Cool as a Summer Cucumber

Have you ever heard the term “cool as a cucumber”? This term is said to have derived from the cucumber’s potential ability to cool the temperature of the blood. How utterly cool is that?  Cucumbers are a member of the gourd family and are technically a fruit in the botanical sense as they contain seeds inside.… Read More »

Squash-ingly Delicious Summer

Summer Squash is not a vegetable per se, it’s technically referred to by horticulturists and plant scientists as a “pepo” which is a type of hard-walled berry. Cucumbers and watermelon are described as pepo as well. Summer squash is a vining plant that can include so many different types of squash, from yellow squash to… Read More »

Get Ready to Broc Your World!

Broccoli is in season right now on our farm and we’re excited to share with you all about why broccoli is a healthy food choice due to its high nutritional content, delicious taste, and wide availability and appeal.  Broccoli is a sun loving, cool weather crop harvested on our farm both in the Spring &… Read More »

Give Peas a Chance

Are you eating in season with us? Well it’s time to talk about Peas as they are being harvested right now on our farm. Peas are an annual, cool season vegetable grown for their edible pods and seeds. We plant them in the ground very early in the spring so they can mature and be… Read More »

Never E-scape the Garlic!

As food growers, we tend to be foodies, that is food fanatics. Our sustainable farm loves innovative growing techniques which also translates to inventive cooking and eating. So when garlic scapes are in season on our farm we couldn’t be more excited to get to work on new & delicious seasonal recipes with you in… Read More »

Say it isn’t Cilantro

Cilantro is an annual, aromatic herb that is also known as coriander or Chinese parsley and experts believe that it is one of the oldest herbs in the world. Considered to have been around since biblical times, cilantro may have been referenced in ancient texts originating from China, Egypt, India and the Roman Empire.  The… Read More »

Simply Rad-ishing

Radishes are an edible root veggie with variable skin color and a crunchy peppery flesh interior. Radish have gained popularity for their colorful appearance, their ease in growing, and their health benefits. Radish can vary in shape, size, flavor as well as interior and exterior color. Radish variations may include ranges in shape and size,… Read More »

If you hear an onion ring, answer it

  Onions may just have been one of the earliest cultivated crops (researchers approximate their cultivation to 5000 years ago) valued for being easy to grow, easy to transport and less perishable than other food of the time.  Researchers suggest that the onion may have proved valuable to human existence as they could easily be… Read More »

Kale’in It

Kale has been in the popular limelight touted as being a trendy superfood. We believe kale’s popularity is here to stay due to its nutritional benefits, adaptability in recipes and for it being such an easy crop to grow.  Kale is a member of the cabbage family, a cruciferous vegetable like cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, collard… Read More »

Eating in Season – Potatoes

No Small Potatoes Potatoes are often connected with memorable and comforting occasions as they are an important and valuable staple in numerous holiday recipes and celebrations throughout history. It’s no mistake that the potato has sustained many cultures throughout history, however, did you know that potatoes are also environmentally friendly food? Here’s why, potatoes produce… Read More »

Squash those Winter Blues

Acorn squash is in the same species as zucchini and other summer squashes, however, due to it’s hard-to-cut skin, they are usually treated like vegetables in the culinary world.  Here’s a slight curve ball to digest .. squash is technically a fruit because it contains seeds and originates from the flowering part of plants. Examples of… Read More »

Eating in Season – Superfood Kale

This week’s eating in season spotlight is on the amazing Superfood Kale. Kale is a dark, leafy green that can be eaten raw or cooked and hails from the cabbage family with relatives including broccoli, cauliflower and collards. This versatile vegetable has been around since Roman times, however, has really made it’s culinary debut in… Read More »