Backyard Gardens CSA:  Week 1 — June 5, 2014

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 1 — June 5, 2014

Welcome to the 2014 CSA Season!! This week we have lots of greens for you, typical of the early spring shares.  Try steaming or sauteeing your beet greens, bok choi, and  turnip greens or using them raw in salads or your favorite smoothie.  We encourage you to embrace the glory of the greens!  You may […]

Robin + Loren digging potatoes in the snow.  They were also (at this point) looking forward to the end of the season.

Backyard Gardens CSA: Final Week — October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween! And happy end of season!  Today marks the last produce bin of the year.  While it’s amazing how quickly the days blew by, it’s also great to think about all of the produce we’ve eaten this season…..and plan to plant next year.  Next year’s garlic is going into the ground, and the new […]

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 21 — October 24, 2013

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 21 — October 24, 2013

Greetings, I hope you’ve all been staring up at the tamaracks turning on the mountains.  We do take a break from time to time in the field to do just that.  It’s pretty incredible that the season is almost up — this year definitely flew by!  Next week is the final delivery for CSA, and […]

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 20 — October 17, 2013

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 20 — October 17, 2013

Hi all, What a glorious fall we’re having, now that the rain has let up a bit.  We’re all pretty pleased not to be suited up in our rain gear in the field at all times…  And with the advent of the lovely fall, my thoughts are turning to squash! We now have all sorts […]

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Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 19— October 10, 2013

Beth here – Liz is out sick today, so I get to write the blog this week.  It’s been awhile. You’ve been in good hands for the season with Liz orchestrating the bin assembly and distribution and blog composition.  It’s been great to be able to completely entrust your CSA details to Liz’s competent hands.  Thanks […]

Steve hydrating after this morning's harvest.

Backyard Gardens CSA: Week 18 — October 3, 2013

Greetings! We are sad to say goodbye to crewmember Steve this week — he is departing to start an AmeriCorps position down in California.  We’ll miss his red beard and orange hat, as well as his sense of fun and sense of humor.  But more than anything, we’re excited for his next grand adventure to […]

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 […]