"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 29, 2015


80 mph gusts last friday pulled whole zucchini and yellow squash plants out of the ground completely (terminal).  some were blown thirty feet away. the big leaves probably had a parachute type effect. except for a few tomatoes everything else fared okay.  we are gearing up for the folk and roots festival at branched oak farms this saturday. kill county goes on at 5 30.  t mac we're going right?  lizbet is back from belgium and is looking forward to her first csa tomorrow. 

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

csa IVAN

that is very nice work doran. and travis of course. he looks like a deep thinker. dont overthink it ivan.  no one really knows whats going on anymore.  farm is getting "carpy."  if you have ever dreamt of being in a bad b, possibly c film, come out and we will walk you through. we would love to have you, especially if you have an idea of what the movie is about.   tomatoes begin pouring in tomorrow.  tomorrow looks like a cant miss, especially if ivan is there.  kimchee is hot but pretty tasty. eat at least a few bites and you will feel your stomach thanking you. we had a woofer from korea who tasted it on the way out and said it was ready to serve and that it was "really good."

Thursday, July 16, 2015

CSA 7.16

There is good news and bad news....the bad is that the cabbage still isn't ready. Perplexing but hopefully worth the wait. The good news is the first tomatoes of the season arrive today. Just a few but enough for the long-awaited BLT. Most are just turning so put on your counter to ripen. More potatoes, of course and greens. When life hands you potatoes and kale...make colocannon! Trust me... myriad of new vegetables coming your way soon.
See you this afternoon....

Wednesday, July 8, 2015


just me tomorrow as very dadly,  barb is going to nikki buchanans rosary- nick lost her two year battle with pancreatic cancer this week. sucks. id like to see the potato harvest coming out of the hugelkulturs go into some kind of hugelkultur quarterly but i dont think there is one. not yet anyway.  i hope you guys are using up the potatoes because we are just going to add a few more each week til slowly you guys will be eating potatoes for every meal.  im basically 2 meals a day but i did all three the other day and it wasnt bad. mash em. i like them raw with salt too.  tomatoes are going to be the same kind of thing. no red ones yet.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

csa potato salad

miss turkey cracked 18 of 20 eggs! nice rains this am. lots of things planted this week and its always nice when the rain germinates instead of watering them up. we realized how far behind things are this week as we usually have cabbage for fourth of july cole slaw. this year you will have to settle on csa potato salad (throw in immature dill seedheads). i think you are a half a cup of mayonaisse away from a batch. good sweet corn at Lees chicken veggie stand.
good watermelon there as well. potatoes were dug and were still moist (hugelkultur) so we dried them out but didnt clean becasue they rot. if you dont use right away you could wash but dry completely.
barb needs bags bad. see you this later