"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, August 31, 2010


a few people have asked me if i know any secrets to making okra edible. i like to slice it thin and fry it as crispy as possible often to the point of unrecognition. pretty good like that. someone said if you soak them in vinegar they lose their sliminess. hopefully it is raining all day tomorrow after raining all night tonight. farm would take a gullywarsher with damaging hail. cool weather now means beans return next week. plug of the week - banksy movie at the ross.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

CSA 8/25

Hey Guys. More of the same today with lots of okra. (See Dolly in side bar).
We just planted our fall cauliflower, greens and lettuce so there is more
varied produce on the way. Thanks to all of you that tended the farm while
we were away. We really appreciate it! See you soon.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


i picked the cantaloupes before the rain because you want them to dry out and get sweet. leave them on your counter until you can smell them then wait a day or two and you might get a good one. when you plant cantaloupes - all melons and most squash its just a waiting game until they succumb to some insect. you hope to harvest a few before they collapse. they are a lot like the US economy in that way.
I've always thought it was weird that you never hear anything about gardening or small farming when they talk about joblessness but then i heard that the government has reissued S510 which would make growing or trading food illegal and suddenly that made a lot of sense. honey tomorrow - brad and greg had over twenty stings between them (brad five stitches) so it should be good.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


theres this recipe that uses eggplant and peanut butter and garlic and scallions and makes kind of a casserole that is incredible but i cant find it. just a reminder that peanut butter overlooked in sauces over pasta.... that might be all i have tonight. heat index is like 115 tomorrow. my itch index is around 190. okra is great with peanut butter. or just fried. i like cold pasta salads.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


dad told me he likes to eat the potatoes raw and i tried it. yes. i think i heard that potatoes are dangerous raw and that probably means its a superfood. endamame boil three minutes and eat with soy sauce. sauerkraut=salty. drain - press salt out and rinse or if you sweat eat it like that. good flavor. hoping this storm coming dips south and hits the farm.