Monday, November 11, 2019
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
Kayla’s Kale Chips
- A bunch of kale (enough to cover 2 sheet trays)
- A couple drizzles of olive oil (lemon or basil olive oil works well too)
- Garlic salt
- Preheat oven to 275 degrees fahrenheit
- Wash kale, dry really well and tear into medium pieces (remove thick stems)
- Drizzle olive oil on kale in a big bowl (enough so most leaves are lightly coated) and toss
- Toss paprika and garlic salt with the kale
- Spread kale out on 2 sheet trays and make sure they are not overlapping
- Bake for 18-20 minutes or until crispy
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Thursday, August 1, 2019
Tuesday, July 9, 2019
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Welcome to Summer (almost). We have been busy, getting ready for our farm share community and farmstand. We look forward to seeing our old CSA friends while making new ones, and for those who have not been by the farm, here a few recent photos.
|Ursa guarding rows of carrots|
|Preparing fields for more planting|
|Heads of lettuce ready for picking|
|Cucumbers ready to go|
|Tomatoes ready in a couple of weeks|
|Julia, our farm intern from Germany|
|And the scent of climbing Hydrangea is everywhere|
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
We are thrilled to welcome another year of hosting Dinners at the Farm with Jonathan Rapp and his incredible team at River Tavern, from July 24-27, 2019. For more information and tickets, go to <http://www.dinnersatthefarm.com>. Looking forward to seeing you here!
Thursday, April 4, 2019
CSA Members who visit the farm this time of year are amazed by the acceleration of activities. Every day brings combinations of new growth, new projects, even new births. These pictures from past years get us all excited to tackle the splendor and challenges of life on the farm.
And studies, such as the recent one that concluded "Bad diets are killing more people globally than tobacco" (quoted in The Guardian <https://www.theguardian.com/society/2019/apr/03/bad-diets-killing-more-people-globally-than-tobacco-study-finds>) make the work that much more meaningful.
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Friday, February 1, 2019
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
|This is the time of year...|
|...for farmers (and the rest of us) to think about seeds.|
"Winter in the garden is the season of speculation, a time when the snow on the ground is an empty canvas that invites the idle planting and replanting of countless hypothetical gardens between now and spring thaw. A season of speculation in the Wall Street sense too, for now is when large wagers of gardening time and space are made on the basis of mere scraps of information." - Michael Pollan, Second Nature.
"The future of the human race will depend on combining the cleverness of science with the wisdom of nature." - Charles Linbergh
"Seventeen thousand different varieties of wheat have been produced, many of them the result of centuries of cultivation in a specific ecosystem with the best seeds saved each year and planted the next The variation in plant varieties is related to the variation in cultures from one bioregion to another." Bill Duesing, Living on the EarthThe darkest month of the winter is over. A window of sun starts us thinking about warmer days. And in many farmhouses right now, people are planning the acquisition of seeds.
We live in a world that now has the unparalleled capacity to produce vast amounts of mediocre products. Food production has already been that way for the last thirty years or so.
But small farms provide alternative. Many would rather pay more for real food than pay more for doctors (or restaurants).
Those who write their checks for their summer CSA/Farm Share this time of year understand that they literally are providing seed money. And when farmers have a bit more resources earlier, they can buy a better selection for the season to come.
|Heirloom and Local Seeds Need Less and Give More|
|Painfully separating the seeds from a flower which is almost impossible to buy in the quantity required for a farm.|