This Week’s Harvest
Sungold Cherry Tomatoes
Salt and Pepper Cucumbers
Mountain Rose and Nicola Potatoes
Okra (THURSDAY only. This crop will make the rounds to the various pick up points over the next few weeks)
We moved to Ohio on Feb. 7, 2007 to start Mile Creek Farm. The farm didn’t have a name yet, we didn’t even own a shovel, and I remember my mom helping out by bringing us homemade chili dinner and a gift of silverware so we could eat said dinner. That winter we ordered seeds, talked to market managers, and purchased some larger equipment to get us started. We also relied heavily on The Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) for support as we set down roots in a new to us organic farming community. Just a few weeks after we moved to Ohio we attended OEFFA’s Annual Ecological Farming Conference where we met and learned from fellow farmers and connected to consumers.
Fast forward 11 years and at this year’s OEFFA Conference, Ben was nominated and elected to serve on the Board of Trustees! After getting so much from OEFFA we are happy to give back to the organization in this way. Ben headed to Columbus this past weekend for a day long Board meeting- something he will do with some frequency for at least the next 3 years! OEFFA is a wonderful advocate for and support to the organic farming movement in Ohio. Check them out HERE for more information. Ben would also be happy to talk about OEFFA….but not until after the busy season!
Orzo Salad with corn, green beans and tomato
Crispy Potatoes with roasted red pepper sauce (instead of canned peppers, use 3 fresh peppers from the box and roast them the same time you roast the potatoes)
Coming Up Next Week (our best guess….) sweet corn, green beans, sweet onions, celery, tomatoes, potatoes, bell peppers, carrots and more