This has been the summer of babies at TapRoot and Noggins Corner! Here are our three newest farm team members -- Gilbert (with Justine from TapRoot), Kate (with Carolyn from Noggins), and Elsie (with Jillian from Noggins). Also, Carolyn's daughters Emma and Mary in front. :)
Source: Fix.comHere's a link to an absolutely great article about CSAs. I've been keeping my eyes open for something like this for a long time. Jack from fix.com shared this with me, and says: "It’s our aim with this piece to get the message out there in a very visual, instructional way, about the growth and economic, social, and environmental advantages to shopping as direct-to-farmer as possible."
"I grew up in the city, and like most urbanites the closest I got to a farm was the produce section of the supermarket. Barring an elementary school field trip or two, we don’t often have the pleasure of shaking hands with our food producers, and doing just that would require a costly tropical trip if we’re buying bananas and papayas. Given widespread food recalls from contamination and questionable factory farming practices, it’s in our best interest to know exactly where our food comes from and how it’s produced. The easiest and most delicious way to do this is to go local. Luckily for us city folk, we have the bounty of farmers’ markets and now CSAs (community supported/shared agriculture) to bring the farm directly to our kitchen table... (READ MORE)
The seasons are officially changing as August 25th, 2014 marks the first day that our annual corn maze is open to the public! As many of you know, we plant an 8 1/2 acre corn field at our Greenwich location specifically for people to come with their families and friends to get lost in! Everyone always has fun and fortunately, we've yet to lose anyone forever! The paths of the corn maze make up an entire image that is different every year. We won't spoil this year's surprise, you'll have to come see for yourself. Bring a picnic, bring your dog and come have a healthy and active day on the farm to help celebrate the 2014 harvest season!
Hiya! We enjoyed a successful corn boil and blueberry grunt event on Saturday, and a few members asked for the recipes, so here they are:
From Simply in Season Cookbook:
From Out of Old Nova Scotia Kitchens Cookbook (Meagan and Tim used this recipe):
Salad Dressing: Equal parts (1 cup) high-quality extra virgin olive oil and (1 cup) balsamic vinegar, (1/2 pint) raspberries, crushed, and salt and pepper to taste-- You can adjust the quantities as needed to make as little or as much as you want. Simple and delicious!