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Farmer & A Dream

This farmer has a dream . . . . . . .  another dream. Some days I would say, “Oh-no, I don’t want to hear it because I don’t want to raise another type of animal!” But this dream doesn’t involve another animal. And without the farmer dreaming we would not be here or be farming today. We are both big dreamers and believe everyone should dream and work toward your dream until your dreams come true.

We started with dreaming to farm, that evolved into organic farming, then to organic farming of a large diversity of produce and herbs (almost 20 acres worth). Now the dream is opening up a storefront on the farm, an on-farm market. It’s an idea that I’m liking. A farm market in our garage; a market that we don’t have to load up . . . drive to . . .  unload and set up . . . take down . . . load up again to then have to drive home exhausted . . . to have to unload yet again all that wasn’t sold (which is usually around 10 or 10:30 pm for the markets in the Wood River Valley). . . then go irrigate and feed the animals before bed.

An on-farm market is less work for the farmer and more time on the farm so we can sell at wholesale prices. The vision for this on-farm market is to offer a one stop shopping for fresh food that is in-season. We will be offering all our produce, eggs, herbs, meat, soap and laundry detergent along with products from other local farms like milk and cheese from Old Almo Creamery.DSCN9441

Our on-farm market is open on Wednesdays from 1 to 6 pm. Giving everyone a chance to come to the farm to buy product at discounted prices. 

So here’s to another dream! Fear less, dream more and may life be happier!

 

Chive Flowers

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Who says you can’t play with your food? I say go for it. I do. I like to make mine into an art project before eating it. I discovered this year that chive flowers are edible, along with many other plants but that is for another post. You can eat them raw or use as garnish or saute them for dishes or substitute them in any recipe for the onion. This flower is so amazing. This is my new obsession. I love flowers and eating what we grow, but this is better yet. It’s beautiful, purple (my favorite color) and edible. So now I can look at the brilliant, purple balls growing and then pick them to garnish all our meals or cook in our meals, which I have done a lot of lately. It’s beautiful and good to eat. Sprinkle the chopped purple flowers on any dish and make it look like a gourmet meal, at least in my eyes!

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I love good homegrown, made-from-scratch food and consider myself artistic. Now I’m combining my interests. Food, flowers and art. This taco salad consist of our homegrown, grass-fed beef, spring mix lettuce, chives, green onion, cilantro and local hydroponically grown tomatoes. It is empowering to cook a healthy, nourishing meal made with all or almost all local, organic, fresh produce, herbs, meat or eggs. Yum!!

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Home-made pizza with whole wheat crust. The first picture is a roast beef, spinach, mushroom, chive flowers and thyme with a homemade white sauce. The second picture is sausage, spinach, thyme and chive flowers.

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Or they make a beautiful bouquet too! Such an amazing food and flower!

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Happy cooking and creating!

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