The Path Less Travelled

The Path Less Travelled

I read an interesting article about Agriculture in Holland last week. The gist of it was how a little country like Holland can be the #2 exporter of food in the world. A country 1/270th the size of America. You can find the article here.  It was a refreshing article. Also, all their food is…

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How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 10/8/17)

How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 10/8/17)

Jonagold Apples: Fun fact: The name Jonagold combines the apples two parents: Jonathan and Golden Delicious. Both Jonagold and King David apples are fantastic baking apples, with that classic old-fashioned “apple flavor.” Apples are one of those quintessential healthy eating choices! You can dice them up and throw them into your hot cereal with some…

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Bald and Beautiful

Bald and Beautiful

The other day I was at a middle school soccer game and one of the players had obviously been through cancer treatment recently. She was thin as a rail and bald, but she was out there and she was competing–with not an ounce of backing down. She was a fighter – a cancer fighter. I…

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How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 10/1/2017)

How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 10/1/2017)

Broccoli: Baked broccoli is one of my favorite dinner sides. I like it best roasted to crispy perfection with a little garlic, salt and pepper. Try tossing chopped broccoli florets with olive oil, salt and seasonings of choice. Bake on a cookie sheet at 450 °F for about 20 minutes, until edges are crispy and…

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Month of October is dedicated to Breast Cancer Awareness. In doing research for this article I came across this article from Everyday Health. Cancer is complicated and if you or a someone you know is battling cancer, any type of cancer, you are in a fight. I have copied and pasted the opening paragraph…

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How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 9/24/17)

How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 9/24/17)

Conference Pears: As with all new crop pears, these will need to be ripened for 4-7 days before they are ready to eat. Check the neck for ripeness by gently pressing your thumb near the stem end of the pear. When it gives slightly, the pear is ripe. Leeks: Besides potato leek soup (recipe below),…

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Potatoes and Leeks

Potatoes and Leeks

Nothing shouts Fall louder than these two winter staples. They just go together and this week we are featuring them in a recipe that consistently ranks as one of the all-time favorite Klesick Farm recipes – Potato Leek Soup. Soups are efficient, nutritious, and can make a great multi day family meal option. The great…

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How to Eat Your BOX! (9/17/2017)

How to Eat Your BOX! (9/17/2017)

D’Anjou Pears: The d’Anjou is a truly an all-purpose pear. They are juicy when ripe, and their subtle sweetness hints at a refreshing lemon-lime flavor. Their dense flesh holds up well in heated applications like baking, poaching, roasting, or grilling and they are delicious when sliced fresh in salads or eaten as an out-of-hand snack….

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Cukes and More Cukes

Cukes and More Cukes

This has been the best year for cucumbers and tomatoes. They just keep coming. Ironically, they also take a while to get established, but when they do – oh boy! This season I planted an early crop of cukes in the greenhouse and then direct seeded a crop outside in early June and with another…

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How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 9/10/17)

How to Eat Your BOX! (Week of 9/10/17)

Pluots: These sweet Dapple Dandy Pluots can be eaten out of hand, as a fresh topping for yogurt, dehydrated into dried pluots or made into jam. You can also experiment by substituting them for plums in recipes (after all, they are the delicious hybrid of the plum and apricot). Pluots will continue to ripen once…

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