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Success at the Market

We love working the farmers’ market on Saturday morning. Although the market is not the most profitable part of our business, it is one of the most fun, as well as having other less tangible benefits. The best part of … Continue reading

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November Brought Record Low Temperatures

This fall we planted a huge array of beautiful vegetables for our CSA, markets and chefs. Then, wow! Fall arrived mid-November with record low temperatures. It started with a cold Saturday morning around 27 degrees and progresses to a whole … Continue reading

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November on the Farm

The beginning of November is one of the most beautiful on our farm. The winter leafy crops are all in full and glorious production, and the broccoli, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts are all growing lushly and getting ready to harvest. … Continue reading

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Basic Skillet Pac Choy

Ingredients: 3 small pac choy 1 small chopped onion 1T or more Coconut oil Low sodium soy sauce Chili garlic sauce Salt Your favorite chopped nuts Directions: Cut the bottom off the pac choy so that all the stalks fall … Continue reading

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How to Create a CSA Box Members Enjoy

This is the 5th year of our CSA and boy have I ever learned a lot. There is an art to making CSA boxes/bags/baskets that please the customer. Some general things to keep in mind are: everyone loves fruit, many … Continue reading

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Adventures in Bio-intensive Growing

A few years ago, I picked up a book at the NC Organic Grower’s School called “How to Grow More Vegetables, (and Fruits, Nuts, Berries, Grains, and Other Crops) Than You Ever Thought Possible on Less Land Than You Can … Continue reading

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Escarole and White Bean Soup

I can’t remember exactly how I found this recipe for escarole and white bean soup, but it is really yummy. I think it might be a mixture between something from Rao’s cook book, my friend Sheila Tennaro, and an Italian … Continue reading

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October on the Farm

I love October. Things finally cool off, and the cool season crops have reached their glory. Our table at the market is loaded with all types of greens, lettuce, cabbage, beets, turnips, broccoli, arugula, herbs, mesclun, cress, and even the … Continue reading

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Mary’s Story

My cousin, Mary Brown, is an ovarian cancer survivor. I am posting her story (written by her) because, first of all, she is a pretty amazing lady, and secondly, I want you to understand the critical importance of nutrition in … Continue reading

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20 Great Uses for Fresh Herbs

Every week we try to include some herbs in our CSA bags. We also allow our CSA members, who visit us at the market, to choose any herbs they want at no charge. We do this because fresh herbs not … Continue reading

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