"If people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny."
- Thomas Jefferson


Liefsbeth picking tomatoes


Grab one of these Saturday!

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

csa wednesday

hey whats up?
tons of stuff tomorrow. the spinach this year sucked we lost two beds of it in the soak. also lost kale but i replanted kale because it can take the heat. Kale makes its premiere in the salad mix - get very excited. kale can change your diet ask ted alesio about it. one of the great foods. we should have been eating tons of spinach so far but now the garden is back off to the races. see you all friday for the hootenanny. sw 70th and saltillo road. potluck kegger bluegrass baby pig roast. kids welcome. kids do not go through gate in to the field with the animals without an adult present and maybe not even then depending on wilsons (the ram) mood.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

csa week 4

hey guys
thats jack with the donkey. we have just received word that Jack will be at the hootenanny a week from friday. Lots of greens tomorrow. my advise is to make a cup of salad dressing - drench it and save the dressing til tomorrow night and do it again. Peas are starting to flower and historically that means hail. no pink on the radar tonight please. (or tomorrow) see you then

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

CSA Week 3

Hey guys - low on eggs tomorrow - the big pig broke out of its fence and walked in to the chicken house this week and ate them all - twice. I will make that up to you guys in spades with sausage and polish dogs in a few weeks. big salad tomorrow. One of the types of mustard is pretty spicy but - not as spicy as the mustard from the first delivery but that was wild mustard, a weed. This stuff is in the salad mix and is great though pretty hot. The arugula and the radishes both seemed too hot - the pigs didnt even eat them- but more coming. We lost some spinach in the big rains but the romaines are looking great. Heres a basic salad dressing: rice vinegar - garlic - a little ice water - sugar (tablespoon for big salad) and salt and pepper. I also add a Tb of miso (red river, unpasteurized from Open Harvest) More on miso later and it is currently fermenting and you will get a jar later) Miso is very good for you - it pulls heavy metals out of the body. Has to be unpasteurized and when you make soup the water cant be boiling or it kills all the microstuff. Great to cook with in almost anything, a spoonful added late. see you tomorrow.
PS Farm hootenanny - I think it is posted here is Friday June 1st - at five thirty - this is a potluck and I am grilling some baby pigs. (and veggies) The Junkyard Dogs will be playing bluegrass music. There is even talk now of an opening band.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Week 2 CSA

Hey everyone
nice salad mix tomorrow. lots of radishes. I ate about twenty today theyre pretty good. asparagus. might find some mushrooms I found two today. hoping for an explosion tomorrow. the rains were pretty dramatic. seven inches at the farm - the lower beds are pretty saturated - but the pond filled up for the first time in years. see you tomorrow.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

CSA Kickoff Classic

go time. some asparagus, lots of eggs and some lettuce. gardens are looking pretty good. Im waiting for these mushrooms called the prince (choice) to appear - saw a few today and maybe there will be a big flush tonight. Pickup starts at five tomorrow. The pick ups can be more flexible this year (now at our house) where you can pick up later if you need to. See everyone tomorrow.

Interesting Reading

NY Times Article...You Are What You Eat