Friday, April 29, 2011
Tomorrow, Saturday 9 to 1 at the Poulsbo Farmer's Market
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This list is not complete, since I have to post this before the crew harvests.
We have restaurant amounts of some of our items, such as spinach.
a short list:
Spinach. We have the most wonderful spinach. The leaves are soft
Garlic greens. Only the greens. Enjoy
the full-bodied flavor of garlic long before the bulbs are ready. Chop these into your main dishes, such as meat or spaghetti,
or cook with your vegetables, such as our spinach, beet greens, chard, and kale. If you are a devoted garlic lover, chop them
into your salad. These are the leaves not the scapes.
chard. This year's harvest (those high tunnels work) has that deep dusky flavor that you have been missing all
winter. Chop a few leaves of garlic on it and you need nothing more.
Carrot tops. Ready for your soup pot or as a garnish
on your salad.
Eggs: Duck eggs and maybe some pullet eggs.
These birds are free range, they eat whatever they like plus certified organic feed.
leaves. Nettles are credited with having natural healing properties. Live and Feel gives a wealth of information.
We have done the wilding (wild picking) for you on our certified organic farm. Plus,the tea is simply a refreshing. For a
cup of tea, use 1 Tbsp of dried leaves to 1 cup of boiling water. Steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Of course you can add sweetener
or lemon. For an infusion, crush 3 Tbsp (60 grams) of nettles (leaves and stem) in 2 1/2 cups of water and boil for 5 minutes.
Let it set for at least 10 minutes. Our nettles include the stem.
starts. Straight from our greenhouse. They are hardened off and ready to plant if you are not waking up to frost.
If it is still frosty at your house, put them inside over night.
As I wrote before, there will be more, but I don't
know what at this moment.
Thank you, We appreciate your continued support.
Friday, April 22, 2011
Port Orchard Pick up Location is Set
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We have confirmed our pick up location for Port Orchard. It is on Thursday,
from 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.It starts Thursday June 9 through October 20, 2011.
This year the pickup will be at
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Thank you Dr. Joyce, Dr. Dave, & Dr. Eric Middendorf for enthusiastically allowing our members to pick
up their shares at this lovely and centralized location.
Thank you, CSA member, Teresa Farrel for scouting and helping us arrange this location.
See you all June 9.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Come to the Farm Store on Tuesday for Great Food
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The garden produces more every day. It is amazing how much great food is coming out of our garden.
Those high tunnels work well, and so did the row cover.
When you are here, grab some
garlic greens. They possess a strong garlic taste, so don't eat them raw unless you pop garlic cloves into your mouth.
I made that mistake last night. We had some of our own garlic volunteer this year, but of course in a place that we can't
let it have. The garlic greens are a great find, and now we have to figure out how to have them in the future.
See the list to the right for what will be in the store. As you know, we usually have more vegetables than
we say, but we also run out. Do come and enjoy the bounty of your kitchen garden that we grow for you.
We just received word from Dungeness Valley Creamer that there is no cream this week. Oh My. We will order
your cream for next week.
Thursday, April 14, 2011
See you Saturday at the Poulsbo Farmer's Market
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At the second Saturday of the Poulsbo Farmer's Market will find us there with more delicious
veggies and duck eggs. We may have goose eggs and pullet eggs, too. The list to the
right shows what we plan to have at the market.
Salad Bowls are on sale at 10%
Monday, April 11, 2011
Cold, wet and dirty news including a hole
We enjoyed a great opening day at the Poulsbo Farmer's Market. We hope that you will take
advantage of two opportunities to get your great vegetables and eggs.
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Our starts and
salad bowls attracted lots of positive attention. You will find them here at the Farm Store.
The Crew are planting potatoes. Monday they started on Banana Fingerlings. They are a mid-season variety and
will be ready in about 80 to 100 days. For Tuesday, they should be planting Purple Majesty. This is an intensely purple potato.
It is an early season variety, and should be ready in 60 to 90 days.
behind in planting because the rain has left the soil in our fields the consistency of a wet sponge
Saturday, while preparing beds and laying row cover, the John Deere tractor dropped into a hole.
No one was hurt, although there are some very sore muscles. While managing not to drop any other
tractors into the mud pit, five hours later the John Deere was freed from what seemed like a sink hole. The bed former is
still in the field, and when the ground dries out, we will get it out. At least that is the plan.
Garlic GreensOnly the greens. Enjoy the full-bodied
flavor of garlic long before the bulbs are ready. Chop these into your main dishes, such as meat or spaghetti, or cook with
your vegetables, such as our spinach, beet greens, chard, and kale. If you are a devoted garlic lover, chop them into your
Saturday, April 9, 2011
Great Day at the Poulsbo Farmer's Market
3:57 pm pdt
We enjoyed a great day at the Poulsbo Farmer's Market. Come out next week and visit
our booth. We will have more next week, including more starts and veggies.
IS FARM STORE DAY HERE AT OUR FARM. Come visit your veggies, see the geese, ducks, and chickens, and buy some
eggs, too. It is all yummy. I know that we will have more garlic greens, spinach, green onions, and more.
Friday, April 8, 2011
MEET UP WITH US AT THE FIRST DAY OF THE POULSBO FARMER’S MARKET
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SATURDAY, APRIL 9TH, 9 A.M. TO 1 P.M.
at 7th and Iverson in Poulsbo.
Come and find us at the Poulsbo Farmer’s Market.
We don’t know where we will be, but we have two booths this year. We will have our market cart there along with tables
to display our fresh vegetables, starts, and hanging Veggie Bowls.
crew designed these bowls, and they are so pretty and each one is different. They tend to have lettuce, onions, herbs, and
other tasty treats.
Here is what we will have on the cart:
Spinach. Popeye never had it so good. Ours
has large leaves, and crispy texture, and tastes heavenly.
These are the loveliest red marbles. Lots of crunch and with an explosion of flavor.
Green onions. We have been enjoying these green onions for a couple of weeks. Crispy
and flavorful, they add zest to your spinach salad.
Greens. Only the greens. Enjoy the full-bodied flavor of garlic long before the bulbs are ready. Chop these into
your main dishes, such as meat or spaghetti, or cook with your vegetables, such as our spinach, beet greens, chard, and kale.
If you are a devoted garlic lover, chop them into your salad.
Greens. The crew planted these beets just so we can have beet greens. They are sweet and luscious. Eat them by themselves
or add them to a vegetable dish or soup.
This year’s harvest (those high tunnels work) has that deep dusky flavor that you have been missing all winter. Chop
a few leaves of garlic on it and you need nothing more.
Russian Kale. The last of our over-wintered kale is so tender. Its lacy leaves are so pretty you might be tempted
to use it as a centerpiece. If you do, just leave it for a little while and enjoy its pungent flavor with a hint of sweetness.
If you cannot see us at the Poulsbo Farmer’s market, drop by the
farm on Tuesday, 2 to 6:30 and see what we have. We will have our starts here for you, too.
Monday, April 4, 2011
Delightful greens are ready
5:17 am pdt
the most beautiful kale.
Every week we have beautiful fresh greens.
Spinach, chard, kale, green onions, and more. We don’t always get everything listed, but we are now harvesting some
crops that were planted this winter.
In addition, we have a few sunchokes
As April wends its way to May, we will have more of everything,
and more varieties in our farm store.
EXPANDING SCRATCH AND PECK
We will be offering more types of feed from Scratch and Peck.
- Goat Feed
- Naturally Free Chicken
- Naturally Free Layer
- Naturally Free Starter
- Soy Free Layer
Most come in 50 pound bags, but we can get it in smaller and larger
sizes. We have the grit in 5 pound and 10 pound bags.