Monthly Archives: July 2014

Newsletter – July 28, 2014


Dear Friends of the Farm,

Can you believe we are one third of the way through the season?!  The farm looks terrific too.  We are so relieved the rain has stopped and the temperatures are warmer.  All your fruit and vegetable plants are starting to take off and get bushy.

This week you are getting red potatoes, white onions, garlic, red beets, squash, slicing cucumbers, lemon cucumbers, broccoli or cauliflower, a bunch of Swiss chard and green beans.

Did you know that oregano, basil, mint and lavender can be added to iced tea or lemonade to make a flavored drink? Continue reading


Newsletter – July 21, 2014


Dear Friends,

This week you are getting Yukon Gold potatoes, Walla Walla onions (very much like a Vidalia), carrots, Golden beets, garlic, squash, green beans and some of you will get cucumbers. The cucumber plants are struggling to produce because of the hailstorms earlier in the season.

FYI: There will not be as many beans or corn to give out this season. The continual rain showers are rotting the seed before it can even sprout! (And we have planted them every week!) Continue reading

Newsletter – July 14, 2014

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New this week – Banana fingerling potatoes, red onions, scarlet turnips, green kohlrabi, cucumbers, green beans, and basil.  Some of you may also be getting some broccoli, but the whole field did not come on at the same time! Hopefully, those of you who do not get it this week will have it next week.  You are also getting white onions, garlic, carrots and squash.

Oh Yum!!! Summer is here! Continue reading

Newsletter – July 7, 2014

logorooster.gif Dear Friends,

This week you are getting Delicious New Red Potatoes, sweet Walla Walla onions, Music (to your ears) garlic, crazy carrots, tempting turnips, rebellious red beets, preposterous purple kohlrabi, sumptuous summer squash and fabulous fennel. Kohlrabi is in the cole crop family and can be used similarly to cabbage.  It can be shredded and added to salads, sliced and steamed like turnips or cooked in stir-fry’s.  It is very tasty eaten raw as a carrot, but I have to admit; it is very tasty with ranch dressing or hummus! Fennel is equally as easy to use.  It can also be shredded into a salad, stir-fried and baked under or over fish and roasts.  The leaves are as edible as the bulbs and can add that settle licorice taste to anything.  Try mixing beets, carrots, fennel, onion and kohlrabi as a delicious raw salad with a vinegar and oil dressing!  The longer it sits the better it tastes! Continue reading

Newsletter – July 1, 2014


Dear Friends of the farm,

New this week: You will be getting white onions, carrots and turnips. Your bag will also include Yukon Gold potatoes, summer squash (including a round zucchini called Q-ball), garlic, garlic scapes, peas and oregano.

Weather: What is going on with this crazy weather? It’s nice, and then it storms; they aren’t little storms either. At the farm Friday night a huge thunder cloud came out of nowhere and pelted us with rain and hail. It hailed hard for about 10 minutes and rained at least 30 minutes. We got an inch of rain. The hail damaged many of the plants. Jerry said nothing was destroyed but many things will be delayed now. Continue reading