Cold Spring + RECIPE: Midwest Bok Choy Ramen Salad

Spring is chugging along my friends– chugging along very, very slowly. Things started with a real burst for us in mid-April. We were blessed with 70-degree weather and an absolutely perfect week. We planted onions and lettuce right on schedule. It rained when we needed it to. It stopped just in time. We planted a…

Imperfect Action + RECIPE: Roasted Beet Salad

Last Saturday there was a snowstorm in Wisconsin– a short-lived but altogether unexpected spring “blizzard” where temperatures dropped as low as 26 degrees and four inches of very heavy snow fell on our farm. As vegetable farmers in an already unpredictable weather locale (Wisconsin is well-known for forty-degree swings in the spring and fall) in…

Packing Shed + RECIPE: Spicy Chickpea & Sweet Potato Salad

The journey to having a building on our farm where we can wash, pack, sort, and store our vegetables is nearly over. Can you believe it? After a season of dreaming (2016), a season when we truly thought we would be building only to discover that the site location the whole family had settled on […]

Winter Freeze + RECIPE: Spicy Brussels Sprouts with Peanuts & Apples

My little home in Southern Wisconsin (and much of the Great Lakes basin) is experiencing a crazy arctic blast of beyond sub-zero temperatures right now. The temps are to stay below zero for the next 48 hours peaking tomorrow evening at a chilling -30 degrees. That’s before windchill.  As a farmer, I am of course thinking…

Inspiration + RECIPE: Mason Jar Caprese

The tomatoes are reaching the end my friends. It’s be a light year for tomatoes thanks to the 22 inches of August rain that fell in Southern Wisconsin, but that doesn’t mean we didn’t love every second of the six weeks we’ve had those red, orange, green, yellow, pink and purple beauties. It never really…

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…

May + RECIPE: Ramp Green Goddess Dressing

Can we talk about where May went? Because the hell if I know. All of a sudden I looked up from the fields and not only was one of my favorite months coming to a close, but our CSA is almost ready to begin, our list of crops to transplant is tremendous, and the temperatures…