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Leeks - Cold Frame - Hot Bed

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Thursday February 28, 2013   -   By Jeff

v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} One of our main goals at Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce is to produce a top quality vegetable,...

First Seeding of the Season - Beets and a Recipe

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Wednesday February 27, 2013   -   By Jeff

Today officially marks the first day of our season. If you are looking for me, I will be here on the farm from now until November. Things are really going to get busy. I started sowing seeds today. The first batch is beets.  Beets are the only root...

Gearing Up for Another Season

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Tuesday February 26, 2013   -   By Jeff

We are gearing up for the upcoming growing season at the Bountiful Blessings Farm. With the addition of a new high tunnel this year, we will once again be able to provide local customers with top quality, fresh produce earlier, without the loss of flavor. High...

Keeping Food Safe - GAP

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Thursday February 21, 2013   -   By Jeff

This week has been exciting! I spent all day in classes on Tuesday for Illinois Department of Agriculture and USDA GAP training. GAP stands for Good Agricultural Practices. In January 2002, USDA AMS formally implemented the USDA Good Agricultural Practices...

Getting Ready for Spring - Leek and Potato Soup

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Sunday February 17, 2013   -   By Jeff

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 This past week at the Bountiful Blessings Farm has been filled with preparation for Spring. We finished the...

Another Stew Recipe - Great Comfort Food for a Wi...

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Saturday February 09, 2013   -   By Jeff

v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);}  As I mentioned yesterday, we love soups, stews and chowders in the winter. Here is another one of...

Corn Chowder - We Love It!

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Friday February 08, 2013   -   By Jeff

This time of the year is one of our favorite times for making soups, stews and chowders. This is one really stands out as a favorite! Enjoy! I usually double the recipe as we love to savor it for several days.   Corn Chowder 2 tablespoons...

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Thursday February 07, 2013   -   By Jeff

v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);}  Here is a great recipe for a cold, snowy, night.   Chicken Noodle Soup 1 -...

Home Made Kettle Corn

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Monday February 04, 2013   -   By Jeff

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 We eat a lot of popcorn at the Bountiful Blessings Farm. One of our favorite recipes is Kettle Corn. We also make...

Don and Eileen's Borscht

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Sunday February 03, 2013   -   By Jeff

v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} I love beets, however, I love them pickled! Nonetheless, after trying them in our friend's Don and Eileen...

Grandma's Pot Roast

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Thursday January 31, 2013   -   By Jeff

v\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} o\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} w\:* {behavior:url(#default#VML);} .shape {behavior:url(#default#VML);} Grandma’s Pot Roast 1 – 3 to 5 pound chuck roast 3 tablespoons of flour ...

Grilled Habanero Salsa with Mango and MORE!

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Tuesday January 29, 2013   -   By Jeff

I am really looking forward to the growing season as I want to experiment with some of my recipes. Here is one I want to try. Someone sent it to me so I am unable to give credit to whomever came up with the recipe. Nonetheless, it looks wonderful. ...

Beef Stew Kind of a Day

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Monday January 28, 2013   -   By Jeff

BEEF STEW 2 pounds beef chuck or stew meat, cut in 1-inch cubes ¼ cup flour 1 ½ t salt ½ t pepper 1 ½ cups beef broth 1 t Worcestershire sauce 1 clove garlic 1 bay leaf 1 t paprika 4 carrots, sliced 3 potatoes, diced 2 onions, chopped 1 stalk celery, sliced ...

Winter Marinated Carrots

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Sunday January 27, 2013   -   By Jeff

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4  We had some carrots in storage and used this recipe. Tasty!!! Marinated Carrots Makes 3 cups ...

Winter Comfort Food

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Saturday January 26, 2013   -   By Jeff

If you are like many gardeners, you probably have a few butternut squash tucked away in your root cellar or other winter storage area. Here at the Bountiful Blessing Farm, we have an ample supply of Butternut squash set aside for ourselves this winter. This is...

It is Officially Pumpkin Season!!

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Wednesday September 12, 2012   -   By Jeff

   We started picking pumpkins!!!  

Catch Up Day

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Monday August 13, 2012   -   By Jeff

Today was one of those days when I was finally able to get caught up with a few personal things I needed to do. It has been very busy with picking and maintaining the crop. Our stands have been very busy and the vegetables have been excellent. We received...

Rain Day

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Saturday August 04, 2012   -   By Jeff

We have been working very hard at the Bountiful Blessings Farm in Hinckley, Illinois. Between our farm stands and picking, we have not had a lot of time to do anything. Andy, Peter and George have been picking corn and tomatoes, cabbage, cucumbers, zucchini,...

Melons!

Blog: Bountiful Blessings Farm Produce   -   Wednesday July 25, 2012   -   By Jeff

Today we got our first Sensation melons. They are a totally unique melon. Sensation is a one of a kind variety that has excellent taste, texture, sweetness and aroma. If harvested when the rind is turning from green to yellow, the flesh will be green and...

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