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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 ...]

Grilled Delicata & Zucchini Tacos

2022-08-31T17:50:12+00:00August 31, 2022|

Two great squashes that taste great when grilled! The Delicata is sweet and creamy, and the Zucchini is...not.  You can make separate tacos, or mix them together.  The marinade is the same. Cut 1 Delicata squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds and pulp.  Slice each half crosswise in half-inch thick or thicker slices -- if you slice them too thin they will burn. Trim 2 zucchini and then use a sharp [MORE ...]

Box Contents 8/31/22 – 9/2/22

2022-08-29T19:52:15+00:00August 29, 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: Carrots, Cucumber, Yellow Onions, Gypsy Peppers, Delicata Squash, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Watermelon Medium: Carrots, Cucumber, Grapes, Yellow Onions, Gypsy Peppers, Delicata Squash, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Watermelon Large: [MORE ...]

Oven Roasted Tomato & Pepper Sauce

2022-08-24T18:24:58+00:00August 24, 2022|

This is a sheet-pan and blender recipe that makes a thick, flavorful sauce that can be used to top pasta or for dipping.  No peeling is required for the tomatoes or peppers; just the garlic. Heat the oven to 350. Brush a baking sheet or large cast iron skillet liberally with 1 T. olive oil mixed with 1/2 t. salt. Cut 2 lbs. of tomatoes in half (removing the cores first) and then place [MORE ...]

Middlemen Meddling with Melons

2022-08-24T17:38:46+00:00August 24, 2022|

One of the reasons most frequently listed to join a CSA or shop at a farmers' market is to "eliminate the middleman".  This concept is most often thought of in economic terms:  buying direct means that the farmer gets a much larger percentage of the value of their crop.  But middlemen also prevent communication between farmers and consumers.  And they have interests that are not only different, but often in conflict with, the grower [MORE ...]

Box Contents 8/24/22 – 8/26/22

2022-08-22T18:06:32+00:00August 22, 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: Garlic, Grapes, Peaches, Potato, Zucchini, Tomatoes Medium: Garlic, Grapes, Peaches, Gypsy Peppers, Potatos, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Cucumbers Large: Garlic, Grapes, Nectarines, Gypsy Peppers, Potatos, Zucchini, Tomatoes, [MORE ...]

The Coming (ARk)Storm

2022-08-17T17:59:31+00:00August 17, 2022|

Many CSA subscribers probably heard about last week's report on how Climate Change is increasing the probability of an ARkstorm:  a month-long series of atmospheric rivers that would cause extensive flooding throughout the state but especially in the Central Valley.  The most recent ARkstorm was in 1862, and left Sacramento and much of the rest of the valley under water for a month.  From a purely statistical perspective, we are "overdue" for another one. [MORE ...]

Box Contents 8/17/22 – 8/19/22

2022-08-15T18:49:33+00:00August 15, 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: Carrots, Melon, Peaches, Gypsy Peppers, Zucchini, Tomatoes Medium: Beets, Carrots, Grapes, Melon, Red Onions, Peaches, Gypsy Peppers, Zucchini, Tomatoes Large: Beets, Carrots, Grapes, Melon, Red [MORE ...]

The Drought South of the Border

2022-08-10T18:14:25+00:00August 10, 2022|

A few weeks back I wrote a newsletter discussing California's critical role in supplying tomatoes to the U.S. and the world.  But it's not just tomatoes.  Our state currently grows more than two-thirds of all the domestically grown fruits and vegetables consumed in the U.S.  100% of that produce is produced with at least some irrigation. But every year, American farmers produce a smaller percentage of the nation's fresh produce: 53% of fresh fruit [MORE ...]

Burmese-Style Tomato & Cucumber Salad

2022-08-10T14:27:44+00:00August 10, 2022|

This recipe adds flavor and crunch in the form of fried garlic slices and toasted seeds and nuts.  A by-product of this recipe is the garlic-flavored oil which you can save and use in a salad dressing or other recipe.  The fried garlic itself will keep for a week at room temperature; you can make extra and use it again later. Peel and trim 3-5 cloves of garlic.  Slice them lengthwise thinly to get [MORE ...]

Box Contents 8/10/22 – 8/12/22

2022-08-08T18:43:51+00:00August 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: Cucumbers, Yellow Onions, Peaches, Gypsy Peppers, Potatoes, Zucchini, Tomatoes Medium: Cucumber, Grapes. Yellow Onions, Peaches, Gypsy Peppers, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Zucchini, Watermelon Large: Cucumber, Grapes. Yellow [MORE ...]

A Look Behind the Scenes

2022-08-03T16:57:33+00:00August 3, 2022|

August is a transition month on the farm. You won't see it in your boxes, which are still stuffed with all the goodies of summer. But we start planting our fall and winter crops this week, and things really ramp up as Labor Day approaches. It's awkward timing, to say the least. For one thing, it's really hot. Most of our fall crops -- broccoli, cabbage, greens, carrots, spinach, celery -- don't like hot [MORE ...]

Box Contents 8/3/22 – 8/5/22

2022-08-01T20:11:07+00:00August 1, 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: Corn, Cucumber, Garlic, Peaches, Gypsy Peppers, Tomatoes, Carrots Medium: Corn, Cucumber, Garlic, Grapes, Melon, Peaches, Gypsy Peppers, Tomatoes Large: Corn, Cucumber, Garlic, Grapes, Melon, Peaches, [MORE ...]

What Goes Up Usually Comes Down

2022-07-27T17:35:32+00:00July 27, 2022|

When people talk about the housing issue in California, they mention a combination of high prices, lack of supply, low interest rates, and an influx of money from investors seeking better returns on their money.  These same four factors, as well as a critical fifth one -- water supply -- have played a very similar role in the price and availability of farmland in our state. For ten years, the price of agricultural land [MORE ...]

Box Contents 7/27/22 – 7/29/22

2022-07-25T19:55:59+00:00July 25, 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, Onions, Gypsy Peppers, Potatoes,  Tomatoes, Galia Melon Medium: Cucumbers, Grapes, Onions, Peaches, Gypsy Peppers, Potatoes, Zucchini, Tomatoes Large: Cucumbers, Grapes, Onions, Peaches, Gypsy Peppers, [MORE ...]

Sweet Corn and Pepper Stir-fry

2022-07-20T17:10:16+00:00July 20, 2022|

This simple summer dish can be augmented and modified with the herbs and spices of your choosing but this gives it a pan-Asian treatment.  You can also add the protein of your choice. Peel and slice 1 large onion or smaller onions to make 2 C. Core and slice 3 Gypsy peppers lengthwise. Trim and cut 1 Zucchini or other summer squash in 2" strips (roughly the same size as the pepper slices). Peel [MORE ...]

Sweet Peppers for a Hotter Climate

2022-07-20T16:56:47+00:00July 20, 2022|

Growing up in New York, my family used to go to Italian festivals once or twice a year.  One of the highlights was the food trucks serving hot Italian sausage subs topped with a pile of sauteed onions and sweet peppers.  But the sweet peppers, prominently displayed strung from strings over the counter, were not bell peppers.  They were long and pointy, like hot peppers but not hot, and they had thin flesh that [MORE ...]

Box Contents 7/20/22 – 7/22/22

2022-07-18T20:12:38+00:00July 18, 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: Corn, Cucumber, Yellow Onions, Peaches, Gypsy Peppers, Zucchini, Tomatoes Medium: Corn, Cucumber, Yellow Onions, Peaches, Gypsy Peppers, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Galia Melon Large: Corn, Cucumber, Yellow [MORE ...]

Heirlooms, Hybrids and Viruses

2022-07-13T17:49:27+00:00July 13, 2022|

Last week I took a macro look at California Tomatoes. This week, I'm zooming in to talk about Terra Firma's tomatoes and how the last three years have affected how we grow them. For twenty years, heirloom tomatoes were our biggest single crop at Terra Firma, some years generating almost half our annual income and taking up most of our time and energy from the time for most of the year.   This year, we've [MORE ...]

Box Contents 7/13/22 – 7/15/22

2022-07-11T17:38:17+00:00July 11, 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: Garlic, Peaches, Tomatoes, Corn, Watermelon, Green Beans Medium: Cucumbers, Garlic, Peaches, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Corn, Green Beans Large: Cucumbers, Garlic, Melon, Peaches, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Corn, Carrots, [MORE ...]

Blistered Cucumber & Corn Salad

2022-07-06T17:56:41+00:00July 6, 2022|

This is a Thai-influenced salad that can be topped with protein or served with rice. Roughly chop cucumbers to make 1 1/2 C. Shuck 2 ears of corn and cut the kernels off the cob. Dice 2 medium tomatoes Thinly slice onion to make 1/2 C. Peel and mince 1 clove of garlic and 1 piece of ginger to make 1 T. Toss the onion and tomatoes with 1/4 C. lime juice and a [MORE ...]

California Tomato Pride

2022-07-06T17:40:16+00:00July 6, 2022|

During the last California drought, media outlets latched onto the idea that almonds -- California's number 1 crop and the most popular nut in the world -- took too much water to grow.  This time around, there's a narrative emerging that the Netherlands is a better place to grow tomatoes than California, owing to their lower water use. Tomatoes are the most popular vegetable in the world, and the second most popular in the [MORE ...]

Box Contents 7/6/22 – 7/8/22

2022-07-04T17:37:29+00:00July 4, 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, Corn, Cucumbers, Peaches, Potatoes, Zucchini, Tomatoes Medium: Green Beans, Beets, Corn, Cucumbers, Yellow Onions, Peaches, Potatoes, Zucchini, Tomatoes Large: Green Beans, Beets, Corn, [MORE ...]

Greek Salad

2022-06-29T18:00:57+00:00June 29, 2022|

Some people eat Cucumbers out of hand as a snack. If you're not one of those (I'm not), and you find yourself long on Cukes, Greek Salad is an easy way to use them up. It's tasty and healthy accompaniment to standard July 4th fare.  Once prepared, this salad will keep in the fridge for several days and even get better (although the tomatoes will get a little mushy). Peel a Red Onion and [MORE ...]

Fighting Inflation with CSA

2022-06-29T17:44:43+00:00June 29, 2022|

There are some pretty big stories in the news lately, but there's one that impacts just about everyone:  Inflation.  At Terra Firma, we realize that our customers are being impacted by increasing prices for food, fuel, rent and just about everything else you spend money on.  It feels like every time you go shopping, you spend more money to get the same amount of stuff. Of course, our costs to farm have increased dramatically [MORE ...]

Box Contents 6/29/22 – 7/1/22

2022-06-27T20:27:03+00:00June 27, 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: Corn, Cucumber, Red Onion, Peaches, Potatoes, Zucchini, Tomatoes Medium: Corn, Cucumbers, Red Onions, Peaches, Potatoes, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Watermelon Large: Corn, Cucumbers, Red Onions, Peaches, Potatoes, [MORE ...]

Rest in Peace: Paul Holmes, Terra Firma Founder

2022-06-22T18:09:38+00:00June 22, 2022|

Paul Holmes with his infant son Walker (now 22) at the Davis Farmers' Market.   Last week we received the very sad and surprising news that Terra Firma Founder Paul Holmes had passed away in his sleep at home in Davis at age 72.  He had retired from farming in 2018, although he remained an owner of TFF.  You can read his obituary here. Paul started farming garlic in Winters while still [MORE ...]

Garlicky Green Bean-Tomato Salad

2022-06-22T17:00:58+00:00June 22, 2022|

Parboiling green beans seems like an easy task, but it's easy to overcook them.  The cold water bath is essentially to avoid mushy beans.  Ice water is best, but if you skip the ice, make sure to change the water 3-4 times or the beans will keep cooking. Heat a pot of water big enough to fit the beans with 1 t. salt. Prepare a cold water bath, preferably with 8-10 ice cubes. Chop [MORE ...]

Box Contens 6/22/22 – 6/24/22

2022-06-20T20:48:39+00:00June 20, 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, Carrots, Corn, Cucumbers, Garlic, Peaches, Tomatoes Medium: Green Beans, Carrots, Corn, Cucumbers, Garlic, Plums, Tomatoes, Blackberries, Zucchini Large: Green Beans, Carrots, Corn, Cucumbers, [MORE ...]

Grilled Apricot Parfait

2022-06-16T12:38:06+00:00June 16, 2022|

This a delicious dessert that only requires a grill.  The technique for grilling the fruit is important though, and requires patience:  if you do it wrong, the fruit will burn into charcoal.  You can also substitute peaches, or do both fruit. Cut 4 apricots in half and remove the pits. Clean the grill and then oil it.  Heat to high for 15 minutes. Place the apricots face down on the grill and turn the [MORE ...]

June goes Boom

2022-06-15T17:12:17+00:00June 15, 2022|

For many folks, Memorial Day marks the start of "summer vacation season". It's the opposite around here. June is usually our busiest harvest month of the year. As you're well aware, our summer vegetable crops begin ripening right around Memorial Day and really hit their stride right around now. Tomatoes, summer squash, and cucumbers need to be harvested every 24-48 hours depending on the temperature. And it takes most of our crew to do [MORE ...]

Box Contents 6/15/22 – 6/17/22

2022-06-13T20:18:32+00:00June 13, 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: Apricots, Peaches, Spinach, Zucchini, Green Beans Medium: Apricots, Corn, Cucumbers, Yellow Onions, Peaches, Spinach, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Green Beans Large: Apricots, Corn, Cucumbers, Yellow Onions, Peaches, [MORE ...]

Zoodles with Arugula & Cherry Tomatoes

2022-06-08T17:42:42+00:00June 8, 2022|

Zucchini noodles are cooked with garlic, then tossed with an arugula-tomato salad Trim the ends off 1 lb. of Zucchini, then use a spiralizer or mandolin to cut them into long, thin noodles.  Toss in a colander with 1 T. salt, then let sit for 10 minutes on a plate or in the sink (to catch any drips). Meanwhile, wash and spin dry 4 C. arugula leaves. Remove the stems from 1 C. Cherry [MORE ...]

It’s not the heat…

2022-06-08T17:27:16+00:00June 8, 2022|

The Central Valley of California is famously hot in the summer, especially compared to the coastal regions and Bay Area where so many people live. But it's not just hot. It's hot and dry. Dry air feels cooler to humans than damp air. Humans are "liquid cooled", meaning that we sweat. Dry air causes sweat to evaporate, lowering the temperature of your skin and thus your entire body. If it's too dry -- which [MORE ...]

Box Contents 6/8/22 – 6/10/22

2022-06-06T20:30:17+00:00June 6, 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: Apricots, Arugula, Onions, Zucchini, Cherry Tomatoes Medium:  Apricots, Arugula, Green Beans, Carrots, Onions, Potatoes, Baby Spinach, Zucchini, Cherry Tomatoes. Large: Apricots, Arugula, Green Beans, Carrots, [MORE ...]

The Road to Sustainable Groundwater Management

2022-06-01T18:05:25+00:00June 1, 2022|

Here's a question:  Before you moved to your current location, did you investigate the water source for your residence? If you bought a house, did you receive a guarantee that the water source would last forever?  If you're like most people, it probably didn't even occur to you. The majority of water used in California is pumped out of the ground, but for over a century, groundwater use was unregulated.  In 2014, the state [MORE ...]

Box Contents 6/1/22 – 6/3/22

2022-05-30T20:15:26+00:00May 30, 2022|

Small: Carrots, Zucchini, Garlic, Valencia Oranges, Spinach, Cherry Tomatoes Medium: Carrots, Zucchini, Arugula, Garlic, Valencia Oranges, Potatoes, Spinach, Cherry Tomatoes, Baby Kale Large: Carrots, Zucchini, Arugula, Garlic, Valencia Oranges, Peaches, Potatoes, Spinach, Cherry Tomatoes, Baby Kale

In Praise of the Humble Valencia

2022-05-25T18:03:25+00:00May 25, 2022|

I try hard not to talk about the weather on the farm every week in the newsletter, but sometimes it's difficult. We were anticipating losing some crops this week due to excessive heat and wind, and we did: strawberries and peas were destroyed over the weekend. Somehow the lettuce survived long enough for us to harvest it for your boxes this week, but the season is now over. Our summer crops don't like the [MORE ...]

Box Contents 5/25/22 – 5/27/22

2022-05-23T20:03:40+00:00May 23, 2022|

Small: Asparagus, Lettuce, Valencia Oranges, Spinach, Zucchini Medium: Arugula, Asparagus, Gold Beets, Lettuce, Valencia Oranges, Peaches, Spinach, Baby Kale, Zucchini Large: Arugula, Asparagus, Gold Beets, Lettuce, Valencia Oranges, Peaches, Spinach, Baby Kale, Snap Peas, Zucchini

Winter to Summer in 7 Days

2022-05-18T18:11:19+00:00May 18, 2022|

Last Wednesday morning at 6 a.m. when I started writing the newsletter, the temperature here was 38 degrees -- a record for the date Today the forecast high is 100 degrees, which will also be a record if it verifies. While it's not a tornado or hurricane, this 60-plus degree temperature variation in the space of a week is extreme. From an agricultural perspective, it is very close to the limit of what most [MORE ...]

Shaved Vegetable Caesar

2022-05-18T18:09:05+00:00May 18, 2022|

Trim 2-3 Zucchini, then use a mandolin or vegetable peeler to shave them into long, paper-thin strips. Do the same with 2-3 Carrots. Toss the shaved vegetables with 1/2 t. salt and 2 T. lemon juice and let sit for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, separate the leaves of 1 head of Little Gem lettuce.  Soak them in a cold water bath, then rinse off the bases of each leaf.  Drain the dirty water and soak [MORE ...]

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