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Nick came to us from Virginia Beach at the end of February and has been contributing to every facet of getting this season started.  He worked on a farm in Louisville, Kentucky last year and we are happy for him to be joining us through November.

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Our former Raspberry patch has fizzled out so this year we planted in 50 new plants.  You can see the new patch as you come up the driveway, just before the barn, on your right.  We even were able to borrow a wood chipper this winter from from Frank Vela in Steuben and make our own wood chips for mulching the raspberries.  We won't have berries this year, but will start getting some next year and hope it will be a fruitful patch into the future.

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Ingredients: -4 bunches radishes with greens -1 1/2 T butter -1/2 tsp salt -1 garlic clove -3 T fresh chives Cut greens from radishes and coarsely chop. Trim radishes and cut lengthwise into 1/2-inch wedges. Heat half the butter in a 12-inch heavy skillet over moderately high heat until foam subsides, then sauté radish wedges with salt, stirring, until crisp-tender, about 12 minutes. Transfer to a platter and keep warm, loosely covered. Sauté garlic in remaining butter in skillet over moderately high heat, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add greens and sauté, stirring, until wilted, about 1 minute. Return radish wedges to...

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Potato Planting was a full farm family affair.  Archie helped prep the garden by pulling the spring tooth harrow, then Bill drove Andy and Star while I handled the potato plow to create 12 deep furrows down the length of the A-Frame garden.  The whole crew, plus Harbor and Cedar, laid out the cut seed potatoes and we covered them up with ease.  Cedar wore a helmet the whole time we were planting, then laid down in one of the furrows insisting that he was a potato.

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Whether you are a store member, or just want to do a little shopping before the weekend, here are the farm items that are available now: Radishes - Sized up nicely, not yet pithy.  Crisp, with a little bit of that spring time bite. Hakurei Turnips - Can be used raw or cooked.  The root is juicy and sweet with a hint of earthiness.  The greens are rich and great in a stir fry. Spinach - An early planting that had limited germination but is in its prime now.  Limited Supply! Lettuce Mix - Already washed and spun.  Just add...

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We are deep in planting time now.  This short spell of drier weather has allowed us to enter into all of the gardens and get our seedlings, some of which were started in early March, into the ground.  We have been ammending the gardens this spring (which we do every other year) with lime (for proper pH), rock phosphate (to offset our low Phosphorus levels), bonechar (for a slow release phosphorus and nitrogen), and compost (for life!).  We have transplanted Bok Choi, Head Lettuce, Scallions, Fennel, Kale, Chard, and Parsley and we have direct seeded Carrots, Lettuce, Peas, Spinach, Cilantro,...

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