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Robin checking out the weather coming over the mountains.

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 17 — September 26, 2013

Whew!  What a chilly week.  We’re happy to report that our fall brassicas are coming on strong — bringing kale, kohlrabi and other such delightful treats to you this week.  Our leeks are also ready for harvest, joined by fingerling potatoes, leading me to dream of potato-leek soup. We’ve been hard at work putting row […]

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 16 — September 19, 2013

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 16 — September 19, 2013

What a freeze!  I’m sure you’ve all seen the snow up on the mountains….the signs of winter are on their way!  Our harvest this morning included some frozen kale and a few other crops.  Luckily our basil is snug in the hoophouses, withstanding the cool temperatures. Luckily, our CSA bins this week are not as […]

Half of this morning's fennel harvest

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 15 — September 12, 2013

Greetings! We hope you like fennel — because we’ve got beautiful fennel bulbs in your bins this week.  I love it shaved thinly, mixed with olive oil, lemon juice and salt, and then left to marinate for an hour (or overnight, with patience).  It mellows the anise-y flavor and melds it into a lovely summer […]

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 14 — September 5, 2013

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 14 — September 5, 2013

Hi all, It’s week 14 of the CSA already!  The summer seems to be flying by…yet we’re still expecting some amazing produce in the next two months.  Our fall crops are on the way — and with this rainy weather of late, a nice bowl of squash soup next to a wood stove sounds just […]