Well- Fancy seeing you all here- ...me oh I was just writing to tell y'all that I think we will bring you a few melons this week- The first wave is here- Sugar Babys- tiny little sweet watermelons that are perfect for two and you don't have to try and store a giant melon half in the fridge. Get excited- sugarbabys first, and then orangelo - the best watermelon there is and a few others that hopefully will make it to fruition - And- I think this will be the eggplant debut- we planted like 10 kinds of heirloom eggplants(of course)- including some crazy ones like Louisiana Long Green, and Listada Di Gandia- hopefully these will be around for a while. Tomatoes- hell yeah- 2nd planting is starting to come on. Cukes- almost the end of the road for these sweet treats Thai basil- sharpen up your Asian Dishes- Curry? ya feel me and maybe a few peppers Taters this week will be: Huckleberry- tasty, red all the way through- good for baking, frying, mashing, roasting- And some small tomatoes- for sauce, salad , drying or roasting- whew- get your nightshades on- See you soon party people- and did you know that Lilfarm was in a national magazine this month- read by literally tens of people- how does it feel to associate with greatness?were not sure yet either here's the link to it: Check it out at http://www.mulemagazine.com/ - click on link in upper right corner: “Young Farmers in NC”- and look for the real sexy guy, then look on the next page and you'll find me, and my lovely dog Trudie, and a long rambling interview that reads like a long run on sentence that needs editing and just sort of seems to keep going and going, and doesn't seem to find any real point, just kind of meandering around not really... oh sorry bout that- see you this week. sincerely, on this historic day, Ghassan Armstrong and Buzz O'Neal- the first farmers to moon you on your walk-
Hope its all happening the right way out there. Were looking forward to this week cause its going to be a little over cast, maybe a little rain- meaning a little awesome for the middle of July. We are still in the midst of potato digging, and are excited to sample them your way- Last week we had All Blue, hope you liked em. This week how about Silverton- Its a Russet style, so its good for baking, frying, and scalloping- or heck even mashing. In the seed catalog its described as the best tasting Russet . So test that.
We are luckily still knee deep in Tomatoes. Look for those- it seems that we have the largest selection of heirlooms around. Those Roma's that we have been giving you are called Principe Bouhrgese- which is the "sun drying" tomato. So get to work.
Beans- Beans, good for your heart- the more you eat- the more your full. those beans are a mixture of Dragons Lingerie, Carson yellow wax, and EZ pick- we really dig these, and this might be the last week for them, maybe one more- steam em- or marinade them raw in a vinaigrette- or eat em anyway you care to.
This week- we'll have fresh basil- genovesse- the classic Italian basil- you know what to do with this- and the tomatoes- and some fresh Mozzerella, and a little oil and vinegar- and hell salt and pepper too, why not.
Heirloom Eggplant- yeah we had to be weird with these too- not sure what kinds will be ready this week but rest assured- they will be packed with eggplanty goodness.
lemon and Armenian cukes- awesome
and the eggs,
there you go, thats the box
Whats new out here? We had our best market to date on Saturday- Whoo! Time to blow it all on meth and mopeds... Well we have been diligently weeding the melons and it looks as though the Sugar Babys will be ripening soon followed by the best of all melons- Orangelo- perfect in every way- as well as a smattering of musk melons and other various tasty treats.Like Ali Baba- a long tasty water melon- with a tropical , spicy twang. Just like everything , we grow lots of heirloom melons, because we enjoy the taste and style of these old varieties- and we like to know that by growing them we are perpetuating these genetics, and bringing you something that you won't be able to find in the grocery store, we hope you dig em. See you this week, its my birthday- bring me a pony!
Everybody get excited, We started digging potatoes this week, and they look great. We planted 8 or 9 varieties so you'll get to enjoy them for a few weeks to come. We planted about 500lbs of seed potatoes, around St. Patricks day, and we think they did well, not 10 times what we planted well- but good enough, I'm just sayin, these boxes are heavy- and its time to eat some taters. I'll have a description for all the spuds so you can see what varieties we have, and what those varieties do best, as in mashing, frying etc. whether its a dry or buttery one etc. Its time to refine your po-pallettes, so don't po-hate- eat yer po-tate- hope no ones on the Atkins diet , or if you are, here's a tip: eat potatoes anyway, and then switch diets. This week we shall have (hopefully):
Potato- All Blue- these are blue all the way through- and are a Moist, Firm spud- And they make great fries...just sayin
many more Heirloom tomatoes- all from the field, all awesome- hopefully your enjoying these some romas- sweet little red ones or tomatillios- salsa!- roast these and add an obscene amount of garlic and cilantro -eat it
summer squash- it might not seem like it, but your gonna miss these when they're gone
Beans- a mix of greens, yellow wax, and dragons lingerie(purple striped)- I love these beans just steamed with a little salt- but get crazy if you like-
cukes- white, lemon, and Asian oh my!
a little more garlic- its almost gone- alas
and probably some flowers- a little mix
very soon, we'll bring y'all some eggplants and peppers, probably next week- hollah, Sarah Palin, And Mark Sanford
lilfarm is in the piedmont of North Carolina...we grow food...we sell it...we have two weekly markets and a CSA...lots of acres 1 busted tractor 2 dogs 300 chickens, and an amazing goal of one day turning a profit.