2015 Real Veggies Farm

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Real Veggies Farm Garlic

Here are the varieties of garlic that I currently have in the ground and will be digging up in July.


Chet's Italian Garlic
#1
Soft Neck (Artichoke)
Nice Medium Taste, HOT Raw 
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Red Tochliavari Garlic
#2
Soft Neck (Artichoke)
Mild Flavor
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Inchelium Garlic
#3
Soft Neck (Artichoke)
Medium Flavor
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Korean Red Garlic
#4
Hard Neck (Rocambole)
Strong Flavor, HOT
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Bogatyr Garlic
#5
Hard Neck (Marbled Purple Stripe)
Medium Strong Flavor
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Khabar Garlic
#6
Hard Neck (Marbled Purple Stripe)
Medium Flavor
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Musik Garlic
#7
Hard Neck (Porcelain)
Nice Strong Flavor, Large Cloves
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Romanian Red Garlic
#8
Hard Neck (Porcelain)
Strong Flavor, HOT
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German White Garlic
#9
Hard Neck (Porcelain)
Strong Flavor, Large Cloves
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Latina Italian Garlic
#10
Soft Neck (Silver Skin)
Very Nice Medium Strong Flavor
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German Red Garlic
#15
Hard Neck (Rocambole)
Full Body Robust Flavor
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Carpathian Garlic
#17
Hard Neck (Rocambole)
Hot & Spicy
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Siberian Garlic
#18
Hard Neck (Rocambole)
Lots of Heat, Raw
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Georgian Fire Garlic
#20
Hard Neck (Porcelain)
Pleasant Strong Flavor, HOT Raw
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Chinese Red Garlic
#21
Medium Flavor
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I also have some new varieties in the ground, but I will be saving most of what I have in the ground, of those varieties, for planting this year, so that way I will have more next year.  When I start to dig out the new garlic varieties in July I will have to do a post on the new varieties and how they did.




Sunday, January 29, 2017

White & Whole Wheat Swirl Bread

Just thought I would let everyone know about the new bread that I started making and selling this fall, White & Whole Wheat Swirl Bread.  Ingredients in this bread are:  All purpose flour, whole wheat flour, milk, shortening, sugar, molasses, salt, and yeast.  This is a two tone bread, two different types of dough, a white dough and a whole wheat dough, are rolled up together to create a beautiful swirl look when the bread is sliced.




It is a nice bread because it has a good amount of whole wheat flour in it, but it does not have a super strong whole wheat taste, and it is not dry like a lot of whole wheat breads are.  It makes a great sandwich bread, great for toast, with peanut butter, and is basically a good all purpose bread.  I made some tuna salad the other day, and I think this bread is my favorite to eat with the tuna salad. 


If you come to one of our shows (we will be starting up again in the beginning of March) you will most likely find this bread, and many other types of bread, for sale at our table. 


I am going to start booking shows for this spring within the next week, so be sure to check back to see where we will be selling starting in the beginning of March, until our farmers markets start in the beginning of June.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Bread!

Right now I am busy making breads for tomorrows show at Normandy High School.  So far I have finished making my Onion Bread and Garlic Herb Rolls, I am working on the Garlic Herb Braided Bread, next will be my White & Whole Wheat Swirl Bread and finally Cinnamon Raisin Bread.




So if you are craving some pasta or fresh baked breads, come and see us at:
Normandy High School PTA Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair
2500 West Pleasant Valley Road, Parma, Ohio 44134
Saturday December 3, 2016
10:00am - 4:00pm


Friday, November 25, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!
I hope everyone had a very, very wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, I get to cook up a variety of veggies that I grew through out the year.  I do not have to do any special Thanksgiving shopping.  Everything that I cook is either something that I grew or just the basics that I always have in the house (such as flour, milk, butter).

Here are some pictures from our Thanksgiving.
From everyone at Real Veggies Farm!
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Macaroni Salad 
(made with my macaroni pasta and spinach pasta shells)
 

Creamy Cheesy Winter Squash
 

Onion Bread Stuffing
(made with my onion bread)
 

Garlic Bread Stuffing
(made with my garlic bread)


 Gravy
(made from the turkey drippings)


Mashed Potatoes and Turnips


Cream Cheese Corn


Spaghetti Squash


Green Beans with Bread Crumbs


Turnips, Radishes, and Cabbage


  
Canned Beets
(made by Franks mom)


 Last but not least, the highlight of the dinner.....
our Thanksgiving Turkey!

This year I got the best turkey I have ever had!  
I got this years turkey from Fair View Meadow Farm, in Wellington, Ohio.
They raise pastured, dark-colored turkeys, which have a similar coloring to a wild turkey.
It was a very juicy turkey with a different, very very good, taste.  I can not explain the way it tasted, but it had an exceptional flavor, so much better than any other turkey I have had.


Pear Butter Pumpkin Pie, Buttermilk Pie, and Three Pumpkin Pies




 

Monday, October 31, 2016

Garlic Planting

Over the past two weeks I have been working on planting all my garlic for next year.  I still have a little more to get in but most my garlic is now in the ground.

Compost and manure spread over my garlic area, before I tilled and started planting the garlic.


Tilled and ready for garlic to go in the ground.
 

Day 1 of garlic planting.
 

Day 2 of garlic planting.  
I was able to get in almost all of the garlic, I still have a little bit of garlic to get in at the ends of the rows. 


I am hoping to be able to get in the rest of my garlic this week.  I would have been planting garlic today, if it wasn't for all the rain that we got on Sunday, the ground is a little too wet right now to be able to plant garlic.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Brunswick Heritage Farm - Fall Foliage Pictures


 Our tables at the Brunswick Heritage Farm for the Fall Foliage Tour.


 


The Hospital Tent



The kids got a chance to make their own candles over a fire and a demonstration for how to make soap over a fire.


Our Tables


 
Hayrides were available throughout the day.

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Brunswick Pumpkin Festival
If you missed the fun this past weekend, you can still come down to Brunswick Heritage Farm this coming weekend, for the Pumpkin Festival Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16 from 10am to 5pm.  There will be over a hundred vendors, hayrides, free face painting and other fun things for the kids.  There will also be food trucks, for when you get hungry.  Some of the vendors will be bringing their animals along with them, for everyone to enjoy.  There is going to be lots and lots of pumpkins to pick from, and much more!  So do not miss the fun!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Fall Foliage Tour at Brunswick Heritage Farm

Today and tomorrow Brunswick Heritage Farm is going to be a stop on the Fall Foliage Tour.  We will be down at the Heritage Farm on Sunday (November 9th, from Noon - 6:00pm).  We will be bringing lot of goodies to sell including, Onion Bread, Garlic Herb Braided Bread, Garlic Herb Rolls, Victorian Milk Bread, Pizzelles, Chocolate Pizzelles, Pumpkin Pizzelles, Lots of Pasta, Vegetables (tomatoes, hot peppers, mustard greens, radishes, kale, scallions, basil, okra), Cat Grass, Broom Corn, and More!  I will also be demonstrating how to make pasta the old fashion way through out the day.

So if you want to get out tomorrow and have some fun, come on down to the Brunswick Heritage Farm.  Do some shopping, take a tour, and watch some demonstrations.  They will also have fun educational activities going on for the kids.

Friday, July 1, 2016

The Start of Garlic Harvesting!

Today I dug a little bit of garlic for this weekends markets.  I will be digging the rest of my garlic over the next couple weeks.  Fresh dug garlic is wonderful, since it has not yet been dried it will not store for long (unless you dry them), but it is the juiciest garlic you will ever taste!
 Romanian Red Garlic and Georgia Fire Garlic

And here are a few more pictures that I took from around the farm.
Tomatoes, Pole Beans, and Bush Beans

Sweet Corn and more Beans

Later Planting of Tomatoes and Sweet Peppers

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Brunswick Farmers Market

This past Sunday was the start of the Brunswick Farmers Market.
Come and see us at the Brunswick Heritage Farm!
4613 Laurel Road, Brunswick, Ohio 44212
Sundays 11am - 2pm

We will have veggies, cut herbs, potted herb plants, potted vegetable plants, herb and vegetable hanging baskets, dahlia tubers, bread, pasta, and more!


Also do not forget to stop by the Valley City Farmers Market on Saturdays!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Pictures of What is Growing

I have not done a post in a while, since I have been so busy, so I figured I would post some pictures of what we have growing right now.  Unfortunately the weather this spring has not quite be cooperating with us.  It has been too cold, and I have not been able to get much in the ground since the soil has been staying wet.  It makes me feel really behind.  I was able to get my lettuce, spinach, carrots, onion sets, and a few other things in, all of which are looking pretty good.  I am hoping after this weekend to be able to get some major planting done, we will see how it goes.

A bunch of my plants under lights in my basement, mostly peppers, tomatoes, and a few herbs.

 My garlic growing out at the farm.

 Dahlias, some herbs, some tomatoes, and celery, in my hoophouse.

A couple pallets full of kohlrabi, cabbage, and kale, waiting for the ground to dry out so they can get planted.

The rest of my garlic at home.