Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This week’s CSA box has lettuce, spinach, salad mix, asparagus tips, green onions, chives, radishes, and herbs- probably dill. Field Notes.    Ken has transplanted the tomatoes and peppers inside the mobile high tunnel.  He has also been busy transplanting in the garden – onions and brassica family. After the torrential rain – 2 1/2 inches in less than an hour (nearly 6 inches total), Ken had some places where soil was …

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Recipe Ideas for Braising Greens

Spring greens also include some stronger flavored greens.  In Asia and Europe cooks work to provide the bitter flavor as part of any meal.  In America we usually avoid it.  In Europe folks buy bitter tonics as a digestive and spring tonic.  In Japan every meal we were served had a sweet, sour, salty, bitter and umami (savory or brothy).    Here we currently offer chicory and turnip greens.  we have offered dandelion greens.  Each …

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Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This week’s CSA box has asparagus, spinach, lettuce, salad mix, beet thins, salad turnips, green onions, potatoes, and herbs Field Notes.  Ken got the poultry moved, the beds ready in the garden, planted there, and then got everything ready so I could help move the mobile high tunnel to its summer location.  It was downhill and went smoothly.  Then he anchored it.  Next I will need to help with the cucumber …

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Moving Poultry and Garden Work

Last fall Ken moved the chickens, geese and turkeys into the garden.  They clean up weed seeds and insects.  Chores are easier in winter if the birds are nearer the house.  And manure for the compost is already in the garden.  It means they get moved in spring to other, more remote locations     Ken had planned using the mobile high tunnel for the spring greens.  Good thing as geese wanted to sit on …

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Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This week’s CSA box has lots of greens – spinach, lettuce, beet thins, etc. We also have green onions or chives, beets, celery root, potatoes, and herbs.       Field and Farm Notes.  Thank you to all who came out to our Spring Opener!  Ken has been moving poultry so he can get into the garden.  Oscar usually circles the coop so the chickens can’t “escape,” but with the vet’s …

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Spring Opener This Weekend

This year our Spring opener is Saturday May 6th and Sunday May 7th 10 – 5 both days.  We have joined the Earth Arts tour again this year       We have pottery for sale           We will have produce for sale And Joyce Halvorson will be here demonstrating black smithing and selling her work  

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Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This box has greens – spinach, lettuce, salad mix, potato onions or green onions, potatoes and beets from the root cellar and some fresh herbs Field Notes.  Ken keeps a-planting and a-weeding.  Right now he is also getting ready for our spring opener next weekend.  His largest task is clearing some downed wood and I am helping stack once we split it.  Oscar went in for surgery.  He had a benign …

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New Product at Keppers

Yesterday Ken bottled up his raw vinegar from our apples – raw, unfiltered, with mother.  Available in two sizes.  Price includes bottle deposit.

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Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This week’s box has greens – lettuce, salad mix, spinach, wild mustard, green onions, chives, potatoes, celery root, beets, and herbs. Field Notes.  Ken has been planting and transplanting:  his nursery inside the mobile high tunnel, his pepper and tomato plants in the germination cabinet, and the onion seedlings.  He has also been cleaning up the greenhouse in the field; perennial crops have perennial weeds.  And to avoid any possible boredom, …

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Harvest Newsletter

Greetings from the Garden!  This CSA box has spinach, lettuce, salad greens, potatoes, beets, celery root, gobo, green onions or chives, potato onions, and herbs.       Field Notes.  Ken is almost done with pruning fruit trees and vines.  He has been planting, and we have received our seed potatoes.  Soon we will set the late crop potato seed to chit in a sunny window.  Last week we had a big spinach harvest – …

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