Top 5 Things We Wished We Knew Before Becoming Market Farmers


Farm Life

Yes, it’s idyllic, the farm life.
We’re our own bosses and spend our days planning, planting, tending, weeding, harvesting, prepping, marketing and selling. We are market farmers. As we prepare for our seventh season, here’s the top 5 things we wish we’d known before we jumped headlong into this crazy but seriously rewarding lifestyle.

February 22, 2018

Sunday Soapbox: Unwanted Chickens


Livestock

You all have probably guessed by now…I deeply care about animals of all types. So it pains me to write this post, but I feel there needs to be an explanation. About 6 times a year, someone approaches us to ask if we will re-home unwanted chickens. Most of the time, the request is for […]

February 4, 2018

Recipe Spotlight: Classic Creme Brule


Eggs, Recipes

Classic Crème Brûlée We get to enjoy treats like these when eggs are plentiful. Turn everyday ingredients like eggs, whipping cream and sugar into a classic custard with make-ahead qualities. Ingredients 6 egg yolks 2 cups whipping cream 1⁄3 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla Boiling water 8 teaspoons granulated sugar Directions Heat oven to […]

January 22, 2018

Steam Fresh Eggs Using the Instant Pot


Eggs, Recipes

If you’re fortunate enough to have your own laying hens, (or purchase fresh eggs directly from a farmer) then you may already know the one downside to having the freshest eggs possible: they don’t peel easily after being hard boiled. After many attempts, I’ve finally developed the best method for hard-cooking farm-fresh eggs. Ready? I […]

January 7, 2018

Farm Fresh Eggs: Wash or Wash Not?


Eggs

America is one of the few countries in the world that wash and refrigerate eggs. I’ve heard many reports from my globe-trotting friends that it’s quite common in Europe to find eggs on the end caps in the grocery stores, instead of in a refrigerated case.

December 11, 2017