Monday, June 22, 2015

Finally some sunshine

Red and green cabbage soaking up the sun.
Finally a beautiful sun filled day after weeks of rain! As much as the plants were loving all that rain, they're loving all this sun too. Myself I used the good weather to go tend the bees whose honey you may have received in the CSA or from our stand at the Pittsburgh Public Market.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Evening in CRO Country


One evening a couple Sundays ago Carla and I took the kids for a walk up Shady Lane past Aaron and Daniel's farms. We get so busy moving produce and keeping customer happy that we sometimes stop noticing what a beautiful place we live in. But when we stop and really look we see how blessed we are. I hope you can come see for yourself someday (a few folks are coming up today for our spring field day), but for now here are some more photos of the place.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Wild Edibles - Lambs Quarter

The single toughest part of growing vegetables organically is managing the weeds. With not chemicals to burn the weeds off we have to rely on good management and physical labor to keep the crops weed free. The good news though is that some of those weeds are delicious.

Lambs quarter is one of the most common and troublesome weeds in America, but it is also one of the best to eat. It has a nutty variation on spinach flavor and cooks up much like spinach. It's high in vitamin A, vitamin C and Calcium. When it is very young it's great raw in salads and when it's a little older a light steaming or saute makes it nice and tender.