Kale with Mustard Roasted Carrots & Shittakes

For the past three weeks I feel like my diet has essentially consisted of five ingredients– tomatoes, cheese, sweet corn, melons and simple carbohydrates. Occasionally I throw in some butter, an egg, a cucumber, an apple, some hummus, but generally I just repeat the same five or six delicious flavors in slightly different ways. Tomato…

Tomato Pie with Brown Buttered Garlic & Shallots

Sweet sweet tomato pie. The most decadent summer treat. I can hardly believe I’ve made it through three weeks of tomato season without making this yet, but it felt right to devour cherry tomatoes raw by the handful and get my fill of tomato toast (for every meal of the day) first. But now, we’ve…

Sweet Corn Pizza Two Ways

Every year we make a few adjustments to our CSA plan to try and align it more and more with what we think the best mix of produce is for our CSA members. This year we decided that meant way more sweet corn than in years past. We planted two massive plantings (of 11 beds…

Zucchini Breakfast Tacos with Sweet Corn Salsa

The first of our tomatoes are popping, we just harvested sweet corn for our CSA members, and the melons are ripening so fast we need to test them biweekly. Peak summer produce is on the horizon and we’re beginning to eat vegetables (or at the very least tomatoes!!) every meal of the day. It seems…

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…

Pasta with Broccoli, Sausage & Whipped Ricotta

Hello friends. How are you? Are you handling this sudden shifting world around you alright? Are you getting the things that you need? Are you also struggling with differentiating between a want and a need? Are you settling into new routines okay? Are you feeling supported? I have so many questions for you and I…

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…