Gearing up in the greenhouse

ben liz cleaning greenhouse springSeeds: Go!
Potting soil: Go!
Greenhouse: Go!

Sparkling clean and full of bright winter sunlight, our main greenhouse is up and running! We’ve scrubbed and swept, organized our seeds, brought in several small mountains of potting soil, and now the game is afoot.

We often think of seeding the first seeds of the season as dropping a sam tractor potting soil greenhouse springball into a Rube Goldberg machine: one small action starts everything, each action triggers the next, there’s no stopping once you’ve started, and it’s all connected in a giant web of cross-ties and interdependencies.

onion flats in warm room springOnions are usually our very first crop to get seeded in the greenhouse, and it’s no different this year. These’ll be planted out into the field in April and May, harvested and cured in August, and on your table in September. Godspeed, little Onions, and may the Force be with you!

liz seeding onions close up

Foodie Instagrams that will make you drool

Looking for gorgeous food porn to add to your Insta feed this winter? Beautifully shot delicious food gets our ❤️ every time. We have some suggestions you might like too. 
 
Nantucket chef @fareisle is mostly plant-based and she shares recipes for delicious treats and sometimes cocktails too. She has a great eye for detail–check out this sweet embossed rolling pin she used to stamp her shortbread cookies with!
fareisle insta shortbread cookies
On the more savory side of plant-based Insta accounts is @mynewroots. Her salads, grain bowls, and smoothie bowls are epic and packed full of all the things that are healthy for you.
mynewroots beet salad
@growforagecookferment explores the outer niches the plant-based food ecosystem. Lately they’ve been on a mushroom kick lately but they’re also big supporters of eating the weeds (when in season).
growforagecookferment dandelion
No recipes here @her_dark_materials, but ultra dramatic what-I-ate-for-lunch pics with a soupçon of Dutch Masters flair. Rosalind Atkinson does Italian Renaissance-level chiaroscuro like nobody’s business.
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Also a winner for sheer artistry is @karinpfeiffboschek, whose pie crust design inspiration comes from sources as diverse as church windows, communist propaganda posters, mid-century modern wallpaper, and Celtic knot work. She’s seriously impressive.
karinpfeiffboschek stained glass window pie

pexels rudbeckia ageratum matricaria bouquet glass vaseStill need a present for the flower-lover you love? Langwater Flower CSA shares are a popular Valentine’s Day gift!

Keep their kitchen table looking lovely all summer long! 12 weeks of colorful & fragrant Pick Your Own bouquets are available through our Flower CSA share or Flower CSA share Gift Pack. The Gift Pack comes with a printed gift card, a shiny new pair of scissors for their flower picking outings, and a classic glass Ball jar. You can order the Flower CSA share Gift Pack online and pickup at the farm on Wednesday, Feb. 13th between 2-6pm.

pexels daisy flower heart

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Screen Shot 2019-02-11 at 3.37.00 PMIn case you missed it on facebook, we’ve been doing a series of posts called Things You Didn’t Know About Vegetables.

We just posted TYDKAV #7 yesterday (about where vegetables hide their nutrients).

TYDKAV #3 (about how artichokes grow) is a personal favorite. Enjoy!