Saturday, May 31, 2014

Only one more day….! What are you cooking this week?


We are so excited to be opening practically in a few hours!!! Monday, June 2nd cannot come soon enough.

I wanted to talk about one of our first foods that comes down from the farm; Garlic Scapes.

Like a scallion is to an onion, garlic scapes are the green part of the garlic that grows from the top.

Now what do you do with them? While there are a number of yummy ideas for what to do with garlic scopes, I thought that this simple recipe would jump start some ideas….

Garlic-Scape Pesto Pasta

For the pesto
  • 10 large garlic scapes
  • 1/3 cup unsalted pistachios
  • 1/3 cup finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • And one pound long pasta of your choice
Make the pesto: Puree the garlic scapes, pistachios, Parmesan, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a food processor until very finely chopped. With the motor running, slowly pour the oil through the opening. Season the pesto with salt and pepper to taste. (The pesto keeps in the fridge, covered, for 1 week or frozen for a month.)
In a large pot of heavily salted boiling water, cook the spaghetti until al dente. Reserve 1 cup of the pasta-cooking water, then drain the pasta. Whisk together 2/3 cup of the pesto and the reserved pasta water and toss with the pasta. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve right away.

Enjoy this green meal to bring in the 2014 season. (Especially you, CSA Members!)

Looking forward to seeing everyone's faces down at the stand on this coming MONDAY!! :)



Recipe from Ian Knauer, 'The Farm'
Photo from dinnerwithjulie.com 

Friday, May 23, 2014

We Get By With A Little Help From Our Friends….

Hung out with the girls a little earlier in the week, and helped them "disbud"some peonies in our fields.
They're all starting to pop!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Serenity in our own backyard



Ahhhhhhhhhh what a moment.............


This is a moment we savor at this time of year.  Golden sun, glimmering across the stream in the early morning.  Serenity is not a word you will hear often around the farm when the hustle and bustle begins way early and continues throughout our day. 

As June 2nd nears, the farm carries a wonderful  buzz..........




Tomatoes are gaining ground as well as corn, onions, garlic etc.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Opening Soon ....June 2nd......Coming fast!





SAVE THE DATE!!!!!
June 19th will be our annual FARM TOUR. From 6:00pm until we are out of wine. Kids are welcome. I love their questions, but tell them to go easy on the wine!!!!

Saturday, May 10, 2014

SOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNN!!!








Peony lovers,

Well they are almost here. We will be offering them at the stand, for the next 5-6 weeks. The Maryland fields start next week, then the fields here and then the fields in upstate NY to finish out the season. If it doesn't get too hot it should last into late June.
DETAILS:
$2 a piece except yellow($5 a stem if available).
bunches of 10
different colors(100+ different varieties) Not all colors all the time though
CSA members get 10% off
weekly pick ups for all 6 weeks get 15% off













AND NEW THIS YEAR.................................Selfie guided tours of the field. Take a picture of yourself walking in the field!!!!!!
   Will provide information on this exciting addition when our    
   fields are in bloom.

   Tell anyone else you think might be interested if you feel  

   like it.

   Happy Mothers Day!!!!

    HG


Thursday, May 8, 2014

The countdown begins.......

25 Days and counting  :)...........


Yes it's true!  25 more days and SIW will be back!  This year we have some great new things happening.   

We will be hosting three CSA/Non-member dinners.  They will take place in July, August, and September. Details will be posted at the stand in June.  

Peonies, Peonies, Peonies........


Stay tuned for details for next week!