"The Seedpod Standard"
This is the week we've all been waiting for......the first week of the CSA Summer share season. Ahead of us we have 13 weeks of glorious produce and products grown with loving hands right here on Seedpod Farm. We've added a new page to our website......a Newsletter! Each Sunday members of our CSA will recieve a newsletter that details what will likely be in thier crate, product highlights, recipes and musings from the farm. This will be a great way to keep in touch. We al
Ok- this farming thing is hard sometimes. Having been raised in a farm family where we had a few head of cattle every year which we butchered and often venison and elk that my dad would bag, I had become accustomed to the notion of raising animals for food. I remember how difficult it was on slaughtering day as a kid. But, I also remember my folks putting this in context and coming to terms with the notion that we could not keep "Spirit the one-eyed steer" forever. Naming
Strawberry Field Forever
It's one of the the most wonderful seasons on the farm......Strawberry Season! It's a time of year where your fingers are red- there's likely less in your bucket than in your stomach- and very quickly you are researching ways to savor and capture the flavor of this special season. The Beatles' song "Strawberry Fields Forever" keeps running through my head....although the meaning of the song has absolutely nothing to do with picking strawberries. Google it. Our first sprin
What a weekend! The weather was perfect for farm chores. Adam and I decided that this would be the year that we could do our hay without visitng the mechanic or shelling out hunderds of dollars in repairs. This would be the year we didn't have to call our neighbor and hire out the rest of the job because the repairs would take too long and we'd miss the window of optimum harvest for our hay. This would be the year. Nope. Perhaps this would be the year that we quit this fa