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Box Contents 2/1/23 – 2/3/23

2023-01-30T21:26:34+00:00January 30, 2023|

Here are your tentative weekly contents! Please bear in mind the contents may change slightly, as things are always in flux on the farm. Small: Broccoli, Carrots, Pistachios, Butternut Squash, Rainbow Chard, Navel Oranges Medium: Broccoli, Carrots, Leeks, Pistachios, Rainbow Chard, Butternut Squash, Navel Oranges, Purple Daikon Radish, Grapefruit Large: Broccoli, Carrots, Dino Kale, Leeks, Pistachios, Rainbow Chard, Butternut Squash, Navel Oranges, Purple Daikon Radish, Grapefruit, Red Beets

Baked Pasta with Leeks and Kale

2023-01-25T18:49:01+00:00January 25, 2023|

Baked pasta is an easy weeknight dish that will feed an entire household and can be readily adapted to the ingredients in your box.  You can cook the pasta ahead of time (or use leftovers), or just make the casserole ahead of schedule and reheat before serving.  Generally speaking, 1 C. dry pasta will make 1 large serving cooked.  I use a cast iron skillet to make this dish, sauteing the vegetables first in [MORE ...]

Drying Out

2023-01-25T18:28:53+00:00January 25, 2023|

Agriculture has a pretty unforgiving schedule most of year, and most everyone in the field looks forward to having a nice period in the winter to catch up on sleep, visit with friends and family, and relax.  But this winter has been the first of the decade at Terra Firma that we actually got to slow down and take a real break. For the last three years we've had barely any downtime, with warm [MORE ...]

Box Contents 1/25/23 – 1/27/23

2023-01-23T19:35:35+00:00January 23, 2023|

Here are your tentative weekly contents! Please bear in mind the contents may change slightly, as things are always in flux on the farm. Small: Apples, Carrots, Kale, Leeks, Meyer Lemons, Navel Oranges, Potatoes, Broccoli Medium: Apples, Carrots, Kale, Leeks, Meyer Lemons, Red Butter Lettuce, Mandarins, Navel Oranges, Potatoes, Broccoli Large: Apples, Carrots, Rainbow Chard, Kale, Leeks, Meyer Lemons, Red Butter Lettuce, Mandarins, Navel Oranges, Potatoes, Radishes, Broccoli

A Year’s Worth of Rain…in one Month

2023-01-18T16:56:19+00:00January 18, 2023|

The atmospheric firehose that has been pointed at California for a month has finally been turned off. We had a sunny day without rain yesterday for the first time in weeks. Here at Terra Firma and in many places in our state, we have gotten more than our total annual average rainfall now. Our local reservoir and source of irrigation water, Lake Berryessa, has added 200,000 acre feet of water since New Years: 54 [MORE ...]

Braised Leeks and Celery with Mushrooms

2023-01-18T16:52:23+00:00January 18, 2023|

Briciole is the Italian name for this dish but the preparation is common in France as well.  Braising Leeks in a little broth gives them a "melt in your mouth" quality, and they soak up whatever flavors you add to them.  It makes a great vegan topping for mashed potatoes, but you can also use it as the basis for a non-vegan roast of some sort. Preheat the oven to 350. (Alternately you can [MORE ...]

Box Contents 1/18/23 – 1/20/23

2023-01-17T17:41:56+00:00January 16, 2023|

Here are your tentative weekly contents! Please bear in mind the contents may change slightly, as things are always in flux on the farm. Small: Carrots, Dino Kale, Leeks, Meyer Lemons, Mandarins, Potatoes, Lettuce, Celery (Wednesday), Broccoli (Thursday/Friday) Medium: Apples, Carrots, Dino Kale, Leeks, Meyer Lemons, Mandarins, Potatoes, Cilantro, Lettuce, Celery (Wednesday), Broccoli (Thursday/Friday) Large: Apples, Carrots, Rainbow Chard, Dino Kale, Leeks, Meyer Lemons, Mandarins, Potatoes, Cilantro, Lettuce, Celery (Wednesday), Broccoli (Thursday/Friday) *Due to [MORE ...]

Spaghetti Squash with Chard, Chickpeas and Lemon

2023-01-10T23:30:20+00:00January 10, 2023|

You can cook the spaghetti squash ahead of time and then put the rest of the recipe together in less than half an hour. To cook the squash: Heat the oven to 375.  Slice a spaghetti squash in half the short way.  Scoop out the seeds and pulp around them and discard.  Use a fork to poke a few holes in the shell of each half of the squash, then place face down and [MORE ...]

Oven Beet Fries

2023-01-04T18:43:41+00:00January 4, 2023|

These french-fry shaped roasted Beets get crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. You can prepare and serve alongside potato oven fries, but use a different pan to cook them to avoid turning the potatoes red.  Roasting beets in the oven allows you to skip the step of peeling them, but you should scrub them with a brush before cutting to remove soil that can be hard to see. Preheat the oven [MORE ...]

Happy Soup Year

2023-01-04T18:31:21+00:00January 4, 2023|

Welcome to 2023! I hope you all had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday season, although I expect more than a few people got tangled up in the holiday travel disaster -- as my wife Marisa and I did. The holiday period saw extreme weather in many areas. California escaped most of it, but it now appears we are just late to joining the party. For the last four years, we've seen mostly warm and [MORE ...]

Box Contents 1/4/23 – 1/6/23

2023-01-02T17:07:06+00:00January 2, 2023|

Here are your tentative weekly contents! Please bear in mind the contents may change slightly, as things are always in flux on the farm. Small: Red Beets, Green Cabbage, Carrots, Meyer Lemons, Mandarins, Butternut Squash. Medium: Red Beets, Green Cabbage, Carrots, Meyer Lemons, Mandarins, Pistachios, Potatoes, Butternut Squash. Large: Apples, Red Beets, Green Cabbage, Carrots, Meyer Lemons, Mandarins, Pistachios, Potatoes, Purple Daikon Radish, Butternut Squash.

Ending 2022 on a High Note

2022-12-20T23:58:19+00:00December 20, 2022|

It's the end of the year, and thus time for the obligatory year-end retrospectives. 2022 was another rough year in a decade that has specialized in them. We still have Covid, but now we've also got inflation and war as well. Here at Terra Firma, we were surprised and saddened in June by the untimely death of our founder, Paul Holmes. Although he had retired in 2018, he had continued to help guide our [MORE ...]

Box Contents 12/21/22 – 12/23/22

2022-12-19T15:56:13+00:00December 19, 2022|

Here are your tentative weekly contents! Please bear in mind the contents may change slightly, as things are always in flux on the farm. Small: Carrots, Meyer Lemons, Little Gem Lettuce, Mandarins, Potatoes, Baby Spinach Medium: Broccoli, Carrots, Curly Kale, Leeks, Meyer Lemons, Little Gem Lettuce, Mandarins, Potatoes, Baby Spinach Large: Broccoli, Carrots, Curly Kale, Leeks, Meyer Lemons, Little Gem Lettuce, Mandarins, Potatoes, Baby Spinach

Winter Squash Crumble

2022-12-14T18:40:50+00:00December 14, 2022|

Crumbles are one of the easiest desserts to make.  This one uses winter squash puree instead of fruit.  This recipe will use about half of 1 butternut or Kabocha squash.  You can double it to use an entire squash, or use the other half for another recipe. Cut one winter squash in half and bake, face down, on a cookie sheet at 400 degrees until it is soft and brown around the edges.  Remove [MORE ...]

Important Year End Details

2022-12-14T18:16:13+00:00December 14, 2022|

Over the weekend, we got another very good soaking from the latest storm system to hit the state.  The 2.5" of rain we received brings the farm up average for the Halloween-Christmas period.  And although we did not get any rain in October, the very unusual heavy rain we received in September more than made up for it.  From a rain perspective, it feels pretty "normal" around here. The recent rains pushed the "pause" [MORE ...]

Box Contents 12/14/22 – 12/16/22

2022-12-12T17:59:44+00:00December 12, 2022|

Here are your tentative weekly contents! Please bear in mind the contents may change slightly, as things are always in flux on the farm. Small: Apples, Broccoli, Rainbow Chard, Leeks, Meyer Lemons, Mandarins, Tetsukabuto Squash Medium: Apples, Rainbow Chard, Cilantro, Leeks, Meyer Lemons, Red Butter Lettuce, Mandarins, Pistachios, Tetsukabuto Squash Large: Apples, Broccoli, Carrots, Rainbow Chard, Cilantro, Leeks, Meyer Lemons, Red Butter Lettuce, Mandarins, Pistachios, Tetsukabuto Squash

Digging in to (the Science of) Compost

2022-12-07T19:05:18+00:00December 7, 2022|

We've been farming many of the fields where we grow your fruits and vegetables for twenty years or more.  Over those years, we have added hundreds of thousands of pounds of organic material to every acre of our soil in the form of compost and cover crops.  And we have seen the results of that stewardship  in better and more abundant crops.  Other organic farmers have seen the same results.  And now the latest [MORE ...]

Box Contents 12/7/22 – 12/9/22

2022-12-06T20:55:00+00:00December 6, 2022|

Here are your tentative weekly contents! Please bear in mind the contents may change slightly, as things are always in flux on the farm. Small: Carrots, Celery, Leeks, Little Gem Lettuce, Mandarins, Potatoes, Purple Daikon Radish Medium: Broccoli, Carrots, Celery, Dino Kale, Leeks, Little Gem Lettuce, Mandarins, Potatoes Large: Red Beets, Broccoli, Carrots, Celery, Dino Kale, Leeks, Little Gem Lettuce, Mandarins, Potatoes, Spaghetti Squash

It’s (not) so Easy…to get Power from the Sun

2022-11-30T16:29:52+00:00November 30, 2022|

Over the years, when anyone would ask if we have any solar power at Terra Firma, I would respond: "Of course, our entire farm runs on solar power, like all farms". I was referring rather cheekily to the fact that plants use sunlight to create the foods that humans (and other creatures) consume to power ourselves and our society. Agriculture is far and away humanity's largest application of power from the sun. But no, [MORE ...]

Box Contents 11/30/22 – 12/2/22

2022-11-29T18:10:03+00:00November 29, 2022|

Here are your tentative weekly CSA Thanksgiving contents! Please bear in mind the contents may change slightly, as things are always in flux on the farm. Small: Broccoli, Carrots, Mandarins, Baby Spinach, Potatoes Medium: Broccoli, Carrots, Rainbow Chard, Cilantro, Garlic, Mandarins, Purple Daikon Radish, Arugula, Potatoes, Large: Broccoli, Carrots, Rainbow Chard, Cilantro, Garlic, Mandarins, Purple Daikon Radish, Arugula, Baby Spinach, Potatoes, Dino Kale

Giving Thanks and Staying Thankful

2022-11-22T18:28:16+00:00November 22, 2022|

For many people, this will be the first "normal" Thanksgiving they've had since 2019.  Whether that means you're traveling out of town or out of state, or staying home, I hope you're enjoying the holiday the way you want to, with the people you want to. Like many small business owners, I am thankful just to have kept  the doors open and the lights on.  The last three years have been the most challenging [MORE ...]

Preparing for the Holiday

2022-11-16T18:38:16+00:00November 16, 2022|

Thanksgiving is next week, and as always we are re-arranging our delivery schedule in an effort to get all of our subscribers their boxes prior to the holiday. -- Wednesday deliveries remain unchanged. -- Thursday and Friday boxes will arrive instead on Tuesday of next week, November 22nd. If you are planning on adding-on to your CSA with items from the TFF Web Store, please get your orders in by midnight this Thursday, November [MORE ...]

Box Contents Thanksgiving Week 2022 11/22/22 – 11/23/22

2022-11-16T16:06:56+00:00November 16, 2022|

Here are your tentative weekly CSA Thanksgiving contents! Please bear in mind the contents may change slightly, as things are always in flux on the farm. Small: Mandarins, Carrots, Celery, Potatoes, Little Gem Lettuce, Broccoli Medium: Mandarins, Leeks, Carrots, Celery, Potatoes, Baby Spinach, Little Gem Lettuce, Broccoli Large: Mandarins, Apples, Leeks, Carrots, Celery, Potatoes, Baby Spinach, Little Gem Lettuce, Broccoli, Pomegranates

Box Contents 11/16/22 – 11/18/22

2022-11-14T21:32:26+00:00November 14, 2022|

Here are your tentative weekly CSA contents! We post these every Monday, but please bear in mind the contents may change slightly, as things are always in flux on the farm. The list that Pablito shares in the Wednesday newsletter is what you will actually receive. Happy eating! Small: Broccoli, Carrots, Lettuce, Mandarins, Baby Spinach, Delicata Squash Medium: Apples, Carrots, Cilantro, Fennel, Leeks, Lettuce, Mandarins, Baby Spinach, Delicata Squash, Baby Kale or Dino Kale [MORE ...]

Zesty Root Gratin

2022-11-09T18:43:58+00:00November 9, 2022|

This recipe combines beets and potatoes with Leeks and citrus zest for a tasty, beautiful and warming winter dish.  Note that you should eat the mandarins immediately after removing their zest or they will dry out. Remove the leaves from 2-3 leeks.  Cut the shanks in half lengthwise then clean under running water to remove any soil between the layers. Slice the leeks lengthwise, then cut the slices into 2" lengths. Preheat the oven [MORE ...]

Citrus Season Opener

2022-11-09T18:22:08+00:00November 9, 2022|

In just a few days, the early November rainstorms have changed the environment here on the farm completely. The air is chilly, crisp and damp and the bright sun feels good on your face. The soil is soft and moist instead of hard and dusty. If I had to pick one item we grow that personifies (produc-ifies?) this wonderful time of year, it would be Satsuma Mandarins. When you pierce the rind with your [MORE ...]

Box Contents 11/9/22 – 11/11/22

2022-11-08T17:22:35+00:00November 8, 2022|

Here are your tentative weekly CSA contents! We post these every Monday, but please bear in mind the contents may change slightly, as things are always in flux on the farm. The list that Pablito shares in the Wednesday newsletter is what you will actually receive. Happy eating! Small: Apples, Green Cabbage, Leek, Mandarins, Potatoes, Baby Spinach, Green Beans Medium: Apples, Red Beets, Broccoli, Green Cabbage, Carrots, Leeks, Mandarins, Potatoes, Baby Spinach Large: Apples, [MORE ...]

Carrots are Back!

2022-11-02T17:18:51+00:00November 2, 2022|

If you've been wondering "Where are the Carrots?" in your boxes, today is your lucky day. Carrots have always been one of our signature crops at Terra Firma.  While they are a staple vegetable for most people, anyone who's ever tasted ours knows that TFF carrots are not just a staple:  they are special. For decades, we have been growing French carrot varieties generally called "Nantes".  This type of carrot has no chewy core, and [MORE ...]

Box Contents 11/2/22 – 11/4/22

2022-10-31T19:51:29+00:00October 31, 2022|

Here are your tentative weekly CSA contents! We post these every Monday, but please bear in mind the contents may change slightly, as things are always in flux on the farm. The list that Pablito shares in the Wednesday newsletter is what you will actually receive. Happy eating! Small: Broccoli, Cabbage, Garlic, Fuyu Persimmons, Potatoes, Baby Spinach Medium: Broccoli, Cabbage, Garlic, Baby Kale, Gypsy Peppers, Fuyu Persimmons, Potatoes, Baby Spinach Large: Broccoli, Cabbage, Garlic, [MORE ...]

Box Contents 10/26/22 – 10/28/22

2022-10-24T19:41:00+00:00October 24, 2022|

Here are your tentative weekly CSA contents! We post these every Monday, but please bear in mind the contents may change slightly, as things are always in flux on the farm. The list that Pablito shares in the Wednesday newsletter is what you will actually receive. Happy eating! Small: Apples, Green Beans, Broccoli, Baby Spinach, Delicata Squash, Tomatoes Medium: Apples, Green Beans, Broccoli, Gypsy Peppers, Baby Spinach, Delicata Squash, Tomatoes, Watermelon Large: Apples, Green [MORE ...]

Beantober

2022-10-19T17:57:31+00:00October 19, 2022|

Legumes are a huge family of plants, including a wide variety of common human food crops including beans, peas, lentils, and garbanzos. Important livestock crops including alfalfa and clover are also legumes. Legumes are a critical part of any farm's crop rotation. Unlike any other family of plant, they provide their own fertilizer through an evolved relationship with specific soil bacteria that colonize their roots. Those bacteria pull nitrogen from the air and "fix" it in the [MORE ...]

Box Contents 10/19/22 – 10/21/22

2022-10-17T20:04:25+00:00October 17, 2022|

Here are your tentative weekly CSA contents! We post these every Monday, but please bear in mind the contents may change slightly, as things are always in flux on the farm. The list that Pablito shares in the Wednesday newsletter is what you will actually receive. Happy eating! Small: Apples, Green Beans, Grapes, Onions, Potatoes, Baby Spinach, Broccoli Medium: Apples, Green Beans, Grapes, Onions, Gypsy Peppers, Potatoes, Baby Spinach, Tomatoes, Broccoli Large: Apples, Green [MORE ...]

Delicata-Kale Bowls with Chipotle-Yogurt Sauce

2022-10-12T18:04:45+00:00October 12, 2022|

The base for this bowl is roasted Delicata, which also serves to wilt the Kale. Slice 1 Large or 2 smaller Delicata in half lengthwise, then scoop out the seeds and pulp. (You can reserve the seeds and toast them if you like). Place the cut sides down and then slice into 1/2" thick half rounds. Brush the bottom of a cookie sheet with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt. Arrange the delicata slices [MORE ...]

Not just for Winter anymore

2022-10-12T17:48:05+00:00October 12, 2022|

Fall is harvest time for Winter Squash at Terra Firma. Despite its name, Winter Squash is a grown in the summer: planted around Memorial Day and picked after Labor Day. We're about two-thirds done with this year's harvest, which we hope to wrap up before the next rain or by Halloween, whichever comes first. While it can be grown in many places, Winter Squash is almost perfectly adapted for the region where we farm. It loves [MORE ...]

Box Contents 10/12/22 – 10/14/22

2022-10-10T20:50:33+00:00October 10, 2022|

Here are your tentative weekly CSA contents! We post these every Monday, but please bear in mind the contents may change slightly, as things are always in flux on the farm. The list that Pablito shares in the Wednesday newsletter is what you will actually receive. Happy eating! Small: Grapes, Kale, Tomatoes, Delicata Squash, Cabbage Medium: Grapes, Kale, Onions, Tomatoes, Roma Tomatoes, Delicata Squash, Arugula, Cabbage Large: Grapes, Kale, Onions, Fuyu Persimmons, Tomatoes, Roma [MORE ...]

Roasted Eggplant & Tomato Salad

2022-10-05T18:19:54+00:00October 5, 2022|

This Italian-inspired salad resembles Caponata but substitutes Green Beans for the traditional Celery.  You can use fresh raw tomatoes instead of the cooked Romas if you prefer, just before serving. Cut 1 large or 2 smaller eggplants into 1" thick slices.  On a large plate, mix together 2 T. olive oil with 1 T. soy sauce.  Coat both sides of each slice with the mixture by dipping one side in it, and then brushing [MORE ...]

Grappling with Food Inflation

2022-10-05T18:03:19+00:00October 5, 2022|

During the last year or so, inflation has made the weekly trip to the supermarket an experience in unpleasant surprise, as prices for most goods have been going up on a regular basis -- sometimes dramatically.  A majority of humans living today have never experienced significant inflation in their adult lives, and seeing prices for basic goods constantly rising creates a deep feeling of anxiety and unease. For farmers, though, a trip to the [MORE ...]

Box Contents 10/5/22 – 10/7/22

2022-10-03T20:17:12+00:00October 3, 2022|

Here are your tentative weekly CSA contents! We post these every Monday, but please bear in mind the contents may change slightly, as things are always in flux on the farm. The list that Pablito shares in the Wednesday newsletter is what you will actually receive. Happy eating! Small: Green Beans,  Eggplant, Grapes, Onions, Gypsy Peppers, Tomatoes Medium: Green Beans, Eggplant, Grapes, Onions, Gypsy Peppers, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Watermelon Large: Green Beans, Bunched Red Beets, [MORE ...]

Seared Green Beans & Kale with Tomatoes

2022-09-28T17:29:58+00:00September 28, 2022|

Green Beans and Kale both take nicely to high-heat cooking for just the right amount of time.  It breaks down their tough exteriors and allows other flavors to penetrate.  The raw tomatoes add sweetness and juice. Trim 1/2 lb. of Green Beans and cut in pieces. Remove the stems from 1 bunch of Kale, then chop roughly. Peel and mince 3-4 cloves of garlic (2 T. minced). Core and dice tomatoes to make 2 [MORE ...]

The Best Water is Free Water

2022-09-28T16:56:36+00:00September 28, 2022|

Many supermarkets now have an entire aisle or half an isle dedicated to water. Dozens of different brands of plain old water, plus many processed in special ways that they claim makes them "healthier". One of the newest health kicks is drinking "alkaline" water, which supposedly has numerous health benefits. Meanwhile my dentist tells me that the carbonated water I drink (made with my own tap water) is too acidic for my teeth. A quick explainer: Purified [MORE ...]

Box Contents 9/28/22 – 9/30/22

2022-09-26T19:36:38+00:00September 26, 2022|

Here are your tentative weekly CSA contents! We post these every Monday, but please bear in mind the contents may change slightly, as things are always in flux on the farm. The list that Pablito shares in the Wednesday newsletter is what you will actually receive. Happy eating! Small: Apples, Green Beans, Carrots, Grapes, Gypsy Peppers, Potatoes, Roma Tomatoes Medium: Apples, Green Beans, Carrots, Grapes, Onions, Gypsy Peppers, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Roma Tomatoes, Dino Kale [MORE ...]

Pluot Tart Tartin

2022-09-21T17:57:58+00:00September 21, 2022|

Baking really brings out the complex flavors of pluots and highlights their beautiful color.  This is a gorgeous and delicious dessert that is quite simple to make. Make the dough:  Cut 8 oz. of cold butter into small chunks.  Combine with 2 C. all-purpose flour in a large bowl and work together with your fingers (or use a pastry blender).  You should end up with pea-sized pieces of dough. In a small bowl, whisk [MORE ...]

More Crazy Weather

2022-09-21T17:34:01+00:00September 21, 2022|

Two weeks ago, we cancelled work for the first time ever in September due to extreme heat.  And now in another "first" for September, we have cancelled work -- for not one but three days -- due to rain. If you live in certain parts of the Bay Area, you may not know that many parts of Northern California -- including Terra Firma -- experienced quite a bit of rain over the last four [MORE ...]

Box Contents 9/21/22 – 9/23/22

2022-09-19T19:27:22+00:00September 19, 2022|

Here are your tentative weekly CSA contents! We post these every Monday, but please bear in mind the contents may change slightly, as things are always in flux on the farm. The list that Pablito shares in the Wednesday newsletter is what you will actually receive. Happy eating! Small: Pluots, Grapes, Black Futsu Squash, Tomatoes, Gypsy Peppers, Garlic Medium: Chard,  Pluots, Watermelon, Grapes, Black Futsu Squash, Tomatoes, Gypsy Peppers, Garlic, Carrots Large: Chard, Red [MORE ...]

Baigan Bharta (Tomato-Eggplant Curry)

2022-09-14T18:12:21+00:00September 14, 2022|

Eggplant is commonly served undercooked, which I feel is one of the reasons people don't like it.  It should never be crunchy (in my opinion) but melt in your mouth.  However you cook your eggplant, make sure to err on the side of too much cooking time, rather than too-little. For this recipe, simply roast your eggplant whole in the oven or on the grill until it is completely soft. If you like, you [MORE ...]

Berry Late than Never

2022-09-14T17:48:20+00:00September 14, 2022|

Strawberries are a crop that is planted once a year, in the fall, and harvested the following spring. At Terra Firma, we traditionally plant on or around September 1st, give or take a week depending on the weather. But this year we started Monday the 12th and are just finishing today, making it the latest ever we've gotten the berries in the ground. It's a labor intensive job. We use some type of planter [MORE ...]

Box Contents 9/14/22 – 9/16/22

2022-09-12T16:51:36+00:00September 12, 2022|

Here are your tentative weekly CSA contents! We post these every Monday, but please bear in mind the contents may change slightly, as things are always in flux on the farm. The list that Pablito shares in the Wednesday newsletter is what you will actually receive. Happy eating! Small: Apples, Eggplant, Grapes, Onions, Gypsy Peppers, Roma Tomatoes, Green Beans Medium: Apples, Eggplant, Grapes, Onions, Gypsy Peppers, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Roma Tomatoes, Green Beans, Large: Apples, [MORE ...]

Green Bean Salad with Roasted San Marzanos

2022-09-07T17:57:21+00:00September 7, 2022|

To keep your house cool, this recipe uses the microwave to parboil the Green Beans and the grill to roast the tomatoes.  Do not try to roast any "regular" tomatoes with the romas, as it will make a big mess when the juice is released and burns. Heat the grill to medium-high. Slice 1 pound of San Marzano tomatoes in half lengthwise. Cover the bottom of a large cast iron skillet or heavy baking [MORE ...]

A September to Remember…or Forget

2022-09-07T17:38:21+00:00September 7, 2022|

Unless you live within a mile or two of the Pacific Ocean, you likely experienced -- or are still experiencing -- some of the hottest September temperatures your location has ever had this week.  I hope everyone is figuring out some way to stay cool, especially folks who live in places where they rarely need air conditioning. As I mentioned last week, we were originally anticipating a "convenient" record-breaking heat that would last just [MORE ...]

Three Day Weekends & Heatwaves

2022-08-31T17:47:20+00:00August 31, 2022|

For most farmers, there's not much to like about Holidays Weekends during the summer.  You can't put a farm on hold during the hottest time of year:  the crops just keep growing.  At a minimum, you have to keep watering them.  And if you're harvesting -- as we pretty much always are -- you can't stop for three days.  Heck, sometimes we can't even stop for two days.  Even in a regular week, we [MORE ...]

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