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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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Tomato Dreams

I was staring out our kitchen window this morning,  taking in all the beautiful spring green around the farm.  I’ve already mowed the grass twice, and many of the trees are in an advanced stage of leafing out.  After the … Continue reading

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Cabbage Rolls Revisited

I love cabbage rolls.  My mother-in-law Elsa made them for me the first time in the early 80′s.  She mixed beef and pork together with onions and rice, placed them in cabbage leaves and tied them with thread.  She called … Continue reading

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Swimming In Heirloom Tomatoes!

I know….it’s my third tomato post, but what in the world is August for if not tomatoes?  When I returned home from market on Friday and unloaded the van, I went into the barn to find every available surface covered … 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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A Glut of Cherry Tomatoes!

August is the month of abundance at the farmers market.  We were running late and customers were coming early.  We never really got set up completely.  Forget signs and our soap products.  Everyone was wanting tomatoes, beans, onions, carrots and … Continue reading

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Helping Hands

Last week, after a storm that brought us severe winds, we were faced with staking up 800 of our 1800 tomato plants in 90 degree temperatures.  Although we are used to hard work on the farm, we were thrilled when … Continue reading

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Not Quite Spring

The work in our soap kitchen is winding down, as the new farm season is winding up.  Each April 1st regardless of the weather, we start filling trays and planting 17 varieties of heirloom tomatoes.  Today was blustery, dark and … Continue reading

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