Thursday, July 3, 2014

Fireworks, Farmers' Market & Fallen Fruit

Happy 4th of July
Farmers' Market Begins!
June Drop Volunteer Work Hour @ Orchard

We wish everyone a safe and fun Fourth of July!! I know some folks are already heading out to fireworks tonight. There is sure to be some grilling going on this weekend - don't forget to add some veggies to the grill!

How about some tips on All About Grilling Fruit

Grab that fresh kale and swiss chard from your CSA box and throw that on the grill!

Grilled Greens
Caramelization adds flavor, with some char on the outside leaves, the inside leaves 
remain tender and crisp. Use greens that form heads (cabbage, fennel), or sturdy 
leaves (swiss chard, kale). “The trick to grilling great green is a hot fire, vigilance, 
and long-handled spring-loaded spatula for quick turning.”
Brush with oil—cut sides of headed greens, leaves of sturdy greens.
Grill until you get good grill marks, turning as necessary, with the grill lid open.
The Gardener and the Grill

We have found just about everything is good in a foil pack - probably one of the most amazing things in the world. (Thank you brother-in-law Tyler for introducing us to just how amazing they can be!!)

Another Season of Farmers' Market Kicks Off!

Farmer's Market has moved with Runnings to their new location - we'll see you there from 9am to Noon every Saturday through October. This weekend we'll have fresh peas (snow, shell), garlic scapes (for 1-2 weeks), tasty greens - kale, swiss chard and beet greens, spring onions and as always, a variety of herbs.

June Drop Volunteer Hour @ the Orchard • Saturday 4-5 pm

Take a short time out of your weekend to come on out to the beautiful orchard. See how the apples are developing and help us rake and/or pick up the immature apples that have dropped from the trees. This is a simple, laid back task that is great to get the kids involved in! (While all children are welcome, no tree climbing is allowed.)

This is one of the most important tasks for organic orchard management in our orchard. Many hands make for swift work :) Bring a water bottle, and sunscreen or bug spray as you need. The apples will get taken back to the farm to the pigs - they will appreciate your hard work! And so will we.

The orchard is located just North of New Ulm @ 43778 Spruce Haven Lane, New Ulm, MN 56073
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Apples will be ripe and ready coming in August!

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