Week of April 17th

My dear Community, It’s always hard to predict how heavy rain is going to be until it actually comes. When you live and work outside it can be a bit of a gamble. I definitely lost this weekend as we got really heavy, nonstop rainfall. When the clouds pass and the sun shines through, I am always so thankful for the beauty that surrounds us. …

Week of April 3rd

My dear Community, Hope everyone had a nice, albeit rainy and cold weekend. The local mountains even received some snow! We’re picking strawberries for our CSA boxes from our farm, John Givens, this week, but they should be eaten pretty quickly. As if you needed a reason to eat them right away. We’re still on the coattails of the winter season and this is prime time to reach …

Week of March 13th

My dear Community, As we turn the clocks forward this spring, winter feels short to me. I’m not sure why we actually move the time around anymore, and even though I don’t enjoy it at all I try to just roll with it.  After many months of studying, I’m taking my Health and Wellness Coaching Board Exam today so I’ll add recipes to the blog tomorrow. …

Week of March 6th

My dear Community,  I hope this message finds you well and cozy after the last storm. While rain around here is almost always welcome, it also presents challenges on the farm, particularly when it comes to planting new crops in muddy conditions. Nevertheless, we’re adapting to the elements and finding innovative ways to keep farming. I’m seeing signs of our strawberry crops starting to produce so in about a …

Week of February 28th

My dear Community, I’m watching spears of asparagus slowly push through the dirt and the chickens are beginning to pick up the pace of laying. Sure signs spring is right around the corner. In the meantime we are still in the midst of our California winter. That means soggy fields and not a lot of opportunity for much diversity. Until …

Week of February 21st

My dear Community,  I hope everyone stayed dry and safe during the rain this weekend. Mother Nature bestowed upon us a generous amount of rain last night and throughout the weekend; a much-needed gift for our thirsty crops. However, as grateful as we are for the water, it has temporarily put a damper on our farming operations. …

Week of February 14th

My dear Community, The CSA is really a winter vibe this week. The rainstorms made certain that none of the remaining warmer weather crops survived. I will happily take the 9 months we had tomatoes though 🙂 It’s time to get creative and introduce some less frequently admired and grossly overlooked veggies into our meals this week. Kohlrabi is likely something you’d pass right by at the farmers market but once …