This weekend brings the Harvest Patch crew much work in preparing the fields and planting veggies…. Joe plated sweet corn and ornamental corn seed last night…. He has the discs all hooked to the tractor to make trenches to hand plant the potatoes today… On Sunday the arrival of 48 flats of vegetables with 48 plants in each flat means we need to get 2,304 little baby plants hand transplanted into the soil….
If you do not have big plans for your Sunday and want to make the short drive out to the farm after 2 pm, we will be there planting, feel free to come get your hands dirty with us!!
Cabbages already tucked into the soil, growing strong
Hey I am under here just playing with my basket of toys while you guys work hard getting dirty!
There sure are many plants to get in the ground… We did most of this work last weekend, when the weather was so beautiful and warm…. and here is little A on the wagon full of plants, all hardworking Harvest Patch ladies wear pink Tu-tus to plant veggies… There are leeks to the right, Brussels sprouts and kohlrabi behind her…
A shot with a shadow…. we have Romaine, buttercruch, and head lettuces planted here… and a full wagon of cold crops ready to get in the ground…
Many Many rows (John is standing in the end off the rows you can’t see them all in this photo) of Purple, Early, Late, and Market Prize Cabbages getting a little drink of water from John… take note of the beautiful plowed earth in the back of the pictures, all areas waiting to grow beautiful vegetables for our CSA members
Alright Veggie Hungry Friends, The Spring Chicken deal ends tomorrow April 30th.. If your mailed CSA form is post marked by tomorrow, or if you call by tomorrow, you get your membership for the lower price… We still have room for a few more member but we are filling up quick!
You have asked for it and we have made it happen… This year the Harvest Patch CSA will add an egg share add on… In addition to your vegetable share you can add a beautiful fresh dozen eggs each week laid by some happy hens… Please see the link below to add this on to your CSA membership…
EGG SHARE ADD ON PAPERWORK
There is nothing better then the feel of mud squishing under my yellow rubber boots, and the sweet smell of sap ready to be boiled, on a crisp yet sunny Spring day…
Joe getting a feel for the sap, testing the sugar content…
Tools all lined up, easier to find the one you need
The Filter to make sure the syrup is as clean as clean can be before it gets bottled up….
Look at that beautiful Syrup in test batch bottles…
Fresh Maple Syrup for Sale… Email Ashley to order some available in pints, quarts and gallons right now
Did you want to get farm fresh family grown veggies all summer long this year?
Well hurry up our CSA is all ready 1/3 full…
You can download the application at the top of the page, you have to click two times on the link, or also along the side. If you are having a hard time downloading it, email Ashley at firstname.lastname@example.org and I can send you the application form:)
This is a very simple, easily adaptable dish… I used what I had in the fridge and freezer, but you could add peppers to spice it up, any type of onion, add tomatoes if you don’t have salsa…
- 2 cooked chicken breasts
- 1 jar of salsa
- 1 chopped purple onion
- 10 corn tortillas
- 1 quart of frozen corn
- 1 can Garbanzo beans
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 10 stems of fresh or frozen cilantro
In a stockpot… soften the onions with a little oil, about 7 minutes, then add in the chicken, salsa, corn, beans… cook it all until heated through….
Using the corn tortillas layer them in a 9×13 pan, adding the mixture from the stock pot, keep layering until it is all combined…
Top with the cheddar cheese and cilantro, and bake in the oven until cheese is melted about 15-20 minutes… enjoy!
This beautiful winter has seen many changes to the Harvest Patch Maple Woods…. Joe has been working daily up in the woods to add a new system that will improve of sap yields, making for more delicious Maple Syrup…
Last weekend Aliza got to make her first trip into the woods… she ate snow, played with tree branches and enjoy the crisp weather…
Grandpa is that you? When can I eat this maple syrup?
This is a long walk good thing I get to ride with Dad…
This burger was so delicious it was a good thing I got a picture of it before we munched them up… I love the taste of buffalo chicken wing dip and burgers and guacamole… and so I just thought they would be delicious all together…. Add a side of sweet potato baked fries and a dash of chipolte ranch… my oh my heaven …
- 1/2 pound of ground beef
- salt , pepper
- chili flakes
- fresh lime
- purple onions
- salt. pepper
- any other seasons you like in your guac
- 1/4 block of cream cheese
- Frank’s hot sauce
- blue cheese creamy
- Sweet potato
- olive oil
- cilantro dried
- salt, pepper
Ok many things needed for this delicious meal, but very worth it…
Start with the sweet potato fires they take the longest in the oven… oven at 400 … slice them thin to look like fries, toss them with the oil and seasoning… then lay them flat on a cookie sheet and bake for about 30 minutes flipping once…
Put the ground meat in a bowl and add the spices, mix it all together and then form it into burger patties… let them sit while you make everything else…
For the guacamole, half the avocado, remove the pit and then in a bowl combine the juice from the lime and the purple onion, add in the salt and pepper, I also usually add fresh cilantro and little red pepper….put this in the fridge so all of the seasonings can sink into the avocado…
Then place the cream cheese in a bowl and microwave it so it is soft…. add in the hot sauce to taste, and the blue cheese…
Next grill the burgers… prep the rolls while the burger cook… spread some of the guac on the top of the roll and the buffalo cheese mix on the bottom..
Place the burger on the buns when they are cooked… add any other toppings like lettuces or onions… remove the sweet potato fries and plate them… enjoy:)
You will Need:
One Small Squash
Circle Cookie Cutter
Salt, Pepper, Olive Oil, Thyme, Sage
Slice the squash into rings, then use the cookie cutter to cut out the middle where the seeds are… then in a bowl, toss them with the salt, pepper, oil, and herbs…..
Lay them flat on a cookie sheet and bake them for bout 30 minutes until they are soft, and slightly colored…