Worden Farm Field Notes: March 14, 2017

The farm was blessed with an inch and a half of steady rain last night. The thunder and lightning were powerful, and the rain just kept on coming. The air temperature has dropped, and may get into the 40s at night in the next few days. The soil moisture followed by sunny, cooler weather will be excellent conditions for growing healthy, delicious vegetables in our fields.

The Spring Equinox is this coming Monday. As we transition from Winter to Spring, we keep in mind that Summer is just around the corner. We already are preparing for planting cover crops that renew the organic matter and fertility of our field soils.

A sure sign of Spring on the farm is the birth of calves. Within the last three days, three calves were born. They all are healthy and strong. It is a joy to witness this renewal of life in our small herd of cattle here at the farm.

We are looking forward to the Farm to Table Brunch, this Sunday, March 19, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM. There are just a few remaining seats available, if you would like to join us at the table.

MENU for March 19, 2017 

In celebration of the season’s harvest, with a tip of the hat to Saint Patrick’s Day

Signature cocktail

Table garnishes | soda bread muffins, local honey butter, griddled corned beef

Red Lentil and Vegetable Shepherd’s Pie | beets, carrots, spring onions, squash, stewed in roasted vegetable broth topped with garlic and herb mashed turnips

Farmer’s Mixed Lettuces | creamy caraway vinaigrette, beet cured egg, garden tomato, radish, pickled cucumber | soda bread crouton

Roasted Onion and Guinness Soup | Irish Cheddar crouton

The End of the Rainbow | golden beet & white chocolate pot de creme, vanilla bean whipped cream

Coffee

Mother Cow and Newborn Calf

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