These Gray Days + RECIPE: Caramelized Shallot Dip

Boy oh boy has it ever been gloomy here in my beautiful home state of Wisconsin. Honestly, since we returned home from Maui a little over a month ago I would guess that 95% of my waking hours have been under cloudy skies and it seems like pretty much everyone in my life is handling…

Thankful + RECIPE: Homemade Green Bean Casserole with Shallots

We made it guys. We planted 3+ acres of vegetables. We packed 150 CSA boxes of produce every week to feed 200+ families for five months. We employed people. We hosted so many farm parties. We went to Hawaii. We came back. We planted garlic, raced to get things out of the field before the…

Out of the Fields + RECIPE: BBQ Brisket Pizza with Coleslaw

Every day we inch a little bit closer to the end. The field work is hours away from being completed and we’re almost ready to move into one of my favorite phases of farm life: the strategic phase. Pretty soon I’ll be running reports, crunching numbers, throwing together spreadsheets and having long conversations with my…

Rainy Day Fun + RECIPE: Baby Hasselback Potatoes with Fry Sauce

How are all you Wisconsin friends feeling about this non-stop rain during what is supposed to be everyone’s favorite apple orchard visiting, cider donut eating, fall leave viewing time of the year? I know, I know. Me too. It’s dreary and gray and so damn inconsiderate of the weather to continue being this wet during…

Fall Love + RECIPE: Butternut Squash, Kale & Apple Salad

I love fall. I love fall so freaking much. We’re only four days into this new season and I feel like I’ve never been happier in my whole entire life which is ironic because if you were to ask me how I felt a month earlier, I probably would have answered back that I was…

The Great River Road + RECIPE: Leek & Pepper Pretzel Dip

I love discovering new parts of Wisconsin. I think our little part of the world is so endlessly beautiful. So lush and magical, with winding roads that swing through hills and valleys. So picturesque and varied, with historic towns, tribal lands, and shimmering lakes around every corner. So agrarian and rustic, with sprawling farm land, humble…

Inspiration + RECIPE: Mason Jar Caprese

The tomatoes are reaching the end my friends. It’s be a light year for tomatoes thanks to the 22 inches of August rain that fell in Southern Wisconsin, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t love every second of the six weeks we’ve had those red, orange, green, yellow, pink and purple beauties. It never really…