Sunday, February 26, 2017

Gearing Up

 We hope you are enjoying the beautiful weather we’re having! John and Anna wanted me to let you know that they are busy getting ready for the spring growing season. They already have plants growing in the greenhouse and John is preparing the fields for fertilizing. He said that he wants to get the greenhouse they do the tomatoes in moved this week to fresh ground. The greenhouse tomatoes they grow are done in the ground instead of in pots so they get a lot more trace minerals and nutrients. They have been tapping maple trees early this year and while we are glad for the warm weather we are hoping the temps don’t get too high and end the syrup production. They also wanted me to let you know that if you haven’t signed up yet, they do still have shares available. We are looking forward to another great year.


Thursday, December 15, 2016

A Little Note

Sometimes we get little notes from Rue and Susan, the two Englishers  that live by Cedarmore and help with the CSA.

  John and Anna wanted me to let everyone know how thankful they are for all of the CSA members and the location hosts. The fields are planted in cover crops for the winter. The greenhouses are closed up until February when they will have seedlings started in them and things have finally slowed down a little bit on the farm. Anna said she will be adding a few items to the canned good list and they will be growing a few new veggies this year including yellow tomatoes, possibly orange ones too, spinach, more purple and yellow beans which we had briefly this summer, arugula and possibly more to come. We are hoping for a more productive maple syrup season this winter. They had wanted to run a special on it this fall but did not have enough to do it. Also, I wanted to thank you for supporting them. They couldn’t have tried any harder this year to make it the best experience possible for everyone. I have really enjoyed doing the deliveries as well as communicating with all of you. I have had a great time talking to the hosts and the members that I have met this year. I will miss it this winter but I am really looking forward to starting up again next spring. I hope you all have an awesome winter and very
Blessed Holidays.


Thursday, December 8, 2016

Last Box For The Season

As John and Anna say, 'it is time for them to hang up their tools for the 2016 CSA season.  Now they will be able to catch up on all the things around the farm that have been on the back burner.  A little bit of a well deserved rest.

They have really enjoyed packing the boxes this season and hope that you will consider returning next year.  And maybe even talking up the CSA to your neighbors and friend for next year.  The 2017 sign-ups will be coming out between Christmas and the New Year.

Recipe Of The Week: Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole

4 pounds of shredded potatoes
4 cups (marinated and grilled, cut into small pieces) chicken breast
sliced cheese, your favorite
Ranch dressing
1 pound of bacon fried and crumbled
1 cup of milk, if needed

In a medium size roaster, put 1/2 of the potatoes covering with a layer of dressing.  Then add 1/2 of the chicken pieces, 1/2 of the bacon. and cheese slices over to cover.  Repeat layers then pour milk over all.  Bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Almost The End

I am not believing that next week will be our last delivery week.  Say it ain't so Joe!

Our boxes are still being filled to overflowing even with a long and heavy frost.  The growing season is coming to an end and I am sad to see it end.

I am  looking forward to a big skillet of fried potatoes tonight. And sweet potato fries tomorrow night.

Recipe Of The Week: Pineapple Banana Bread

Pineapple Banana Bread

3 c flour
2 cups of sugar
1 teaspoon of salt
1 teaspoon of soda
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
3 eggs
1 1/4 cups of oil
2 teaspoons of vanilla
1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple
2 cups of mashed bananas

Combine dry ingredients in a bowl.  Add the rest and mix well.  Put into greased bread pans and bake at 350 degrees  for 65 minutes.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

Looks like part of Thanksgiving dinner to me!

Recipe Of The Week: Butternut Squash Casserole

Butternut Squash Casserole

2-3 butternut squash (cooked and mashed)
2 cups of pizza sauce
1 cup of cottage cheese
1 teaspoon of parsley
1 teaspoon of basil
1 cup of bread crumbs
1 cup of Mozzarella cheese
3 Tablespoons of oil
1 large onion
1/2 pound of mushrooms
2 cloves of garlic
1 teaspoon of oregano
salt and pepper to taste

Put squash in a 9x13 baking dish.  Saute onions, mushrooms, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper.  Add the rest of the ingredients and put on top of the squash.  Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Boxes Are Still Heavy

kale, lettuce, garlic, sweet potatoes, peppers, squash, cabbage, garlic, turnips

It is hard to believe that there are just four weeks left of the Fall Share.  We can tell because the skies are so blue and work has begun to slow down a bit.  That means that it gives us time to catch up on all the jobs that have been on the back burner for awhile.  The main concern now is protecting the remaining vegetables in case of a hard frost.

Broccoli has done very well this year.  But cauliflower is another story.  They have no idea what happened to the crop.  The heads are still very small and there is a threat of frost which would it it all for them...the baby cabages.  They are working on the problem to make sure it is fixed before next fall.  

Recipe Of The Week: Pinto Skillet

Pinto Skillet

Take your desires amount of hamburger and fry it with some chopped onions.  Add cooked pinto beans, heavy tomato sauce. taco seasoning chili powder, garlic salt, and brown sugar.  Simmer for 10 minutes.  Add fresh peppers and tomato chunks.  Serve with sour cream and nachos or wrap in flour tortillas.