Thursday, July 24, 2014

3701 S. Schultz-Portage Road
Elmore, OH 43416 · 419-862-3576

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What to Do with Broccoli Leaves

July 20, 2014 by  
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Some of us will be receiving broccoli leaves in our produce share this week. Broccoli leaves have a very similar appearance and flavor profile to collard greens (which are from the Brassica family just like broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cabbage), and can be cooked in much the same way as other sturdy greens including kale […]

Kurt’s Boots

July 20, 2014 by  
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Happy Mid-July everyone. The boys and I made a trip to the Five Point Threshers Show on Sunday. We saw nine steam engines, four threshers in operation and numerous tractors plowing the wheat stubble. The boys were in tractor heaven. I think our favorite part was watching the old saw mill sawing oak planks. It […]

Kurt’s Crop Journal

July 20, 2014 by  
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Growing week 29. No rain. Growing Degree Days: 1477 Just about have all of the major weeds taken care of. Worked hard in getting all of the fresh garlic out of the ground and either in the barn curing, or in the cooler. With the help of Adam, Oscar and myself, Dad got his drip […]

Zucchini Flowers

July 20, 2014 by  
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If you’ve ever grown a zucchini in your garden, you know how prolific it can be. Even for one family, one plant will keep producing zucchini after zucchini until you can’t figure out what to do with them. You may have noticed that each zucchini started from a fertilized flower. The flower is fertilized and […]

Farmer Terminology: “Buy-In’s”

July 20, 2014 by  
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The last few weeks you may have noticed in the “What’s In Your Box” list, that some of our produce has come from other farms. We always list the source if it comes from off-site. These are called “buy-ins.” In our farm budget each year, we have a line item for “buy-ins.” This week I […]

Produce Spotlight on Beets

July 13, 2014 by  
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Beets mark a sweet spot in the transition from spring to summer vegetables, and they are really two vegetables in one. Both the root and the greens are edible and incredibly nutritious. Beets are a source of a unique class of phyto-nutrients called betalains, and these compounds have been shown to have many health benefits, […]

Kurt’s Crop Journal – Week 6

July 13, 2014 by  
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Growing week 28. One inch of rain. Growing Degree Days: 1319 Crew is still busy keeping the weeds at bay. We have lost a few beds of onions and beets so far. Nothing crazy like last year though. Planted some fall beets, late cabbage, leeks and cucumbers. Did a lot of pre-harvesting this week. (see […]

“Pre-Harvest” — Farmer Terminology

July 13, 2014 by  
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As a CSA, we rely on our “work share staff” to harvest and pack all 400 of our CSA boxes each week. These crew members are dedicated folks who commit to show up every week, rain or shine, to get the veggies out of the ground and into your box. (We love you guys!!) But […]

How Garlic Gets to Your Plate — A Difficult Journey

July 13, 2014 by  
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This week was the great garlic harvest on the farm. If you recall, a few weeks ago, we harvested the scapes off the top of the garlic plant, so that the plant could channel its remaining energy into the development of the bulb, instead of the flower. Well, it’s a few weeks later, and time […]

Memories of Sweet Corn Picking

July 13, 2014 by  
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Howdy Farm Family. As this year’s sweetcorn begins to ripen, it brings back all sorts of childhood memories. One of the first would be the long trip from the Curtice farm to the Elmore farm. I was 6 years old. We would leave the home farm with trailers in tow around 7:30 am and stop […]

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