Ode to the Season + RECIPE: Kale Peanut Salad

Slowly, it’s coming– this calm beautiful transition into fall. I love Wisconsin summers. Despite the way they seem to race by every year, I treasure them. I hold them dearly. Every season, we work hard to try and find just a few more minutes away from the farm to really savor them without work because…

Tomatoes Have Arrived + RECIPE: Simplest Summer Abundance Salad

The tomatoes have arrived and everything about them is amazing. They’re easy to harvest. They’re beautiful. They’re undamaged. They’re abundant. They are perfect. In our seven seasons of farming, we haven’t had many of what we would consider a “good” tomato year. A lot of the disappointment had to do with our lack of growing…

Too Much Rain + RECIPE: Cantaloupe Gazpacho

Today I want to take a break from the regularly scheduled programming you’ve come to know and love here at The Leek & The Carrot. A break from my generally sunny disposition of knowing and accepting that farming is hard but being grateful anyways because I’m gifted with tremendous food, a career on my own…

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…

Strategies for Survival + RECIPE: Bahn Mi Burgers

This season is a beast. Everything that’s happened so far is just a blur in the rear view mirror. I’ve almost forgotten that this season started with a freak blizzard, a hail storm on our baby brassicas, construction of a second greenhouse, a rhubarb patch, and our first asparagus field. I’ve almost forgotten that we…