Friday, July 18, 2014

Farmer's Market - July 19th


Sunflower and Bee


Garlic 










Coneflowers (Echinacea)

Cucumber Plants









This week we will be bringing the following items to market:

Purple Kohlrabi
Copra Summer Onions
Purple Scallions
Zucchini
Gold of Bacau Pole Beans
Tomatoes
Golden Beets
Red Beets
Christina's Custom Salad Mix
Bright Lights Swiss Chard
White Russian Kale
Suyo Cucumbers
Marketmore Cucumbers
Lemon Cucumbers
Pickling Cucumbers

Hope to see you at the market!

Farmer Kim

  

Friday, July 11, 2014

Farmer's Market - July 12th

This week we are bringing a very interesting variety of cauliflower.  It's name is Graffiti Cauliflower and it is deep purple in color.  Here is a photo to give you a preview:


Hint:  To keep the color as intense as possible, add a bit of an acid (lemon juice or vinegar) to the water prior to cooking. 














In addition to Graffiti Cauliflower, we will be bringing the following items to market tomorrow:

Purple Kohlrobi
Golden Beets
Red Beets (topless)
Summer Copra Onions
Purple Scallions
Christina's Custom Lettuce Mix
Bright Lights Swiss Chard
Tuscano Kale
White Russian Kale
Sun Gold Cherry Tomatoes
Suyo Cucumberss
Slicing Cucumbers
Pickling Cucumbers
Gold of Bacau Pole Beans

We will also have Mushroom Farmer Tom's Oyster Mushrooms once again!!!  Only 5 bags this week so be sure to get to the market early to get yours!

This Saturday our favorite flower grower is going to be setting up flowers for a wedding in South County.  I, Farmer Kim, and my wonderful husband, Eddie will be there to assist you with your purchases in her absence.  Don't worry though, even though Christina will not be at the market, her amazing flowers will be.  Here is a preview:





Hope to see you at the market!

Farmer Kim

Friday, July 4, 2014

Farmer's Market - July 5th

Happy 4th of July to all!  Arthur has done his best to disrupt the festivities, as well as our harvest.  Since we have had so many damp Fridays this season, we were able to push through and bring in all that we needed for market.


This week we will be bringing Copra Summer Onions to the market.  Summer onions are immature onions that are pulled prior to their greens dying (turning brown and falling over).  Both the bulb and greens of summer onions are edible. 

The greens dying is an indication that an onion has reached maturity.  Onions harvested at maturity must be "cured" for a few weeks.  Curing enables the onion to seal itself off and the outer layers to become paper-like.  Cured onions are what you would typically purchase at the grocery store.









Scallions differ from onions in that they will never form a full, harvest-able bulb. 









This week we will be bringing the following items to market:

Summer Copra Onion
Purple Scallion
Gold of Bacau Pole Beans
Christina's Custom Salad Mix
White Russian Kale
Tuscano Kale
Bright Lights Swiss Chard
Golden Beets
Red Beets
Suyu Cucumbers
Pickling Cucumbers
Sungold Cherry Tomatoes (small amount, come early!)
Sugar Snap Peas (on sale!)

In addition we will be bringing the following produce from fellow Urban Edge farmers Scratch Farm

Green Filet Beans
Zephyr Summer Squash
Green Zucchini

Like Blue Skys Farm, Scratch Farm grows chemical and pesticide free.

Of course we can't forget Chrisina's beautiful flowers!














Hope to see you at the market!

Farmer Kim

Friday, June 27, 2014

Farmer's Market - June 28th

Seventy five degrees and sunny.  Can't get much better than that!  It was a great day on the farm and we have some new items to bring to market tomorrow.  Beautiful weather and new items for market makes Farmer Christina a happy woman.















We had the assistance today from Blue Skys Farm volunteer, Terry.  She packaged all of the salad mix and all of the sugar snap peas (and there were a lot).  Thanks Terry!















First harvest of fresh lavender!  Don't miss out.  Fresh lavender is hard to come by!



















This week we are bring the following items to market:

Golden Beets!!!  Look at how beautiful they are...and delicious as well.















Cucumbers!!!  Pickling and Suyo varieties. 















Christina's Custom Salad Mix
Purple Scallions
Bright Lights Swiss Chard
Tuscano,  White Russian & Rainbow Lacinato Kale
Sugar Snap Peas (on sale!)
Fresh-Cut Basil
Beautiful Flowers!!!

Hope to see you at the market.

Farmer Kim

P.S.  Thank you to Noako for your recommendation to grow Suyo long cucumbers.  I had one at lunch today and it was delicious!  Very crisp and flavorful. 

Friday, June 20, 2014

Farmer's Market - June 21st

What a beautiful day!  Could it be (knock on wood) that summer has finally arrived?  We sure hope so.

Tomorrow we will be bringing the following items to market:

Sugar Snap Peas
Purple Scallions
Bright Lights Swiss Chard
Christina's Custom Salad Mix
Lacinato Kale
White Russian Kale
Red Beets
Shunkyo Radishes

Salads are a great meal option when the weather warms up and a hot kitchen is the last thing we want.  As such, we are going to be having a sale tomorrow on Christina's Custom Salad Mix.  What a great way to welcome the summer season!

Think salads are boring?  Think again!  

Mixed Greens Salad Recipes
Italian Mixed Salad Recipe
Mixed Spring Green Salad Recipes

 Photos from the farm:

Sun Gold Tomatoes are almost ready!


Onion plants progressing nicely. 

Baby Cucumbers! 





























Hope to see you at the market.

Farmer Kim