blue cheese and chopped walnuts take it to another level. This salad only takes a few minutes to make. Work out quantities based on how many people you need to feed. (more…)
Hello Folks, We received a little more that an inch of rain over several days last week. The heavy rain that was predicted never materialized here on the farm- it was mostly light rain and drizzle. In some ways this is good, because it gives the ground a chance to soak it up and not runoff. Unfortunately, two days of drizzle, followed by an overcast day make the perfect conditions for the fungal diseases which plague the tomatoes and cucurbits. We are currently on the second day of a similar scenario – light rain and little sunshine. We are, nevertheless, grateful for the precipitation. (more…)
You may have noticed that the potatoes we get have had different hues of flesh. Potatoes actually come in a rainbow of colors, from yellow “Yukon Gold” to “Purple Peruvian”.
Potatoes technically are not roots. They are the swollen stems of rhizomes that we call tubers. The “eyes” of the potato are actually growth points. While potatoes have gotten a bad rap as carbohydrates, they are actually quite good for you. A single medium sized potato contains about 3.6 grams of protein, 3.6 grams of dietary fiber, 36 grams of carbohydrates, and between 33-50% of RDA of Vitamin C. (more…)
Zucchini Potato Fritters are a perfect easy meal that you can whip up any time for a satisfying breakfast, lunch or even a simple dinner in a pinch. This recipe, found on the Olga’s Flavor Factory food blog, is quick to make and doesn’t require much planning or prep work in advance. Yields about 25 fritters. (more…)