Farm News

<!–[if !mso]>st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } <![endif]–> Here’s an entry from our Week #2 Newsletter for CSA members.  Ben and I took our usual Sunday stroll through the garden today and it looks like everything is about to go gangbusters on us! The cabbage is beginning to head up, the squash is fruiting and blooming up a storm,Continue reading “Farm News”

Up to your ears in squash and zucchini?

Eating seasonally can be a challenge. Summer squash season is upon us and it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the bounty. Whether you’re growing your own garden, a member of a CSA, or a regular market visitor, you are probably faced with the daunting task of incorporating all of that squash into your meals –Continue reading “Up to your ears in squash and zucchini?”

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!”

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”

you say tomato…i say YUM!

Hi everyone out there in cyberspace (wow – remember when that term was used regularly?!). I hope you’re having a fabulous summer and keeping as cool as you can. We’re still sporting our multi-bandanna stylee and drinking lots and lots of water to keep hydrated. Life is good – and it would be even betterContinue reading “you say tomato…i say YUM!”

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…”

Summer Squash Recipes to get ya started

I know a few of you have been having some trouble figuring out what the heck to do with all the squash you’re getting, so I figured I’d post a few recipes (and links in some cases…). I will be posting an update about our move to the farm – with pictures, of course 🙂Continue reading “Summer Squash Recipes to get ya started”

Summer Breeze

Most of us are familiar with standard crook neck yellow squash and basic zucchini. These types are what are typically offered at most grocery stores. But take a stroll through any farmer’s market when summer squash is in season, and you’ll realize they come in so many more colors and shapes. In case these differentContinue reading “Summer Breeze”