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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!


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...

Fun New Rhubarb Recipes to Help You Go Beyond Pie

It's that time of year again! If you have rhubarb in your garden or have ever seen it in a garden, you'll know that it is the most feel good plant ever in springtime!

It's huge green leaves are a very welcome sight to see after a long winter. The plant comes up and grows so fast that it makes you feel like you're gardening already! And good at it! Right?

That's always what I think! Who else thinks growing rhubarb gives you an ego-boost?


Here's How To Order Veggies a la Carte From the Farm Year-round

Why would you be interested in getting local veggies? Perhaps because they...

  • Help you know where your food comes from
  • Are better for the environment
  • Support local businesses/local farmers
  • And they just taste way better.

Hey, that's what it's really all about, right!?

Over the years we have worked hard toward our goal of being the community farm providing our members fresh healthy food from their farmers.

How to Start Your Own Seeds

Growing your own seedlings from seed is fun, rewarding and brings hope during the cold, early spring days while we wait for planting time!

Seeing green is food for your soul for sure!

It's true that growing your own seedlings can be tricky. It even happens that some of them die.

And that is sad, but don't let it get you down! It happens to the best of us!

5 Popular Cabbage Recipes That Make You Come Back For More

Cabbage was once referred to as a poor man's food. 

Often berated, underrated and never celebrated!

Unfortunately, cabbage is usually overlooked at best and often pushed aside by children and adults alike.

Why?  Likely because it was prepared in a "boring" way, boiled and rendered lifeless on the plate.


Luckily, the humble cabbage is making a comeback.

But not because people have suddenly started embracing the austere.