Upcoming Farm Events + RECIPE: Fall Fajitas with Avocado Edamame Mash

We’ve been working our butts off all season and party time is quickly approaching at Raleigh’s Hillside Farm. Officially, there are still 13 days until the autumn equinox, but we feel it in the air. The cool breeze. The golden light. The slowing pace in our fields. The colored peppers and abundant storage crops. The waning…

Go Mode + RECIPE: Spring Harvest Grain Salad

I always do this.  I always think that May is our busiest month and I burn my candle at both ends all month long and then when June hits, I’m (not) surprisingly very tired. I tell myself it’s June and I can let off the gas a bit so I make time to rest and…

Mexico City + RECIPE: Super Simple Street Tacos

Two months ago I took the most beautiful, freeing, serendipitous, dreamy adventure I had been on in nearly a decade. On a whim (or rather on a flight deals website), my old college travel bestie Michele and I  booked a vacation together after my farming season was mostly wrapped up. The entire trip budget: $700….

Winter Changes + RECIPE: Sweet Potato & Lime Rice Bowl

The last time we talked (I mean really talked, you know about something other than vacations and avocados and Christmas) seems like so long ago. My Carrot was in the midst of building a greenhouse (our first greenhouse!). I was dreaming of zoning and building codes at night and drawing up dozens of house plans…

Avocado Season + RECIPE: Butternut Squash Enchilada Stack

Perhaps my favorite part of dining in Puerto Rico was learning that even avocados have a season and, like everything in life, they taste so much better in season. The avocados in Puerto Rico were smooth and creamy. Perfectly ripe with a velvety texture and somehow, never a brown spot in sight. I was sure…

4th of July Weekend + RECIPE: Beet, Pea & Avocado Salad

Carrot parents took us to the Cave of the Mounds in Blue Mounds, Wisconsin this long holiday weekend. Caves are so cool. And kind of weird. And geological. And slippery. Then we spent a day floating. And exploring sandbars. And paddling some more. It was absolutely joyous and filled with so much sunshine. As every…

25 Ways to Asparagus + RECIPE: Chili-Roasted Asparagus & Pork Fajitas

I have been asparagus-ing like crazy these last few weeks. Oh, asparagus is not a verb? Well you could have fooled me because suddenly my whole life seems to revolve around asparagus. We harvest from a small pick-your-own farm on Monday and deliver it to our restaurants in Madison on Tuesday and an even more…

Spring Fever + RECIPE: Winter Hash & Avocado Toast

Spring fever. Oh it’s in the air. Days are  getting longer. Which means my commute home is no longer in the dark and sometimes when I’m feeling extra ambitious, I can even get a little time with the pups on the trail before the sun goes down. And daylight savings, and with it more sunshine,…