Fresh Summer Strawberry Jam


Posted by Ashley | Posted in Recipes | Posted on 27-06-2013

You will need:

  • 4 cups of strawberries chopped and slightly smashed
  • 4 tablespoons of fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 7 cups of sugar
  • 1 packet of liquid pectin

It all begins with the fresh picked strawberries 4 quarts and I made two batches of jam IMG_2666


Then I took the stems off of all of them and sliced them into a bowl, they were little so some of them only took a slice in half, then I took a lemon and with my lemon squeezer squeezed the juice out, about 4 tablespoons worthIMG_2667

Making jam is so messy, I use the green mashed to smush them a little bit in the bowl, it is really meant to be a mint crusher  for mojitos but works perfect for jam…IMG_2668

This could be an ad for Ball, but it is not, I just think they make the best canning supplies, I have always used their lids and rims, and I tried their liquid pectin for the first time in this batch and it worked wonderful, I kept it in the fridge and then sniped off the top before I started, becasue you do not want to be messing around with scissors when you have a pot of boiling jam trying to pour the pectin in…IMG_2669 After adding the fruit and the lemon, stir in  all of the sugar, then you turn that burner on and let it cook until the boil is so rolling that you cannot stir the bubbles down… IMG_2671 I did not can this jam as i wanted to make enough so that everyone received it as a bonus item with their veggies today, So I let it cool a wee bit and then ladled it into these little plastic containers and promptly put it into the fridge, becasue this jam is not can sealed you will need to keep it in the fridge until you eat it all up! IMG_2673

Resting in the fridge Jam for all our members IMG_2674 IMG_2675   Happy First Day of the CSA!!!












In the Bag June 27th 2013


Posted by Ashley | Posted in In the Bag | Posted on 26-06-2013

  • A head of Green Ice burg Lettuce
  • A bunch of Green Onions
  • Kholorabi
  • Herb Packet  Sage and Cilanto
  • BONUS ITEM- Fresh made Strawberry Jam

Asparagus on the Grill


Posted by Ashley | Posted in Recipes | Posted on 21-06-2013


This post is a little past due, as fresh picked asparagus is all gone for the season, it comes so early and lasts so little, you have to eat it up while it’s here…

For this delicious treat I laid out tin fold,laid down my asparagus, took a whole lemon and squeezed the juice all over the asparagus, then a dash of olive oil, and a few shakes of salt and pepper, folded up the tin foil and put it on the grill for about ten minutes… My oh My it was delicious…

Thai Asparagus Pizza


Posted by Ashley | Posted in Recipes | Posted on 17-06-2013



You will need:

– Wheat Pizza Crust

– Goat Cheese

– Corn off the cob

– Fresh Asparagus

– Wegman’s Thai Peanut Sauce

– Onions

– Salt pepper





First I put cornmeal on the pizza stone, and then stretched the dough over the stone

Next I used a pastry brush to cover the dough with the Thai Peanut sauce

Then I crumbled the goat cheese over the sauce, and layered the onions

I toasted the corn kernels in a sauce pan to give them extra flavor, they were frozen corn from last season

Last and the best part fresh asparagus on top

Popped it in the oven for 20 minutes at 400 degrees






Posted by Ashley | Posted in In the Bag, Produce | Posted on 16-06-2013

Alright CSA members it’s official… The Harvest Patch CSA will be veggie ready a few weeks early this season…

We were able to get lettuce and onions planted so early this year and they are so big and healthy and ready to be picked!

So the first CSA delivery of the year will be Thursday June 27th 2013…

Since the Thursday after that is July 4th we will take that week off for the holiday, and then begin our regular scheduled deliveries starting Thursday July 11th… Deliveries will be every week for the 17 weeks after that

So Members Yeah for a bonus week of delivery this season!

Rain and Hot Weather make for Happy Veggies


Posted by Ashley | Posted in The Fields | Posted on 12-06-2013

This rain on and of with heat in between sure has been wonderful for the crops… The cabbage is looking wonderful and growing strong…













However it is this lettuce that has blown me away… Are you looking forward to making farm fresh salads?