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How To Win A Farm Fresh Thanksgiving Veggie Basket

Update: We have a winner!  Susan H. won out of 155 entries!  Congratulations!


Thanksgiving is just around the corner... 

And this year, I'm ready for it.  In fact, eating healthy while relaxing with family is on my mind.  And yours, too, I bet!

We can help with that!

Enter to win our farm fresh Thanksgiving Veggie Basket PLUS 6 recipes to go with it and you’ll be well on your way to simple, easy holiday eating that includes farm fresh organic vegetables!

Interested? Why not??

How To Use Leeks And A New Favorite Recipe

What do I do with leeks?

That is a question I get often.

And I'm not surprised.  I didn't grow up with leeks.  Why not just use onions, right?

Well..... first off, not to get off topic, but don’t they look amazingly appetizing?

The long, slender, sleek look is in, right?

And their attractive blue-green and white contrast and palm-like fans at the top make leeks unarguably one of the most gorgeous specimens of the vegetable world.

Their nutty taste is equally intriguing!

This One Prep Hack Will Have You Eating More Veggies Guaranteed

You're so busy especially when the fall school routine rolls around, right?

I'm homeschooling my daughter, and with fall harvests and wanting to be outside as much as possible, I'm always looking for ways to keep the kitchen time to a minimum. If that's you, too, I'm here to help!

There is a prep hack that has been a game changer for me in terms of saving time, so I want to share it with you in case you're looking to do the same and haven't yet discovered it.

How To Order Bulk Veggies And What To Do With 25 Pounds of Carrots?

It's harvest season on the farm! And there's a reason that from time immemorial, we humans have celebrated the harvests!

A pile of harvested veggies like carrots, beets, onions, squash, and more represents health and comfort for the winter, right?  To me, it just feels good to see it there.

We may go to the grocery store for most of our food nowadays, but we haven't forgotten our roots as humans who rely on the earth's bounty for our health and sustenance.

How To Roast Garlic And Delicious Ways To Use It

Fall is harvest time on the farm and most importantly fresh garlic time!  

I know I'm excited and so are many customers, too.

But to be honest, garlic is a love-hate relationship for me. 

The taste is amazing, especially roasted, but...

Last year I wrote a blog post on the ways that helped me overcome my biggest barrier to using garlic in the kitchen. Dealing with PEELing the darn things!!!

How To Maximize Your Spiralizer To Help You Eat More Veggies

Another trendy kitchen gadget?  ::eye roll::

If you're like me, you probably have the opposite problem!

And you're looking to get rid of a few things, simplify a la Marie Kondo, right?

A spiralizer is not just a fancy kitchen gadget that you’ll use once and then give away. If you’re honestly looking for ways to eat more vegetables, especially in gluten-free recipes, you’ll use this ALL the time.

That's true for me and for many CSA members of our farm!


What is in the Winter CSA?

It’s warm August and you’re spending time in the lake, in the kayak, and outside picking berries… Winter is the furthest thing from your mind.

Everywhere you go, people are talking about the heat and humidity. You join in, but you have a nagging feeling in the back of your mind reminding you that soon things will change. Soon enough we’ll all be complaining about the cold and snow.

10 Ways To Encourage Picky Eaters To Eat Veggies

We all know a picky eater, right?

The telltale signs are frequent “No!” sounds and whining sounds combined with avoidance behavior, right?

Heck, maybe we used to be one! I know I was!

Because age is not necessarily a risk factor!


Confessions of a picky eater

And many of you know my story, but if you don't, I confess, I used to be a picky eater.

But, you're an organic veggie farmer!?

How To Make Salad A Quick, Easy And Satisfying Dinner

It's hot and you want to be out swimming and enjoying the short summer in Maine, right?

Now that my daughter is 5, she is begging to go swimming down at the pond 2 miles down the road practically every day!

So I need to come up with dinners that don't have me inside preparing all afternoon. I'm guessing you might feel the same way!

Here's a great way that has endless variations to get a meal on the table without spending too much time in the kitchen on anything elaborate. And guess what? It's even a hit with guests and kids alike.

Two Family Favorite Recipes For Inspiration To Eat More Veggies

Late spring verging onto summer on the farm (or in your garden) is a busy time of year.

That is an understatement, right??
Do you find yourself making a list for the week that would literally take a month to do?? I totally do that all the time in the summer!

That's why it's important to have some really fun easy recipes on hand so that you're not cooking all day long while you want to be outside gardening, hiking, boating, playing with the kids/grandkids...