The heat has set in and every plant on the farm is thriving…including the weeds! We are reaching a fever pitch of work from mulching our tomatoes with hay (yes hay, not straw, we harvest it from our land), weeding, planting, and harvesting. The farmers market in Greenpoint is moving along and we are establishing some new connections with local restaurants. Soon to come will be our “Vegetable Share” for local delivery.
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Summer has arrived and our onions planted in the Spring are starting to size up. We like to harvest continually as they grow to accompany the rest of the vegetables we grow. Use the whole onion, including the greens, for the fullest flavor.
We have some wonderful beets available. Red, Candy Striped, and Gold beets have subtle taste differences. Saute the the tops, roast the root, and add some goat cheese for a great meal.
We will be bringing the freshest vegetables full with flavor every Sunday from 11am- 4pm at McGolrick Park in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. There is an amazing amount of energy in Brooklyn and it is great to be a part of it. Come visit us at the market and ask us how to use the produce we bring. We love to talk about food!
Here is a easy way to make fresh and flavorful “quick pickles”. I made these from culled radishes that were otherwise headed to the compost pile. Being a farmer certainly has it’s benefits.
3 cups distilled white vinegar
1 tsp sugar
2 tbsp kosher salt
1 tsp mustard seed
1 tsp coriander
1 bunch of dill
3 cloves of garlic
1 cayenne pepper
2 cups hot hater
Combine vinegar, salt , sugar and spice in one bowl. Pour hot water over mixture until sugar is dissolved. Cool. Place dill, onions, and garlic in jar. Next pack slice radishes into jar. Add vinegar mixture.