Wednesday, January 4, 2017

We Need Your Help with a Little Agriculture Supported Community

I think that by being a farmer you have a unique opportunity to give. 

To give a fundamental component to every day life. 


My Dad was a big believer in giving and was heavily involved in Farmers Against Hunger which is a program where farmers host gleanings (a gleaning where volunteers come pick through the fields after the farmer has picked what he/she needs). The food that is gleaned is then donated to churches, food pantries, and soup kitchens.

I'm not on the scale where I can host mass gleanings but I still want to give in a way that I can.

About 10% (48,000) people in Burlington County (the county that the farm is in) experience food insecurity.  This number was really surprising and shocking to me.

We offer a CSA program on our farm. And for those of you that don't know CSA stands for Community Supported Agriculture.

I would like to reverse that for 2 families this season and offer a little Agriculture Supported Community

This season I want to do something small for these 2 families who would benefit from weekly veggies and I need your help to do so.   Help me find these families!

So here's what I want to do....I want to gift a Market CSA Share of $200 for them to use at the farm or at one of the tailgate markets we attend this season.

Anyone who's interested themselves or if you would like to nominate someone, please send a short email saying why you or another family would like to be one of the 2 families to with Market CSA in the subject line.

Winners will not be disclosed. And you must use the $200 in one season, no balance will carry over.  You will shop like all other Market CSA customers on farm or at a tailgate.

For more information on our Market CSA program click: HERE

Sunday, January 1, 2017


  As with every new year I (like I'm sure most of you) like to take a little time to tie a bow on the past year give it one last thought and then look with excitement, anticipation, and wisdom (hopefully) to the new year.

Our customers are always at the very top of my mind and especially when 
I think about the next farming season. 

When I think about what I want the 2017 to be I think I want it to be the season of cooking and giving you more ideas of what to do with what I grow.  I think cooking is a gift that we give to our family...especially the every watchful little ones, and friends. 

As busy as my parents were running the big farm we always had family dinner each night and a "pic-nic" at my grandma's house on the farm every Sunday during the summer with out fail. These are treasured memories and something I wish for everyone (while I realize this is not always possible).  

To start this off I made a pot of Julia Child's Boeuf Bourguignon which was indeed incredible but took me almost the entire day to make. I mean folks how could it not be incredible everything was cooked in bacon grease or butter.  The recipe called for a carrot (I added 2 for good measure) which also fueled my desire to be a better carrot grower! It's one of my many 2017 goals.

the boeuf

Currently I am in the process of planning our planting schedule and seed order and I can't help but smile.

I'm so excited to bring you old favorites like our peaches, husk cherries, red butterhead lettuce....and of coarse some new treats. There are few things in the works and if you're a Market CSA Member or on our email list you'll be the first to know.  And maybe there's something you'd like me to try to grow...I'm all hears my friends. Email/text/or call anytime.  

So here's to growing and cooking with you in 2017.  

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Wreaths for a Well Dressed House

This was the first year I ever did wreaths...that is...since the days when I worked for my parents and did thousands of wreaths. Slightly differently though. The wreaths with my parents were not hand wired by me. What a different experience it is to make hand wired wreaths. You have so many more fun options!

Here's some photos of a few wreaths and arches and definitely look for me to do them again next year!