New tomato variety of the day – Missouri Love Apple. It’s as delicious as it looks
We are set up at the 3 French Hens Market in Morris with lots of lovely veggies. We will be here until 2 so come see us!
Kohlrabi and Carrot Slaw
1 large kohlrabi, peeled, stems trimmed off, grated
1/4 head purple cabbage, shredded
2 medium carrots, peeled and grated
1/2 red onion, grated
4 tablespoon chopped cilantro
1/4 cup golden raisins (optional)
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon salt
Combine the kohlrabi, cabbage, carrots, onion, cilantro, and raisins (if using) in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, cider vinegar, sugar, and salt. Pour the dressing over the slaw, and mix until fully coated. Chill for several hours before serving.
This morning we picked bok choy and have it in the stand for $3.00 per bag.
We also have spinach, kale, herbs, Turkey Red wheat berries, plenty of eggs and plants (heirloom tomato and herb).
A customer who bought the wheat berries said he sprouted them and used the wheat grass in his green juice. I thought that was a great idea and plan to try it after all the planting is finished.
I found a baby oak while I was weeding the garlic. So glad I didn’t use the tiller.
Baby Australorp chicks
100 baby tomato plants in the ground.
We have Turkey Red wheat berries in the stand. You can grind them into flour, sprout/dry and grind them, cook them for an addition to a salad or veggie dish. Turkey Red is an old wheat variety brought to this country from Ukrain. It has not been altered like modern wheat and we grow it without insecticide, fungicide or chemical fertilizer. Because it’s a hard red winter wheat, it makes great bread!
We’re selling it in a 26 oz container for $3.00.
We also have plenty of eggs, heirloom tomato plants and herb plants in the stand.
We are starting to pick asparagus and have a few bags in the stand. $5.00 for a 1 pound bag
Jill thinned her bok choy and has some bagged for $2.00 each
Our heirloom tomato plants are ready and the weather should be warm enough by next weekend to plant them. We also have several types of herb plants that are ready for planting -dill, parsley, cilantro and thyme can all be planted now. Basil needs consistently warm temps. If you plan to put it in a container, you can plant it now and bring it in if it will be below 50 degrees. The rest of the herbs are in the stand. The basil is still in the greenhouse so if you’re looking for it now, send me a note or call ahead 815 467 5259 to make sure we’re home.
All plants are $2.00 each
It was an exciting day at Creekside Natural Farm. We started planting our pollinator habitat! The seed mix has several varieties of prarie grass and about 30 different flowers. We are planting 18 acres to add to the 10 we already have. It will be bordered on 2 sides by our creeks where we have been planting trees and shrubs to benefit birds and pollinators.