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Farm Photos: Finally! Signs of Springs

Posted by on Apr 10, 2014 in Farm Photos | 0 comments

Most will agree, winter in Upstate New York is always at least a bit longer than we have the patience for. This winter, though, was especially grueling – snow piled upon snow, and very cold temperatures lasting well into March. This makes us especially grateful to see bare ground as the snow has melted away over the past week or two. Here are some other springtime sights from around the...

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Farm Photos: Walloped by Winter

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014 in Farm Photos | 0 comments

The snow and cold certainly gave us some challenges this winter, and March was no exception.   But, at least the sun started to shine a bit more, the days got longer, and we finally started seeing some greens.   And, seed ginger arrived and was planted to begin it’s long growing season.   Our laying hens, while given cozy shelter, haven’t been as productive as we might like. Thank goodness for the pullets....

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Recipes | Beets are here

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in Recipes, Salad | 0 comments

(Posted originally appeared 6/29/2012) A couple of years ago, before I worked at KFF, I picked up a recipe card for Beet Salad with Chevre from the market stand. It was a huge hit with my family. So, when beets appeared again about a week ago, I grabbed some as quickly as possible with this recipe in mind. Even my husband, who previously swore away from beets, requested a repeat. Combined this with a big green salad from our lettuce mix, and...

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Tomato soup to ward off winter blues

Posted by on Mar 7, 2014 in Recipes | 0 comments

Barely three weeks into a mild January, I already hear people complaining about being tired of the snow and cold. Granted these aren’t the skiers or the ice fishermen, but neither am I and I love midwinter. As the bears hibernate, the trees lose their leaves and many things in the natural world rest beneath the snow, my life also benefits from a slower time. Rather than getting angry with the complications of bundling up to go outside, I...

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Seeking Market Stand Manager for Saratoga

Posted by on Feb 27, 2014 in Job Posting | 0 comments

We are currently seeking a Market Stand Manager for our stand at the Saratoga Farmers Market. In addition, to the criteria for all market crew, which can be found here, the Market Stand Manager responsibilities will include: Working most, if not all, Saturday morning markets year-round, with the addition of Wednesday afternoon markets May through October Leading crew for market set up and break down Delegating crew responsibilities Making...

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Photos: Winter on the Farm

Posted by on Feb 21, 2014 in Farm Photos | 0 comments

Things can get a little monotonous around the farm in winter – visually, anyway – but, there is still activity, there are still things growing, and there’s lot of work keeping the snow under control. Here are some imagines of the past several weeks. Enjoy! ...

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Facing Winter’s Challenges

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014 in Newsletter | 0 comments

CATGRASS is back at market!! It’s been a while since I’ve written the newsletter. Between the many snow storms, conferences, a honeymoon, and broken heat systems I’ve been super busy. The farm is starting to wake up again. Not that it ever sleeps — but there is a definite turn right now of temperature and life. Sue started seeding celery and celeriac this week in the greenhouse and our onions, all 50 thousand of them, got...

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Hearty Borscht

Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in Recipes | 0 comments

This is one of the recipes Savannah talked about in last week’s newsletter. I asked her to share it, because I’ve never made borscht, and with all the great beets we have, it seems like the perfect dish to enjoy. Recipe adapted from eatnakednow.com 1 tablespoon ghee or unrefined coconut oil 1 onion, small diced (approximately 1 cup) 1 sweet potato, peeled and grated (approximately 1 cup) 1 teaspoon sea salt 2 medium red beets,...

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Sweet Potato Fries

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in Recipes | 0 comments

We’ll be back at market this week, and I’m thinking about what recipes I might share with you. CSA members, do you have any vegetables left from the boxes we sent home with you at the end of December? All my carrots and squash, and most of my potatoes are gone, but I still have a few sweet potatoes – surprisingly. I love sweet potatoes in just about every form, but the guys in my house will pretty much only eat them as fries....

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