Monthly Archives: February 2018


Soil Test Basics: Why and How to Take a Soil Test

By | 2018-03-03T10:00:16+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Categories: Gardening|

There’s nothing more critical to the success or failure of a farm or garden than its soil. We growers take our dirt very seriously and we go to great lengths to work on its friability and fertility, adding organic amendments and fertilizers in hopes of maximizing plant health and yields. We can see what good, crumbly, [...]

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

By | 2018-03-03T08:56:10+00:00 February 10th, 2018|Categories: Recipies|Tags: |

Chicken Lettuce Wraps 3 tbsp oil2 boneless skinless chicken breasts1 c water chestnut2/3 c mushroom3 tbsp chopped onions1 tsp minced garlic4 -5 leaves iceberg lettuceSpecial Sauce:1/4 c sugar1/2 c water2 tbsp soy sauce2 tbsp white vinegar2 tbsp ketchup1 tbsp lemon juice1/8 tsp sesame oil1/8 tsp chili oil1 tablespoon hot mustard2 tsp hot water1 -2 tsp red [...]

What Goes on With Bees Inside a Winter Hive?

By | 2018-03-03T09:55:04+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Categories: Bee Keeping|

It’s winter. You’re cozy inside with central heat, but what about your bee yard? Snow is mounded on top of your hives and drifted along the sides. What are the bees doing in there? How do they keep warm? Though you can’t see it, the hives are buzzing with activity even now. A winter colony consists [...]

Braised Belgian Endives

By | 2018-03-03T08:54:31+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Categories: Recipies|Tags: |

  Braised Belgian Endives Slowly cooking Belgian endives in a bit of butter and lemon juice transforms these otherwise crispy bitter leaves into tender, luscious, almost sweet bundles. It's kitchen alchemy at its finest. These endives are fabulous alongside a classic roast chicken or with broiled fish.Note that there are two options below: cooking the endives [...]

Belgian Endive

By | 2018-03-15T11:56:17+00:00 February 3rd, 2018|Categories: Greens|Tags: |

These tight, compact heads are packed with flavor and crunch. While a popular way to eat endive is slowly and carefully braised to caramelized brown perfection, endive adds a solid crunch to any salad, whether on their own as in this Endive Kumquat Salad, or mixed with other greens. They tend to have a bit of a [...]