Category Archives: Raves

Confessions of a Tree Hugger

It’s been a strange winter.  Here we are in the later part of January with only our second real snowfall.  It too will be gone sometime this week with temperatures in the upper 30’s during the day.  We’ve been in … Continue reading

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The Practice of Gratitude

The holidays are upon us, and Val and I are filled with gratitude.  We had a houseful for Thanksgiving; my older brother Bill, his new girlfriend Deb, and my two nephews Ian and Jake were here for a few days. … Continue reading

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Harvesting Uncommon Gold

Val and I have made a commitment.  We are vegetable farmers who are concerned about the price of food, how it is grown and bringing great food to market.  To that end we have decided to eat as much from … 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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The Bitch Is Back!

Ok.  I know it’s been two weeks, but you know the minute things began to slow down just a bit, so did my ambition!  Before we went up north for a few days, I was loosing my perspective, grumpy and … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Pork-N-Beans

It was a hot and humid market day this Saturday.  Sweat was dripping off our faces as we filled our stall and waited on customers.  I had just wished a customer a happy Labor Day weekend, when my neighbor Scott … 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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Filling Our Larder: Frugal Meets Flavor

There was a time when nothing was wasted.  Everything had a viable use or was shared with others less fortunate.  In this land of abundance, many of us are learning to tighten our belts a little more, as the economy … Continue reading

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Spring’s Bounty: Morels

Alice Water’s once said, expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.  We had just gotten back from running an errand to find a pile of fresh morels on our kitchen table.  The locals had been combing the woods around the farm … Continue reading

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