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First we farm, cook and harvest. Then we share our experiences with you.

Learn what’s in this week’s CSA box, and get recipes that are designed to use those ingredients in creative, new ways. Maybe you’ll get a sneak peek at the next theme for our Seed & Spoon culinary school. Or even what local food artisan is coming to share some secrets.

Fresh Ginger from the Hoop House!
Under the right circumstances this tropical crop can grow in the chilly Northeast, even in the Icebox! This year we dedicated some space in our hoop house to make sure it had plenty of warmth.
Shoulder Season Harvest
This Week's Share: Beets, Celery, Rosemary, Frisee, Romaine Lettuce, Onions, Delicata Squash, Garlic The whole month of September we are straddling the seasons both in our field work and in our diets. I'm trying to get in as many tomatoes...
Romesco Season
This Week's Share: Eggplant, red peppers, parsley, lettuce, shallots, fennel, tomatoes, cucumbers This Week's Recipes: Romesco with Eggplant, Fennel and Lentils; Spiced Eggplant Soup Simple Salad with Tomatoes, Cucumbers and Shallot Vinaigrette. Romesco with Eggplant, Fennel and Lentils First things...
Simple Food for Labor Day
Let's face it, even though most creative culinary wizards want a day off from complicated fussy meals. This week's share lends itself to the simplest and most satisfying meal. This Week's Share: Tomatillos, Shishitos, Red Peppers, Basil, Tomatoes, Potatoes, Salad,...
Height of the Summer
Height of the Summer There are so many good things to make and so little time! This week's share with eggplant, zucchini, red peppers has me inspired to cook and eat veggie lasagna, moussaka, ratatouille, piperonata, all manner of salads,...
Fall Preview
These cool nights and low humidity clear days have me thinking of fall. And while l'm in no rush at all, the respite from the heat has me craving rustic and hearty comfort food. This week we'll have our first...
Escaroles and Bitter Greens
I do hope you can make a place in your heart for the more flavorful greens of the chicory family.
Weekend In Norfolk
We are super excited for all the festivities this weekend! There is so much to do in town and we will be busy ourselves with the farmers market, cook the market, and a garden open house on Sunday (2-4PM!). We...
Too Hot to Cook
We've got another hot week ahead of us. I know I'll be "cooking" as little as possible, making lots of chopped veggie salads. This Week's Share: Eggplant, Tomatoes, Basil, Zucchini, Ailsa Craig Onions, Yellow Paprika Peppers (sweet), Jalepenos, Cucumbers, Fennel....
Chilled Soups from the Norfolk Farmers Market
As promised, below you'll find the recipes for each of the chilled soups that were sample during our last Cook the Market demo. We've got another hot week ahead so these will be perfect! Chilled Blueberry Soup with Basil and...
Cooking with Fire and Back Up Plans
This Week's Share: Salad, Napa Cabbage, Carrots, Shishito Peppers, Cilantro, Red Bunching Onions, Cucumbers, Zucchini This Week's Recipes Salmon Tacos with Slaw Spice Crusted Salmon with Cilantro Pesto Grilled Shitakes & Shishito Peppers Quick Pickled Zucchini This week's recipes are...
Cool and Spicy
These dry, hot summer days call for quick and cool dishes. I also find that despite the heat we tend to gravitate to the heat of chilies, ginger and garlic. And indeed, the cuisines of South Asia are the inspiration...
Cook The Market
Last Saturday we kicked off this year's Cook the Market series at the Norfolk Farmers' Market. Every other week I gather ingredients from the vendors, make a few recipes for market shoppers to taste. The best part is that you...
Kitchen Inspiration and Disappointments
Some inspirations in the kitchen don't pan out exactly how you imagined. Thankfully since we eat everyday we have ample opportunities to learn as we go. Last night was one such lesson for me. Inspired by Jaimie Oliver's Roasted Carrot...
Cook Like a Farmer
Our CSA for the 2019 season starts tomorrow! This year I've taken on a new project. As a farmer, every week I'm managing CSA harvests to make sure there is enough diversity in the share, enough of the crop to...
How to Tackle a Kohlrabi
This Week's Share: Pac choi, kohlrabi, sugar snap peas, cucumbers, parsley, salad mix, garlic scapes, beets This week's recipes: Kohlrabi with cream, mustard with sage Kohlrabi slaw with apple, lemon and parsley Roasted beets with marjoram Sugar snap peas and...
A Very Green Share
The Share: Romaine lettuce, turnips, garlic scapes, cilantro, strawberries, frisee, radishes. *If you still have scallions from last week, you can use them up in several of these recipes. This week's recipes: Soy Braised Country Ribs with Turnips and Peas,...
Cooking Without Recipes
This week we have a few recipes that are super flexible. You could even consider them guides rather than recipes. The point here is to give you some ideas that can help you go with the flow in the kitchen...