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Spring/Summer CSA Menu Planning

Our 2017 CSA started April 1st, and our members got beautiful kale, lettuce, spinach, asparagus and beets. Yum! The great thing about CSA membership is getting beautiful, fresh-from-the-local-garden veggies. For new members, the difficult part can be getting produce you … Continue reading

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Spring Is Here And So Is The Asparagus!

This is the earliest I have ever seen asparagus. The warm weather in February warmed up the soil, and the asparagus is already up! The cold hardly mattered. Spring is amazing because, in a matter of weeks, the produce world … Continue reading

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2017 Spring/Summer CSA and Plenty of Reasons to Join!

Now is the time to join our CSA!  Click on this link to join.  There are plenty of good reasons why you should be in a CSA, Community Supported Agriculture. First, you are much more likely to eat nutritious food if you … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned From Farming in 2016

Every year, we try to look back on our farming to assess what we did and figure out how to do it better next year. This year, we made some big changes to our farming operation, and along with that … Continue reading

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Winter Veggie Breakfast Hash

We love having an absolutely huge breakfast, and have it almost every day. Last week I remembered a delicious hash that Craig Barbour, of Roots Farm Foods, used to make that he called his “Root Hash”. This is my version of … Continue reading

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Unstuffed Cabbage Recipe and Pressure Cooker tips

Hello BBB readers! My name is Dana Ramsey (aka OrganicEater) and I’m taking over the blog today, since Robin and Jay are extremely busy at the farms.  With the mild weather we’ve had here in the Carolinas, along with some … Continue reading

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The amazing health benefits of strawberries

A month ago, Jay and I went to the International Strawberry Symposium in Quebec City.  There is so much new research going on right now in strawberries, that I was amazed.  One of the best talks was on the effects … Continue reading

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I’m Not Sure I Like Eggplant

Eggplant is at its finest when the weather is at its hottest!  By early August, the bushes are loaded and will keep producing until it frosts.  We grow enough to put them in CSA bags, however, it can elicit a … Continue reading

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Time To Sign Up For Winter CSA

When most people think of farming, they think of spring and summer with huge juicy tomatoes and crisp cucumbers.  I like that, but my favorite time is the winter.  Winter is when the lettuce is sweet and crisp, the kale … Continue reading

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It’s Fall Planting Time

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 to market with … Continue reading

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