Farm Fresh Eggs: Wash or Wash Not?


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

Recipe Spotlight: Turkey, Egg & Spinach Mini Quiches


Turkey, Egg, Spinach & Cheese Mini Quiche Recipe We like this recipe for a quick snack or breakfast. In the fall months, we typically have spinach just beginning to be ready for harvest and the hens are making lots of eggs for us.   Source: Course: Breakfast Cuisine: American Prep Time: 15 min Cook […]

October 30, 2017

Let’s Talk Crops: Garlic Planting Time

How to Grow

It’s mid-October here in central Ohio, and that means we are close to the end of the growing season. We’ve already had one cold night that required row cover to protect our winter crops. The one farm chore that truly signals the end of the season for me is garlic planting. Garlic requires a long […]

October 25, 2017

Recipe Spotlight: Roasted Tomato Dip


We have a picky eater in our family who LOVES this recipe!  It’s super quick and great for parties.  Use fresh cherry tomatoes and locally grown garlic from the farmers market when in season. Ingredients 2 pints cherry tomatoes (halved) 6 cloves garlic (peeled smashed) 2 sprigs fresh oregano (leaves torn) 2 sprigs fresh thyme […]

September 28, 2017

Farewell, Summer


It’s September 21, and as I write this blog post, I glance out my window to see the early morning fog just beginning to lift and the sun rising to reveal the new day.  It’s the last day of summer. Fall is a bittersweet time for me. It’s no surprise that I love to be […]

September 21, 2017

Where’s the Rusty Plow? How the Farm Got Its Name

Farmhouse, History

We hear it often, and it’s usually the next question people ask us when they realize our farm’s location and that they’ve driven by us many times.  It’s one of the perks of living on a state highway; lots of traffic and a well-traveled road for many. “But where’s the rusty plow?” When we bought […]

July 13, 2017