But my kids won’t eat kale!

It goes like this: you select all the best veggies on CSA pickup day. Driving home, the smell of tarragon whets your appetite as you anticipate the dinner to come. You get home, head to the kitchen, and roll up your sleeves. Thinly sliced beets and carrots hit the pan with a drizzle of oil…

Attentive Thinking with Holy Basil

Samantha here! You guys know my stance on herbs: always a good idea. Some herbs are better known than others. Here’s one that might be new to you. Holy Basil, Ocimum sanctum, also known as Sacred Basil or Tulsi, is delicate and sweet. It’s well-suited to our cool northwest climate, growing well without greenhouse cover….

Farmer Cross-fit

You might think all farmers are big, strapping men, but about half of our processing crew is women. We aren’t big, but we do get buff, thanks to farmer cross-fit. You can be strong too with this simple workout plan! First, get yourself some farmer cross-fit shoes. Now just grab a bin of wet carrots, count…

Too hot to cook!

Samantha here! This week we’ve seen some pretty sky high temperatures, and Washington natives like me are developing real aversions to the stovetop oven, aka furnace in a hothouse. But fear not. Farm goodies shine on the grill. Asada Spring Onions, grilled to perfection are sweet and crunchy. Use them as an easy side dish…

Growing Great Garlic

Garlic is everywhere. It flavors everything from tomato sauce to omelettes to shrimp. In grocery stores, it’s an ever-present shelf stable dry good, just like a box of cereal. Sometimes visitors to the farm are surprised to learn that garlic is a bulb that grows underground–just one of those things you never think to think…