Peachy-Perfect Salad

Peach Salad

It’s peach season, friends! And peach season for us this year means our new Peachy Perfect Salad. This latest creation was inspired by our Strawberry Poppyseed Salad. You all loved it so much that we couldn’t let it die when strawberry season ended. Similar to the Strawberry Poppyseed Salad, our Peachy-Perfect Salad includes a base…

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Split Pea Soup with Crispy Sausage

split pea soup

When Dan and I first got married, we ate a vegan version of this split pea soup on the regular. Since neither of us grew up eating split pea soup, we didn’t miss the ham bone that’s often present in split pea soup. At some point–probably when I had a surplus of homemade stock–I began…

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Rutabaga Cheddar Soup with Crispy Bacon

rutabaga cheddar soup with crispy bacon

I created this recipe for Rutabaga Cheddar Soup with Crispy Bacon out of a common “problem” when it comes to CSA farming: an unexpected surplus of a vegetable. In this case, that veggie was–you guessed it–rutabagas!  This winter was our first time growing rutabagas, and we discovered they grew really well here. So we ate…

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Homemade Vegetable Broth for Winter

homemade vegetable broth for winter

Homemade Vegetable Broth can be used to make your favorite soup or to warm you up on a cold winter day. I never thought I’d choose a steaming mug of veggie broth over coffee or tea, but the more I make that choice, the more I love the feeling of being not only warmed up…

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Summer Chili

Summer Chili

Welcome to our niece Casey Perkins, our newest Perkins’ Good Earth Farm employee! Along with beautifying our farm stand, helping customers pick out tasty veggies, and setting up CSA distribution, she’s also trying her hand at writing farm blog posts. Here’s what she has to say about Summer Chili: After a long day of work…

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Roasted Carrots and Greens

roasted carrots and greens

With our last week of this season’s CSA at hand and the holiday season just around the corner, I want to leave you with a simple recipe you could serve at your Thanksgiving dinner.  Or you could just make this tonight because it’s cozy and nourishing and pretty much perfect for a brisk fall night. Start by placing a…

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Spinach Bites

  I encountered spinach bites for the first time a couple weeks ago at my foster’s son birthday party, when guest Sarah Oudman brought them as a side dish to share.  They were so good, I asked Sarah to make them again for my son Asher’s birthday party a week later. One great thing about…

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Strawberry Rhubarb Spinach Side Salad

I’m going to conclude this spring salad series with a tart twist on the classic spinach strawberry salad by adding strawberry’s favorite foil: rhubarb. Growing up, my main experience with rhubarb involved eating my mom’s super-yummy, super-sweet strawberry-rhubarb jam.  In other words, my experience equaled an encounter with serious sugar, to the point where if I…

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Roasted Chicken with Herbs and Carrots

There’s almost no better way to eat a homegrown, cool-season carrot than raw.  Renowned winter grower Eliot Coleman writes, “The tastiness resulting from fall growing and cool-soil storage elevates the humble carrot to another plane.”  Dan and I agree.  During a busy harvest morning, we’ll pull a carrot from the ground, brush it off, and…

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