What to Use for Pumpkin Baking - It's not what you think

Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Just like the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus canned pumpkin is a myth of sorts.  According to the FDA “pumpkin” is “prepared from golden-fleshed, sweet squash, or mixtures of such squash with field pumpkins.”  Essentially a pumpkin is a squash but a squash is not a pumpkin.  They both belong to the Curcurbita family.  What you buy canned is most likely made from a Dickinson Pumpkin (first photo in header)...

Holiday Tradition-Fruitcake

Sunday, October 9, 2022
Holiday Tradition-Fruitcake

I know you’re rolling your eyes thinking it’s not even Halloween and you’re talking about Christmas fruitcake.  In my defense a good fruitcake takes planning.  It’s got to sit for aout three weeks and absorb the magical brandy which helps make it moist.  My mom and dad were always on the quest for the perfect fruitcake.  Growing up it was none of the Claxton boxed stuff but always homemade.  The best...

From farm to table and back to the farm

Sunday, September 25, 2022
From farm to table and back to the farm

Sustainable agriculture:  
The goal of sustainable agriculture is to meet society’s food and textile needs in the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. (https://sarep.ucdavis.edu/sustainable-ag)A question we are asked all the time is “Are you organic?”  The short answer is no.  The more complex answer is yes & no.  We have always considered our...

Sept 12, 2022 A New Adventure-Farm Thoughts

Monday, September 12, 2022
Sept 12, 2022 A New Adventure-Farm Thoughts

As summer winds down and fall dances in we are shifting from berries to apples and melons to pumpkins.  We are already finding orange Jack O’Lanterns in the field and there’s even a Charlie Brown Great Pumpkin peeping through foliage.  We have started picking winter squash and putting fields to bed in a cover crop for the winter.  If you’ve been in the store lately you’ll see a new face or three.  We...