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Posted 5/3/2013 3:48pm by David Paulk.

Spring has come and the vegetables tell me this everyday.  All except for one crop that we expected by now, strawberries.  By next week, these little jewells will be ready for picking.  I can't wait!  

Behold, the super sweet Earliglo strawberry.

Posted 4/18/2013 7:37pm by David Paulk.

Spring is marked by many events, for Jennifer, the coming of our delicious strawberries is a sure highlight.  I took this photo today. The plants look excellent.  By my observations, we should have strawberries by the first weekend in May.  Deelish!

Posted 4/6/2013 6:10pm by David Paulk.

Posted 3/31/2013 8:25am by David Paulk.

The last few days we've been busy transplanting onions, leeks and shallots.  I just realized we are growing 10 varieties of onions.  What was I thinking?!  I'm sure the crew was thinking the same thing, but was polite enough not to ask. 

 I suppose one could call it, "catalogitis".  I tend to get sucked in by the seed catalog's marketing to try new varieties.  

Look for onions, shallots and leeks in mid-June.  We'll have sweet, cipollini, red and yellow onions, in addition to shallots and leeks.  Photo left:  Our beautiful organic leek transplants from Walker Farms.

Posted 3/25/2013 8:44am by David Paulk.

The rule of thumb here in Southern MD, is to plant potatoes the week of St Patrick's Day.  Even though Spring seems to be on a temporary furlow, amazingly, the skies cleared-up Saturday just long enough for The Crew, Jen and I to plant our wonderful spuds.  And plant them we did!  See the Photo Gallery for more details.  Many thanks to our Crew:  Joe, Mindy, Joe, Connie and Priscilla.  Be sure and thank them next time you enjoy one of our organic potatoes!

Posted 3/16/2013 5:40pm by David Paulk.

Garlic is good for your soul!  Our recent rains, longer days and warmer temperatures have spurred-on nice growth for this bed of German White organic hardneck garlic.  Look for it at our farmers market stand in late June.  For those in the know, garlic scapes will be available in early June!

Posted 3/10/2013 1:36pm by David Paulk.

 Jen and I transplanted red and white organic scallions during Saturday's beautiful warm sunny day on our Leonardtown farm.  Scallions add a nice touch in salad, stir-fry and pasta salads to name a few dishes.  What's that red thing Jen is on you ask?  It's a Drängen.  Our Swedish  farmer Barcalounger.  

Posted 3/8/2013 7:25pm by David Paulk.

Farmers market humor :-)

Posted 3/5/2013 7:15pm by David Paulk.

We recently seeded several beds of radishes, beets and turnips.  Just in time for the big snow storm!  The seeds should be fine since the weather is predicted to be warm this coming weekend.  A bed of radishes just seeded

Posted 2/10/2013 5:28pm by David Paulk.

Today, we planted Shiitake mushroom "seeds" into cut logs.  It's a mult-step process.  First we cut logs, then we drill holes in them, inject the mushroom spawn into the holes and finally sealing the holes with cheese wax.  Typically, the logs will grow mushrooms in spring and fall for three-five years.  

To us, there is nothing more amazing then a freshly harvested Shiitake mushroom.  It has a wonderfully sweet, meaty, earth taste that is incredible in soups and stirfrys.  We tried mushrooms last year for the first time with mixed results mainly because of the hot weather.  This year, we'll keep a better eye on the logs and bring them to the market to share.  

New recipe: Sauteed Swiss ChardSeptember 21st, 2018

Ingredients 1-2 pounds Swiss chard 1 tablespoon olive oil 3 thinly sliced spring garlic 2 teaspoons sugar 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar Coarse salt and ground pepper Directions Rinse Swiss ch

New recipe: Tropical Carrot, Ginger, And Turmeric SmoothieSeptember 21st, 2018

Ingredients: 1 blood or navel orange, peel and white pith removed 1 large carrot, scrubbed, coarsely chopped ½ cup frozen mango chunks ⅔ cup coconut water 1 tablespoon shelled ra

New recipe: The Best Homemade Ginger TeaSeptember 21st, 2018

Ingredients Serves: 1-2 1 Tbsp. fresh grated ginger 2 cups filtered water 1 Tbsp. raw honey or pure maple syrup ½ lemon, juiced Optional 1 cinnamon stick Camomile flowers Echinacea tincture

 

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