Sunday, March 9, 2014
SPRING IS STARTING
Daffodils are popping up and the shrubs are starting to put out buds. Oh Happy Day.
12:46 pm pdt
Thursday, March 6, 2014
WET HEN DAY
12:15 pm pst
It rained so hard yesterday afternoon and night that we have a lot of annoyed hens. That is not stopping them from
laying, but they look so bedraggled in the rain. Most of them have the sense to get out of it. When it is not
raining, they are out scratching for bugs, which seem in good supply. While the rain is almost overwhelming at times
here in the Central Valley of Kitsap, this is one year that we are not complaining. The Central Valley of California
is in a drought. So much of the rest of the country is also in a drought that they may not be able to get water.
This rain is recharging our aquifers, and that is very good. We are "enjoying" our usual March weather, so
I have to assume that we will have our summer drought as usual, too.Our garden is growing wonderfully.
For this reason we are offering additional Spring and Year Round shares.
Each Full Share (Large) has enough veggies to last two people two weeks. The veggies are
fresh enough to last. Here is what is this week's shares.
- Mustard Greens
- Salad Mix
- Turnips (Full shares only)
You probably already know this. We grow Certified
Organic produce. No synthetic pesticides, herbicides, treated seeds, GMO seeds, sludge, or you name it. A farmer
from 1900, heck a farmer from 2,000 years ago would recognize what we are doing.
also offer half shares called Small, and quarter shares called Mini.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
FARM STORE STARTS AT NOON GO UNTIL 4 P.M.
9:57 am pst
THE SATURDAY FARM STORE
Today at the Farm Store, we have lots of produce,
specially spinach, both Red Kitten which has red stems, and Americana which as broad green leaves and stems. Both are
perfect for your dinner. The Red Kitten is stupendous to add to a salad. The Americana is the more traditional
looking spinach and is fabulous raw or cooked. Mustard Greens and Braising Mix are plentiful, too. We still have garlic
and onions. There are a few pounds of Personal Roast Coffee. Each bag is a full pound for $11.
This is roasted in Poulsbo. Stedman's Honey in one pound jars is waiting here for you. We
have frozen Certified Organic chicken that we raised and processed. The frozen pork is great.
The pigs were finished on our farm and are completely naturally raised. What's that mean? It means that they
were not fed any GMOs, antibiotics, steroids, or hormones. They were just pigs raised on healthy feed, pasture, and
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
THE GROWING IS GOOD
11:37 am pst
WE ARE HARVESTING EVERY WEEK AND PLANTING, TOO
The rain caused a little flooding
last week, but everything looks good. The High Tunnel and the Hoop Houses are full of growing produce. The newly
recovered Greenhouse has starts growing in it. We have had a one Seeding Day, and we will have another
this Friday, February 28th. Volunteers can call or e-mail us. Our volunteers usually start between
9 a.m. and 11 a.m. If you want to work for a few hours, we truly appreciate your labors. Accumulate 4 hours of
volunteer work and we reward you with a small share for free. In a few weeks you will see that those seeds have turned
into plants, and a few weeks after that, they will have turned into dinner.
Our spinach is growing, growing, growing.
Spinach salad is so good Tear a few leaves and put them on a salad plate. Add other veggies or nuts. Here
is a recipe for an easy and delicious dressing.
1/4 Cup olive oil
Tbsp white wine vinegar
1 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt (optional)
for dressing and pour over salad about 5 minutes before ready to serve. You can add a dash of hot sauce, a clove of garlic,
or dried herbs.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
SPRING CSA STARTS THIS WEEK
11:12 am pst
WHAT IS A CSA?
A CSA is a particular network or association of individuals
who have pledged to support one or more local farms, with growers and consumers sharing the risks and benefits of food production.
There are several ways that CSA may be organized.
Abundantly Green has a traditional CSA, however we work to
minimize the risks so that you receive the benefits of farm fresh produce with every pick up.
When you become a
member of Abundantly Green's CSA, you are purchasing a “share” of vegetables from us. Our Summer Share is
a weekly share starting the first week of June and continuing until mid-October. Our Off-Season CSA is bi-weekly pickups
that start the last week of October and continues through the end of May.
Out Spring CSA, the second half of our
Off-Season CSA starts this coming week. We have three pick up points, our farm, Monica's
Waterfront Bakery and Cafe and Mile
Hill Chiropractic both on Wednesday afternoon. During the Farmer's Market season, we have
pick ups at the Poulsbo Farmers Market and the Bremerton Farmers Market. Click here to learn more.