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Cultivation! Planting! We are getting some opportunities here and we are taking them as they come.  We were able to plant our Broccoli/ Cabbage/ Brussels/ Cauliflower seedings and direct seed another round of green beans, shelling beans, carrots, and beets.  It was a mad dash to do it all before the end of the day on Saturday, but we got it all in before the skies opened up and gave us a classic summer thunderstorm.  After that I have seen the first squash blossom, the first ripe cherry tomato, the first garlic scape emerging, and the first eggplants forming.  It...

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Fava Beans Strawberries Lettuce Scallions Garlic Scapes Oregano  

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Fava Beans - These beans are the first beans we get of the season.  They were planted in March and have been rocking out in the high tunnel hoophouse ever since.  Check out Cynthia's recipe write up for some ideas of how to prepare them. Sweet Pea Flowers - A bouquet of these can fill a room, or even a house, with the smell of summer Strawberries - There should be some available from Thursday on.  They go fast each time we pick them, so ask us if we have any left if you don't see them in the store. ...

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Fava beans are one of the oldest domesticated food legumes. References to favas occur in both the Talmud and the Mishna, indicating they have been part of the Middle Eastern diet since at least since the 4th century. Don’t let them scare you. They are delicious as a snack or any number of meals., First, “unzip” the pod by the string and open. Remove beans. There are usually 4 - 5 in each pod. Then you need to remove the waxy outer coating. Blanch in boiling water for 30 seconds and transfer to an ice bath to stop cooking. The coating will slip...

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We are in a bit of a waiting game here at the farm and right now we are not winning.  We have many seedlings and seeds that have been ready to get in the ground since the solstice and the conditions have not presented themselves.  A day or two without rain is simply not enough to allow us into the garden for planting, especially when we are trying to recover from rain events that are bringing water levels almost to the tops of the hills of squash.  So far, the seedlings seem to be holding tight for us, and perhaps...

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Snap Peas Carrots Lettuce Scallions Cilantro Dill Oregano Thyme

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