Posts tagged #CSA

Recipe Collection Call Out

Last summer one of our members, the fabulous Kim Barkan, had a great suggestion. She thought it would be great if we had some recipe suggestions to go along with her weekly basket of vegetables. The idea has been rolling around in the back of my brain and a way to make it work finally clicked last week!

I am going to need your help with it! I am sending a call out for all of your favorite recipes that feature the vegetables we will be growing this summer. Egg recipes would also be great. We will be growing peas, spinach, kale, swiss chard, radishes, turnips, beets, carrots, lettuce, beans, potatoes, onions, tomatoes, zucchini, summer squash, melons, winter squashes, corn, cabbage, cucumbers, garlic, dill, mint, chives, scallions, basil, cilantro, sage, thyme, and parsley.

Email your recipes to us at kirkwood@bubbaloofarm.com, post them to our FaceBook page or our Twitter, or bring them with you to our Open House. I will make copies and have them available for you to peruse when you are here for pick-up.

Posted on April 3, 2014 .

Think Spring

We have to think spring really hard this year, since Mother Nature is trying to hide it from us. It snowed a large part of the day yesterday! Fortunately the ground has now thawed enough that most of the snow melted immediately. 

We have started to get very busy with spring work despite the weather. If you follow us on Facebook or Twitter you already know that I am going to give mushroom growing a try. Mushrooms are very different from anything else we have ever grown, but we are jumping in with fingers crossed. I built a crazy looking mushroom grow chamber.

My beginner mushroom grow chamber.

My beginner mushroom grow chamber.

I am starting out with oyster mushrooms which need darkness to get started, hence the body bag. I used duct tape and black garden plastic, not very high tech but it will hopefully work! I will share more details once it gets going.

The green house is working out great! We have trays of seeds starting to sprout already!

Veggies, herb and flowers.

Veggies, herb and flowers.

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Plants sprouting is the best part of spring! Although the poem Lucy brought home from school the other day is also pretty great. :)

Spring Mud
Posted on March 27, 2014 .

2014 Season Sale Pricing

We are now taking orders for memberships for the 2014 season. In fact, we are having an early sign-up sale! By signing up before November 1st you can save $50 on a full share or $20 on a half share! 

Some of the things we are adding for next year include:

  • Eggs- 2 dozen per month with a full share and 1 dozen for a half (dependent on the chickens of course!)
  • Garlic- it is on order and will be put in the ground in the late fall
  • Pick-Your-Own Herb Bed- the herbs are being moved to a new central location so that you can pick what you would like for the week when you come pick up your share
  • Pick-your-Own Flower Bed- this is something we thought would be great fun to have!  

There will be lots of vegetables returning next year and lots of new ones too! Take advantage of this great money saving offer and sign up today! Head over to our Shop to pay by credit card or email or call us to pay by check.

Posted on August 27, 2013 .

Cherries!!!!!

We picked buckets of cherries today! All of our members got lots of cherries and we are going to pick more to sell at the Farmer's Market on Tuesday. We had an awesome find while picking- wild onions! Each of our members got a little pile of those too. They will be great in a stir fry or a salad! 

We had so much fun picking the cherries! There were three generations working together, it was so great!  Special thank you to Dave's grandmother and my brother for all of the help today!

Here is the haul: two types of cherries and wild onions.

Here is the haul: two types of cherries and wild onions.

Three generations working together.

Three generations working together.

Some people worked...

Some people worked...

 ...and some people just ate. ;)

 ...and some people just ate. ;)

This was my view for most of the day. I am so glad to have such a good looking coworker! 

This was my view for most of the day. I am so glad to have such a good looking coworker! 

It was such a tiring, great day. It felt so good to do our first harvesting! 

Posted on June 21, 2013 .

2013 Membership Shares

The shop is now open! Shares for the 2013 season of our CSA our now available. Since this is our inaugural year, these shares are an exceptionally good value. A full share is $400, which works out to be approximately $25 per week. A big pile of just picked vegetables for only $25/week, sounds great to me! :)

The 2013 Planting list:

 Cabbage (2 varieties)             Tomatoes (4 varieties)                Cucumbers (2 varieties)

 Sweet Peppers (2 varieties)   Hot Peppers (3 varieties)           Spinach

 Chard                                     Lettuce (a blend of varieties)     Broccoli (2 varieties)

 Cauliflower                             Zucchini (2 varieties)                 Green Beans 

 Peas (2 varieties)                    Carrots (2 varieties)                   Cantaloupe                                    

 Honeydew Melon                   Watermelon                              Onions (2 varieties)

 Scallions                                 Winter Squash (2 varieties)       Pumpkins (2 varieties)

Eggplant                                 Sunflowers                               Lavender

 Basil                                       Oregano                                   Thyme

 Dill                                         Cilantro

I am hoping to share great recipes to highlight what ever happens to be most abundant each week. Especially for my favorite: zucchini! What are your favorite vegetables? 

Posted on May 10, 2013 .