Simple Spring Salad

Friday was my last official day employed by Midwest Environmental Advocates: a day I have already thoroughly shared all my emotions about and that I had seen coming for quite some time. And yet, the whole week was greeted with much more intense emotions than I ever expected. What no one can see coming when…

Chive & Cheddar Quiche

Our fields finally have something growing that we can eat!!! We may not have much planted outside just yet, but that doesn’t mean our perennials aren’t rocking. Our little chive batch has burst to life and I am absolutely giddy to have a bit of our own fresh produce back in our lives. Sure, we’ve…

Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Red Onion & Brown Butter Hazelnuts

I don’t know how many of you know that I have a part-time job off the farm. On the surface it may not seem as “glamorous” or interesting as my delicious, sun-filled farm life so I don’t talk about it as often, but I have been working part-time at Midwest Environmental Advocates for a very…

Chickpea Salad on Toast

We have told so many people about the hoop house we’re building at our farm this spring and without fail, every single person asks us what we plan to grow in it. It’s a fair question. That is the purpose of a hoop house after all. But let me back up— I guess I’m making…

Soba Noodle Bowl with Pork Meatballs

The last thing we did before going into a self-made isolation/quarantine was visit our friend Beth to help take the cover off the hoophouse she’d been using for a pack shed for the past three years. My Carrot, Beth and her husband unstrapped and cut the ratchet straps, took off the end-wall cover, slid off…

Be Holistic: Natural Medicine & Self-Sustainability During a Global Crisis

Guest series by Steph Mullis of Holistic Medicinals Our collective and individual life experiences have all drastically changed in the past few weeks. Many of us are now isolated at home in our own individual groups and families facing evolving relationship dynamics, global heaviness and shifting work patterns (or even unemployment) all on our own….

Pasta with Broccoli, Sausage & Whipped Ricotta

Hello friends. How are you? Are you handling this sudden shifting world around you alright? Are you getting the things that you need? Are you also struggling with differentiating between a want and a need? Are you settling into new routines okay? Are you feeling supported? I have so many questions for you and I…

Homemade Golden Milk

I had hoped to sit down today to write a long post about our greenhouse life– the things we’re planting, the rearranging and bettering of farm spaces we’ve done, the tables we’ve built, and the excitement surrounding the start of our eighth growing season. But suddenly that all feels a little frivolous, a little less…

Celeriac Mash with Brined Pork Chops

It’s been ten days since we landed back in the United States and life has never felt more spacious. Which honestly, I did not expect after being gone for the better part of February. Our days have been equal parts farm doing and farm dreaming since returning home– a balance I relish. We’ve inventoried seeds,…

Perfect Roasted Potatoes

Our farming season begins next week! Our CSA is 55% full! We’re hiring! It’s one week until March, four weeks until spring. We have a bazillion pieces of infrastructure to research, buy and build. I just got home from nearly three weeks in Europe. Lordy lordy do we ever have a lot to catch up…