Author Archives: Laura

At the Farmstand: October 26- 31

Here we are at end of October, though the weather has me still feeling like it is September.  But look of farmstand and hoophouses are a sure indication. Fall veggies are now dominant and this week, several new ones are on offer, all cured and ready for you.  Plus a real treat from Last Resort […]

A Very Green/Verde Day

  Kale Pesto, Spicy Pesto, Mojo Verde, Tomatillos & Salsa Verde….yep all in 1 day and they weren’t small batches. Over 30 lbs of greens and around 150 lbs of tomatillos. All in the effort to transform the fresh abundance of this season into bright, tasty options for the next season.   And it is such […]

Beet Greens with Roasted Beets, Yogurt & Lemon

Last chance for beet greens with your beets for this season!  Adapted from a recipe in NY Times.  1-2 lbs beets with greens 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, lard, bacon fat or other good fat Salt and freshly ground pepper 1-2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice 1 to 2 garlic cloves (roasted or fresh) 1 cup drained […]

At the Farmstand: October 19-25

Wow…It is hard to believe it is mid-October, often we’ve had a first snow by now.  We’ve had a processing bonanza and the greens are growing like mad so enjoy.   New batches of pestos including garlicky kale and a new spicy pesto made with Purple Mustard — really great taste.  And Mari’s Mojo Verde sauce….amazing […]

Last Blast of Summer

Ok, perhaps this is the week where summer is truly coming to an end.  The ash trees have lost their leaves, colors flood the hillsides, rain finally came to refresh our dry soils and I think the temperature might also finally bring us some crisp days and nights.               […]

At the Farmstand: October 12-18

The Salad Greens in the field have been loving this mild weather, as have the fall cooking greens in the hoophouse, so enjoy! And you can pair it nicely with some fall roots, yes and even a bit of Delicata squash…living on the edge of summer & fall. And last chance for Fresh Tomatillos & fresh […]

Chicken Stew with Ricotta-Herb Dumplings

Recipe by Diane Fish as published in the Kitsap Sun Farm to Fork blog Place a large (or two small) stewing hen in a pot with 1 onion, 3 stalks celery, 3 large carrots, two bay leaves, sage, thyme, parsley and 1 Tbsp peppercorns.  Cover with water. Simmer 2-3 hours on low. This can also be […]


  Excerpt from Invitation by Mary Oliver Oh do you have time to linger for just a little while out of your busy and very important day for the goldfinches that have gathered … as they strive melodiously not for your sake and not for mine and not for the sake of winning but for […]

Carrot Steaks

Donna introduced us to these and they are simple and delicious!  There is a lot of flexibility on the spices and herbs you choose what is surprising is how well the spice mix does come through in the finished carrot steak.  Our current massive carrots are perfect this way! There are many variations – we […]

At the Farmstand: October 5-11

Despite the warm sunny weather, the day length (and calendar) make it clear that it is October. That means a transition from summer veggies to fall veggies — so enjoy the last of the tomatoes, sweet red & yellow peppers and summer squash.  They will pair well with the potatoes being dug this week, as […]