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Thursday, August 28, 2014

What I did Yesterday

Well yesterday I spent almost the whole day in the kitchen.  I had lots of vegetables sitting around my house that I just had to use up, so I spent the day freezing everything.  I froze beans, zucchini, tomato sauce, basil butter, basil pesto, and fried breaded zucchini.

Beans cut, blanched (for 3 minutes), dried and ready to be bagged and frozen.
This is a mixture of three different types of beans, Dragon Tongue Beans (yellow with purple stripes), yellow beans (do not remember what kind I planted without looking it up), and Tongue of Fire Beans (a new one for us this year it is a green bean with red stripes).
I should have all three of these beans available at my markets this weekend.
 

Now you are going to think I am crazy but this is a picture of some worm food, that is my scraps form the days work that I will be feeding to my worms.  I just thought it looked so pretty that I had to take a picture.  Even worm food can be beautiful!
 

Monday, August 11, 2014

Microgreens at the Market

This week was the first week that we had microgreens at our markets, and everyone seemed to like them, and I must say myself they did look beautiful at the markets.


I hope to have available at the markets this weekend:
Alfalfa Microgreens
Red Clover Microgreens
Red Lentil Microgreens
Broccoli Microgreens
Diakon Radish Microgreens
Brown Mustard Microgreens 

Then for the following week I am hoping to have some new exciting microgreens available, but you will just have to wait and see what they are.  

I start my microgreens in dirt, and are sold in the containers and all, so they may need to be watered, you do not want it to dry out (if keeping them inside may only need to be watered once or twice a week), and keeping them by a window is a plus.  Do be careful though if you leave them outside they can dry out very quickly on a hot day in the sun, which is why I recommend to keep them inside once you bring them home.  When you are ready to eat your microgreens all you have to do is cut them off and add to salads, wraps, eggs, stir fry (at the very end), and so much more.  Microgreens are very healthy for you, and contain lots of vitamins and minerals.  At the markets I have information about how the different types are good for your health.  I plan to post the information on here also, so check back soon (or you can come to our markets).


Below is a picture from our stand at Valley City Farmers Market this past weekend.


Our vegetables have been coming along very slow this year due to the excessive spring rains, a lot was lost entirely, many things I had to replant, more than half of my crops ended up getting planted late, and everything else I have had to to lots of work to finally get producing.  Lets just say it has been yet another tough growing season.  This coming weekend we should have a good selection of different varieties of zucchini and summer squash (since my second planting should be producing by the next market), we will also have Dragon Tongue Beans (my favorite type of bean), bagged kale and mustard greens, and more.  And of course do not forget about our microgreens and pasta.