Showing posts from December, 2011

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from the farm!!!

It's that time of the year again and we almost can't believe another year has come and gone! We also can't believe it's been almost 2 years since we've seen SMASHY!!We miss you girlie!!!!
It's been quite a ride, lots of challenges, lots of work, but a ton of laughs along the way too. The crops did surprisingly well despite the drought this year and late head start. One of our Mexican guys suffered a medical emergency and was hospitalized but thank goodness is now A-ok!! Panzer the pup grew into a beautiful big boy and is no longer ripping the heads off of chickens!!! We had the second annual Evergreen bus tour down to the farm, had a great meal and help getting some work done! Our sweet corn was awesome, tomatoes were so-so, cabbage crop was awesome too! We dropped one market this year and we've missed it and the income it provided, so we'll try and pick it up again for next year!  It's pretty tough trying to do it all, but we always seem to manage…

What are you eating during the holidays?

We had a busy day on Saturday selling to our Brickwork customers who were happily stocking up for the holiday season.  A buzz of recipe ideas were shared around our tables full of Brussel Sprouts, Leeks, Celeriac, Potatoes, Garlic and Cabbages.  As I fulfilled Cabbage Roll orders and sold Perogies like a mad hatter, the big talk was how popular root celery has become.  I've been spreading the word about celeriac mashed potatoes  and it has become quite popular!  You simply buy one of our knarly looking roots, peel it good, chop it along with your potatoes, boil & mash for a great celery tasting mashed spud dish!  Perfect along side turkey or chicken for your holiday meal.  Roasting fingerlings is a great thing to do this time of year!  I like to roast redgolds, russian bluesand the buttery fingerlings together with garlic cloves,olive oil and sea salt.  Smash on plate and smother with gravy and what a satisfying side indeed! Boil your Brussel's in some chicken stock, toss…