Week 7 Newsletter

In your box: --Basil --Beans --Beets --Head lettuce, “Ocate” --Kale, “Red Russian” --Summer squash or cucumber --Sweet Onion --Tomatoes At this point in the growing season, my working life transitions from a mix of jobs and chores to a pretty consistent routine of harvesting. Mondays and Wednesdays involve picking tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers, and beans for … Continue reading Week 7 Newsletter

Summer Borscht

From FoodNetwork.com Ingredients: 5 medium fresh beets salt to taste 2 c. stock 16 oz. Sour cream ½ c. plain yogurt ¼ c. sugar 2 TB lemon juice 2 tsp vinegar 1 ½ tsp pepper 2 c. medium-diced cucumber, seeds removed ½ c. chopped scallions or sweet onion 2 TB chopped fresh dill Directions: Place … Continue reading Summer Borscht

Week 5 Newsletter

In your box: --Broccoli --Fennel --Green onions --Head lettuce, “Mantilia” --Kohlrabi or broccoli --Red Cabbage When we purchased our farm property back in 2009, we were lucky enough to stumble upon one with a mature stand of basswood trees. Basswoods aren't the prettiest tree around, and their wood is too light to make good firewood. … Continue reading Week 5 Newsletter

Week 4 Newsletter

In your box: --Broccoli or kohlrabi --Chard --Garlic scapes --Green onions --Napa Cabbage --Salad mix --Turnips Four weeks into the harvest season. Four weeks without complaining about the weather. Family meals have devolved into staring at one another, desperate for anything to talk about. “Some weather.” “Yup.” We picked up 1.5” of rain Monday morning, … Continue reading Week 4 Newsletter

Roasted Broccoli

From Asparagus to Zucchini, 3rd ed. Ingredients: 1 head broccoli, chopped 1 ½ TB olive oil ½ tsp. Garlic salt 1 tsp balsamic vinegar ¼ tsp ground black pepper Directions: Heat oven to 400 degrees. Break broccoli head into medium florets and toss with remaining ingredients. Arrange in single layer on baking sheet. Bake 18-22 … Continue reading Roasted Broccoli