Hakurei Sweet Turnips

This week our CSA members are receiving hakurei turnips, a Japanese salad turnip that’s so sweet and crisp it can be eaten raw. In fact, when we did a little sampling of these turnips during our Spring CSA, a farm member familiar with these delicious little orbs bit right into hers in the CSA distribution…

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eggplant crostini with goat cheese and mint

Our standard eggplant-based summer meals are the same year after year: Eggplant Parmesan and Ratatouille. But alas, as the eggplant continues to come in throughout the summer, I don’t always have the time to make these dishes. So I started to explore other ideas for eggplant, like this one for eggplant crostini.  The variations for…

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bell peppers on the plant

During our Summer CSA, our farm members receive all kinds of peppers: green and yellow and red bell peppers, lunchbox peppers, mild child peppers, and hot peppers. How to store all this pepper goodness? If you’re planning to use your peppers within a week or so, place them in a sealed plastic bag and keep…

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mojito in ball jar on the farm

My first mojito experience was fourteen years ago, the summer Dan and I spent 6 weeks backpacking around Europe.  We were in Sevilla, Spain, hanging out with friends of friends, still recovering from an incredible (and somewhat painful) eleven days hiking a portion of the Camino de Santiago across northern Spain. What I remember most…

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cherry tomatoes red, yellow, orange

At lunch today, Dan and I enjoyed slices of a ripe Marnero tomato. Perfection. This heirloom tomato–pictured ripe above–will be sold at our farm this summer, and we want to make sure our CSA members and farm stand customers know how to store these beauties so they can get the same flavor experience we had…

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grilled patty pan pizzas

I tried something new for our Friday night pizza tradition last night: grilled patty pan pizzas.  After Dan presented me with these strange little orbs as an item in next week’s CSA share, I knew I had to do some research. If I’d never seen one of these before, wouldn’t the same be true for…

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Garlic harvest is coming soon to the farm! How do we know this? Our hardneck garlic plants are sending up their flower stalks, known as garlic scapes. In order to encourage the garlic plant to put all its energy into growing an amazing garlic bulb instead of its flower, we remove the scapes from the…

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This week our Spring CSA members receive their first round of beets, and what a bounty of beets it is! At distribution on Monday, plenty of folks had plans for this delicious root crop, but the most common question I received was this: What am I supposed to do with these beets? So we’re starting…

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