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Box Contents Thanksgiving Week

2020-11-23T21:21:22+00:00November 23, 2020|

Here are your final CSA box contents for Thanksgiving week! Happy Holidays! Small: Carrots, Potatoes, Mandarins, Celery, Leeks, Spinach Medium: Carrots, Potatoes, Mandarins, Celery, Leeks, Spinach, Kale, Lettuce, Butternut Squash Large: Carrots, Potatoes, Mandarins, Celery, Leeks, Kale, Lettuce, Butternut Squash, Broccoli, Kiwis

Sweet Potato-Carrot Cake

2020-11-18T19:29:04+00:00November 18, 2020|

This dessert relies mostly on the natural sweetness of the sweet potatoes and carrots, with just a small amount of sweetener. Bake or microwave 1 medium sweet potato until soft.  Allow to cool, then cut in half and scoop out the pulp. Combine with 2 eggs, 1 t. vanilla extract and 1/4 C. sugar (or appropriate amount of other sweetener). Finely chop or grind 1/4 C. walnuts and combine in a bowl with:  1/4 [MORE ...]

A Thanksgiving Thank You

2020-11-18T18:53:34+00:00November 18, 2020|

2020 has been a terrible year for so many reasons that it's easy to imagine many people will have a hard time finding much to celebrate on Thanksgiving.  And in the twisted logic of this messed up year, that might not be such a bad thing, since Covid 19 seems to excel at spreading itself through celebration. At Terra Firma, next week will mark the first time since March that any of us will [MORE ...]

Box Contents 11/18/2020-11/20/2020

2020-11-16T21:01:58+00:00November 16, 2020|

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, Sweet Potatoes, Mandarins, Walnuts, Cabbage, Lettuce Medium: Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Mandarins, Walnuts, Arugula, Leeks, Cabbage, Lettuce Large: Broccoli, Carrots, Sweet Potatoes, Mandarins, Walnuts, Arugula, [MORE ...]

Thanksgiving Store Order Instructions 2020

2020-11-16T16:58:02+00:00November 13, 2020|

Do not order through the CSA store for items you wish to receive the week of Thanksgiving - you will not receive your order if you submit it that way. Instead, place your CSA store order using either of the below options. Please be sure to double-check that you've ordered everything correctly so you get exactly what you want. CSA store orders must be submitted by Thursday, November 19th for delivery with your CSA box the week [MORE ...]

Box Contents 11/11/20 – 11/13/20

2020-11-11T21:22:33+00:00November 11, 2020|

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, Broccoli, Carrots, Leeks, Lettuce, Spinach Medium: Apples, Broccoli, Carrots, Leeks, Lettuce, Spinach, Green Beans, Kale, Mandarins Large: Apples, Broccoli, Carrots, Leeks, Lettuce, Spinach, Green Beans, Kale, [MORE ...]

Carrot, Leek & Broccoli Stir Fry

2020-11-11T19:02:13+00:00November 11, 2020|

One trick to sauteing leeks is to cut them in thin strips, or "julienne".  This helps them cook faster without burning. Since you have to cut down vertically into each leek anyway to wash them, you can just cut each leek in half from top to bottom.  Then cut into 1-2" lengths and place them cut-side down on the cutting board.  Use a very sharp knife to make slices lengthwise. Cut the leaves and [MORE ...]

Let Us Grow Better Lettuce

2020-11-11T18:40:27+00:00November 11, 2020|

To celebrate the arrival of our first fall Lettuce in your boxes today, I'm going to do a deep dive into that vegetable. For decades, 100% of the lettuce consumed in the U.S. was "head lettuce": entire lettuce plants harvested by cutting at the root and sold that way. The most popular type by far was "Iceberg"; other types included Romaine, Red Leaf, and Green Leaf. As the 20th century drew to a close, [MORE ...]

Butternut Pudding

2020-11-04T18:47:18+00:00November 4, 2020|

This is a tasty and simple vegan and gluten-free dessert.  You can make a large batch using a whole squash, or use half your squash to make a savory dish and use the leftovers to make a small batch of the pudding. Cut 1 Butternut in half lengthwise and bake face down on a cookie sheet at 375 degrees for 25-35 minutes, until bubbling around the edges and very soft.  Allow to cool, then [MORE ...]

Fall and Winter Holiday Schedule Update

2020-11-04T16:06:48+00:00November 4, 2020|

Just a quick post today, given that many people's attention is likely elsewhere. Thanksgiving Schedule Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is coming up quick! Thursday and Friday boxes will be delivered on Tuesday, November 24th. Weds. boxes will delivered as usual. We will post a draft Thanksgiving Box list on the website next week. We will also be sending out an email with a link to a special order form for anyone who wants [MORE ...]

Box Contents 11/4/20 – 11/6/20

2020-11-16T22:02:50+00:00November 2, 2020|

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, Garlic, Fuyu Persimmons, Spinach, Carrots, Gypsy Peppers Medium: Apples, Broccoli, Garlic, Fuyu Persimmons, Spinach, Butternut Squash, Arugula, Kale, Carrots, Cilantro Large: Apples, Broccoli, Garlic, Fuyu Persimmons, [MORE ...]

Caldo Verde

2020-10-28T17:40:26+00:00October 28, 2020|

This Portuguese winter-vegetable soup is traditionally made with linguica sausage, but in this vegetarian version I use the garlicky charred broccoli from last week's newsletter as a vegan flavor-enhancer.  Alternately you can use pork or vegan sausage. Cut the leaves off 1 medium or 2 small Leeks, then cut a slit down into the shank vertically.  Rinse all the layers well in running water.  Roughly chop the leeks. Heat 3 T. olive oil in [MORE ...]

The D-word

2020-10-28T20:04:22+00:00October 28, 2020|

With everything that is going on right now, most Californians can be forgiven for not noticing something that -- in any other year -- would be a huge story and major topic of conversation:  A large part of our state has experienced no rain since March. That in itself would not be alarming except for the fact that the same area received about half its normal rainfall last winter. Of course we've all been [MORE ...]

Box Contents 10/28/20-10/30/20

2020-10-26T19:19:55+00:00October 26, 2020|

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: Arugula, Broccoli, Carrots,Leeks, Potatoes, Green Beans, Crimson Grapes Medium: Arugula, Broccoli, Carrots, Kale, Leeks, Potatoes, Green Beans, Crimson Grapes, Spinach Large: Arugula, Broccoli, Carrots, Kale, Leeks, Potatoes, [MORE ...]

Seared Broccoli with Spinach and Garlic

2020-10-21T17:57:00+00:00October 21, 2020|

It's still been too hot up here lately to do much cooking inside.  I've been experimenting with using a cast-iron skillet on my grill to do high-heat cooking of vegetables.  For Broccoli in particular, I've found that intense bottom heat of the grill does a better job searing the broccoli than either my oven or my indoor stove. This is not a recipe for people who like their broccoli "lightly cooked".  You can add [MORE ...]

Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change is Everyone’s Problem

2020-10-28T20:05:36+00:00October 21, 2020|

For decades, any time the media discussed farming and climate change, agriculture was addressed as a culprit to be blamed for its contribution. This put farmers dealing with the daily realities of a changing climate on the defensive. Instead of helping us adapt to the challenges, it appeared likely that the government was going to force new regulations on us that would make it even harder to survive economically. Yesterday on NPR, I heard [MORE ...]

Box Contents 10/21/20-10/23/20

2020-10-19T20:46:33+00:00October 19, 2020|

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, Cabbage, Carrots, Spinach, Red Kuri Squash Medium: Apples, Green Beans, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Spinach, Red Kuri Squash, Leeks, Eggplant, Gypsy Peppers Large: Apples, [MORE ...]

An Update: LNU Fire Relief Fundraiser

2020-10-28T20:06:46+00:00October 14, 2020|

Alicia here, to announce that you, our CSA members, raised a total of $10,640 for our olive oil producer and beekeeper, who experienced much loss and damage to their supplies and properties as a result of the LNU Complex Fire in August. Andrea, our beekeeper, and Susan, our olive oil producer, will each receive $5,320. We are deeply grateful for all of the donations we received, big and small. Below are updates from them. [MORE ...]

Green Bean-Potato Gratin

2020-10-14T18:42:06+00:00October 14, 2020|

This is really just potatoes and green beans roasted together and then covered with cheese, but casserole is not a very appealing term for something so delicious. Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Trim 1/2 lb. of Green Beans and spread on a cookie sheet.  Toss with 1/2 T. olive oil and salt to taste, then arrange in a single layer. Wash 2 lbs. of potatoes and then cut into "green bean" sized julienne [MORE ...]

Box Contents 10/14/20 – 10/16/20

2020-11-16T22:03:29+00:00October 12, 2020|

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: Arugula, Green Beans, Carrots, Garlic, Grapes, Potatoes Medium: Arugula, Green Beans, Carrots, Garlic, Grapes, Potatoes, Spinach Large: Arugula, Green Beans, Carrots, Broccoli, Garlic, Grapes, Dino Kale,  Potatoes, [MORE ...]

Kale Salad with Sweet Potato Croutons

2020-10-07T16:50:12+00:00October 7, 2020|

The Curly Kale in your boxes this week is ideal for marinated kale salad, as the leaves are both more tender and fluffier than other types of kale.  This salad does not need to be "massaged", but you do want to dress the leaves ten minutes or so before you finish putting the salad together. Make a dressing with 3 T. lemon juice, 2 T. olive oil, 1 t. salt and 1/4-1/2 t. fresh [MORE ...]

Please Excuse our appearance while we remodel

2020-10-07T16:16:13+00:00October 7, 2020|

I guess it's been a while since I have updated the template for the newsletter on the email program I use; they informed me yesterday -- for the first time that I am aware of -- that I could no longer use the template because it is incompatible with their new software. I suppose for some people designing a new template is something they can knock out in an hour and still get their [MORE ...]

Box Contents 10/7/20-10/9/20

2020-10-05T21:45:20+00:00October 5, 2020|

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, Sweet Potatoes, Spinach, Gypsy Peppers, Onions Medium: Apples, Green Beans, Red Beets, Carrots, Kale, Sweet Potatoes, Spinach, Gypsy Peppers, Onions Large: Apples, Arugula, [MORE ...]

Brussel Sprout-Green Bean Saute with Parmesan & Lemon

2020-09-30T18:06:55+00:00September 30, 2020|

Both Brussels Sprouts and Green Beans benefit from being parboiled prior to sauteing.  It helps speed the cooking process while softening them up so they will better absorb the other flavors in the dish.  If you use a slotted spoon to remove them, you can use the same pot of water. Bring a large pot of water with 1 T. salt to a boil. Cut 1 lb. worth of Brussel Sprouts in half from [MORE ...]

Planning for the End…of the Year

2020-10-28T20:14:45+00:00September 30, 2020|

I once again find myself writing this weekly newsletter while a new giant fire burns just 30 miles away from here (the fire poses no risk to Terra Firma).  I used to love Autumn, now I find myself hating it. We escaped relatively unscathed from the horrendous hot, windy weather that caused the Glass Fire.  We've learned over the years to make sure that all our fields are well-irrigated prior to this type of [MORE ...]

Box Contents 9/30/20-10/2/20

2020-09-28T21:17:07+00:00September 28, 2020|

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, Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, Delicata Squash, Tomatoes Medium: Apples, Green Beans, Brussels Sprouts, Carrots, Chard, Yellow Onions, Spinach, Delicata Squash, Tomatoes Large: Apples, Green Beans, [MORE ...]

Adapting our CSA to Climate Change starts now

2020-10-29T01:08:30+00:00September 23, 2020|

While humanity spent twenty years denying, blaming, and arguing about how to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, climate change has arrived.   And we have spent almost no time planning for how we will adapt to the new reality. On our farm, we have been making small tweaks in response to ten years of individual weather events that, when put together like pieces of a puzzle, now provide a portrait of our new climate.  Mostly hotter [MORE ...]

Green Bean-Potato Salad with Crispy Leeks

2020-09-23T17:15:54+00:00September 23, 2020|

This no-mayo potato salad is delicious on its own, but the crispy leeks turn it into something really special.  Definitely worth the extra effort.  You can make the salad a day or longer in advance, but don't mix the leeks into it until you serve it as they will become soggy -- although still tasty. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.  Add 2 lbs. scrubbed whole potatoes. Preheat the oven [MORE ...]

Box Contents 9/23/20-9/25/20

2020-09-21T20:38:16+00:00September 21, 2020|

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, Leeks, Gypsy Peppers, Potatoes, Tomatoes, Spinach Medium :Apples, Arugula, Green Beans, Grapes, Kale, Leeks, Gypsy Peppers, Potatoes, Tomatoes Large: Apples, Arugula, Green [MORE ...]

Power Outages, Mealy Peaches & the Cold Chain

2020-10-29T01:09:05+00:00September 16, 2020|

It seems that if 2020 has a theme, it will be about not taking basic things for granted like spending time with friends and relatives,  having a home that hasn't burned down, having clean, breathable air and enjoying time outdoors. For our food supply, refrigeration is the equivalent of fresh air for humans.  Without it, fresh food would not exist for most people. I'm not talking just of the refrigerators and freezers in our [MORE ...]

Thai-style Red Kuri Squash Soup

2020-09-16T16:05:15+00:00September 16, 2020|

Red Kuri makes great soup, and the easiest way to prepare it is to bake it first.  If you want to make it more difficult, you can peel the squash, dice it and cook it in the coconut milk until soft. Preheat the oven to 375. Cut a Red Kuri squash in half and place the two halves face down on a baking sheet.  Wrap 3 large cloves of unpeeled garlic in foil, drizzle [MORE ...]

Box Contents 9/16/20-9/18/20

2020-09-14T21:37:45+00:00September 14, 2020|

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, Celery, Garlic, Gypsy Peppers, Red Kuri Squash, Tomatoes Medium:Apples, Green Beans, Celery, Garlic, Grapes, Gypsy Peppers, Red Kuri Squash, Tomatoes Large: Apples, Green Beans, [MORE ...]

Box Contents 9/9/20 – 9/11/20

2020-09-07T22:27:53+00:00September 7, 2020|

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, grapes, peppers, potatoes, tomatoes, watermelon Medium: carrots, grapes, peppers, potatoes, tomatoes, watermelon, beans, eggplant, onions Large: carrots, grapes, peppers, potatoes, tomatoes, watermelon, beans, eggplant, onions

CSA Members Affected by the Fire

2020-10-29T01:09:33+00:00September 2, 2020|

Last week's giant LNU fire destroyed hundreds of homes and dozens of farms in the Pleasants Valley area of Winters and Vacaville.  Two of the farms destroyed belonged to long-time TFF subscribers who also happen to be suppliers to the CSA. Susan Hassett of Buzzard's Roost Ranch produces organic olive oil that we have featured in our boxes.  In addition to losing her home, the irrigation system in her orchard was destroyed -- although [MORE ...]

Grilled Delicata Squash

2020-09-02T17:29:46+00:00September 2, 2020|

  Delicata grilled this way is a deliciously simple side dish on its own, but you can also add it to a green salad (Deli-croutons) or combine it with sauteed onions and peppers. Cut 2-3 Delicata squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.  (See note below about saving and eating the seeds)  Slice the cut pieces into half rounds about 3/4" thick -- if they are too thin they will burn. In [MORE ...]

Box Contents 9/2/20 – 9/4/20

2020-09-07T22:28:27+00:00August 31, 2020|

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, onions, peaches, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes Medium: carrots, melon, onions, peaches, tomatoes, peppers, pistachios, Delicata squash Large: carrots, melon, onions, peaches, tomatoes, peppers, pistachios, Delicata squash, grapes

Fire on the Mountain

2020-08-26T17:20:13+00:00August 26, 2020|

I have never been terribly worried about wildfires impacting Terra Firma's operations dramatically.  Despite our location at the eastern edge of the fire-prone Coast Range, most of our fields, our office, and our packing shed are safely ensconced in a large area of irrigated orchards and other farmland.  For a fire to reach us, it would have to burn through several miles of leafy green foliage that is kept hydrated all summer. By now, [MORE ...]

Roasted Tomato and Pepper Sauce

2020-08-26T17:01:48+00:00August 26, 2020|

This is a sheet-pan sauce with a minimum of preparation.  You can eat it the day you make it, but it will also freeze well and doesn't take up much space. Heat the oven to 350 or fire up your gas grill. Drizzle olive oil generously over a cookie sheet and sprinkle with salt, then stir with a wooden spoon to combine and cover the entire surface. Slice 2 lbs. of Roma Tomatoes in [MORE ...]

Box Contents 8/26/20-8/28/20

2020-08-24T21:16:44+00:00August 24, 2020|

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, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Watermelon Medium: Cucumbers, Garlic, Grapes, Peaches, Gypsy Peppers, Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Watermelon Large: Cucumbers, Garlic, Grapes, Peaches, Gypsy Peppers, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Watermelon

Box Contents 8/19/20 – 8/21/20

2020-08-17T20:28:47+00:00August 17, 2020|

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, Painted Serpent cucumbers, melon, peaches, Gypsy peppers, potatoes, tomatoes Medium: eggplant, melon, peaches, Gypsy peppers, potatoes, tomatoes, zucchini Large: eggplant, melon, peaches, Gypsy peppers, potatoes, tomatoes, zucchini, Painted [MORE ...]

Summer Vegetable Poke

2020-08-12T18:29:53+00:00August 12, 2020|

Hawaiian Poke is usually made with fresh raw fish, but the texture and color of tomatoes and other summer vegetables combine well with the Japanese saucing and flavors.  You can serve this on top of steamed sushi rice, salad greens, or both. For the Ponzu Sauce:  In a bowl, mix together 2 T. rice vinegar, 2 T. soy sauce, 1 T. sesame oil, 1 T. mirin (or other sweet white wine), and 1 T. [MORE ...]

Household Food Safety Tips

2020-10-29T01:10:42+00:00August 12, 2020|

Most of the produce items in your boxes right now are not washed between leaving the field and entering your house.   Cooking at high temperatures, when applicable, is a reliable way to kill bacteria.  For items you plan to consume raw, you should do the following, you should take the following steps to ensure they are safe to eat: For Melons and Onions, washing the peels is not effective.  Use a separate cutting board [MORE ...]

Don’t Throw Away your TFF Onions

2020-08-12T17:40:11+00:00August 12, 2020|

Last week, as part of our obligations under the Food Safety Modernization Act of 2015, we conducted our annual  "Mock Recall".  That involves tracing a single product shipped on a single day and finding out how much the buyer still has on hand as well as how much has already been sold.  For many of our crops, it's a simple task -- over half of what we grow ends up in your CSA boxes. Contrast [MORE ...]

Box Contents 8/12/2020 – 8/14/2020

2020-08-10T18:14:31+00:00August 10, 2020|

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: Peaches, Orange Gypsy Peppers, Zucchini, Early Girl Tomatoes, Watermelon Medium: Carrots, Painted Serpent Cucumbers, Yellow Onions, Peaches, Orange Gypsy Peppers, Zucchini, Early Girl Tomatoes, Watermelon Large: Carrots, Painted [MORE ...]

Melon Varieties

2020-08-05T22:33:10+00:00August 5, 2020|

Terra Firma Farm Melon Varieties. Click to view larger image. Cantaloupe: Classic breakfast melon. A round, medium-sized melon with netted skin, and a juicy, sweet flavor. Orange Honeydew: Round melon with a smooth, white exterior, and an orange, juicy interior. Sweet and refreshing - a kid favorite! Sharlyn: Medium to large-sized oblong melon with a netted skin. The interior has a creamy flesh with a floral, fruity smell. Well-balanced flavor that will sweeten over [MORE ...]

We’ve got Summer Covered

2020-08-05T18:23:48+00:00August 5, 2020|

Most organic growers in California grow cover crops to protect their soil and build fertility naturally.  They are not harvested for a crop, but rather fed back to the soil. The primary season for growing cover crops in our area is winter, when the harvest season for most crops is over and rain provides natural irrigation.  But at Terra Firma, we plant just as much acreage of winter crops as summer. Our winter-harvested fields [MORE ...]

Italian Style Sauteed Peppers and Potatoes

2020-08-05T18:19:55+00:00August 5, 2020|

This is an easy vegan recipe, but you can also add sausage or grated cheese. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil, then add 2 lbs. of whole potatoes, scrubbed.  Simmer for 8-10 minutes, until fork tender.  Drain, rinse and allow to cool. Meanwhile, remove the stem, core and seeds from 2-3 Gypsy peppers. Peel and dice 1 medium onion. Peel and mince 4 garlic cloves. Heat a cast-iron skillet to high.  [MORE ...]

Box Contents 8/5/2020 – 8/7/2020

2020-08-03T18:23:29+00:00August 3, 2020|

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, Garlic, Grapes, Peaches, Potatoes, Tomatoes Medium: Green Beans, Cucumbers, Garlic, Grapes, Melon, Peaches, Gypsy Peppers, Potatoes, Zucchini, Tomatoes Large: Green Beans, Cucumbers, Garlic, Grapes, Melon, [MORE ...]

Baked Feta with Summer Veggies

2020-07-29T21:16:59+00:00July 29, 2020|

This is a quick and easy vegetarian summer meal that can be cooked in the oven or on the grill and served alongside steamed couscous.  One sheet pan is enough food for 2 people. Preheat the oven or grill to 400. Cut 2 eight-ounce blocks of feta in halves.  You will have 4 relatively thin "slabs". Drizzle a sheet-pan or baking sheet with 3 T. olive oil and sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. [MORE ...]

The Fruitiest Month

2020-07-29T17:16:06+00:00July 29, 2020|

August is our fruitiest month at Terra Firma. The late season peaches and nectarine varieties we harvest this time of year have complex flavor profiles usually associated with fine wine. Not sugary sweet, they are smokey, rich, and tangy.  All the peaches we grow generally set fruit within the same 4-week period, but these ones spend fully eight or ten weeks longer on the trees than their early-season cousins.  Most of them trace their [MORE ...]

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