Over the Fence

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Occasionally – but not predictably – one of us will sit down and write about what’s happening here on the Farm. Or share a recipe, complain about the weather, or just chit chat. We call this “talking over the fence”, as neighbors do. 


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Got Kale?

You might be thinking, “Here go the kale fanatics again…”. But today I’m not even going to mention why kale is so good for you. Or that it has more vitamin C than an entire orange. Or contains high amounts of lutein and zeaxanthin which protect your eyes from blue

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Do you really want to tell your valentine that you love them today? Think tomatoes. TOMATOES??  Yes!  The French call them “the love apple,” though the etymology is unclear. One thing IS clear… we love them, and for a lot of good reasons! Tomatoes are full of lycopene which reduces

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Easy 5-Step Soup

Today is the 137th celebration of Punxsutawny Phil, the unofficial meteorologist groundhog, attempting to predict if spring is on its way. In case you haven’t heard, Phil predicted 6 more weeks of winter! Whether there is more winter to come or if spring is right around the corner, there is

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Recipe: Carrot Top Salad

Recipe: Carrot Top Salad Here’s a quick way to use some of those dark green carrot top greens for a healthy side salad this week. They’re chock full of vitamins and minerals, including significant amounts of vitamin A, fiber, vitamin C, calcium and iron. 1/2 # carrot top greens, cut

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What? It’s Winter again?

Our 2 hoop houses arrived (also called caterpillar tunnels, or “cat tunnels” for short, which I like) as expected, and we broke down the pallet as it started to snow. More rain the next day, and the next, and then on Saturday more snow. But we were up against a

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No rest for the weary

As promised, we finished sugaring last week, ending at about 8.5 gallons. Doesn’t sound like much, but for us, that was a big deal. That’s about 340 gallons of sap boiled down, and many 10-12 hour days. If not for the labor, this would be a hugely profitable enterprise. As

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