My name is Andrea and I am so happy you stopped by Dishing Up The Dirt!  I started this blog 4 years ago to document life on the 60 acre organic vegetable farm my husband and I were working on back east.  After back-breaking days spent hunched over the dirt we would go home and cook a meal using all of the wonderful produce we were growing.  Life was simple. We were happy. And I enjoyed documenting and cooking my way through the farm seasons.

However, after 3 years of farming in Massachusetts we began feeling a strong pull to be back out west (where I am originally from). We packed our bags, our dog, and all of my kitchen gadgets and drove from Massachusetts to Oregon.  We have settled into life as Oregonians and are embarking on a new farming adventure out here.  We are now the proud owners and farmers of a 6 acre organic vegetable farm (Tumbleweed Farm) in beautiful Parkdale, Oregon.

Thanks to a good camera and a couple of youtube videos I have learned how to capture our farm to table recipes on a daily basis. I’m not a photographer by any means but I’ve had fun experimenting with the few skills I have learned along the way.  All that matters to me is that the photos inspire you to prepare a fresh meal for people you love.

Thanks to family, friends, and a lot of strangers this blog has grown in ways I could never have imagined. It has inspired me to continue cooking and writing. So thank you!

Here is a small interview we had with the Oregonian newspaper in 2013 about our first year farming on our own. Enjoy!