"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!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

csa thur

lots of stuff tomorrow, lots of it edible. dont miss this one. a client who shall remain nameless tried to shell the peas last week. these are sugarsnaps - natures candy - eat all. someone else suggested sesame oil when you saute greens. you dont need much with sesame oil and you should add it very late. broccolli might have a worm or two in it. soak in salt water for five minutes or so before eating raw. if cooking i wouldnt worry about it. peanut butter is good in everything. peanut butter/soy sauce great with vegetables with noodles. great cold the next day too.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


last year the cabbage moths were so bad that i grew only cabbage from that family out there. tomorrow i am starting to pick the cabbage and when its gone maybe i will have broken the cycle. when they are gone i will plant some brassicas for the fall. in the meantime the chard looks pretty good. hopefully everyone likes it. just lightly steam it and squeeze a lemon over it and tell yourself its good for you. just me tomorrow - barb is going to minneapolis to help her sister move. i will be here by four for sure.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

kimchee csa

kimchee tomorrow. korean adults eat on average one pound of kimchee per day. its in everything, even pancakes. it will keep in the fridge for quite a while. nice rains and temperatures this week. i thought of global warming and how the government who was basing its coming "carbon taxes" on the warming of the earth and then faced with the data that the earth is actually cooling due to changes in the sun, started to call it "climate change." al gore, who has huge interests in the groups that we will soon be paying carbon taxes to, is trying his best to adapt to the new strategy. can you imagine being so well connected you could make billions on the sun cycle?

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


good stuff tomorrow. chard and beets make their premiere. i like beets roasted. skin peels easily when they are done. they are very pretty without the skin but i eat it a lot. beets are the best. a lot of people eat the greens. they taste like chard - same family - but not as good. chard is an aquired taste and everyone should acquire one. i like it steamed with lemon. fried with garlic is great too.