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Springtime at Family Farms CSA

Blog: Family Farms CSA   -   Wednesday April 02, 2014   -   By Foster

Spring is here! Yes! Spring has arrived at Family Farms CSA east of Sherman, Texas.   Along with spring has come a veritable cornucopia of veggies and delicious food for your table. Call Foster Fogarty and find out when you can come...

Peppermint Stick = Happiness

Blog: North Star Orchard: On Farming and Food   -   Sunday March 30, 2014   -   By Lisa

Do you remember being a kid and having a certain special sugary treat that always made you smile? For me, when I was really little, it was Laffy Taffy. It came in all kinds of crazy bright colors, and thinking of the special tangy-sweet flavors and...

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Quinoa with Chard and Chickpeas

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Friday May 17, 2013   -   By Terry

Sometimes you run across a recipe that is sooooo good you can't stop eating the finished product.....this is one of those recipes.  I'm not a big fan of cooked greens, as a matter of fact I detest the texture of cooked greens.  BUT I know that greens...

Greens and Barley Salad

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Thursday March 28, 2013   -   By Terry

It's amazing how many different flavors you can get from a bowl of greens.  During the winter there are assorted greens growing in the high tunnel and I'm always looking for different flavors to keep the greens interesting to the tastebuds. The April...

Shady Vegetable Garden Plans

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Friday March 08, 2013   -   By Katie

A few weeks ago I shared on our Facebook page that I was getting excited about ordering seeds for 2013. Our friend and CSA customer Joli Lorion-Fytczyk commented asking about what sorts of plants to grow in a shaded yard. What a wonderful question! She...

Wonderful Gift Giving Ideas and More Yummy Market ...

Blog: The Old Winery Farmers Market   -   Wednesday December 12, 2012   -   By Jean

There is a light dusting of snow on the ground and the air is chilled... next Friday will herald in the first day of Winter... my personal countdown to beloved Spring.  I have Spring in the hoop house despite what the calender says right now... but...

Black Friday Black Gold

Blog: Arcadia Farms   -   Tuesday November 27, 2012   -   By Katie

I hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday! We enjoyed ours and know that we have much to be thankful for. Many of you probably also ‘celebrated’ Black Friday by standing in unbelievably long lines early in the cold morning to get great deals on...

Swiss Chard and Sweet Potato Fritters

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Sunday September 23, 2012   -   By Terry

We've spent most of our lives being told to "eat your vegetables" and now that we are, we're being told to "eat your green vegetables".  For years and years I tried to act as though I liked greens (spinach, turnip, chard, kale,...

Basil pesto with spaetzle, beets and swiss chard

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Sunday August 05, 2012   -   By Terry

I've been scheming to prepare beets for supper, and there's an awful lot of beautiful basil coming in right now.  A quick look through the pantry and I found a partial container of spaetzle I had bought on a shopping trip with a friend who was reminiscing...

Fresh & Fabulous Monday!

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Monday July 09, 2012   -   By Twilya

It is Monday Morning and the rain missed us!   Neighboring counties to the east received way too much and we received barely a sprinkle.   It is cooler and for that I am grateful.  Yesterday was a very good day at the market for me and...

See You in the Morning at the Old Cheney!!!!

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Saturday June 23, 2012   -   By Twilya

The past few days have been busy at L’Ecuyer Gardens.   Keeping up is proving difficult.   This week the girls have kept me running with t-ball games and swimming lessons and I have kept busy planting, picking and WEEDING.   We have had...

Caught in a Whirlwind!

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Wednesday June 20, 2012   -   By Twilya

This week has been a whirlwind.   We forgot that swim lessons started this week so there has been a mad dash to modify our schedule.   I nearly drowned when I was Autie’s age so for me swim lessons are mandatory.   At the pool I was able...

The Lost Tooth and Fresh Produce

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Sunday May 20, 2012   -   By Twilya

So my Livie lost her tooth and now we must all wait to see if the Toothy Fairy lives up to her promise.   Tomorrow she goes for kindergarten round-up.   It does not seem possible that my baby will start school this fall.   Her birthday...

Late Nights & Early Mornings

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Saturday May 19, 2012   -   By Twilya

So we enjoyed our first tomato of the season today.   Yes it is May… the same weather that is causing problems with my strawberries is ideal for tomatoes. Due to the heat, I will not have any strawberries for sale this week and I fear they are going...

Saturday - Mother's Day is One Day Away

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Friday May 11, 2012   -   By Twilya

Tomorrow is a very busy day for us and hopefully we are on your list of must visit places. Hubby is proudly stating that he is the FTD man for the day and will greet on-farm visitors with a warm smile. Be gentle though because all of the different items,...

Tomato Plants, Pepper Plants, Herbs Plants, & Petu...

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Friday April 13, 2012   -   By Twilya

In the current edition of Heirloom Gardener I found an ad for a terrifically fun event called Tomatomania Love It and while I do not live in California why not celebrate with them. Tomorrow visitors to L'Ecuyer Gardens will be able to choose from a large...

"New Way" with Swiss Chard

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Wednesday April 11, 2012   -   By Terry

I say "new way", but someone had to dream it up--I love Allrecipes.com and when I'm trying to find a different way to prepare a veggie that's the first place I look.  This recipe is Baked Swiss Chard with Feta Cheese and actually I bought some...

We Were Expecting Rain

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Wednesday March 07, 2012   -   By Twilya

We thought it was going to rain…   … but it did not.   Today is windy but still dry and at this point it is likely our chance for rain has passed.   Because we thought it was going to rain we busied ourselves with a few...

Chard

Blog: Eaters' Guild   -   Wednesday July 27, 2011   -   By Laurie

Chard Chard is a leafy vegetable with a spicy flavor. It is closely related to the beet. The first varieties of the vegetable have been traced back to Sicily. The vegetable still remains popular in Mediterranean dishes. Chard is high in vitamins...

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