Preparations for Spring + RECIPE: Beef Short Rib & Bok Choy Fried Rice

The seventh season of Raleigh’s Hillside Farm is officially underway! My Carrot and I began seeding a little over two weeks ago with an epic afternoon spent dropping thousands of tiny onion, leek and scallion seeds into soil. And somehow, a short sixteen days later, greenhouse number one is nearly full. Brassica, lettuce, fennel, parsley,…

Gratitude & Farmer Knowledge + RECIPE: Blueberry & Kohlrabi Chicken Salad

My husband and I spent last weekend at the Organic Vegetable Producers’ conference in Madison: a beautiful two day affair of organic pioneers, newbies, researchers and friends. The tone at this particular conference (which is only in its third year) fills my heart with so much joy because in addition to the kinds of conversations…

Just Farming + RECIPE: Tomato & Sweet Corn Pasta Salad

Well hello everyone. How are you? Apparently, it’s August. I’ve been so buried in my farm bubble that I really have no idea what’s happening in the world outside of sweet corn, tomatoes and watermelon. It’s not a bad situation. Not one bit. It’s absolutely delicious in my world right now. It is also quite…

Spring Has Arrived + RECIPE: One Pot Green Curry

Well it’s here. Spring has finally officially arrived in full force and I’ve dove straight into my spring routine. I’m averaging six podcasts a day (thanks Conde Nast Traveler and Girlboss Radio for the constant stream of amazing information), showering only once or twice a week, and ending most days with a glass of wine….

Spring in the Greenhouse + Tools & Tips to Start Your Own Seeds

We’ve done it again! We have officially entered the sunny, beautiful, refreshing, warming greenhouse season! The 2018 season at Raleigh’s Hillside Farm has begun! We cleaned out all (okay, most) of the row cover, crates and landscape fabric that lived in our greenhouse over winter, sanitized every surface, cranked up the heater for the first…