A perk of having a high tunnel is that you can eat fresh produce even when there is an arctic blast!!
Here is a delicious recipe that I was inspired to make earlier:
beet greens with almonds
1 bunch of beet greens cut into strips
3 Tbsp of oil or bacon drippings
1/4 cup almonds
salt and pepper to taste
Warm the oil in a pan and add the beat greens. Cover and let steam for about 4 minutes, until they are soft but still retain their crunch and are vibrant. Add the almonds and salt and pepper to taste. Serve and enjoy!
This winter has been a very cold and wet one. While you may complain (because who doesn’t want summer?) it is important that winter acts as winter should. If it doesn’t do its job, then the bug problems and tick infestations will be horrendous come summer (no one wants that) and the water reserves will dry up leading to brown grass an parched earth. So actually this winter is just what we need.
Anyways, the chickens find it amusing too… Below are some photos of them frolicking about.
Unfortunately, the cold and shorter days means that I don’t have many eggs….
Posted in FRF News, Hen Talk
Tagged chickens, farming, food, fun, health, healthy, lifestyle, organic, snow, Summer, winter
2014 = The Year of the Family Farm
Here is a shout out to the millions of family farms all over the world, the backbone of food systems world wide. 2014 has been declared the International Year of Family Farming so make it part of your New Year’s Resolution to support local farms in your areas. To do this, join a CSA (community supported agriculture), shop weekly at local farmers’ markets, and look for signs highlighting local farms at stores like Whole Foods and Earth Fare. Without our farmers we would not have food on our table, so make sure to thank them by supporting them with your conscientious purchases. Happy 2014!
January 5, 2014 in Uncategorized
Tagged cooking, family, food, government, health, healthy, life, money, New year, organic, USDA
Sometimes, somehow a few seeds get in a part of the garden that they weren’t intended to be in. And then they grow and they look unidentifiable but you still let them grow. And then one day you decide to pull them out because it’s time to replant for the fall garden. And you discover luscious, crunchy, gigantic turnips
Yes that’s my dog for comparison.
Toast a thick slice of your favorite hearty bread (for me it’s my mama’s). Add thinly sliced cheese while it’s still warm, the last of the summer basil, and leftover steak from your organic cows. Bon Appetit!
I am happy to announce that after several months of telling customers we are sold out of chicken that they now can purchase the latest, and I must happily confess fattest, FRF birds.
Contact me at 312-912-2929 if you are interested. They are soy free and certified organic
Everything was peaceful and quiet this morning; a repose before the stifling heat comes in. The perfect time to harvest the bounty of the high tunnel.
What is your garden growing? Any recipes that I should try using summer’s gifts?