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Box Contents 1/10/24 – 1/12/24

2024-01-09T16:59:11+00:00January 9, 2024|

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, Meyer Lemons, Little Gem Lettuce, Mandarins, Butternut Squash, Baby Spinach Medium: Apples, Broccoli, Carrots, Leeks, Meyer Lemons, Little Gem Lettuce, Mandarins, Butternut Squash, Baby Spinach, Dino Kale Large: Apples, Broccoli, Carrots, Leeks, Meyer Lemons, Little Gem Lettuce, Mandarins, Watermelon Radish, Butternut Squash, Baby Spinach, Dino Kale

Happy Holidays from TFF!

2023-12-20T15:32:20+00:00December 20, 2023|

This week will be our final delivery of CSA boxes for 2023. Our next delivery will be on Weds., January 10th, 2024. Last week I talked a bit about the "Nut Recession of 2023" that resulted when an oversupply of nuts ran smack into a fall in demand due to Covid, inflation and a recession in China. Walnut growers have suffered the brunt of this recession because unlike almonds and pistachios, they can be [MORE ...]

Box Contents 12/19/23

2023-12-18T19:59:20+00:00December 18, 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: Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Meyer Lemons, Little Gem Lettuce, Mandarins, Delicata Squash, Medium: Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Leeks, Meyer Lemons, Little Gem Lettuce, Mandarins, Delicata Squash, Walnuts, Potatoes Large: Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, Leeks, Meyer Lemons, Little Gem Lettuce, Mandarins, Delicata Squash, Walnuts, Potatoes, Broccoli

Beet and Carrot “Oven Fries”

2023-12-13T19:19:07+00:00December 13, 2023|

This is a very simple recipe.  The key is to cut the vegetables into similar sizes/shapes so they cook evenly. Preheat the oven to 375. Rinse and scrub 1 lb. of Carrots and 1 lb. of Beets.  Trim off the ends of the carrots and the top and bottom part of the beets. Cut the carrots into 2" lengths, then cut each piece into halves, quarters or even eighths lengthwise -- depending on the [MORE ...]

Are we back to “Normal” yet?

2023-12-13T19:05:53+00:00December 13, 2023|

December tends to be a good time for looking back at and evaluating the year that has gone, and that is also true for farmers. It's been a tough four years since 2020, and we've had droughts, flooding, fires and of course "plague". 2023 seemed like a good candidate for a return to a semblance of normalcy, but instead we ended up with a societal case of "Long Covid". One obvious symptom was the [MORE ...]

Box Contents 12/13/23 – 12/15/23

2023-12-11T19:31:58+00:00December 11, 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, Savoy Cabbage, Leeks, Meyer Lemons, Little Gem Lettuce, Mandarins, Baby Spinach, Medium: Beets, Broccoli, Savoy Cabbage, Carrots, Leeks, Meyer Lemons, Little Gem Lettuce, Mandarins, Baby Spinach, Potatoes Large: Apples, Beets, Broccoli, Savoy Cabbage, Carrots, Leeks, Meyer Lemons, Little Gem Lettuce, Mandarins, Baby Spinach, Potatoes, Fennel

Thai-Style Butternut Soup

2023-12-06T19:29:28+00:00December 6, 2023|

This soup balances the creamy sweetness of the Butternut with aromatic Thai spices, tangy lemon, and cilantro.  You can also make it by peeling and dicing the butternut and then cooking in the broth, but roasting the squash is easily and adds depth of flavor. Heat the oven to 400.  Carefully cut 1 Butternut in half lengthwise and then place face-down on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. While the squash is cooking, [MORE ...]

December Heatwave?

2023-12-06T19:09:54+00:00December 6, 2023|

December is usually our coldest and often the wettest month of the year here at TFF, with alternating rain and freezing morning temperatures.  But so far this year, it has continued November's trend of sunny, dry and warm: it even hit 74 briefly on Monday, which set a record for that date.  This would seem bizarre no matter what, but it stands particularly in contrast to last December which featured weeks where the high [MORE ...]

Box Contents 12/6/23 – 12/8/23

2023-12-04T20:58:02+00:00December 4, 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: Arugula, Broccoli, Carrots, Meyer Lemons, Little Gem Lettuce, Mandarins, Butternut Squash Medium: Arugula, Broccoli, Carrots, Cilantro, Dino Kale, Leeks, Meyer Lemons, Red Butter Lettuce, Little Gem Lettuce, Mandarins, Butternut Squash Large: Arugula, Broccoli, Carrots, Cilantro, Dino Kale, Leeks, Meyer Lemons, Red Butter Lettuce, Little Gem Lettuce, Mandarins, Butternut Squash

Countdown to 2024

2023-11-29T18:49:22+00:00November 29, 2023|

I hope everyone had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday last week -- I know for sure all of us here at Terra Firma did. Thanksgiving is an important "hard stop" for us marking the end of our busy season and allows us to rest up to get through the next month until our longer year-end break. Speaking of which: Terra Firma will be closed the last week of December and the first week of [MORE ...]

Lemony Braised Leeks and Carrots

2023-11-29T18:36:19+00:00November 29, 2023|

This is a culinary "flavor bomb" that you can serve with a vegetarian entree like risotto as well as with non-vegetarian options like fish or chicken.  The leeks will cook down to a fraction of their pre-cooked volume, so don't skimp.  This is a simple recipe but you should feel free to add herbs or spices of your choice such as thyme, rosemary, parsley or red chile flakes. Preheat the oven to 400. Cut [MORE ...]

Box Contents 11/29/23 – 12/1/23

2023-11-27T21:33:11+00:00November 27, 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, Broccoli, Leeks, Meyer Lemons, Little Gem Lettuce, Mandarins, Baby Spinach Medium: Apples, Broccoli, Carrots, Leeks, Meyer Lemons, Little Gem Lettuce, Mandarins, Potatoes, Baby Spinach, Watermelon Radish Large: Apples, Broccoli, Carrots, Leeks, Meyer Lemons, Little Gem Lettuce, Mandarins, Potatoes, Baby Spinach, Watermelon Radish

Box Contents 11/15/23 – 11/17/23

2023-11-14T16:29:10+00:00November 14, 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: Arugula, Broccoli, Red Cabbage, Meyer Lemons, Mandarins, Yellow Onions, Sweet Potatoes, Baby Spinach Medium: Apples, Arugula, Broccoli, Red Cabbage, Meyer Lemons, Mandarins, Yellow Onions, Sweet Potatoes, Baby Spinach Large: Apples, Arugula, Broccoli, Red Cabbage, Carrots, Fennel, Grapes, Meyer Lemons, Mandarins, Yellow Onions, Sweet Potatoes, Baby Spinach

Thanksgiving Pre-Game Huddle

2023-11-09T02:22:00+00:00November 9, 2023|

Our team has started our "Countdown to Thanksgiving" here at Terra Firma, by far the busiest three-day week of the year for us...actually, the only one. Most of the preparation will happen before you receive your boxes that week, but some of you have a very important role to play in making sure we can get a CSA box to everyone who wants one before the holiday: If you normally pick up your box [MORE ...]

Roasted Green Bean-Arugula Salad

2023-11-01T17:51:25+00:00November 1, 2023|

Smokey, roasted Green Beans plus sweet, crunchy peppers and nutty, peppery Arugula and lots of Garlic. Preheat the oven to 425. Peel and mince 1-2 cloves of garlic.  Peel and core 2 Gypsy peppers and cut them into thin julienne strips. Wash and spin dry 2 C. or more of Arugula leaves. Trim 1/2 lb. of Green Beans and toss with 1 T. olive oil and 1/2 t. salt.  Place in a large cast-iron [MORE ...]

November is Co-vember at TFF

2023-11-01T17:25:20+00:00November 1, 2023|

Happy Halloween, and welcome to November. We are just about done planting vegetables for the year at Terra Firma, which means it's time for planting something else: winter cover crops. Most farmers in California leave their fields fallow during the winter, exposed to the wind and rain that erode the soil and cause runoff into both ground and surface water. "Cover crops" are just what they sound like: plants that cover the soil and [MORE ...]

Box Contents 11/1/23 – 11/3/23

2023-10-30T18:27:52+00:00October 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: Rainbow Chard, Gypsy Peppers, Potatoes, Carrots, Baby Arugula, Fuji Apples, Broccoli, Green Beans Medium: Rainbow Chard, Grapes, Yellow Onions, Gypsy Peppers, Potatoes, Carrots, Baby Arugula, Fuji Apples, Broccoli, Green Beans Large: Rainbow Chard, Painted Serpent Cucumbers, Grapes, Yellow Onions, Gypsy Peppers, Potatoes, Watermelon Radish, Carrots, Baby Arugula, Fuji Apples, [MORE ...]

Soy-Glazed Futsu Squash

2023-10-25T17:41:59+00:00October 25, 2023|

Preheat the oven to 350. Rinse 1 medium or 2 small Futsu squash.  Cut in half from top to bottom, following the ridges in the squash.  Scoop out the seeds and pulp.  Use a large knife to carefully cut the squash into wedge-shaped segments following the shape of the squash. Make a glaze with 1/2 C. tamari, 2 T. sesame oil, and 1/2 t. black pepper.  If you like, add 1/2 t. ginger powder [MORE ...]

Surprise Rain

2023-10-25T17:34:55+00:00October 25, 2023|

Overnight, people in Acapulco, MX found themselves in the midst of a Category 5 hurricane that no one had prepared for. As of this morning, there is still little information about the impacts, but they are expected to be potentially devastating. Just twelve hours before Hurricane Otis made landfall in Mexico, it had been forecast to achieve Category 1 status -- one fifth the strength it ended up achieving. Globally, governments spend hundreds of [MORE ...]

Box Contents 10/25/23 – 10/27/23

2023-10-23T19:37:46+00:00October 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: Green Beans, Broccoli, Grapes, Dino Kale, Yellow Onions, Black Futsu Squash, Arugula Medium: Green Beans, Broccoli, Carrots, Grapes, Dino Kale, Yellow Onions, Gypsy Peppers, Pistachios, Black Futsu Squash, Arugula Large: Green Beans, Broccoli, Carrots, Grapes, Dino Kale, Yellow Onions, Gypsy Peppers, Pistachios, Black Futsu Squash, Tomatoes, Arugula

Reducing the Plastic in your Boxes

2023-10-18T17:45:16+00:00October 18, 2023|

As recently as a hundred years ago, fresh produce was a luxury that was unattainable to most people in the world. A handful of "new technologies" made it possible to transport it from farms to cities without it turning into compost on the way: fossil fuels, refrigeration, and plastic. Fast forward to the 21st century and all three of those have been implicated in climate change and other environmental damage. And yet the consumption [MORE ...]

Easy Refrigerator Dilly Beans

2023-10-18T17:42:33+00:00October 18, 2023|

This recipe has no sugar in it -- these pickles are tart and tangy.  It does not require any heat-treatment or other preservation method but the pickles should be eaten within two weeks.  If you want to preserve them, I have included directions but it is optional. In a medium sized pot, combine 1 1/2 C. white vinegar with 3 C. water.  Bring to a boil, then let cool to room temperature. Wash 2 [MORE ...]

Box Contents 10/18/23 – 10/20/23

2023-10-16T20:25:55+00:00October 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: Green Beans, Carrots, Gypsy Peppers, Fuyu Persimmons, Potatoes, Baby Spinach, Strawberries Medium: Green Beans, Carrots, Cucumbers, Gypsy Peppers, Fuyu Persimmons, Potatoes, Baby Spinach, Strawberries, Cilantro, Tomatoes Large: Green Beans, Carrots, Cucumbers, Gypsy Peppers, Fuyu Persimmons, Potatoes, Baby Spinach, Strawberries, Baby Kale, Cilantro, Lettuce, Tomatoes, Garlic

Box Contents 10/11/23 – 10/13/23

2023-10-09T20:51:45+00:00October 9, 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: Green Beans, Carrots, Grapes, Romaine Lettuce, Potatoes, Watermelon Radish, Zucchini, Tomatoes Medium: Green Beans, Carrots, Grapes, Romaine Lettuce, Potatoes, Watermelon Radish, Baby Spinach, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Watermelon Large: Green Beans, Carrots, Grapes, Romaine Lettuce, Potatoes, Watermelon Radish, Baby Spinach, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Watermelon, Cucumbers

A Little Help from our BFFs (Best Friend Farms)

2023-10-04T17:23:23+00:00October 4, 2023|

The transition from summer vegetables to fall and winter ones is not often a smooth one here. Many years, hot weather sticks around until late October. Other years, fall arrives early in the form of a soaking rain that promptly ends the season for summer crops like tomatoes. Early Fall is also challenging a season for fruit. Apples love classic autumn weather, which is perhaps why they don't do particularly well here. Grapes are [MORE ...]

Pluot Galette

2023-10-04T17:12:14+00:00October 4, 2023|

This is a rustic tart with an unsweetened dough.  The recipe is originally from Jacques Pepin and is hard to improve on.  Do not peel the pluots, as their skins add tartness and color to the pastry. For the dough:  Dice 3/4 C. cold butter into small cubes.  Add to a food processor with 3/4 C. all-purpose flour.  Process for 5 seconds.  Drizzle in 2 T. ice water and process another 5 seconds, until [MORE ...]

Box Contents 10/4/23 – 10/6/23

2023-10-02T18:11:24+00:00October 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: Basil, Green Beans, Carrots, Eggplant, Dino Kale, Pluots, Tomatoes Medium: Basil, Green Beans, Carrots, Eggplant, Pluots, Delicata Squash, Zucchini, Tomatoes Large: Basil, Green Beans, Carrots, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Dino Kale, Gypsy Peppers, Pluots, Delicata Squash, Zucchini, Tomatoes

How to Slay a Drought in 12 Months

2023-09-27T17:24:27+00:00September 27, 2023|

A year ago, California was still deep in drought. Reservoirs and wells across the state were low or completely dry and water restrictions were in place. To paraphrase Steinbeck, it seemed that the drought was going to last forever. A year later, the drought has been vanquised. During periods of drought, a vicious cycle starts where dryness begets more dryness. Dry air pulls water from the landscape, from trees and plants, and from reservoirs. [MORE ...]

Box Contents 9/27/23 – 9/29/23

2023-09-25T19:15:52+00:00September 25, 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: Green Beans, Carrots, Grapes, Potatoes, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Watermelon Medium: Green Beans, Carrots, Garlic, Gypsy Peppers, Potatoes, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Watermelon, Apples Large: Green Beans, Carrots, Cucumbers, Garlic, Gypsy Peppers, Potatoes, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Watermelon, Apples

Short Newsletter for the Shorter Days

2023-09-20T16:22:40+00:00September 20, 2023|

Friday marks the official start of Autumn, and by next week the nights will be longer than the days. In recent years, this change was hardly noticeable here with the seemingly endless summer weather lasting well into October and even November. But beginning this week last year -- when we had a soaking rain just prior to the Equinox -- something changed. And if anything, fall seems to have already started this year. Believe [MORE ...]

Box Contents 9/20/23 – 9/22/23

2023-09-18T18:20:11+00:00September 18, 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: Green Beans, Carrots,  Pluots, Potatoes, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Watermelon Medium: Green Beans, Carrots, Painted Serpent Cucumbers, Dino Kale, Yellow Onions, Gypsy Peppers, Pluots, Potatoes, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Watermelon Large: Green Beans, Carrots, Painted Serpent Cucumbers, Grapes, Dino Kale, Yellow Onions, Gypsy Peppers, Pluots, Potatoes, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Watermelon

30 years and counting

2023-09-14T00:33:29+00:00September 13, 2023|

Yesterday was my birthday, 57 to be exact.  I wouldn't normally mention that in the newsletter, but this year marks a full thirty years that I have been farming, all of them right here. I moved from New York to California in September of 1992, and moved to Winters after spending six months in San Francisco.  And while when I arrived here I had already lived 27 years, the reality is that almost the [MORE ...]

Box Contents 9/13/23 – 9/15/23

2023-09-11T16:36:55+00:00September 11, 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, Red Grapes, Piel De Sapo Melon, Red Onions, Gypsy Peppers, Early Girl Tomatoes, Zucchini Medium: Carrots, Painted Serpent Cucumbers, Piel De Sapo Melon, Red Onions, Yellow Peaches, Gypsy Peppers, Delicata Squash, Early Girl Tomatoes, Zucchini, Red Beets Large: Carrots, Painted Serpent Cucumbers, Piel De Sapo Melon, Red Onions, [MORE ...]

Box Contents 9/6/23 – 9/8/23

2023-09-04T17:21:34+00:00September 4, 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: Basil, Painted Serpent Cucumbers, Grapes, Yellow Onions, Yellow Peaches, Gypsy Peppers, Early Girl Tomatoes, Green Beans Medium: Painted Serpent Cucumbers, Grapes, Yellow Onions, Yellow Peaches, Gypsy Peppers, Potatoes, Zucchini, Early Girl Tomatoes, Green Beans Large: Cucumbers, Grapes, Yellow Onions, Yellow Peaches, Gypsy Peppers, Potatoes, Zucchini, Early Girl Tomatoes, Watermelon, [MORE ...]

Solano County in the News?

2023-08-30T17:37:33+00:00August 30, 2023|

Terra Firma Farm is technically located in Winters, which is a town in Yolo County. But most of the land we farm as well as our packing facilities reside in Solano County, just south of Putah Creek from Winters proper.  We started out farming exclusively in Yolo County, but over the years we have moved about 80%  of our production over the county line.  We like it here. Solano County is actually part of [MORE ...]

Potato Salad with Roasted Green Beans

2023-08-30T15:37:50+00:00August 30, 2023|

This is a vegan Nicoise-type salad with boiled potatoes, but the green beans are roasted with garlic. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Wash 1 lb. of Potatoes and drop into the water whole.  Boil for 10 minutes, or until the potatoes can be pierced with a knife.  Prepare a cold-water bath. When the potatoes are done, drain, rinse and then plunge into the cold water.  When they are cool, dice [MORE ...]

Box Contents 8/30/23 – 9/1/23

2023-08-28T16:31:13+00:00August 28, 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: Painted Serpent Cucumbers, Garlic, Summer Royal Grapes, Yellow Peaches, Gypsy Peppers, Potatoes, Zucchini, Early Girl Tomatoes Medium: Painted Serpent Cucumbers, Garlic, Summer Royal Grapes, Melon or Watermelon, Yellow Peaches, Gypsy Peppers, Potatoes, Zucchini, Early Girl Tomatoes Large: Green Beans, Painted Serpent Cucumbers, Garlic, Summer Royal Grapes, Melon or Watermelon, [MORE ...]

Adapting to Longer Summers at TFF

2023-08-23T16:02:20+00:00August 23, 2023|

One of the frustrations of CSA farming is the mismatch between supply and demand in the summer.  Most years, the peak production of summer crops like tomatoes and peaches falls almost exactly during the long summer break when most kids are out of school and families tend to leave town.  Like most CSAs, Terra Firma sees a seasonal dip in the number of subscribers receiving boxes every summer, and a corresponding increase when schools [MORE ...]

Box Contents 8/23/23 – 8/25/23

2023-08-21T20:19:57+00:00August 21, 2023|

Box Contents 8/16/23 – 8/18/23 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: Cucumbers, Grapes, Peaches, Red Onions, Gypsy Peppers, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Roma Tomatoes Medium: Basil, Cucumbers, Grapes, Nectarines, Peaches, Red Onions, Gypsy Peppers, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Roma Tomatoes Large: Basil, Cucumbers, Grapes, Nectarines, Peaches, Red Onions, Gypsy Peppers, Potatoes, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Roma Tomatoes

Humidity, Organic Farming and California

2023-08-16T18:01:39+00:00August 16, 2023|

For six months of most years, California is a very dry place.  Sometimes our climate is called "Mediterrean", but that's a misnomer because many places adjacent to that body of water actually get regular summer rainfall.  In the Golden State outside of the mountains, we get an average of close to zero. So how can it be that California produces more agricultural bounty than any other state in the U.S. ? As so many [MORE ...]

Beet, Melon, and Tomato Salad

2023-08-16T17:30:09+00:00August 16, 2023|

With three sweet items in this salad, you don't want to use sweet vinegar.  Lime juice, mint and feta provide a nice contrast that will keep this from being cloyingly sweet.  Alternately, you could go with cilantro, Tajin and Cotija cheese for a Mexican vibe.  You can use watermelon or any muskmelon for this recipe. Bake 3 beets at 350 in foil or boil them until fork-tender.  Allow to cool, then peel and cut [MORE ...]

Box Contents 8/16/23 – 8/18/23

2023-08-14T20:40:27+00:00August 14, 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, Corn, Melon, Yellow  Onions, Zucchini, Tomatoes Medium: Red Beets, Corn, Melon, Yellow  Onions, Peaches, Gypsy Peppers, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Cucumbers Large: Red Beets, Corn, Melon, Yellow  Onions, Peaches, Gypsy Peppers, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Watermelon, Cucumbers

Achieving Groundwater Sustainability the Local Way

2023-08-09T17:40:13+00:00August 9, 2023|

A few years back, during the height of the drought, it seemed that everyone knew that farmers in general -- and almond farmers in particular -- were using too much of California's water. Fast forward to 2023. The drought is over, having been spectacularly eradicated by one of the wettest winters in our state's history, and thousands of acres of almond orchards in the "driest" part of the Central Valley are under the water [MORE ...]

Box Contents 8/9/23 – 8/11/23

2023-08-07T20:01:03+00:00August 7, 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: Green Cabbage, Sweet Corn, Cucumber, Nectarines, Peaches, Zucchini, Tomatoes Medium: Green Cabbage, Sweet Corn, Cucumbers, Garlic, Nectarines, Peaches, Gypsy Peppers, Zucchini, Tomatoes Large: Green Cabbage, Sweet Corn, Cucumbers, Garlic, Melon, Nectarines, Peaches, Gypsy Peppers, Zucchini, Tomatoes

Mel-August

2023-08-02T16:40:04+00:00August 2, 2023|

If watermelons and sweet corn are the symbols of July at Terra Firma, then Melons are a sure sign of August. Melons, also known as Muskmelons, are part of the extended family that includes not just watermelons but cucumbers, summer squash, winter squash and pumpkins. Botanically, they are most similar to cucumbers as they share similar-looking seeds, flowers and leaf shapes. While most supermarkets in the U.S. sell only cantelopes and honeydew, there are [MORE ...]

Box Contents 8/2/23 – 8/4/23

2023-07-31T20:08:28+00:00July 31, 2023|

Please bear in mind the contents may change slightly, as things are always in flux on the farm. Small: Basil, Corn, Melon, Peaches, Gypsy Peppers, Tomatoes Medium: Carrots, Corn, Cucumbers, Melon, Red Onions, Peaches, Gypsy Peppers, Tomatoes, Potatoes Large: Carrots, Corn, Cucumbers, Melon, Red Onions, Peaches, Gypsy Peppers, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Potatoes

It isn’t Summer until the Melons are ready

2023-07-26T14:44:19+00:00July 26, 2023|

Watermelons and Muskmelons are two of our most important summer crops here at Terra Firma. Both crops like hot weather more than anything else we grow; the hotter it gets, the bigger and more lush the plants get, and the better the melons taste. Our muskmelon season is fairly short, primarily late July and August. And while we grow several varieties -- cantelopes, orange honeydew, Galia and Piel de Sapo -- you will likely [MORE ...]

Box Contents 7/26/23 – 7/28-23

2023-07-24T20:36:36+00:00July 24, 2023|

Please bear in mind the contents may change slightly, as things are always in flux on the farm. Small: Gold Beets, Corn, Cucumbers, Zucchini, Heirloom Tomatoes, Early Girl Tomatoes, Watermelon Medium: Gold Beets, Corn, Cucumbers, Yellow Onions, Peaches, Zucchini, Heirloom Tomatoes, Early Girl Tomatoes, Galia Melon, Large: Gold Beets, Corn, Cucumbers, Yellow Onions, Peaches, Zucchini, Heirloom Tomatoes, Early Girl Tomatoes, Galia Melon, Gypsy Peppers

Box Contents 7/19/23 – 7/21/23

2023-07-17T20:10:48+00:00July 17, 2023|

Small: Carrots, Corn, Garlic, Melon, Potatoes, Zucchini, Heirloom Tomatoes Medium: Basil, Carrots, Corn, Cucumbers, Garlic, Melon, Potatoes, Zucchini, Heirloom Tomatoes Large: Basil, Carrots, Corn, Cucumbers, Garlic, Melon, Peaches, Potatoes, Zucchini, Heirloom Tomatoes

Tofu-Green Bean Salad

2023-07-12T18:07:46+00:00July 12, 2023|

This is a Thai-style composed salad with both cooked and raw ingredients. Marinate 12 oz of firm or very firm Tofu with 1 T. soy sauce and 1 t. hot sesame oil for 20 minutes. Meanwhile, trim 1/2 lb. of Green Beans.   Toss with 1  T. olive oil and 1/2 t. salt and roast in a cast iron skillet in the oven at 450 or on the grill.  (Alternately, you can parboil the beans [MORE ...]

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