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 […]

Backyard Gardens' CSA: Week 3 — June 21, 2012

Backyard Gardens’ CSA: Week 3 — June 21, 2012

Hello, This is the first crew member post of the season!  I’m Liz + I’ve been working in the fields and greenhouses here since April.  It’s exciting to see new plants ready to eat.  This week, we harvested some of this year’s carrots, which are nice + fresh + tender, as well as some beautiful […]

Backyard Gardens' CSA:  Week 2 - June 14, 2012

Backyard Gardens’ CSA: Week 2 – June 14, 2012

I write this while still covered with sweat and grit from a day of tilling in the new corn patch in Imnaha.  The crew came down with me to dig out the irrigation ditch and finish the last of the transplanting.  Our part of the Imnaha garden is finally completely planted, with loads of tomatoes, […]

Welcome to the 2012 CSA

Welcome to the 2012 CSA

June 7, 2012 Welcome to the first CSA distribution for the 2012 season!  Thank you for entrusting your growing to us here at Backyard Gardens.   We appreciate your support and are excited to provide you with healthy, scrumptious, and bountiful vegetables throughout the season. ‘Tis the season of greens, greens, and more greens! And a […]