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…

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…

Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide + RECIPE: Spicy Ham Hand Pies

It’s official. We have entered cookie bake season which means I’m feeling very festive, a little fat, and way behind schedule on all of my gift purchasing. Without fail, every single Christmas I repeat this pattern where I sort of forget to be thoughtful until it’s nearly too late. I wax poetic to everyone who will…

Optimism + RECIPE: Sweet Corn Polenta with Grilled Vegetables

Alright folks, after a severe dog illness, financial farm woes, a still unfinished pack shed, and over a foot of rain here in Southern Wisconsin in the span of a few days, I am mostly back to normal. Life is hard and beautiful. The farm teaches me strength and resiliency. This profession we chose is…

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…

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…

Spring Has Arrived + RECIPE: One Pot Green Curry

Well it’s here. Spring has finally officially arrived in full force and I’ve dove straight into my spring routine. I’m averaging six podcasts a day (thanks Conde Nast Traveler and Girlboss Radio for the constant stream of amazing information), showering only once or twice a week, and ending most days with a glass of wine….