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Backyard Gardens' CSA:  Week 12 - August 23, 2012

Backyard Gardens’ CSA: Week 12 – August 23, 2012

We’re in full summer mode around here, which means that we are spending more time harvesting and handling produce than we have time for weeding and maintaining the gardens.   The consistent heat of the last month is cranking out volumes of summer crops – squash, beans, and cucumbers.  Larger slicer tomatoes are finally starting to […]

Backyard Gardens' CSA: Week 11- August 16, 2012

Backyard Gardens’ CSA: Week 11- August 16, 2012

Happy Day! The tastes of summer are here. Vine ripe tomatoes, fresh basil bursting with vigor, crisp, refreshing cucumbers, beans, beans and more beans. Our flowers are starting to pop open with an array of colors, shapes and sizes. The flowers are ready to share their beauty with all of you. If you are not […]


Just a quick correction.  There were no parsnips in the CSA bin this week.  That was a misread from the harvest list.  You’ll have to wait for those until much later in the season.  Enjoy the tastes of summer!! Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

Backyard Gardens’ CSA: Week 10 – August 9, 2012

Backyard Gardens’ CSA: Week 10 – August 9, 2012

Hello there! Cole here. I’ve just gotten back from doing our weekly harvest down by Imnaha.  Lately when I’ve looked at the calendar,  I’ve been fretting how soon fall will be here, but when I am down on BYG’s half acre plot on Little sheep creek, summer still looks in full swing.  The peppers are […]

Backyard Gardens’ CSA: Week 9 – August 2, 2012

Backyard Gardens’ CSA: Week 9 – August 2, 2012

“The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.” -Alfred Austin Howdy! We’ve been busy constantly revamping our beds to transplant more greens! The flowers are looking beautiful and add a magnificent dash of […]

Cabbages at harvest time

Backyard Gardens’ CSA: Week 8 – July 26, 2012

Hello! Liz here.  The big news this week is: cabbage!  It’s perfect for all sorts of summer slaws, or even to throw directly on the grill…  Check out recipes and ideas at the bottom of this post. More changes are coming to the garden: the potatoes are flowering, the beans are climbing their trellises, and […]

Gorgeous Purple Cauliflower

Backyard Gardens’ CSA: Week 7 – July 19, 2012

Summer is here and we have a some new crops to prove it!  We harvested the first of our summer squash this week and our first, precious few tomatoes!  The tomatoes are the early salad varieties that are small but mighty delicious.  We only have a small quantity of each this week, so the full […]

Backyard Gardens' CSA: Week 6 - July 12, 2012

Backyard Gardens’ CSA: Week 6 – July 12, 2012

Good day! This is Vanessa. I am writing to give you the hot news from the BYG fields. With summer in full swing our warm weather crops are bursting with color and life. On Tuesday we harvested our largest quantity of salad and celebrated with our first vine ripened tomatoes grown here in Joseph. Soon, […]

Backyard Gardens’ CSA: Week 5 – July 5, 2012

Backyard Gardens’ CSA: Week 5 – July 5, 2012

  Salutations,  I’m Cole,  the last of  the 2012 apprentices.  I started at Backyard Gardens in mid April and I’ve really been enjoying my time here.  Especially now that summer is in full swing and we’re seeing the fruits of our labor.  We are seeing lots of little green tomatoes,  another flush of peas, and […]

Backyard Gardens' CSA: Week 4 - June 28, 2012

Backyard Gardens’ CSA: Week 4 – June 28, 2012

Greetings! Caroline here, I joined the crew mid-May and am thoroughly enjoying my time and and space here. Not to mention the awesome folks I get to work with. We began the week with a successful work party up in the big garden. Several people came out to lend us some hands in the never-ending […]