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An Outrageous Ragout

I was reading on Facebook the other day that there were some dangers involving eating too much kale.  One comment said, “They were so over kale!”  I can see the concern if you’re a green smoothie junkie who drinks a … Continue reading

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Tackling That Upper Crust

I have a confession to make.  I love pie.  In fact, I could eat one a week if it wasn’t for my waistline.  The other part of this confession is although I consider myself an accomplished cook, I have always … Continue reading

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Can’t Buy Me Love

We spent the day putting away all the Christmas decorations in the natural light while it was available.  We are completing day eight of our holiday power outage.  We have been without power since last Friday, due to a storm … Continue reading

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Over the Top Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts.  One of those vegetables you either love or hate.  We had them for every major holiday in my childhood.  We used to call them ‘Texas Cabbage’, and I love them.  Although I don’t remember my mother ever cooking … Continue reading

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Waste Not Want Not

After a three month hiatus, I’ve decided to return to blogging about food and our farm.  It was impossible for me to juggle all the demands of the summer and have anything left to think coherently, much less write.  We are … Continue reading

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Challenges Mean Finding Solutions

It’s been quite a week!  We’ve been busy transplanting hundreds of tomato plants for the up-coming market season.  This involves moving the trays that are transplanted to our hoop-houses for them to ‘beef-up’ and harden-off for selling.  With temperatures above … Continue reading

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The Real Dirt on Spuds

It’s been a wild week for us!  We received our seed potatoes and onion sets on Wednesday from Moose Tubers in Waterville, Maine.  We try to get our ordern to them in early January, hoping for the best selection.  This year … Continue reading

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The Devil’s in the Details

Being vegetable farmers, we don’t eat out a lot.  When we do go into town and want to eat out, we tend to stay away from chain restaurants.  In a pinch we are willing to eat at Panera or Chipotle.  There are many … Continue reading

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Simple Pleasures: Shelling Beans

Our farm season is soon coming to a close, yet we still have much to offer at our market stall.  Beautiful lettuces, spinach, turnips, rutabaga,  three kinds of kale, Swiss chard and beets have all made their appearance.  As farmers we … Continue reading

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Tomato-fest

Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes!  Do I sound redundant?  We are picking, sorting, eating and breathing tomatoes!  We see tomatoes in our sleep.  It’s been wicked busy here at the farm.  I’ve been going to market on Wednesdays and Fridays by myself, … Continue reading

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