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Fall vegetables ready for you

Blog: Family Farms CSA   -   Saturday September 14, 2013   -   By Foster

The summer is cooler and fall is just around the corner. ... and the vegetables at Foster Fogarty's Family Farms CSA in Sherman, Texas has a plate for you! "We have black-eyed peas,...

Okra and Grits

Blog: Wild Things Farm   -   Thursday August 15, 2013   -   By Terry

Okay, what comes to mind when you hear the words "okra" and "grits".  Why, the South, of course!  Many of the Wild Things Farm CSA members are transplanted Northerners, so on the "Veggie Rating List" each season, okra is...

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The Sweetest Rain!!

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Saturday August 04, 2012   -   By Twilya

It has been a very busy week and as I prepare for tomorrow at the Old Cheney Road Farmers Market from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Lincoln, Nebraska to say I am a motivated seller is an understatement.   The colors and textures are changing a...

The Dawn of a New Week

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Tuesday July 31, 2012   -   By Twilya

This past week was a rough one for L’Ecuyer Gardens.   On Thursday we received notification we are to no longer use rural water to water our garden.   This request is a result of the current drought conditions.   We do have a private...

The Blessings of the Week

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Tuesday July 24, 2012   -   By Twilya

I spent most of the day in the Masonic Temple Parking Lot in Marysville, KS and it was an okay day despite the heat.   Tom and the girls surprised me with a visit and yes I had both girls out waiving to cars for a short period of time.   Again I...

We Are Up and Running Again

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Monday July 16, 2012   -   By Twilya

It is Monday evening and I am finally updating my online store for the week.   I am sorry for being so tardy, but today was BUSY.   Livie and I both had eye exams and I am now at that point in my life where I need bifocals.   I am not...

The Summer's Rainbow

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Saturday July 14, 2012   -   By Twilya

This week has been much calmer.   T-ball has ended for the summer and we have enjoyed a little more time at home.   Tom and I are both homebodies but I think we are raising two little socialites.   Finding the right balance is a trick at...

The Wee Hours Update

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Saturday July 07, 2012   -   By Twilya

It is already 1:00 a.m. and I have to get up extra early in the morning so this will be short and sweet.   Tonight was our last t-ball game of the year.   We did not win, but we worked pretty well as a team throughout the game.   My...

Saturday

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Saturday June 16, 2012   -   By Twilya

It rained and they say more is coming.   Tom is relieved … so am I.   It came softly and the clouds moved in and so most of it is soaking in.   We still need more but this was as close to a perfect rain as it probably gets.   For now...

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...

The Connectedness of Wheat and Blackberries

Blog: L'Ecuyer Gardens   -   Monday May 14, 2012   -   By Twilya

I know you are probably wondering what I am drinking, but the two have beautiful relationship on our farm.   We are usually offering predictions for the first day of wheat harvest beginning in early June and don’t start cutting until the end of the...

A Home MMMMMY MOM Okra Recipe -The Queen of the G...

Blog: Alternative Community Farmer/WPB.FL   -   Thursday February 16, 2012   -   By Tony

Welcome to The Florida Tropical SizzlingEnvironment.Now learn how to eat to ward off the heat ,using “COOLANT “locally grown fruits and vegetables. Talking about locally grown lends us to mention growing your own Tropical food at your back-front yard or...

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I have Okra, Yes! I have Okra

Blog: Conroe Saturday AM market   -   Tuesday October 04, 2011   -   By Fred

Well it is National Night Out. And I met my neighbors at one of the local Walmarts. It was not my intention to do so.The Wife kept us out shopping and we drove past the Clubhouse in our neighborhood at exactly 8pm. National Night Out ran from 6-8pm. I wonder...

Three Rows Planted, by Duchess

Blog: Garden Inspirations   -   Monday August 22, 2011   -   By Marilyn

All these years my mother has been in her garden, sometimes stressing out about planting dates, I didn't truly comprehend the madness.  I do now.  This new hobby of mine has been an incredible discovery.  I wish it wasn't so far away, I have to...

Snake!!

Blog: Moonstruck Farms   -   Sunday May 29, 2011   -   By Rowena

I went to water some transplants in Greenhouse #1 and out of the corner of my eye I saw what was the tail end of a red racer going into some mint so I thought he was hiding there.  On closer inspection there was a hole....he has made his home there. ...

Pig Plow

Blog: Dark Water Ranch   -   Tuesday March 01, 2011   -   By shepherd

We are saving some fuel,  hard work and time by having a couple of the medium size pigs plow up part of the garden area. Sounds good huh? Well, for the most part it works just fine, they do a good job on grass and weeds, including roots. They hate onion...

Veggies for a Hot Summer Garden

Blog: Lazy Ox Farm   -   Thursday September 09, 2010   -   By Margie

We didn't intend to do hot summer garden trials this year, its just one of those things that happened to us. Gardens were failing all around our area, but we ate well and had an abundance to share. So, we thought we should share our successes with other folks...

Gardens winding down but still productive

Blog: Grow And Share   -   Sunday August 02, 2009   -   By Kay

We were able to gather a lot of produce this week for the Saturday food giveaway. We even had enough food to give some to the Louisburg soup kitchen. Even though it is late in the growing season (August) the gardens are still kicking out peas, beans, tomatoes,...

Currently Harvesting

Blog: Blue Star Acres CSA/ 4B Ranch   -   Thursday July 16, 2009   -   By Laura

  Current Harvest Includes a selection of : The last of the Gold mangoes, the start of the larger green mangoes~Chareston Grey watermelon (full shares), Icebox watermelon (1/2 & 1/4shares) ~ Canteloupe~ Okra~Gawar...


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