Monday, July 31, 2017

July 2017 Vegetable + Fruit + a Cactus Photos

One of my very sweet customers brought up that I hadn't been taking picture lately.

And she is so right. Haven't taken any pictures. None.

A quick instagram shot does not count!  

So on the way home from the farmers market on Sunday I daydreamed two photo shoots and when I got home gathered left over items from the day + a ladder + my camera and began crafting my first
"photo shoot" of the 2017 season (it's only almost august).

My neighbors, I believe have always thought I'm a little crazy but I feel like they were confirmed in their assumption as I was hanging from a ladder in the last shreds of daylight taking pictures of produce.

In the "green" photo you'll notice a very regal looking barrel cactus in the top right corner. Firstly who doesn't love cactus? I don't know of anyone. And I am still very much riding high on the inspiration from my southwestern trip. The cacti we now sell at the farm stand and we are also growing chile peppers this year (bottom left). So the cacti inspiration was mostly from Arizona while the chile inspiration comes 100% from the glorious state of New Mexico. The hatch chili is the pride of the state and truely everything from eggs to a margarita are accompanied with chile.  As a completely inspiring soul said to me a few weeks before she headed off to Italy, "travel is part of wellness." How right she is. Stay tuned for more things I discovered while traveling this past winter.  Some are still growing and some have yet to be made.

yellow peaches, little tomatoes, cantaloupe, garlic, onion, celosia, coral fountain amaranthus, white nectarines 

chile peppers, cabbage, shishito peppers, pickling cucumbers, green little tomatoes, cucumber, bell pepper, succulent in gold pot and barrel cactus

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

U-Pick Flowers Open for the Season!

amaranthus adds that special/unique element to bouquets

Come visit the farm for the fun and unique U-Pick experience of U-Pick Flowers.

33 Rahilly Road Wrightstown, NJ 08562 at the Purple Farmstand.

 Open Thursday and Friday from 10-7 and Saturdays from 10-4. 

Group rates available. 

We provide the scissors (snips) and the field of the flowers.

We also have an assortment of vases and flowers already picked to mix in with your bouquet.
As well as our succulent section which will be growing soon!

This is a great option for do-it-yourself brides, bridesmades organizing a shower, an afternoon with the grandkids or kids, groups like girlscouts, or just an afternoon picking yourself an incredible bouquet.

scabiosa are almost ready

carnations in assorted pink, yellow, and orange

coral fountain could you not love something called coral fountain. swoon!

pastel blue statice to add a touch of "something blue" for a do-it-yourself bride

winged everlasting is the cutest and adds a sweet element of interest to bouquets

Monday, June 5, 2017

Spring Onions with Roast Chicken

I really enjoy a good roast chicken and especially enjoy the fact that it feeds me for most of the week! The highlight of using the spring onions to accompany the roast chicken is chopping the green tops and sprinkling them over the chicken. They become crispy and delicious while the bottoms become tender and rich from the chicken broth.

I soften some real butter and rub it over the chicken. Sprinkle some salt. Pour in some water to the pan (or chicken broth if I have it on hand), The onions I simply washed and chopped.