The Blur of October + RECIPE: Beet & Carrot Slaw with Currants

In the last 31 days, I have traveled to Door County, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and a little cabin off Lake Arbutus outside Black River Falls. My Carrot and I have celebrated our five year wedding anniversary, celebrated Halloween with friends and trimmed so much hemp. At the farm, we packed the last CSA…

Transitions + RECIPE: Charred Green Beans with Tahini Yogurt Sauce

We said goodbye to our CSA members again on Wednesday. Every year, this is always such a bittersweet time for us. We always gain so much space in our lives when the CSA is finished for the season. And we are so grateful for that. The regular rhythm of drafting CSA communications every Monday, harvesting…

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…

Supporting CSA + RECIPE: Easy Eggplant Parm Bake

When my Carrot and I started this farm seven years ago, it’s safe to say we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. And though we have grown our business by 30-40% every year and are extremely proud of the produce we put out into our local community each week, there are still…

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,…

Farm Party + RECIPE: Summer Squash Tuna Melt Casserole

There are a lot of things I love about summer. I love the simplicity of grilled meals. I love the bounty. I love the way our little state comes alive with excitement and joy, suddenly remembering all the reasons they love being alive. I love watching my hard work manifest in front of me and the…

Business on the Brain + RECIPE: Sheet Pan Chicken with Cabbage & Leeks

How were all your Thanksgivings? Were they good and filled with amazing food and not too many awkward/uncomfortable conversations? Our two Thanksgivings were a healthy mix of heartwarming and stressful, just as I’m learning most holidays are now that I’m an adult. Luckily, the food was out of this world. We dove right from our…