Sunday, July 31, 2011

Can Do!

Today I heated up my apartment in Madison with some canning!

I am working on putting up some of my rhubarb. I'm a little behind, I know.

BUT today I made a big dent in my freezer stock pile of HVF produce!

17 jam jars of rhubarb-strawberry jam
10 pints and 1 jam jar of rhubarb BBQ sauce
2 pints of drunken dark cherries (not from HVF, but from Wisconsin)
1 jam jar of drunken cherry molasses

All that and I'm not done yet! I still have a gallon bag of rhubarb to save for another day!just finishing up the bbq sauce!

What have YOU been canning or want to can this summer??

Monday, July 18, 2011

Coming Soon - Melons!

 Tasty personal sized melons, perfect for CSA boxes or gobbling up in one sitting. 

Thursday, July 14, 2011


Richard thinks the crew will finish the garlic harvest by Saturday.  It's looking good, real good.  Not as great as he would have liked, but that's the way it goes.  With our porcelain garlic you are always hoping for nice, big heads but this year they are a little smaller than he would have liked.

 The bunches are drying in the greenhouse now, grouped in bunches of 15 or 20 and organized by variety.
 Sorry folks, but we have to save the very biggest as seed garlic for next year's crop.  No worries, there will be enough for the CSA boxes for the season and then some.

Just in time for the Garlic Dinner at Harvest in Madison!

Friday, July 8, 2011

July Days

The big news is that the new truck arrived today, just in time to load for the Madison CSA deliveries!   
Our old Mac delivery truck is nearly obsolete - at least finding replacement parts to keep it in good running condition was certainly difficult.  It was just time to make the change.

Pictured left to right: Rogelio (Madison delivery driver), Juan (mechanic & market truck driver), and José Manuel (Madison delivery driver).
After such a slow, cool spring I think we're finally catching up.  Sometimes it's all or nothing, hurry up & wait, you know?  Richard promised me melon pictures, so we'll get those up soon.

Juan Diego
We're harvesting some very interesting items for our CSA members, including radish pods - new this season!