Tuesday, October 21, 2014

October 21st and 24th

The Last Hurrah

Most of you heard about our pigs adventure last Friday.  They decided to take a walk through our woods...to the farthest corners of our property.  It took us several hours to find all 10.  But one by one we did and one by one they followed us back to the pasture.  Despite the HUGE stress this caused, they were pretty cute in the woods.  It made me feel like a French farmer sheparding my pigs through the oaks so they could get their fill of acorns.  By far these guys are my favorite livestock on the farm--I just hope they stay inside their pen from now on!
The farm is getting very quiet. The yearly change of season always amazes me.  The cycle that knows just what to do and just keeps on going year after year.  We have a barn full of food (and still more to harvest from the field) to keep our bellies full for the winter and, before we know it, it will be time to fire up the green house again and start seeding.  I hope fall has treated you well and you are looking forward to the rich foods and restful time of winter.  Be sure to try a new veggie this winter and make a salad of root veggies (carrots, beets, cabbage, apples, celeriac...).  We thank you for your appreciation of good local food and look forward to seeing you again soon!
The last week's bounty: lettuce, kale, fennel, sweet pepper, carrot, onion, yokata na, kohl rabi, turnip, potato, garlic and winter squash
The farmer's table:
*cauliflower  and sweet potato soup with cilantro and sugar kelp
*steak and cheese sandwiches with peppers
*roast beef with peppers and broccoli
*meatballs with peppers and fennel
*tomatillo salsa
...ok so we are still sort of in summer mode with all these awesome sweet peppers!

Monday, October 13, 2014

October 14th and 17th

It's the time of year to show my unending appreciation to all of you who put sweat equity into the farm!  It may just seem like nothing to you, but it is what makes this farm work.
*strawberry pickers
*turkey wranglers
*pig wranglers
*turkey neck stuffers
*farm maintenance "staff"
*duck sitters
So in my appreciation, I am giving those who served a taste of sweet potatoes this week!  We dug glorious tubers this year, while Simon hunted the moles.  Unfortunately the moles nibbled quite a few, but they did miss plenty...and those will be enjoyed by the winter share folks.
This week's Bounty: lettuce, carrot, fennel, pepper, onion, leek, chard, cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, Blue potato, Yokata na (an Asian green, like tat soi)

Monday, October 6, 2014

October 7th and 10th

Fall Fun! 

 Thanks to all who came out to celebrate the farm!
...the piggies were soooo happy you came!
This week's bounty: lettuce, red onion, chinese cabbage, cauliflower/broccoli, kohl rabi, fennel, chard, carrot, garlic, pie pumpkin and parsley