2012 CSA Produce List


Posted by Ashley | Posted in In the Bag, Produce | Posted on 30-05-2012

Harvest Patch CSA

2012 Produce List

– This is a list of plants we have planted this spring, with the help of mother nature all of these glorious veggies will bring a bountiful harvest and be in your bag this summer!!!





-sweet potatoes

-green beans

-yellow beans

-bi color corn

-yellow sweet corn

-early girl tomatoes

-roma tomatoes

-lemon boy tomatoes

-beefsteak tomatoes

-green bell peppers

-red peppers

-Hungarian wax peppers






-early cabbage

-late cabbage

-Brussels sprouts


-Swiss chard

-purple onions

-cooking onions

-Spanish onions



-russet potatoes

-red potatoes

-fingerling potatoes

-yellow summer squash


-winter squash


-pie pumpkins


-ornamental corn


– Also included in each bag will be a bi-weekly bonus item


Busy Planting weekend…


Posted by Ashley | Posted in The Fields | Posted on 26-05-2012

So thankful for this amazing weekend… and lots of great help today… Joe, Amy, Ashley , Linda, John, Darryl, Mike, Cassie… and Guinness were all such good workers…


-288 tomato plants – early girls, beefsteaks, big boys, lemon yellows, and roma

-280 pepper plants – red, green, sweet yellow and Hungarian wax

– 48 green celery

– 44 kohlrabi

– 52 various herb plants

– 36 summer squash

-36 zucchini plants

 Lots of work… and lots of fun… just a little bit of sunburn…The fields before the plants went in… ground all tilled up and soft for the baby plants to go in…


Spring Planting 2012


Posted by Ashley | Posted in The Fields | Posted on 22-05-2012

We had a very productive weekend of planting this past weekend… Even with the weather near the 90’s in May … Help us for what August might look like …

Saturday we got 200 pounds of seed potatoes in the ground..100 pound of reds.. 50 of whites… fingerlings….  and russets….

Can’t wait to get to eat all of these little guys… and potatoes keep so well over the winter… Yumm

Joe just getting off the tractor look at the beautiful turned over earth in the background..

Simple Super Summer Salads


Posted by Ashley | Posted in Recipes | Posted on 21-05-2012

Had a great class tonight for West Seneca Community Ed….

We made Apple Brie Salad

Cucumber Salad

Buffalo Chicken Salad

Macaroni Salad

and BLT Salad … here is the recipe




  • 12 ounce corkscrew shaped pasta
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 12 ounces lean bacon
  • 2 medium ripe tomatoes, cut into chunks
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • salt and ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup mayo
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 4 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 5 cups chopped Lettuces


Cook the pasta in a large pot of salted boiling water as the label directs. Drain and toss with the milk in a large bowl; set aside.


Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp.

 Drain on paper towels.

Discard all but 3 tablespoons drippings from the pan. Add the tomatoes, thyme and garlic to the pan and toss until warmed through; season with salt and pepper.  Crumble the bacon into bite-size pieces; set aside 1/4 cup for garnish. Toss the remaining bacon and the tomato mixture with the pasta.

Mix the mayonnaise, sour cream and 3 tablespoons chives with the pasta until evenly combined. Season with salt and pepper.

Add the lettuce; toss again to coat.

Garnish with the reserved bacon and the remaining 1-tablespoon chives.

Serve at room temperature.  


The Fields


Posted by Ashley | Posted in The Fields | Posted on 16-05-2012

The earth has been turned over in some large fields…


Planted  check





Some Herbs:)

Green Beans

it looks like the spring weather is going to favorable this year, we are very optimistic about getting plantings in early!!!


Cup Cake Pops


Posted by Ashley | Posted in Tricks of the Trade | Posted on 04-05-2012

Had a great class for West Seneca Community Education Last night… We made Cake Pops, Meyer Lemon Cupcakes , and Carrot Cake Cupcakes…. Topped them off with Strawberry Butter Cream Frosting, and Cream Cheese Frosting….

Look How Cute Maeve’s goodies came out!!!


Yummy Treats….