These times…they are a changin’

August 2015 When our sons were young, I made their baby food. This effort is commonplace now, but in the eighties, the convenience of jars was more appreciated. I understood the value of  fresh foods. It was never a bother to prepare green beans or sweet potatoes and then serve fresh or  freeze  portions in […]
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The Amazing Dandelion!

How can you not love a dandelion?I ask this because a dandelion is one of the first bright signs of spring. Their yellow flowers spread along the ground like stepping stones of sunshine heralding the change of season all sun lovers welcome.  I understand there are those among us who see the dandelion as a […]
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Tomato Stack

Recently, my brother, David, and his wife, Mary Lyn drove up from Birmingham for the day to visit us at the farm. David brought a picnic of his home fried chicken and fresh yellow squash casserole. We added a few heirloom tomatoes and basil from the garden and topped off the feast with a select […]
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CSA Week 7 … Tomato Time!

Last week the first official day of summer arrived, and with its appearance came the first batch of ripe tomatoes. We are so excited to see  the plants  skillfully started from seed by Steve and our friend, Chris, grow to true tomato producing maturity. All the heirloom varieties are at a peak, and if Mother […]
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Bridge Project Complete!

For the past five years, to enter our farm, we had to cross Lookout Creek through the water. On most days, it required a four wheel drive vehicle to cross the water safely. Every time it rained, the first question out of my mouth was, “How high will the creek rise?” Steve would have already […]
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Featuring Butternut Squash and Edamame!

This week’s CSA bucket contains a few items we have been eager to harvest. They may be a little unfamiliar to you, but  I am sure you have either  seen  them in a store or on a restaurant menu.  The first, butternut squash, is a gourd which is typically harvested in the fall.  We wanted […]
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Beet Brownies

Here is a great way to use those garden fresh beets! This recipe was in Gaining Ground’s Eat Up Spring 2012 Cookbook. It may seem like an unlikely pairing, but try it! You’ll get  beets numerous benefits of fiber, folate,  and manganese along with dark chocolate’s antioxidant richness! Sounds like a win-win to me!Beet Brownies1 stick butter4 […]
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Certified Naturally Grown

It can be confusing when you are grocery shopping for your family and you see foods labeled organic, conventional, sustainable,  non-GMO, bio-dynamic, free range, etc….. It can be daunting to understand, but as consumers we are concerned about what we eat, and we want to know more about the farming practices of the farm growing our […]
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CSA Week 5 – Lettuces and Swiss Chard

Recently, I was reading through Alice Water’s cookbook, The Art of Simple Food, when I came across this basic explanation on how to wash lettuces and prepare them for a salad. I find taking the time and care as she explains makes such a difference in the outcome of the salad. If salads are to […]
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CSA Week 4

Sometimes, pictures are better than words!Heirloom tomatoes  coming to you soon!Rainbow Swiss ChardMixed and Romaine LettucesBaby Romaine LettuceCauliflower success!SunGold tomatoes on the vine!Hoop house gardening!First green beans of the season!Rows of garlic and onionsSweet Strawberries!The gardens and Bin on patrol!
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