About

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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 out west (where I am originally from). We packed our bags, dog (Henry), 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 of a 6 acre organic vegetable farm (Tumbleweed Farm) in beautiful Parkdale, Oregon.

I am grateful for the awesome camera I inherited from my husbands grandfather which has allowed me to capture our farm to table recipes on a regular basis. I’m not a photographer by any means but thankfully there are plenty of youtube videos for beginners and a ton of books out there. The most important thing for 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, writing and photographing our farming journey.

Here is a short interview we had with the Oregonian newspaper in 2013 about our first year branching away from our old farm and tackling a new farm on our own. Enjoy!