Strawberry Love

25 Apr

Ben loves Fairview Strawberries!

Perhaps Fairview Strawberries are your favorite strawberries.  After all they are so tasty, juicy and full of vibrant color.  But have you ever stopped at the Farm and took a walk up to rows of strawberries growing.  The sweet smell makes me grateful daily.  I realized a few weeks ago that I had never walked through a strawberry field until my days at Fairview Gardens.

After all how many of us have?  All though our beautiful state is filled with this glorious fruit, most crops are sprayed with toxic pesticides to the point that you would not want to walk through a field.  Also most crops are off-limits, on private land or impossible to access.  At Fairview Gardens you have been granted access.  I encourage you all to come to the farm, take in all the beauty and of course smell of our wonderful strawberries.  Perhaps your stress level will drop or maybe an unexpected grin will cover your face.

See you on the Farm!

Lisa Lynch

Sneak Peek:

Strawberries

Carrots

Fennel

Lettuce

Kale

Chard

Leeks

Turnips

Cilantro

How to Roast Turnips:

This recipe is really a method and you should feel free to change the amount to suit your needs. Try adding herbs (rosemary is particularly yummy) or spices, or combine the turnips with other root vegetables as you like.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs. turnips
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 400. Trim turnips. Leave baby turnips whole; cut larger turnips into large-ish bite-size pieces. Put turnips into a baking pan. Drizzle with olive oil. Use your hands or two large spoons to toss the turnips to coat them thoroughly with the oil. Sprinkle with salt.
  2. Roast turnips until tender and browned, about 30 minutes.

Roasted Turnips and Fennel:

1.  Thinly slice fennel and Turnips.

2.  Coat with Olive Oil.

3.  Salt & Pepper to Taste (Feel free to add your favorite herbs).

4.  Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.

Enjoy

Next Suburban Homesteading Workshop

Sheet Mulching: The Lazy Gardener  Click HERE to Sign Up On-line
April 30 9 am to 5 pm $85.00

Adding sweat to your garden has it’s rewards in well being, and will potentially give you a very productive garden.  What if you don’t want to do all that work??

This class is the class for the lazy gardener. Turn your lawn, extra yard, or existing unproductive garden into a high productivity garden without pulling any grass, pulling any weeds, or doing any digging.  With some creative ingenuity we can create and plant a garden that will have you inviting the neighbors over to help pick your cucumbers.

Monica Volunteers for our CSA and is a Farmer's Market Employee.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering is fun and delicious at Fairview Gardens!

For Volunteer information please contact Sharon at

sharon@fairviewgardens.org

Youth Programs

Summer camps, afterschool programs, special events are all ways that you can help here at Fairview Gardens.  Come and join in the fun!!

Community Supported Agriculture

Our CSA  program is on Tuesday and Thursday’s.  We regularly need more help to pack boxes, or to stock our tables and sign people in.

Tour Docents

We give tours to over 5000 students and adults each year.  If you love agriculture, people, then please come and help!

Animal Care

We have a great flock of chickens and a wonderful group of goats that are the cornerstone of our self-guided tours and our school tours.

We can use help with our goats in maintaining their home and caring for our dear girls. They are very friendly and get more so when they are regularly brushed and fussed over.

Our chickens can use help keeping their coop clean and bedded with fresh straw.

If these jobs are something you would like to help with please contact Sharon at sharon@fairviewgardens.org

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