Dishing Up the Dirt

The Farm Diaries October 2018

October 8, 2018

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The late fall is one of my favorite times of the year. The pace of life at the farm slows down and we get to enjoy longer, more leisurely mornings sipping coffee while waiting for the sun to rise before heading out for morning chores. We also love this time of the year because we can usually head out of town for a night of car camping or simply take an afternoon off and drive around the valley looking at other folk’s farms and getting ideas for next season.

Taylor and I have talked a lot about the changes we’re going to make next year at the farm and the biggest one is that we’re growing our CSA, building a larger walk-in fridge, changing our irrigation set up, and we’ll have full time hired help once again. This last year we had Adam on board for the entire season and we have no idea how we went 6 years without another helper out in the fields. Having an employee was such a game changer.

One of the things I love most about the slow season is cooking simple meals over an open fire. We’ve been gathering friends over weekly for simple cookouts and it’s been the best.

I’m sharing some of my favorite fall recipes with you all and I hope you get to slow down a bit and enjoy simple meals with good friends, a tasty bottle of wine and a warm kitchen. Cheers from Tumbleweed Farm

Creamy Celeriac Soup with Pancetta and Toasted Walnuts 

Tomato Harissa & Butter Bean Stew

Rutabaga & Beef Stew

Butternut Squash and Vanilla Bean Soup


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