Taking the time to have a pizza night for ourselves and friends. It's been a summer of pizza nights for our customers and community, and they've been so fun. But the relaxation that comes with a small group, good friends, and fancy drinks in pretty copper cups is divine.
Farmers, Builders, Parents, People: Take the time to nourish yourself. Laugh. Eat. Unwind.
What's one thing you'll do to nourish and nurture your playful self this weekend?
This year's #heartandsolegardens pumpkin crop is extra special. My grandmother, Ethel Hamby, saved seeds that grew this abundant harvest. Stored in my parents' freezer since her 1994 death, passed to me in 2009 and stored in my freezer since then, these old seeds had no logical reason to thrive as they did. Producing about 1500 lbs of beautiful #heirloom winter squash, fruit from these seeds is now scattered among family, friends and talented chefs. When I saw the tiny late one in the field, I scratched a ❤️ to add a little hope it would mature before frost. Last week, my sweet mother suffered a heart attack and I knew that little pumpkin would be the perfect flower pot for her recovery. Sometimes, plants give us more than food. They give us historical connection, the ability to share, hope and love. And joy. Much joy. #heirloomseeds#family#pumpkin#heartandsolefood
Love hate relationship with this Stirrup Hoe. Just enough is therapeutic, and beyond enough is work that just serves a bigger picture in what we are doing out here. Learning to be more in tune with the land, and the foods we consume/grow makes all the difference. Being apart of the solution means doing something most people don't feel like doing majority of the time. 👏
@__olmh #instatakeover : We have a polyculture pasture that Mum and Dad have developed over time suited to our land. It’s pasture has colour, depth, texture and is constantly changing. A diverse pasture benefits cow health and milk production, improves the soil and decreases nitrate leaching – which improves water quality, as plants with deeper roots capture more carbon and nitrogen. Because we farm organically, we don’t add nitrogen fertiliser.
Lucerne, pictured here, is a legume that grows all year around and is a perennial, which means it lives for more than two years. Its deep, tap roots allow it to source water when other plants can’t. Lucerne has been found to increase soil nitrogen, which is a main element needed for strong pasture growth. Other minerals found in lucerne are calcium, magnesium, potassium, sulphur, iron, cobalt, manganese and zinc. 🐝🐮💚 Photo credit @sha_and_lewis_mulatero. . . . . .
It was a great week in Yakima 🍺More of the hop growers for @ychhops, will begin to incorporate rotbloc into their trellis systems this year, which will greatly reduce their carbon footprint. We appreciate the time spent with us this week and will be back next week! Cheers! 🍻
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If I were an artist, I think I’d devote my skills to capturing the splendor of fresh produce. Don’t you think these farmers’ market squash qualify as objects of beauty? And they are so nutritious, too.
If you're lookin' for some more sustainable restaurants to support, look no further than the newest members of the Compost Club, Saltyard and Watershed in Buckhead. Chefs Nick and Zeb are deep in the farm-to-table game already, but now these neighbors have teamed up to split some bins and go fork-to-farm as well! #atlcomposts#yourspoilintosoil#forktofarm
*Faces of CSA*
"I was an idealistic young man who wanted to change the world and did not want just to have a job that made a lot of money... I just wanted to do something that was good for people, you know? And so all the money that I ever made went back into the farm and the employees.
I’ve always really liked nature. So to think that I was going to farm using chemicals that kill songbirds was totally appalling to me. And I had the example from my grandpa [who gardened organically], so that was a no-brainer. It was just what I was gonna do.
Unfortunately, even though our goal [is] feeding people the very best food that we can, in general in society, there’s a lot of distractions out there and there’s a lot of greed and emphasis on making money.... The amount of people eating organic food has gone from zero, in my lifetime to, I believe now, 15% [of vegetables] nationwide [are] organic. ‘Cause organic’s in every supermarket… It’s been a really good thing. When Walmart got into organic, I went “Well, you know, it’s a good starter.” We’ve actually helped a lot of kids learn to eat vegetables. And I think that’s gonna have a positive influence on their health for their whole life." -- Richard de Wilde, owner of Harmony Valley Farm
Harvest time! We are loving this new farm we get to be apart of. Not only do they have a robust CSA but they have a presence at the weekly farmer's market and partner with a low cost clinic in the area to provide fresh veggies to people in need. This place really does it all! They teach as well and have a vibrant intern program. We are so happy to be spending our time here learning all we can about farming.
TOMORROW! We're so excited for our events geared to the little ones tomorrow. Join us at the Farm for great shopping, face painting, parenting, fresh baby food, music, and planting. 9:00am - 12:00 tomorrow around @barnoneaz
Thanks @chefjewie for the delightful cooking class! The Branzino served with Butternut Pico (seasonal surprise!) and Butternut Squash Risotto was SO worth the time it took to prepare it!
It's Farmer Friday! Meet a super sweet pair... Anthony and Lisa Galpin, husband and wife owners of @galpinfamilyfarms who specialize in growing high-quality, tree-ripened stone fruit. Since the fruit ripens on the trees and is never picked before its prime... you know that the fruit is always perfect when it arrives at your door. Give them some love! (and let us know which local farmers you want to meet next in the comments!)
tRiCk or tReAt 🍎🍩
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dEats💁🏼 Core the apples and make rings🍎 Slathered @eatnuttzo butter on it. Sprinkled @navitasorganics Cacao nibs 🍫, chia seeds and shredded coconut🌴Added activated buckwheat for some crunch. Topped with @driscollsberry raspberries and @squareorganics lightly sweet protein popcorn 🍿love a little extra🤷🏻♀️