Strawberries and Summer Crops

Last weekend we participated in the Western Wake Farmer’s Market Strawberry Festival. We made a creamy strawberry vinaigrette with a tossed salad, topped with fresh-picked, sustainably grown strawberries. Sadly, we didn’t have any strawberries to sell at market last week, but hopefully we will have enough for market this Saturday. We shall see. We areContinue reading “Strawberries and Summer Crops”

Seedlings Galore!

Howdy do, folks?! It’s been busy as can be out here at the farm. Ben and I have been making soil blocks, seeding flats, planting seedlings and direct seeding root veggies. Of course, that also means Ben’s been prepping a whole heck of a lot of ground to get it ready so we can plant.Continue reading “Seedlings Galore!”

Eggplant Glorious Eggplant!

Our eggplant varieties are growing in full force. We have about 400 plants and five varieties. We’re growing the basic Italian globes, white globes, rosa biancas and two different Japanese varieties. Most of you are probably most familiar with the classic Italian globes. These types are tasty and they are what most grocery stores offer.Continue reading “Eggplant Glorious Eggplant!”

Ben’s Produce Summer Spaghetti

Ingredients1 summer squash1 Japanese eggplant2 small red onions3 tomatoesfresh basil sprigs1 tablespoon olive oil8-16 ounces cooked pastashredded Parmesansalt, pepper, garlic (diced)1 pound ground beef from Smith Angus Farm Preparation1. Dice tomatoes. Reserve about half for garnish. 2. Chop, slice or dice remaining vegetables (with peels on).3. Brown beef with onions and garlic (or just onionsContinue reading “Ben’s Produce Summer Spaghetti”

time keeps on slippin slippin slippin…

Hi folks! It’s hard to believe it’s been almost a MONTH since I last posted here. As you can tell from the title, time sure has been flying by for Ben and I. We successfully moved from 604 Sasser in Raleigh to 1000 McLemore Road in Clayton, then I went to TN to see myContinue reading “time keeps on slippin slippin slippin…”