Remember that steer I told you about a few weeks ago? Well…he’s found a friend. Colton has slowly but surely been breaking down Jupiter’s walls. Colton sits down and talks to the cow for a few minutes every day. And now Jupiter will even let Colton pet him on the nose. My youngest tends to be the rowdiest of my pack, so the two of them must have developed a rebels’ bond.
- The fourth pickup for Season 2 is tomorrow, Monday, August 8th. Arrive any time between 3 pm and 7 pm and park on the West side of the property anywhere in front of the commercial kitchen (the big red building with the French doors). If we don’t come out to greet you, you can either knock on the commercial kitchen door, or give us a call at 316-227-7677. We love to give tours, so if you want one, please don’t be afraid to ask. We want you to know where your food comes from!
- If you don’t want a tour and are in a hurry, please call us, so we know when you’ll be here. Then we can be ready with your bag of goodies. The phone number is 316-227-7677.
- We provide you with a reusable grocery bag with all your goodies in it. Please bring it back next week, so we can wash it and reuse it. We’re trying to be more environmentally conscious. The plastic bags we use for the greens are still a work in progress, but that is definitely on my list of things to change.
- The market place is updated on Sundays, so if you want to take a look at what else we have available (besides the things already in your bag), please make your orders on Sunday or Monday morning. We can then add any additional items to your grocery bag.
This Week's Products 8/8/2022
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Next Week's Products 8/15/2022
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News on the Farm
Colton is not the only one making friends with Jupiter. We caught this little egret eating the flys off Jupiter’s back. Isn’t that fascinating? I just love how things in nature work together to balance out life. I just wish we had a few more of these wonderful birds that would stick around to help the cows. If you want to see an actual egret doing its job, check out this YouTube video. Cool stuff! The other cool thing happening is how quickly our new hoophouse is going up. Josh is on a mission for sure, and Colton is learning all about how it’s done.
The garlic and onions have finally been sorted through, and we’re back to using our seeding room for seeding things. This means we can start our microgreen production again. I won’t go into how healthy microgreens are since for most of you, you’ve already heard how they have four to six more times the nutrients than their mature counterparts. So if you’re looking for a way to use your microgreens, put them on sandwiches, soups, salads, pizzas, tacos, and pasta dishes. The sky is the limit; just don’t leave them out!
If you’re interested in some canning classes, take a look at the K-State Research & Extension Classes being offered the week of August 15th. Sara Sawyer, the Health and Wellness agent in Sedgwick County, is teaching pickles, salsa, and jams. What’s even more exciting is that she’s attempting to use local produce (including ours)! So not only will you be learning how to preserve food, you’ll be doing it with fresh, local ingredients (just as if you had your own garden).
Recipe of the Week
These tomato bacon squares are simply a glorified version of a BLT sandwich, but they were delicious! This is a simple and easy way to use your tomato mix this week. If you still have bell pepper and onion left over from last week, this recipe is the perfect way to include them in this week’s dinner. Since our family likes a little spice, we added some jalapenos too! No comments from the peanut gallery on this one; their mouths were too full. 🙂
What's New in the Market Place
Well…we don’t have green beans or cucumbers or eggplant or hot peppers to offer you yet. 🙁 The plants decided to stop growing until it cools down. We’re trying to make sure we can control that a bit more in the coming years; hence, the reason for the sudden building hoophouse mania that’s been happening at the farm. If you want to donate or contribute to that cause, you can certainly do that. Check out our new donation option on the market place page.