Monthly Archives: September 2013

What’s in the Box for September 24 – 27, 2013

In this week’s CSA box we have:

  • salad reds and greens
  • Lacinato kale or rainbow chard
  • mixed heirloom cucumbers
  • mixed heirloom tomatoes
  • mountain rose potatoes
  • Gypsy and fiery red jalapeno peppers
  • herbs: Italian oregano

–posted by Steven

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Lindencroft Farm Dinner is ON – rain or shine

There’s an 80% chance of rain today, and a 100% chance we are having the dinner.  The event is on our covered decks, so you will stay dry, but you might want to wear a sweater or jacket.  Since you might have to hike a bit from parking to the house, an umbrella would be a good idea as well.
The food will be amazing.  Tours will happen if the weather permits.
And be super careful on those wet roads – they will be very slick.
See you this afternoon!

–Steven

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Friday Farm Cat Blogging

Here is Fluffalo, rhymes with bison.  He stays around the house, and patrols the greens and herb gardens.

Fluffalo

Photo credit: © L. Butler

An extraordinarily gentle creature, he is, nonetheless, our best mouser. and, thankfully, seems to have lost his desire to hunt birds.

He really likes people, in a very kitten-like way, but often cowers when approached.  Get down on his level, and he warms up.  It isn’t really that he’s all that timid – he stood up to a rattlesnake (and survived the bite, I’m not sure I can say the same about the snake) – but I think the height of people looming over him makes his nervous.

I’m pretty sure Fluffalo had a more dignified name once upon a time, but no one can seem to recall it.  He’s just Fluffalo.

Fluffalo was a rescue kitten.  Our thanks to Brad and Linda Briske for finding him for us.

–posted by Steven

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12 Growlers

12 GrowlersEmily of Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing made us a wonderful gift for Saturday’s CSA Farm Dinner. The Black IPA was made with fresh hops from the farm. Can’t wait.

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Ripe Padron Peppers

You usually see padron peppers served when they are small and green. Typically quick fried in olive oil with a dash of sea salt, you play Russian Roulette with about 1 in 10 being quite spicy, the rest being sweet. However, if you let them ripen, they are quite different – hot, very aromatic, and excellent for drying, which is what these are destined for.

ripe padrons

Photo credit: © S. Butler

–posted by Steven

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Crimson Red Onions

Globe onions are daylength sensitive, which means that you have to match the varietal to your latitude or you end up with onions that flower (bolt) before they finish forming a good bulb. We’ve struggled in the past to find the right ones, but clearly, these crimson reds are a winner.

 crimson red onions

–posted by Steven

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What’s in the Box for September 17 – 20, 2013

In this week’s CSA box we have:

  • Napoli carrots
  • rapini or rainbow chard
  • mixed heirloom cucumbers
  • mixed heirloom tomatoes
  • summer squash
  • smoked sweet Sigaretta pepper flakes
  • Gypsy and Hungarian hot wax peppers
  • herbs: opal basil
  • crimson red onions (and they are beautiful)
–Posted by Steven

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