Monthly Archives: August 2014

We want to help you enjoy the veggies we grow for you! Below are links to recipes for the vegetables we grow here at BBB, and we hope to add to this list every season. Please share in the Comments Section if you have other CSA veggie recipes or links you want to recommend. Happy Cooking! And as always, CSA members can email us if you have no idea how to use a particular vegetable from your weekly delivery!:)

Eat the Purple Carrots!

One of the best things about a Saturday visit to the farmers’ market is the huge array of colorful vegetables. Not only are these vegetables beautiful, they also are loaded with healthy plant flavonoids. These are also sometimes called phytonutrients. … Continue reading

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Pork Roast with Fresh Figs

Figs and pork seem to be made to go together. August is the time in North Carolina when figs are ripe, so it is time to cook this elegant dish. Although this dish is very simple, everyone will think you … Continue reading

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July on the Farm: Chickens

Finally! Rodney the Rooster is going to be a father! One of his ladies is sitting on a big pile of eggs! This is great news. For months, these chickens have been living in a separate area of the farm, … Continue reading

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July on the Farm: in the Office (part 2)

Fall is coming. I know it is hard to believe, but July is the time we plan for fall crops and get the seeds ordered. The fall crop actually gets planted by mid-August. We often try to be the first … Continue reading

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Choosing Seeds for Fall Planting

July is the time to choose seeds for fall planting. Many fall crops are planted in August in North Carolina. My favorite seed choices for fall include Brussel sprouts, mixed lettuce, mixed kale varieties, colorful root vegetables, broccoli, cauliflower, chard, … Continue reading

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Chicken with Dijon and Tarragon

I try to include herbs in our CSA bags each week. Surprisingly, our members have more questions about how to use these beautiful herbs than they do about the veggies. Here is a great way to use tarragon. You can … Continue reading

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July on the Farm: in the Field (part 1)

Trellising is everything! We have a fairly small farm that is only about 6 acres. Many of the crops grown in the summer are big! They take up a lot of space. Some examples are rambling tomatoes, vining cucumbers, crazy … Continue reading

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Managing Small Acres by Interplanting

Many urban and small farmers produce a huge amount of food on a small amount of land. I’d like to share a few suggestions for others who are interested in making maximum use of minimum acres. First, plant fat rows … Continue reading

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Why We Love Chefs Who Serve Local Produce

I travel a lot on business, and every time I am in a new town, I specifically look for restaurants that serve locally sourced produce, cheeses, fish, and meat. My husband and I also do this when we go on … Continue reading

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Don’t Work Yourself to Death on the Farm

We started July with a vacation! Taking time to step away is a critical part of the business for several reasons. One of the most important reasons is that farming is truly a 7-days-a-week business. It will relentlessly grind you … Continue reading

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