"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, July 31, 2013

8.1 CSA

Hey Guys.  Barb here.  I have to go to Omaha tomorrow so will not be able
to see your smiling faces.  Ross will be in charge of distribution as they say.
It is a salsa/spaghetti CSA with tons of tomatoes, peppers and basil...also eggplants and, of course, greens and eggs.  We were going to pick potatoes this week but that beautiful rain prevented us from doing that so you will get them next week.

The fall cucumbers, broccoli and squash are looking great...as are the melons and pumpkins. The purslane article/video posted here is a must-read. Augo did an awesome job on it.  Ross will bring some in tomorrow for anyone that wants it. I know that some of you are juicing it.... which is spectacular. 

See you next week!


Thursday, July 25, 2013

CSA 7.25

Tomatoes finally. Leave on counter to ripen fully-do not refrigerate.  Mostly boring varieties today-exotics like brandywines coming soon in droves. Kinchee-Korean style except we don't use the fish sauce. Kimchee pancakes are incredible-google search. Rumors of a junk show tonight-so bring your musical instruments, but in the case of Phil, just bring your voice. Last week we cut off the beet greens and then learned that most people eat them (as you should) or feed them to their pet reptiles. So...that won't happen again.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

First round of potatoes tomorrow. Potatoes keep a lot longer if not cleaned so that is the way we give them.  Tomatoes are taking their sweet time.  I wish the redness of my skin correlated with theirs. Beautiful onions and beets also on the way.  Ross just called and told me to tell you:  "Go Big, Eat Fresh!" Better get out there....potential heat stroke. See you guys tomorrow!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

CSA July 11th

tried to delay the basil planting so that it would be ready with the first tomatoes.  but missed - not by much - the tomatoes are getting close - just not turning red yet. so basil tomorrow - tomatoes hopefully next week.
onions - these have not been cured. if you dont eat them right away then leave them on the counter in the open so they dont rot.   eat fresh  (like  a subway sandwich)  my friend greg made me some thai kimchee and it was so good
we made a big batch - its not fermented like korean kimchee. so stick in fridge. kind of spicy. korean kimchee in a few weeks.  delayed plantings of squash and cukes and the broccoli family are planted and popping. thank you for your patience thru the first half of csa which was kind of limited to beat bug cycles. think we did. second half should be loaded. update pics on hugelkultur developments next week.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

CSA Wed July 3rd

Hi Guys-
Barb here.  Ross is resuming the largest hugelkultur project in the country so he ask me to fill in for him.
Tomorrow you will receive more Chinese cabbage, beet greens, chard, kale, eggs and NEW THIS WEEK....Garlic!  It will be fresh so if you are unable to use it in a timely manner, you will want to cure it.  Methods of curing can be found on your wizard box. Hoping you will also get onions but that will be a game-time decision. 

A Chinese Cabbage Salad would be perfect at your patriotic celebrations this weekend. There are many variations, but here is one.

See you tomorrow my little firecrackers!