Farm News

The latest news and happenings at the Cornucopia farm

Greetings, farewells, and red thumb fingerlings

By John | July 21, 2015

The best way to prepare red thumb fingerlings is to slice (if bigger than thumb size) the long way into halves or quarters, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt on a stoneware baking pan and bake at 425 for 20-40 minutes, depending on size. They’re finished when they have golden edges or are tender when poked with a fork. This is Farmer John’s all-time favorite meal.

Greetings from under a tree

By John | July 14, 2015

Hello friends! Greetings from under a tree. It’s too hot to be outside, but too cold for my overheated body in the AC; the shade will have to do. This week brings sweltering temperatures, but we’re prepared. Dad sets the start time to 6 a.m. instead of 7, and we get everything finished in safe(r) temperatures…

Week Ten

By John | July 8, 2015

A nice rain Sunday night into Monday means no watering for several days, which helps the water bill! Last month’s bill was an all time high at $450, which is somewhat surprising because we feel like we are watering less this year. But while the rain is great, it really hinders seeding, planting, and weeding…

Bumper Crop!

By John | June 30, 2015

Hello friends! I never know exactly what is going to be ready when or how much we can put in each share, but we have a bumper crop this week. It might be the most diverse share of the summer crop. I hope you enjoy it. We have certainly been enjoying eating from the garden.…

Week 8

By John | June 23, 2015

Hello friends! It’s Week 8 already, the signs are starting to appear, tomatoes are being tied up to stakes for the third time, the warm weather lettuce is sizing up for next week, the cauliflower, while not quite like last fall, is here. The broccoli wasn’t ready last Friday, but after the weekend heat, it…

A beautiful morning

By John | June 16, 2015

Hello everyone, It is a beautiful morning. I was out about 6 a.m. moving the chickens to fresh grass, and I thought for a moment it was a Sunday and I could rest. Sundays have always been a day of rest and worship for our family. While moving chickens or checking pigs, feeding and watering animals of…

The craziest, scheduled week of our lives

By John | June 3, 2015

Hello everyone, Welcome to the craziest, scheduled week of our lives! We’ve done crazy before though, so we can make it. It’s wedding week for Jessica! A moment of truth: Dad sometimes forgets to eat full meals, between giving work assignments throughout the day, managing those projects, and working on his own projects around the farm. Mom is getting…

Peas, beans, fennel and beets coming soon

By John | May 28, 2015

We had a nice break last week between showers to get every row hoed once. We felt we were on top of weeds for a day or two. We were blessed with another half inch of rain, and a nice rain over the weekend — not the stormy gully-washing type that washes everything away. It’s…

Not Frozen!

By John | May 19, 2015

Last night, with the predicted low below freezing, we spent significant time making sure our peppers and tomatoes would make it through unscathed. They’re fine. Thanks to our student helpers! You can see pictures of our work below:  

We’re taking orders for chicken

By John | May 11, 2015

For our repeat subscribers, we are happy to be your local farmers again this year. For those who are new, welcome, and thanks! Last night we were thankful that the winds spared our place. The hail, though marble-sized, was brief. The pebble-sized hail about 3 weeks ago did more damage that is showing up now…