Raw Sprouts in Your Kitchen!

This spring we’ve stocked the farmstand with seed sprouting kits from High Mowing Seeds, our organic supplier for crop seed. In cooler climates like ours, off-season produce is a locavore’s dirty little secret. Much as we passionately believe in a local food economy, we just can’t wait until May for abundant greens! We need the…

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….

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…

Herbs are always a good idea

Samantha here! This is our first post from The Staff Kitchen, where you’ll be reading about the ways the Garden Treasures crew gets their eat on with the organic produce we all love to love. Look for kitchen tips from Magnolia, Kari, Laurie, and Hannah throughout the summer. We love growing herbs. In as little…