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Kids Farm Blog: Planting Seeds

Hi, I’m Noah. This is my pumpkin plant. I planted the seed this week, and I’m waiting for it to come up. It’s growing in this greenhouse. The cat is sleeping near it, in the greenhouse too. This is an … Continue reading

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Sunday Pancakes the Slow Food Way

Sunday pancakes are a special treat at our house. Join us for this morning’s virtual pancakes. It might take a little longer than most households’ pancake breakfast, but we enjoy it. It starts with grinding two grains–rice and buckwheat. These … Continue reading

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Blizzard 2010 on the farm

Farm news from Blizzard Peak. The snow sure is beautiful, but there is definitely too much of a good thing here. I am tickled by how many people wrote and asked “How are the cows managing the snow?” They appreciate … Continue reading

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Beach Trip

As farmers, we are busy during the growing season, so we tend to do more trips during the off season. And, as busy as we are catching up with the rest of life during the cold months, its a good … Continue reading

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What’s for dinner?

One of my greatest pleasures on the farm is witnessing my children’s experience of the garden. They inhabit the garden with confidence and comfort, as they snack on sorrel leaves, Long Tom tomatoes, and red peppers. Jonah eats cabbages and … Continue reading

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Donate to the Frederick Food Bank

We donate to the Frederick Food Bank. Never often enough (people eat every day!), but we are trying to go more often. I have made a point to grow extra chard this year for the Food Bank, because I know … Continue reading

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Summer Saute Pasta Topping

Here’s something easy for the new summer crops coming in, I had it for dinner tonight– Summer Saute Pasta Topping Sautee onions and garlic until soft Add sliced eggplant (I used the small rounds of sliced Japanese Eggplant) Add basil, … Continue reading

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Another turnip recipe

It was the last week our CSA members are receiving turnips for this season, but I had forgotten to include a recipe by CSA member, Tracy. So if you still have some in your frig, here’s something to do with … Continue reading

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Farm Visit–Clark’s Elioak Farm and The Enchanted Forest

Clark’s Elioak Farm is located on Rte 108 in Ellicott City, Maryland. We stopped in for a visit to their petting farm, and discovered that they are the dedicated folks relocating and restoring The Enchanted Forest figures that I had … Continue reading

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Turnip Fritters

CSA members received purple top turnips today in their CSA share. I’ll get you a photo soon. Here is a popular recipe that a dear CSA member named Mareena contributed years ago, and its still a favorite. Mareena moved south … Continue reading

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