Saturday, October 29, 2011

Colvin Family Farm - Week 24

Large Shares this week include (as seen left to right, top to bottom):

  • Mixed Greens
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Bock Choy

Tip from the Colvins: If you have any veggies that come packaged with unwanted bugs, submerge the affected veggies in cold, salted water and this should effectively, naturally, cleanse the your goods from critters.

The chill keeps coming, but so do the vegetables! Thank you for all your hard work Colvin family!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Colvin Family Farm -- Week 23

Large Shares this week include (as seen left to right, top to bottom):

  • Lettuce
  • Arugula
  • Broccoli
  • Stevia
  • Tomatoes
  • Hot peppers
  • Cauliflower
  • Squash (various types)
  • Sweet potatoes
Stevia is an herb often used as a natural sweetener, and it is said that one leaf is about 30-45 times as sweet as ordinary sugar. Even so, it has a negligible effect on blood sugar levels, so it makes a great sweet alternative for diabetics. Try putting a leaf in your hot tea sometime!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Colvin Family Farm - Week 22

Large Shares this week (Mum's not included):
  • Broccoli
  • Squash (zucchini, yellow, patty pan)
  • Tomatoes
  • Grape Tomatoes
  • Cabbage
  • Sweet Potatoes

After going out to the farm for the festival on Saturday, I have renewed respect for how much effort the Colvins go through every week to bring us vegetables! It's a drive! Thank you guys for your hard work and faithfulness! 

See you next week!

CSA Fall Festival and Potluck!

Hey everyone! This is a special extensive post about the Fall Festivities hosted on the Colvin's property recently. Everyone had a blast and here is the report of what happened:

Most guests arrived mid afternoon and we toured the grounds, all the while looking at the veggies that we have come to love!

As we talked and traveled, we watched as families talked and kids were at play. Everyone there seemed like family, even though this was the first time many of us had met.

The kids also had a chance to hunt for goodies and Mr. Colvin started hay rides to a breathtaking view and waterfall on his property!

After the fun and games, everyone brought out their best and brightest recipes, which left us all very satisfied and very full! There was great food and conversation all around!

Finally, we enjoyed a warm fire, brought to us by the Colvin boys, and some great smores!

Of note are Titus Colvin's eggs that I was able to get a sneak peak at in his incubator. They were much quieter when I saw them than they probably are now!

Colvin family: I'm sure that all the CSA members share with me in thanking you again for opening up your home to us in hospitality and love and sharing your blessings with us. We are all grateful!

See the rest of the photos I took here: Colvin CSA Festival!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Colvin Family Farm - Week 20

Week 20's Harvest (in larger quantities, of course!)

Large Shares this week:
  • Mustard greens
  • Squash (butternut, eight-ball, zucchini, yellow, patty pan)
  • Tomatoes
  • Cherry Tomatoes
  • Bell peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Basil
  • Green onions
  • Hot peppers (not pictured)

Check out this video for another way to dry basil, if the hanging upside-down trick doesn't work for you:

See you next week!