Our 13-acre farm in Indianola includes two cultivated acres, orchard, pastured poultry, open fields and habitat for birds and other wildlife. Biodiversity is key to our success. We provide our customers with a wide array of vegetables while maintaining a balanced ecosystem in our gardens.

Farmers Rebecca Slattery and Louisa Brown use careful crop rotations, homemade compost, beneficial insectaries and patient observation to avoid pesticides and chemical fertilizers. Though not certified organic, our practices are stricter than the national organic standards. Deep ecology and sustainability are our aims—“moreganic.” —Watch video about the farm by Chris McElroy.

These and other playful pictures of working on the farm are on our Facebook page. If you haven’t visited and “liked” our page please do.

Huge lettuce heads and farmer and apprentice

Our lettuce heads – Claire & Louisa

Farm Intern having fun wearing a pea mustache

Dillion sports a pea mustache

Farm apprentice and a large bunch of beautiful beets

Danica’s got beets!

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Our scape crow!

Our scape crow!

Week two of the CSA shares included a curly bunch of garlic scapes. They were tender and had a mild garlic flavor. Tasty!

What’s a scape? Some plants in the allium family (garlic, onions, shallots, leeks, and friends) begin reproduction by growing a long round stalk with a spire-shaped point called a scape. Eventually, a flower will emerge from the scape’s tip, from which the plant sends its seeds.

Store garlic scapes in an airtight container or upright in water and use fresh; or freeze. Cook them any way you would asparagus or try…

  • blending them into hummus
  • mashing into guacamole
  • chopping into a salad
  • adding to pesto
  • pureed with potatoes
  • topping pasta dishes

 

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CSA flower bouquets

Our subscribers can choose a bouquet

Our CSA begins next week (June 4) and we are still looking for a few more subscribers. Join by Friday and mention that you saw this promotion on Facebook (Like us too :) and you will get an extra free weekly box of vegetables! Our CSA includes a beautiful flower bouquet as pictured here, and the peonies are coming in strong. Download our brochure and sign up today. We would love it if you could join us.

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Spring Spinach

Spring Spinach

We are featuring delicious crispy spinach today at the Bainbridge Island Farmers’ Market. Think spanakopita, spinach omelettes, spinach salad, spinach smoothies. It is a true taste of spring.

Or maybe some fragrant lilacs are just what is needed to bring spring indoors. The farm has a lush set of blooming boughs this year!

Remember our CSA starts June 4th, shares are available, download a CSA brochure or stop by the Bainbridge market today and sign up. (Saturday’s 9-1)

Louisa and fragrant lilacs

Louisa and fragrant lilacs

 

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