Summer is finally here! The longest day of the year was yesterday and everything is growing at a fast pace. Including the weeds, but that’s another story. The long days mean that the zucchini needs to be harvested every day. Here are some that we missed and we ended up with huge squash!
Never fear though because it can be prepared so many different ways. Baked, pickled, battered and fried, or a bowl of fresh zoodles dressed simply with onion, apple cider vinegar,olive oil, and salt and pepper.
We have zucchini available here at the farm or you can find it in abundance at area farmers markets. We are at Webb City Farmers Market and Joplin Empire Market every Saturday.
With a portion of my giant zucchini, I decided to make a spice cake. This is a super simple and fast snack cake to have handy for summer. The zucchini makes it dense and moist. I made two different sauces to top it. For Doug, I topped it with Caramel Pecan Sauce. For me, I made Lemon Sauce. Here’s the recipe. Enjoy! Continue reading
We have had a couple of freezes and so the peppers in the garden are no more but, we still have a few plants in the fall high tunnel. In addition to bell peppers, we have pablanos and anaheims for roasting for a few more weeks. Plus jalapenos, cayennes and garden salsa peppers. See you at Webb City Farmers Market on Saturday!
It’s back! Our farmhouse Mild Chili Seasoning Mix. Made with our own tomatoes, bell peppers, garlic, onions, and Habanero Anaheim pepper blend. Find it at Webb City Farmers Market today 4-7.
Traditionally, spinach has only been available fresh from local farms March through May. In our community, spinach has been available on the farm and at the Farmers Market all winter! It’s producing exceptionally well right now in the high tunnels. Here in SWMO the plants will start to bolt when day length reaches 14 hours on May 9th. So there is still plenty of time to enjoy fresh spinach, harvested just a few hours before reaching your table.
Here at our farm, we grow a blend or four different types selected for flavor, texture and visual appeal. If you know me, you know that our produce not only has to be tasty, it also has to be pretty.
Try spinach in Spanikopita (Greek Spinach Pie). This dish is a really rich pie stuffed with spinach, onions, cheeses and herbs that are all enfolded in crispy, flaky phyllo dough. It takes a bit to prepare but it is well worth it! Excellent served for brunch. The garlic, onions, parsley and spinach are all available fresh and local at the Farmers Market. Sometimes goat feta cheese is available too! I hope to see you there this Saturday! Continue reading
Our Shiitake mushroom logs are a year old now and finally starting to produce well. It’s amazing to watch how quickly they pop out after a soaking rain! This Shiitake strain is called “Miss Happiness”. We sure are enjoying them!
Here’s just one tasty way to prepare Shiitakes. This recipe is an adaptation of one from our spawn supplier, Field and Forest Products. It uses other ingredients in season at the market like kale and green onions. You could also substitute market pecans for the almonds. Enjoy!
Slow Cooked Kale, Cannellini and Shiitake
Have you tried just harvested late winter radishes? They are so mild, crisp, tasty and beautiful. As I’m working in the high tunnel, I can’t help pulling them out of the soil and eating them right there!
If you haven’t tried them roasted, you are in for a real treat. They are really sweet! The next time you are at the Webb City Farmers Market pick up a bunch and try this simple recipe. Continue reading
We are off to a bountiful start to spring!
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Available today: Radishes, 8 lettuce blend, zesty salad mix, green and red head lettuce, romaine lettuce, kale, parsley, cilantro and eggs. Spinach by special order.