Stuffed Pepper Soup

We make soups for our farm kitchen based on what’s in season, and this Stuffed Pepper Soup works perfectly for a late summer seasonal soup. Our Stuffed Pepper Soup includes all kinds of homegrown garden goodness–green and colored bell peppers, tomatoes, garlic, and fresh herbs. Combined with grass-fed beef, our homemade beef stock, and a…

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How to Freeze Tomatoes

herb bouquet

Whether you’re growing a few tomato plants or a greenhouse full of them, ending up with a few over-ripe, bruised, or split tomatoes is inevitable. As we continue to grow our CSA family, the number of tomatoes we need each week grows exponentially. Consequently, we also end up with more of those “so-so” tomatoes. Last…

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Greek Salad

Greek Salad

On a recent summer afternoon, Julie and I sat down to brainstorm future farm kitchen dishes. A few minutes into the meeting, Farmer Dan delivered the new–the first tomatoes were READY! An obligatory happy dance immediately followed. After we calmed down, an image of a creamy fresh dish with vine-ripened tomatoes popped into my head.…

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How to Store Fall Veggies and Greens

summer crisp

Updated Sept 2, 2021 As we enter into our Fall CSA, we want to make sure our farm members know how to store all their fall veggies. Here’s our guide to keeping those veggies and greens fresh as long as possible! Note: We wash all our greens before packing them, so you can eat them…

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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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Eating Guide for Summer Veggies and Greens

fresh mozzarella with garlic tomato basil sauce

Updated July 15, 2021 Use this summer veggie eating guide to … Choose what to cook according to your time frame. Gain confidence in your cooking. Truly enjoy food that’s not only good for you but tastes incredible too. Basil:  Eat in 5 minutes: Pair whole or torn leaves with fresh cheeses like mozzarella, ricotta, or…

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How to Store Summer Veggies and Greens

Summer Week 2 - 2019 - Large Share

As we approach the start of our Summer CSA, we want to make sure our farm members know how to store all their summer veggies. Here’s our guide to keeping those veggies and greens fresh as long as possible! Note: We wash all our greens before packing them, so you can eat them straight from…

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Fresh Salsa

fresh summer salsa ingredients

This week in our CSA we had the perfect trio for making fresh salsa: tomatoes, red onions, and cilantro. I grabbed some of our hardneck table garlic, picked a few sprigs of parsley from our PYO herb area, shucked an ear of sweet corn, and toasted a teaspoon of cumin seeds. Aside: I could’ve used…

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Eggplant Crostini with Goat Cheese and Mint

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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California Rolls with Radishes and Greens

A couple weeks ago I received this delightful birthday card from my son Harper. There’s lot of love in this card!  There’s also soosee, which is a mostly phonetic version of—you may have guessed it—sushi!  While Harper has had actual sushi before, at home I only make California rolls, or sushi made without raw fish, but…

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