The flavor of the orange and fennel blend for a light and lively taste.
● Juice (about ½ cup) plus finely grated zest from one orange ● 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar ● 1 tablespoons honey ● 2 tablespoons apricot preserves ● 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard ● ½ teaspoon roasted and freshly ground fennel seed ● Sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste ● ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil ● 2 medium fennel bulbs, each cut into 8-10 wedges ● 1 medium red onion, cut into 12 wedges ● 1 orange, thinly sliced ● ¼ cup
They say a picture is worth 1000 words. I’m not sure about that but what I am sure about is that a picture file is significantly bigger than a 1000 word text file. So instead of writing 6000 words to describe what is happening at the farm I thought I would take a few snapshots and let you see for yourself.
I spent four hours at the Seward Co-op CSA fair on Saturday trying to recruit new members. A great day for a fair with the weather being so rainy. There was quite a crowd. Very loud. Glad to be back on the farm.
One thing I learned at the fair is that not all Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farms are true CSA farms. How’s that you ask? Well, the whole concept behind a CSA farm is that members buy a share of the output of the farm. All produce grown on the farm goes to the members and all produce
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Potato planting was a complete success! We had over 20 people show up, many of them kids. Seemed like everyone had a great time, got a little exercise, a little fresh air and not too much sun. All the potatoes got planted. A beautiful day in many ways. So thank you to all that made it Sunday afternoon. Your help will benefit all the members of the farm!
Wait. How does putting in a couple hours of fun planting potatoes provide a benefit to the other 300+ members?
Just a quick reminder that the potato planting party is on Sunday April 18th from 1:00 to 4:00. Wear your farm clothes and bring a bucket or two; it makes for easier potato carrying. Park by the yellow building and walk down the driveway until you find us at the very end.
Come one, come all to the annual Fresh Earth Farms Potato Planting Party. This year the party is startin’ early, early in the season that is. Typically we don’t plant potatoes until the last week or so of April. This year we are moving it up a week earlier to Sunday April 18th. We’d move it up even earlier but have too many other conflicts on the prior weekends.
Here are the details:
Date: Sunday April 18th Time: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm or until we are tired or done
On April 1, President Obama addressed the news media during a trip to Maine to tout the Healthcare Reform Bill recently passed. Here is a brief passage from his speech:
“Every single day since I signed the reform law, there’s been another poll or headline that said, ‘Nation still divided on health care reform. Polls haven’t changed yet.’ Well, yes. It just happened last week,” Obama said to laughter.
He continued: “Can you imagine if some of these reporters were working on a farm and you planted some seeds, and they came out the next day and they looked and
Kids from all walks of life like farm animals. So for all you kids out there here is a picture of about 1000 of our favorite farm animals: Bees!
There are a lot of different types of bees: bumble bees, mason bees and honey bees to name a few. But did you know there are different varieties of honey bees? The bee dealer I get my bees from sells three types: carniolan, Italian and Minnesota hygienic — a variety developed by the University