"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, May 27, 2009

csa thurs

hey csaers.
nice rain last night. well take six more just like that. its amazing the difference between rain and hosewater on plants. rain is "biodynamic". biodynamic gardeners stir water in huge barrels before watering their plants to "align it with the universe" or something like that. plants need much less of it supposedly. barb and watched the calf being born yesterday. textbook delivery from favorite cow joan. eggs are mysteriously off this week. looked for secret nests but couldnt find any. had two days of very low numbers but they were back up today so we should be fine. making miso tomorrow night if you come late.

Barb Here

Ross will be writing more later but I wanted to ask all of you to bring egg cartons if
you have any and any plastic bags you don't need. I don't want to put any more of them
in circulation so I am hoping to just use your old ones. Thanks and see you tomorrow!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


hey csaers
this recipe for optiko cabbage is a favorite around my sister kathleens house. its great. other people eat it raw. beet thinnings in the salad mix tomorrow. should be a small beet on the end - eat all. it is the "year of the carrot" and that also means the year of the beet. learn to like beets. it always rains memorial day weekend and i hope that holds true this year. think rain - make it happen.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

csa thurs

these cool temperatures have been very good to the spinach. leaves are large and still savoy. (i think thats the word for the texture of the leaves.) last of the somewhat misshapen greenhouse lettuce - next week we go outdoors for the lettuce. new stuff next week - more of the same tonight. barb was cleaning the eggs last night and said the shells are thin which means i need to go get some more crushed oyster shells to feed them. still very good for your compost pile. If you dont have a compost pile i highly recommend one. i hear some people say they dont want one because it will attract raccoons - a small price to pay for compost from garbage. forget the tumblers.....just put it right on the ground so worms can enter it.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009


the timing is a little off on the romaine lettuce. still a little immature tomorrow but still casesar salad worthy. oneof these weeks the romaine will be full grown. lots of spinach tomorrow. brad wilson likes to cook the spinach and add some vinegar. (hes from thedford.) csa recommendation is raw with a rice wine vinegar with garlic and sugar. popeye cooked it though. later greens - chard and kale are great steamed with lemon so buy big bags of rice.