"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, September 25, 2007

csa beany wednesday

if you like green beans you will have come to the right place tomorrow. if you cant eat them all they freeze well. parboil -cool - place in ziplock, close almost all the way submerse underwater - this vacuum seals it. close all the way - freeze. (or just give some to your neighbors.) nice greens for saute, lots of stuff - eggs. hardboiled eggs are good with sauteed greens. dont forget gnocchi with the butternut squashes. very simple and great. if you have any old bedsheets that you are considering throwing away i would love them. they are a great size to cover the rows of with and try to extend the season when it freezes. weird stuff coming in the next two weeks. see you tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

csa wednes

hey guys and girls
it poured out there tonight. one of the weirdest skies ive ever seen. thought it was gonna tornado. lots of beans tomorrow. and greens. chard and turnip greens. probably be a small turnip on the end of the greens. add it to the mix. turnip greens are considered choice by people in the know. I would steam em up with the chard - then sprinkle with lemon. dont oversteam. just wilt. had a butternut squash peeled and cubed then steamed. really good way to do it bambbo steamer. garnish with the seeds cooked on a greased cookie sheet for ten minutes. best molasses in town is bulk at open harvest. super cheap and great. barb has landed in nairobi and was off to some small town said the coffee is great. see you tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

csa wednesday

Hey everyone
we loaded up on new pix bc the photo editor is off to the bush. tomorrows csa is better than the last two weeks. if you are sick of okra and i think i might be, try a gumbo. (actually that sounds awful.) my neighbor feeds em to his lizard. beans are getting really good and should be good for a while now. fall crops are coming up pretty nicely. i am doing my best to keep the pigs out of the lower garden. luckily there are large piles of manure full of worms and when they do bust out they go there. I found the mystery spot they were getting out of tonight - jumping on the fence bending it through a rosebush. fence springs back and youd never know it. finally saw one do it. very clever. see you tomorrow.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


hey guys.
the tomato rush is over but most of the vines look good and should have a good september. my plan this year is to drape a sheet over the best ones and try to extend them through indian summer - into mid october. nothing much new today. If you want extra basil to freeze up for winter let me know. Barbs last day at the hospital is today. shes ending a seven year stint and is now embarking on a career as a wine dealer. a great use of the butternut squash is gnocchi, a chewy noodle often made with potatoes. many recipes on internet. see you this afternoon.