Week 11 Newsletter

In your box: --Beans, squash or tomatillos --Celery --Cucumber --Garlic, “Killarney Red” --Lettuce, “Nevada” --Sage --Tomatoes According to the calendar, it is still August. According to my arbitrary method of breaking up the growing season into six-week segments, we are still in the midst of the “summer” season. Yet a few minutes outside without a … Continue reading Week 11 Newsletter

Week 10 Newsletter

In your box: --Basil --Beans --Carrots --Cucumbers --Garlic, “Purple Glazer” --Endive --Kale, “Red Russian” --Summer squash or extra cucumber --Sweet pepper --Tomatoes It's been four years now since we received a research grant from the USDA toward the purchase of a high tunnel for growing tomatoes. If you're not familiar with these, it's basically a … Continue reading Week 10 Newsletter

Week 9 Newsletter

In your box: --Beans --Broccoli shoots or summer squash --Chard --Cucumbers --Eggplant or sweet pepper --Sweet corn --Sweet onion --Tomatoes As we come around the halfway point of the growing season, it's time for my annual plug for Minnesota's stinkiest celebration, the 10th annual Minnesota Garlic Festival. If you've never been this is a great … Continue reading Week 9 Newsletter

Week 8 Newsletter

In your box: --Beans --Broccoli shoots or summer squash --Cucumbers --Endive --Parsley --Sweet corn --Sweet onion --Tomatoes Every growing season seems to have a theme animal or insect—some living thing that stands out and is the memorable presence of the season. So we have the year of the small toads (2014) and the year of … Continue reading Week 8 Newsletter


From The Zen Monastery Cookbook Ingredients: 2 large onions, coarsely chopped 3/4 c. brown rice, uncooked 1 ½ c. lentils, uncooked and rinsed 4 c. water 1 ½ tsp salt Directions: Cook the onions in a little bit of water in a large pot until the onions are soft. Add rice and continue cooking over … Continue reading Mjeddrah