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One Day, Two Amazing Salads

Sometimes we plan meals and sometimes we don’t. This was a day where we didn’t. At the farm, my mom said she could throw together a salad. Sounds good. We had no idea what we were in for a couple … Continue reading

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In Season: What we’re doing with Tarragon

Tarragon is a beautiful, flavorful, and underused herb. Many people at market are surprised by the bright, strong anise flavor of tarragon. Sometimes that flavor profile scares people. What they don’t realize, is that once cooked the flavor mellows into … Continue reading

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In Season: What we’re doing with Garlic Scapes

Garlic scapes are a seasonal treat. Only accessible for two to three weeks during the year, these garlicky snake-like green bean-textured stalks should be on your farmers’ market grocery list. I’ll wait while you write it down. Done? Okay, let’s … Continue reading

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In Season: What we’re doing with Turnips

Spring turnips are in their peak right now. After a few growing trials, we grow a Japanese variety called Hakurei. They are tender and sweet, even as they get big. The greens are lovely as well. So, how are we … Continue reading

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Rethink Rhubarb

Rhubarb is a quintessential Spring item. Growing up I remember rhubarb crisp for an evening dessert and then eating it again, cold, with a splash of heavy whipping cream for breakfast. The plant is one of the first to poke … Continue reading

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Zeppelin & the Ladies

It took a while longer than planned to build the new chicken house next to the existing coop, but it’s done! When the wind finally calmed down a couple weeks ago, Matt and my dad were able to finish the … Continue reading

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Cluck, Cluck with any Luck…we’ll have Eggs!

We…correction, Matt and Crayton have been working on a new chicken house. After talking about this for a few years, we actually have time to move forward with the plan! Hopefully it will be finished this week or early next week … Continue reading

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Locally Roasted Coffee Beans at Bliss/Sweet Peas

Matt just finished roasting four kinds of coffee beans for this weekend. We’ll be at Bliss/Sweet Peas (located in the St Charles) again this Saturday from 10am-4pm. I will be there to answer questions about the coffee beans and our process. … Continue reading

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CSA Shares for 2016 – Available Now

B and G Produce is offering CSA shares for 2016! We are excited to dedicate more time and energy into B and G Produce this year. Each weekly basket will include a variety of produce and some recipes. There will be … Continue reading

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What should we do with 250 pounds of tomatoes?

We ran out of time Friday night, and could only harvest about 80 pounds of tomatoes. Thanks to everyone who bought them at market. We sold out and hope you all enjoy them! Knowing there were a lot of ripe … Continue reading

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