Zucchini Pie

Well, we are into July and officially going through the “farming is hard” phase of summer and if I’m being honest, I’m totally and completely grumpy about it. For some naive reason, I thought (for the eighth time in eight years) we had it all together and would sail through this particular summer without any…

Zucchini & Greens Pancakes

It’s zucchini season!!!! Which means our summer is about to get a whole lot heavier and the harvests are about to become a whole lot more constant. Harvest season at our farm always begins rather slowly. We have so much to get planted in April and May, we have very intentionally made the decision not…

Spring Salad with Lemon Cream & Chives

277 CSA boxes. Last week, my husband and I (and our dyno farm team) packed 277 CSA boxes. Last week, five vans from an amazing local courier service pulled up to our pack shed to load their vehicles to the brim with goods from our farm and local area partners. They delivered 277 CSA shares…

Buttered Radish Toast

Since we last talked I have learned that sharing a salad and having a difficult conversation is indeed a beautiful start to upending the injustices that surround us, but that it is also no where near enough at a time like this. Like many around me, I have spent much of the last seven days…

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…

Rhubarb Hand Pies

Well my friends, a lot has transpired out on the farm since we last talked. It’s been a busy, beautiful, bountiful spring of easily flowing days- something I don’t think I’ve ever said about spring in all my years as a vegetable farmer. Most of our past springs could be best labeled with words like chaotic, haphazard,…

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…