Spring Salad with Lemon Cream & Chives

277 CSA boxes. Last week, my husband and I (and our dyno farm team) packed 277 CSA boxes. Last week, five vans from an amazing local courier service pulled up to our pack shed to load their vehicles to the brim with goods from our farm and local area partners. They delivered 277 CSA shares…

Simple Spring Salad

Friday was my last official day employed by Midwest Environmental Advocates: a day I have already thoroughly shared all my emotions about and that I had seen coming for quite some time. And yet, the whole week was greeted with much more intense emotions than I ever expected. What no one can see coming when…

Collard Butternut Panzanella with Lentils & Seeds

Each year of farming, our recovery period seems to take a little bit longer than the last, and by that I mean that after each growing season it seems to be taking longer and longer to put ourselves back together again.  It’s not a bad thing. In fact, it’s a wonderful thing. Each year we…

Kale Salad with Shredded Turnip, Radish & Mustard Dressing

Hello and happy 2020 everyone! I hope you had an amazing holiday and most festive start to the new year. We had a perfect blend of social chaos (for some reason we decided to host our first ever holiday party a day before our first of four Christmas-es began), obsessive reflection (I spent at least…

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…

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…