Turnip the beets.

I have never had a fresh turnip before I started farming.  To be quite honest I never really ate that many fresh vegetables before farming either.  Sure I would eat vegetables but not fresh from the field, picked moments before biting into type of vegetable.  There is something so different from a vegetable at the store to the one you grew in healthy, happy soil.

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White turnips are sweet, mild and crunchy.

Once you taste the difference between a carrot or any other root crop grown from a local farm there isn’t any going back.  Sure, it sounds dramatic but the thing is your senses know the difference.  The senses start to crave this fresh taste because they know that there is real nutrients in these foods and the body wants them.

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A homegrown salad consisting of arugula, spinach, turnip slices, our own eggs from our small flock and topped with radish micro greens.

I’m always looking for great ways to mix up our greens to make a healthy and tasty combination.  This year we are introducing our new Sierra Super Greens mix.  This blend of baby greens consists of rainbow chard, spinach, red russian kale and beet greens.  It is truly a powerful combination of nutritious and delicious that looks great and tastes even better.  Perfect for smoothies, as a salad and even sauteed – a very versatile mix.

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Sierra Super Greens – makes ya feel superfull!

Only a few more days till our first farm stand of the season!  This coming Tuesday, June 12th (and all Tuesdays till October) from 4 till 7 p.m.. Our farm location is at 10567 Gautier Drive, Auburn CA 95602 – there is parking along the street.  It will be a hot one but we will be in the shade.  Can’t wait to see you all.

 

 

 

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Farm Stand is opening!

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Farm Stand is opening Tuesday, June 12th.  We will be open from 4 to 7 pm (not 3). 

We decided not to do a farmers market this year and then at the last minute a new market opened up.  It was in a great location and during the midweek, which was perfect for the farm operations.  Last year we did a weekend market and felt we were losing out on all the fun weekend events so we decided to focus on a work/life balance this year.  Unfortunately the market has been postponed till the end of June.

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The farm is expanding, just a little but we would love to show you where you greens come from.

We love having people out on the farm to show them how we grow and to share our story.  I always like to think of our farm as a microcosm of the world – I moved home to help my dad with health issues, he had lots of junk that needed to be reused and there was a front lawn that was going to waste.  These are some of the biggest issues I see facing the world (health issues, reusing/recycling of whats already here and waste of resources) and here was an opportunity to make a positive difference.

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Where it all began.  There was an old pickup truck at this site before I started planting perennials.

I love looking back over old photos of what the property looked like before I started working on it.  Come take a look at what we have done and where we are going.  The farm stand will be open this next Tuesday from 4 to 7 pm and we will have it every Tuesday till October.