Worden Farm Field Notes: February 13, 2018

Punxsutawney Phil may have seen his shadow on Groundhog Day, but Spring weather is upon the farm this week. Our freeze recovery efforts are evident, and the fields are looking good. The warmer weather creates a joyous, active atmosphere from the creatures that inhabit the farm. Lots of song birds and pollinators are singing, flying, and buzzing about the fields with vitality and abundance. This … Continue reading Worden Farm Field Notes: February 13, 2018

Sautéed Balsamic Greens & Sous Vide Tomato Confit with Olive Oil and Herbs

Sautéed Balsamic Greens Yield: about 16 tomato cups   Ingredients: 1 Bulb              Fennel, core removed, washed, minced 4 Cups             Worden Farm Escarole, cleaned, torn in 1 inch pieces 1 Cup               Worden Farm Kale, cleaned, stems removed, torn in 1 inch pieces 1 oz.                 Olive oil, infused with tomato and herb, from sous vide tomato recipe 3 tsp.               Garlic, minced 2 oz.                Balsamic vinegar 1 … Continue reading Sautéed Balsamic Greens & Sous Vide Tomato Confit with Olive Oil and Herbs

Worden Farm Field Notes: February 6, 2018

Sunday night brought 3/4″ of rain, perfectly timed after the last rain. The planting areas that we are preparing for new transplants were well-watered, and the soil moisture is excellent for the transplants to flourish. The Sweet Pepper harvest will be strong for another few weeks. Cold weather damaged the pepper leaf, even under the protective cloth row covers. The cold temperatures brought out the … Continue reading Worden Farm Field Notes: February 6, 2018

Worden Farm Field Notes: January 30, 2018

A full inch of rain fell on the farm on Sunday night. Fortunately, it did not rain too much. It was just enough. The rain was strong and steady, lasting for several hours. This rain gave the crops and soils a welcome deep drenching. We irrigate, of course, because this is the dry season, but no irrigation can compare to a good rain. When we … Continue reading Worden Farm Field Notes: January 30, 2018

Escarole & Spaghetti Squash Soup with Cured Tomatoes and Fresh Herbs

A cold front is on the way, so we are making soup today! Yield: 1 Quart Ingredients: 4 TBSP                Olive Oil ½ TBSP               Garlic, Fresh Minced ½ Cup                 Worden Farm, Yellow Onions, Fresh Minced 2 stalks               Worden Farm, Celery, small dice 2 each                 Worden Farm, Sweet Pepper, small dice 2 Cups (Packed)  Worden Farm, Escarole, chopped 2 … Continue reading Escarole & Spaghetti Squash Soup with Cured Tomatoes and Fresh Herbs

Cured Organic Tomatoes

Curing tomatoes really brings out the flavor. This recipe uses Cherry tomatoes, but Romas and Slicers also work well. Yield: 2 cups Ingredients: 1 Pint          Worden Farm Cherry Tomatoes, halved 2 TBSP       Garlic, Minced 4 TBSP       Herbs, Assorted, Minced 2 TBSP       Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1/2 tsp         Kosher Salt 1/2 tsp         Black Pepper   Method: Cut tomatoes in 1/2. Toss with Garlic, Herbs, Olive oil, … Continue reading Cured Organic Tomatoes

Vegetable Stock

Here’s a classic recipe for vegetable stock with tomatoes. Try other mild-flavored vegetables, too. Yield: 2 quart Ingredients: 1 oz             Vegetable oil 12 oz           Onions, Diced 6oz             Celery, Diced 6 oz            Carrots, Diced 6 oz            Mushrooms 6 oz            Garlic, whole cloves 12 oz           Tomatoes, chopped 1 ea             Sachet d Epice 1 tsp      … Continue reading Vegetable Stock