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Posted 3/13/2013 11:48pm by Matthew and Allison Mills Neal.

I hope everyone enjoyed reading and seeing the new Arugula's Star Farm and Kitchen Webpage last week.  This letter is to let you know that a new Genuine Arugula's Star Farm Kitchen Writing has been composed.  To read just click here on the Genuine Arugula's Star  Farm Kitchen Writing.

Enjoy!

Potato, Garlic, Winter Squash, and Leek French Soup with Poached Eggs and Potato Bread Potato Bread



Allison Mills Neal 

6624 Leipers Creek Road; Columbia, TN 38401

allie@arugulasstarfarm.com

www.ArugulasStarFarm.com

931-682-3314

Posted 3/5/2013 11:43pm by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.

Hello to everyone that has known of Arugula's Star Farm in the past.  I wanted  to let any interested individuals or families know about Arugula's Star Farm & Kitchen Now in 2013, and a little about our future oulook.  Please visit our website www.ArugulasStarFarm.com to see the New and Current Arugula's Star Farm and Kitchen Webpage.  The informational letter contents of this e-mail can be opened by clicking on Arugula's Star Farm & Kitchen Now in 2013. 

Golden Sweet Snow Pea Planting on Feb. 25th Cascadia Snap Pea planted on Feb. 25th

Posted 8/8/2012 2:43pm by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.

 

 

 Hello From Arugula's Star Farm,

Here in the Mid Summer of 2012 we will be sending out e-mails, so you can see what is available for order, when we have enough extra produce for sell that current week.  Also, now you can start sending in your order by e-mail allie@ArugulasStarFarm.com, fax, or phone.

If you need a reminder of how the On-Farm pick-ups work or if you need to remember how to order please click here to read about On-Farm pick-ups.  

**Remember... you can order by phone 931-682-3314,  fax 931-682-9175, or E-mail **

**Picking day, most normally, for the early summer will occur on Friday mornings.  Therefore, produce will be ready and placed in coolers at or in the ROCKET from 2:00pm on Fridays and will be available there all weekend, through Sunday.  

**Please place orders by Late Thursday evening, as harvesting starts early on Friday and if possible give us an idea of what weekend day you plan on picking your order of  vegetables up, as to help us in the routine of getting your order to the rocket**
  
Available Organic Items for
Friday August 10th through Sunday August 12th On-Farm Rocket pick-ups:

  

The tomatoes have started to ripen as you can see from the picture and we are sure enjoying them.  We have Grub's Mystery Green, Dr. Neal, Novogogoshary Stuffing, Aker's Plum Pink Paste, Break-o-day, Orange Oxheart, and Cherokee Purple that are all larger tomatoes that make for good slicers.  Then for our salad/cherry tomatoes we have Jaune Flame, Green Grape, and Snow White.  They will all run $3.00/pound.  We also have Aunt Mollye's Ground Cherry's which if you have never tried these then you should as they are really good and have a sweet and nutty flavor. 

The Provider Bean plants have really been providing some good pickings.  They are  stringless and have good sized beans in them and are really snappy.  

 

 

The Kennebecs are Buff Skin and White to Yellow Flesh. You can cook Kennebec any way – boil, steam, mash, or bake – and enjoy a superb meal every time. Excellent storage.

The Sangre are great storing potatoes.  They are oval to oblong tubers that have a deep red skins that are thick and smooth.  Striking white flesh that is waxy and creamy with a sweet full flavor. 

The Softneck Chet's Italian Garlic is now ready for sell as it has went through its drying process in our barn, and so is the Persian Star Hardneck Garlic.

 

Please, take a look below and see what nutritious and chemical free vegetables Arugula's Star Farm has to offer. 

All items are always on a first order first serve basis.

  • Mix of Medium to Large Slicing Tomatoes      Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
  • Novogogoshary Stuffing Tomatoes           Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
  • Mix of salad/cherry Tomatoes                     Bulk 1 lb = $3.00
  • Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry                         Bulk 1/2 lb = $3.50
  • Provider Green Snap Beans                       Bulk 1 lb = $3.00 
  • Sangre Red Skin Potatoes                      Bulk 1 lb=  $2.50

  • Kennebec Buff Skin Potatoes        Bulk 1 lb = $2.50

 
  • Danver Carrots                   Bulk 1 lb = $2.50
 
  • Chet's Italian Red Garlic           Head = $2.50

    

  • Persian Star Hardneck Garlic         Head = $2.50

  • Heirloom Chioggia Beet Roots        Bulk 1 lb = $2.50


  • Gladstone Onions          Bulk 1lb = $2.75

  • Marketmore 97 Cucumbers      Bulk 1lb = $2.25

Heirloom Lemon Summer Squash  Bulk 1lb = $2.50

  • Greek Oregano             Bulk 1/4 lb= $2.50
  • Garden Sage                     Bulk 1/8 lb = $2.00
  • Rosemary                       Bulk 1/8 lb = $2.00






Posted 7/25/2012 2:45pm by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.

 

Hello from Arugula's Star Farm,

Here in the Early Summer of 2012 we will be sending out e-mails, so you can see what is available for order, when we have enough extra produce for sell that current week.  Also, now you can start sending in your order by e-mail allie@ArugulasStarFarm.com, fax, or phone.

If you need a reminder of how the On-Farm pick-ups work or if you need to remember how to order please click here to read about On-Farm pick-ups.  

**Remember... you can order by phone 931-682-3314,  fax 931-682-9175, or E-mail **

**Picking day, most normally, for the early summer will occur on Friday mornings.  Therefore, produce will be ready and placed in coolers at or in the ROCKET from 2:00pm on Fridays and will be available there all weekend, through Sunday.  

**Please place orders by Late Thursday evening, as harvesting starts early on Friday and if possible give us an idea of what weekend day you plan on picking your order of  vegetables up, as to help us in the routine of getting your order to the rocket**
  
Available Organic Items for
Friday July 27th through Sunday July 29th On-Farm Rocket pick-ups:

All mostly the same this week.  Tomatoes should be ripening any day now, so hopefully we will get to start eating tomatoes here soon. 

 

 

The Kennebecs are Buff Skin and White to Yellow Flesh. You can cook Kennebec any way – boil, steam, mash, or bake – and enjoy a superb meal every time. Excellent storage.

The Sangre are great storing potatoes.  They are oval to oblong tubers that have a deep red skins that are thick and smooth.  Striking white flesh that is waxy and creamy with a sweet full flavor. 

The Softneck Chet's Italian Garlic is now ready for sell as it has went through its drying process in our barn. 

The Green Marketmore 97 Cucumbers are starting to come in and so are the Heirloom Lemon Summer Squashes. Both of these have very good flavor. 

 

I and our soils have grown the best onions this year thus far.  They have all filled out well and look like a store bought onion...meaning they are a good size.  I will start off offering the Gladstone White Onions as these are not long term storage onions like the Giant Zittau and Valencia.

   

Please, take a look below and see what nutritious and chemical free vegetables Arugula's Star Farm has to offer. 

All items are always on a first order first serve basis.

 

  • Sangre Red Skin Potatoes             Bulk 1 lb=  $2.50

  • Kennebec Buff Skin Potatoes        Bulk 1 lb = $2.50

  • Red Amarant Cabbage Head        Head  = $2.00/lb
 
  • Danver Carrots                   Bulk 1 lb = $2.50
 
  • Chet's Italian Red Garlic           Head = $2.50

  • Orange Fantasia Swiss Chard      Bulk 1 lb = $3.00



  • Heirloom Chioggia Beet Roots        Bulk 1 lb = $2.50


  • Red Welsh Scallion       Bunch = $2.50

  • Gladstone Onions          Bulk 1lb = $2.75

  • Marketmore 97 Cucumbers      Bulk 1lb = $2.25

Heirloom Lemon Summer Squash  Bulk 1lb = $2.50

  • Greek Oregano             Bulk 1/4 lb= $2.50
  • Garden Sage                     Bulk 1/8 lb = $2.00
  • Rosemary                       Bulk 1/8 lb = $2.00






Posted 7/18/2012 11:16am by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.

 

Hello from Arugula's Star Farm,

Here in the Early Summer of 2012 we will be sending out e-mails, so you can see what is available for order, when we have enough extra produce for sell that current week.  Also, now you can start sending in your order by e-mail allie@ArugulasStarFarm.com, fax, or phone.

If you need a reminder of how the On-Farm pick-ups work or if you need to remember how to order please click here to read about On-Farm pick-ups.  

**Remember... you can order by phone 931-682-3314,  fax 931-682-9175, or E-mail **

**Picking day, most normally, for the early summer will occur on Friday mornings.  Therefore, produce will be ready and placed in coolers at or in the ROCKET from 2:00pm on Fridays and will be available there all weekend, through Sunday.  

**Please place orders by Late Thursday evening, as harvesting starts early on Friday and if possible give us an idea of what weekend day you plan on picking your order of  vegetables up, as to help us in the routine of getting your order to the rocket**
  
Available Organic Items for
Friday July 20th through Sunday July 22nd On-Farm Rocket pick-ups:

We are so happy to report that from last Thursday through Saturday we accumulated ~3.3" of rain.  We really were so glad as well as all the trees, perennials, crops, and soils.  The soil is still very saturated.  The vine crops really have grown in leeps and bounds since last weeks picture and if I would have taken a picture this week you would have seen that the two rows of vine crops have grown so much that they have finally meet in the middle. They are looking so full and hairy when that morning and evening sunlight hits them at that  perfect angle all a glow.  Oh we are dreaming of that first Yellow Desert King Watermelon. 

Here is one recipe that I made last night that was so good and it was derived from glancing through a book called The Impressionists' Table.  This book is a beautiful book full of culinary history in France during the Nineteenth century.  There was not only an arts movement occuring but so was there that of food.  They loved their real organic farm fresh vegetables then as mush as I do now.  You can tell by going over menus that they were only using items that they could get that were in season and how such inspiration and artistic enjoyment came from gathering and discussing the philosophy and adventures of the day around prepared food.

 

This recipe uses Carrots, Potatoes, and Scallions that all can be sourced from our own fields...

Steam about 1 pound of potatoes and 1 pound of carrots and about 5 scallions. Saving about 2 inches of the tops of the scallions to chop and use for top garnish at the end.   I roughly peeled the potatoes and carrots.  After the steaming has done its magic and the vegetables are soft enough to hand mash put them in a bowl and use a hand masher and mash as you are adding about 2 Tablespoons of butter.  Then add salt and white pepper to taste and a dash of nutmeg.  The final addition is to either use about 1/4 - 1/2 cup of sour cream or I used last night some cream cheese mixed with yogurt and mix into the mash/vegetable puree mixture.  When serving I sprinkled some of the chopped scallions over for garnish.

I also made a Sautee of Chet's Italian Red Garlic, Gladstone Onion, Orange Fantasia Chard Stem and leaf, and Lemon summer squash with fresh chopped herbs of rosemary, salad burnett, and parsley. I sauteed in olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper.  Then I just sliced raw marketmore 97 cucumbers in long pieces and sprinkled with salt and pepper and added some whole olives over top.  All in a good night of cooking which comes every evening here on the farm! This could be my favorite time of the day I might say. 

 

The Kennebecs are Buff Skin and White to Yellow Flesh. You can cook Kennebec any way – boil, steam, mash, or bake – and enjoy a superb meal every time. Excellent storage.

The Sangre are great storing potatoes.  They are oval to oblong tubers that have a deep red skins that are thick and smooth.  Striking white flesh that is waxy and creamy with a sweet full flavor. 

The Softneck Chet's Italian Garlic is now ready for sell as it has went through its drying process in our barn. 

The Green Marketmore 97 Cucumbers are starting to come in and so are the Heirloom Lemon Summer Squashes. Both of these have very good flavor. 

 

I and our soils have grown the best onions this year thus far.  They have all filled out well and look like a store bought onion...meaning they are a good size.  I will start off offering the Gladstone White Onions as these are not long term storage onions like the Giant Zittau and Valencia.

   

Please, take a look below and see what nutritious and chemical free vegetables Arugula's Star Farm has to offer. 

All items are always on a first order first serve basis.

  • Eggs  (up for order, very very limited)     Dozen =  $5.00
  • Sangre Red Skin Potatoes             Bulk 1 lb=  $2.50

  • Kennebec Buff Skin Potatoes        Bulk 1 lb = $2.50

  • Red Amarant Cabbage Head        Head  = $2.00/lb
 
  • Danver Carrots                   Bulk 1 lb = $2.50
 
  • Chet's Italian Red Garlic           Head = $2.50

  • Orange Fantasia Swiss Chard      Bulk 1 lb = $3.00



  • Heirloom Chioggia Beet Roots        Bulk 1 lb = $2.50


  • Red Welsh Scallion       Bunch = $2.50

  • Gladstone Onions          Bulk 1lb = $2.75

  • Marketmore 97 Cucumbers      Bulk 1lb = $2.25

Heirloom Lemon Summer Squash  Bulk 1lb = $2.50

  • Greek Oregano             Bulk 1/4 lb= $2.50
  • Garden Sage                     Bulk 1/8 lb = $2.00
  • Rosemary                       Bulk 1/8 lb = $2.00






Posted 7/11/2012 3:45pm by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.

 

Hello from Arugula's Star Farm,


Early June 2012 Vine Crop Rows

July 11th 2012 Vine Crop Rows

Here in the Early Summer of 2012 we will be sending out e-mails, so you can see what is available for order, when we have enough extra produce for sell that current week.  Also, now you can start sending in your order by e-mail allie@ArugulasStarFarm.com, fax, or phone.

If you need a reminder of how the On-Farm pick-ups work or if you need to remember how to order please click here to read about On-Farm pick-ups.  

**Remember... you can order by phone 931-682-3314,  fax 931-682-9175, or E-mail **

**Picking day, most normally, for the early summer will occur on Friday mornings.  Therefore, produce will be ready and placed in coolers at or in the ROCKET from 2:00pm on Fridays and will be available there all weekend, through Sunday.  

**Please place orders by Late Thursday evening, as harvesting starts early on Friday and if possible give us an idea of what weekend day you plan on picking your order of  vegetables up, as to help us in the routine of getting your order to the rocket**
  
Available Organic Items for
Friday July 13th through Sunday July 15th On-Farm Rocket pick-ups:

After a good visit to my parents homeplace in East TN, here I am back and despite the dryness there is still available organic produce!  We have some new summer crops starting to come in like cucumbers and summer squash and then still those GREAT items like carrots, beets, chard, and cabbage.  As I drove from Middle to East TN I realized that the whole state was very dry.  Brown grass everywhere really.  My Dad was even feeding hay to the cattle in June, which is quite irregular. We had went 26 days here without any rain and the rains we had were very early in June and they did not amount to any more than a total of .8-.9" of rain.  Somehow we are still missing the big downpours.  We had a rain of .3" on July 6th which broke the dry spell and since then have only had about two more small rains that were each about .1-.2" of rain.  I am quite for certain that areas around us have gotten some great rains as we have seen the big storm clouds pass us now for about 5 times I would say.  I am hoping and banking on the big rains our weather radar radio is claiming for this evening the 11th and tomorrow the 12th!!

Well the 2012 potatoes have been dug.  I dug them all by hand, all 219 pounds.  We planted only 23 pounds.  Which means we had a good return of 9.5 pounds per pound planted, which is excellent!  The Sangre had over 10 pounds per pound and the Kennebec was lower, but they averaged out at the 9.5 pounds per pound planted.  They are both delicious and are both great storers, so order up.   

The Kennebecs are Buff Skin and White to Yellow Flesh. You can cook Kennebec any way – boil, steam, mash, or bake – and enjoy a superb meal every time. Excellent storage.

The Sangre are great storing potatoes.  They are oval to oblong tubers that have a deep red skins that are thick and smooth.  Striking white flesh that is waxy and creamy with a sweet full flavor. 

The Softneck Chet's Italian Garlic is now ready for sell as it has went through its drying process in our barn. 

The Green Marketmore 97 Cucumbers are starting to come in and so are the Heirloom Lemon Summer Squashes. Both of these have very good flavor. 

 

I and our soils have grown the best onions this year thus far.  They have all filled out well and look like a store bought onion...meaning they are a good size.  I will start off offering the Gladstone White Onions as these are not long term storage onions like the Giant Zittau and Valencia.

   

Have a look at the photo Gallery and the New Summer Slideshow under What's new at the website as there are some good pictures of our tomato plants, dinner meals, and a good picture of our dog Beaudroux and his new girl cousin Lucy he met on our trip to East TN.     

Please, take a look below and see what other nutritious vegetables Arugula's Star Farm has to offer. 

All items are always on a first order first serve basis.

  • Eggs  (up for order, very limited)     Dozen =  $5.00
  • Sangre Red Skin Potatoes             Bulk 1 lb=  $2.50

  • Kennebec Buff Skin Potatoes        Bulk 1 lb = $2.50

  • Red Amarant Cabbage Head        Head  = $2.00/lb
 
  • Young Danver Carrots                   Bulk 1 lb = $2.50
 
  • Chet's Italian Red Garlic           Head = $2.50

  • Orange Fantasia Swiss Chard      Bulk 1 lb = $3.00



  • Heirloom Chioggia Beet Roots        Bulk 1 lb = $2.50


  • Red Welsh Scallion       Bunch = $2.50

  • Gladstone Onions          Bulk 1lb = $2.75

  • Marketmore 97 Cucumbers      Bulk 1lb = $2.25

Heirloom Lemon Summer Squash  Bulk 1lb = $2.50

  • Greek Oregano             Bulk 1/4 lb= $2.50
  • Garden Sage                     Bulk 1/8 lb = $2.00
  • Rosemary                       Bulk 1/8 lb = $2.00






Posted 6/26/2012 7:17am by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.

Hello from Arugula's Star Farm,



Here in the Early Summer of 2012 we will be sending out e-mails, so you can see what is available for order, when we have enough extra produce for sell that current week.  Also, now you can start sending in your order by e-mail allie@ArugulasStarFarm.com, fax, or phone.

If you need a reminder of how the On-Farm pick-ups work or if you need to remember how to order please click here to read about On-Farm pick-ups.  

**Remember... you can order by phone 931-682-3314,  fax 931-682-9175, or E-mail **

ALTERATION for this week PLEASE READ...

**This weeks placement of order will need to occur by midnight on Tuesday June the 26th. We can have the produce out at the rocket in a cooler from anywhere on Thursday through the weekend, so just give us an idea of what day you plan on picking your order of  vegetables up, as to help us in the routine of getting your order to the rocket**
  
Available Organic Items for
Friday June 28th through Sunday June 30th On-Farm Rocket pick-ups:


 


Please, take a look below and see what other nutritious vegetables Arugula's Star Farm has to offer. 

All items are always on a first order first serve basis.

  • Sangre Red Skin Potatoes             Bulk 1 lb= $2.75
  • Kennebec Tan/Buff Skin Potatoes       Bulk 1 lb = $2.75
  • Red Amarant Cabbage Head        Head  = $2.00/lb
 
  • Young Danver Carrots                   Bulk 1 lb = $2.50
  • Orange Fantasia Swiss Chard      Bulk 1 lb = $3.00




  • Heirloom Chioggia & Cylindria Beet Root Bunches           Bunch of 4-5 = $3.00


  • Red Welsh Scallion       Bunch = $2.50

  • Plain Leafed Parsley           Bulk 1/8 lb = 2.00
  • Greek Oregano             Bulk 1/4 lb= $2.50
  • Hyssop Herb                 Bulk 1/16 lb = $1.50
  • Garden Sage                     Bulk 1/16 lb = $1.50
  • Herb Medley of all herbs above, plus Rosemery    Bulk 1/8 lb = $2.50






Posted 6/20/2012 1:34pm by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.

Hello from Arugula's Star Farm,



Here in the Early Summer of 2012 we will be sending out e-mails, so you can see what is available for order, when we have enough extra produce for sell that current week.  Also, now you can start sending in your order by e-mail allie@ArugulasStarFarm.com, fax, or phone.

If you need a reminder of how the On-Farm pick-ups work or if you need to remember how to order please click here to read about On-Farm pick-ups.  

**Remember... you can order by phone 931-682-3314,  fax 931-682-9175, or E-mail **

**Picking day, most normally, for the late spring will occur on Friday mornings.  Therefore, produce will be ready and placed in coolers at or in the ROCKET from 2:00pm on Fridays and will be available there all weekend, through Sunday.  

**Please place orders by Late Thursday evening, as harvesting starts early on Friday and if possible give us an idea of what weekend day you plan on picking your order of  vegetables up, as to help us in the routine of getting your order to the rocket**
  
Available Organic Items for
Friday June 22nd through Sunday June 24th On-Farm Rocket pick-ups:

Warm and dry around here lately, but not a lot of humidity it doesn't seem.  The evenings have even been cooling off all through June enough to help cool the house down and for it to feel very comfortable out at night. Even through the dryness the spring crops are still looking great out in the field.  We have really been eating well lately with all the great items like the Red Amarant cabbage, Chioggia Beets, Radicchio, Red Welsh Scallions, Carrots, Swiss Chard, and Sangre Potatoes.  One night Matthew made a delicious soup that was Pureed Beet and Potato Soup with scallions, and rosemary.  He steamed the beets, potatoes, and rosemary and then pureed them all with the water used underneath for steaming, the raw scallions, and then some milk and used salt and pepper to taste.  It was even better the next day taken out of the cool refrigerator and eaten like a refreshing cold smoothie like soup. 

The Marconi Red Italian Sweet Peppers, Hot Lemon Drop Peppers, and Ping Tung Long Eggplant Plants all got set out the other evening.  Those were the last of the summer crop translants that needed to be put out into the garden.  Now we will all just wait for the first cucumber, cherry tomatoes, and other summer crops to start coming in!

 

The Sangre Potatoes are growing well and we dug up our first last week.  Their green tops have yet to completely die back, which means they are still growing, as you can see in the picture above showing the green plants to the right of the tall flax.  By Friday they have been growing for 86 days so as they are new potatoes and are ready to start digging around day 80 I think we will start offering those this week.  The Sangre are great storing new potatoes, which is often rare for an early new potato.  They are oval to oblong tubers that have a deep red skins that are thick and smooth.  Striking white flesh that is waxy and creamy with a sweet full flavor. 

 Radicchio is wonderful in salads with the right combinations. It is also wonderful blanched and braised. Any plant varieties in the Genus specie of Cichorium endiva are known to provide good sources of vitamin A and C and they are excellent sources of carotenes. In the Encyclopedia of Healing Foods it states from Pliny that they are good for treating insomnia and for purifying the blood. It is fun to blanch and braise half heads and serve them with drizzles of butter, olive oil, herbs, and lemon juice.

The Lanro  Kohlrabi is this years grown variety for spring Kohlrabi, and it is still hanging on well in the field, but will probably be the last gathering of them this week as then they will be all gone.

    

It is light green with a tender white flesh.  Sweet and delicious.  They are great chopped and eaten raw with cheese, dips, herb pestos.  They can be sauteed and added into salads or used as a side dish.  They can be grated and made into slaws.  Also, Kohlrabi  is in the Cabbage family as it is a Brassica oleracea, so it has all the great healthy benefits like one associates with Kale .  The kohlrabi globes are continuing to get larger and so it is now good to peel away their thin skin.  They are still really good, sweet, juicy, and tasty, so do not let their large nature scare you.  The green kohlrabi tops have gotten really to large to package up, so we are just pulling them off an treating them to the chickens.    

 Please, take a look below and see what other nutritious vegetables Arugula's Star Farm has to offer. 

All items are always on a first order first serve basis.

  • Eggs  (up for order, no limit per order)     Dozen =  $5.00
  • Sangre Red Skin Potatoes             Bulk 1 lb= $2.75
  • Red Amarant Cabbage Head        Head  = $2.00/lb
 
  • Young Danver Carrots                   Bulk 1 lb = $2.50
  • Palla Rossa Radicchio           Head = $3.00
  • Orange Fantasia Swiss Chard      Bulk 1 lb = $3.00



  • Lanro Kohlrabi      Bunch/2 very large Kohlrabi = $3.00


  • Heirloom Chioggia Beet Roots and Green Tops   Bunch of 4-5 = $3.00


  • Red Welsh Scallion       Bunch = $2.50

  • Plain Leafed Italian Parsley         Bulk 1/8 lb = $2.00
  • Greek Oregano             Bulk 1/4 lb= $2.50
  • Hyssop Herb                 Bulk 1/16 lb = $1.50
  • Garden Sage                     Bulk 1/16 lb = $1.50
  • Herb Medley of all herbs above, plus Rosemery    Bulk 1/8 lb = $2.50






Posted 6/6/2012 1:58pm by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.

Hello from Arugula's Star Farm,

Here in the Late Spring of 2012 we will be sending out e-mails, so you can see what is available for order, when we have enough extra produce for sell that current week.  Also, now you can start sending in your order by e-mail allie@ArugulasStarFarm.com, fax, or phone.

If you need a reminder of how the On-Farm pick-ups work or if you need to remember how to order please click here to read about On-Farm pick-ups.  

**Remember... you can order by phone 931-682-3314,  fax 931-682-9175, or E-mail **

**Picking day, most normally, for the late spring will occur on Friday mornings.  Therefore, produce will be ready and placed in coolers at or in the ROCKET from 2:00pm on Fridays and will be available there all weekend, through Sunday.  

**Please place orders by Late Thursday evening, as harvesting starts early on Friday and if possible give us an idea of what weekend day you plan on picking your order of  vegetables up, as to help us in the routine of getting your order to the rocket**
  
Available Organic Items for
Friday June 8th through Sunday June 10th On-Farm Rocket pick-ups:


We are thrilled with these cooler June Days I will have to say.  The tomatoes and Aunt Mollye's Ground Cherries got set out last week right before the rain showers.  We will have 7 varieties of Large Type tomatoes and 3 varieties of Cherry/Salad Tomatoes this year. The Beets are getting larger.  We dug up the Chet's Italian Red softneck garlic this morning and will be hanging it to dry in the barn for about 4 weeks, and then it will be ready for sell.  The Amarant Purple Cabbage has done enough growing to start offering heads.  We had our first head the other night and they are good and have great color! We are starting to offer some young Danver carrots.  Then there are still all the other great items available.  We should start digging up some Sangre Red Potatoes soon! Then by the end of the week I am hoping to get our vine crop plants in the ground...summer and winter squash, watermelon, cucumbers, and sweet melon.  Here below is some information on Escarole, Garlic Scapes, Cilantro, and Kohlrabi.

Batavian Escarole is a very large and broad head that almost looks similar to certain types of lettuce heads. Batavian escarole heads are very tightly packed and have a very white, and crisp center midribs. Escarole does have a very distinctive flavor that takes one to a place of that seems distinctively European. Escarole is wonderful in salads with the right combinations. It is also wonderful blanched and braised. Any plant varieties in the Genus specie of Cichorium endiva are known to provide good sources of vitamin A and C and they are excellent sources of carotenes. In the Encyclopedia of Healing Foods it states from Pliny that they are good for treating insomnia and for purifying the blood. As these heads are large we often enjoy using the outer leaves to blanch and braise and then use the inner midrib in raw salads as this is the sweetest area of the head. Or it is fun to blanch and braise half heads and serve them with drizzles of butter, olive oil, herbs, and lemon juice.

 Garlic Scapes are the long and curled stems that form as hardneck garlic matures. Unless one is trying to cultivate garlic seed, instead of just replanting the garlic cloves. Then it is best to cut off the flower stems and use them in cooking so the actual hardneck garlic bulb will grow to its optimum size. Garlic scapes are wonderful used in any dish that you would use garlic in. These Persian Star garlic scapes are very mild. The flavor of a dish seems to be just right by using 2 scapes if using raw, but if sauteing or cooking it is easy to use 3-4 if you are really wanting to bring out some good garlicky flavors.

Cilantro is actually the bright green leaves and stems of the coriander plant. So when cilantro goes to seed that is where the spice/seed of coriander comes from. Cilantro has a very lively, pungent fragrance that is very distinctive to it and it alone. Cilantro is great as it gives any dish a fresh and zippy ethnic type of zing. We love putting it really in about any dish...salads, sautees, pesto/paste, green sauces, roasted or grilled vegetables.

 The Lanro  Kohlrabi is this years grown variety for spring Kohlrabi.       

It is light green with a tender white flesh.  Sweet and delicious.  They are great chopped and eaten raw with cheese, dips, herb pestos.  They can be sauteed and added into salads or used as a side dish.  They can be grated and made into slaws.  Also, Kohlrabi  is in the Cabbage family as it is a Brassica oleracea, so it has all the great healthy benefits like one associates with Kale .  The kohlrabi globes are continuing to get larger and so it is now good to peel away their thin skin.  They are still really good, sweet, juicy, and tasty, so do not let their large nature scare you.  The green kohlrabi tops have gotten really to large to package up, so we are just pulling them off an treating them to the chickens.    

 Please, take a look below and see what other nutritious vegetables Arugula's Star Farm has to offer.  The Cilantro is very good and it is in its prime here for the next couple of weeks.  We even have two Allium offerings this week...scallions and garlic scapes. 

All items are always on a first order first serve basis.

  • Eggs  (up for order, no limit per order)     Dozen =  $5.00
  • Red Amarant Cabbage Head        Head  = $2.00/lb
  • Young Danver Carrots                   Bulk 1 lb = $2.50
  • Batavian Escarole Endive            Head = $2.50 
  • Orange Fantasia Swiss Chard      Bulk 1 lb = $3.00



  • Lanro Kohlrabi      Bunch/2 very large Kohlrabi = $3.00

  • Austrian Green & Green Deer Tongue Leaf Lettuce Mix     Bulk 1/2 lb = $4.00

  • Heirloom Chioggia Beet Roots and Green Tops   Bulk 1 lb/Bunch = $3.00

  • Caribe Cilantro         Bulk 1/8 lb = $2.00

  • Red Welsh Scallion       Bunch = $2.50

  • Plain Leafed Italian Parsley         Bulk 1/8 lb = $2.00
  • Persian Star Garlic Scapes     Bunch = $2.50
  • Greek Oregano             Bulk 1/4 lb= $2.50
  • Hyssop Herb                 Bulk 1/16 lb = $1.50
  • Garden Sage                     Bulk 1/16 lb = $1.50
  • Bouquet Dill                     Bulk 1/16 lb = $1.50






Posted 5/30/2012 1:36pm by Allison Mills Neal & Matthew Neal.

Hello from Arugula's Star Farm,

Here in the Late Spring of 2012 we will be sending out e-mails, so you can see what is available for order, when we have enough extra produce for sell that current week.  Also, now you can start sending in your order by e-mail allie@ArugulasStarFarm.com, fax, or phone.

If you need a reminder of how the On-Farm pick-ups work or if you need to remember how to order please click here to read about On-Farm pick-ups.  

**Remember... you can order by phone 931-682-3314,  fax 931-682-9175, or E-mail **

**Picking day, most normally, for the late spring will occur on Friday mornings.  Therefore, produce will be ready and placed in coolers at or in the ROCKET from 2:00pm on Fridays and will be available there all weekend, through Sunday.  

**Please place orders by Late Thursday evening, as harvesting starts early on Friday and if possible give us an idea of what weekend day you plan on picking your order of  vegetables up, as to help us in the routine of getting your order to the rocket**
  
Available Organic Items for
Friday June 1st through Sunday June 3rd On-Farm Rocket pick-ups

We were glad for the small rain storm we had on Tuesday evening and we will be hoping to catch some more through the predicted rains up and coming.  This week's offerings are the same as last week. 

Here attached though is a coupon from the Frist Center that will allow you our customers to be able to visit the Museum in the allotted time frame.  They thought it would be a good pairing to offer local organic farms this coupon because of the exhibition listed below of Edward Burtynsky.  There is a connection between the photography that he captures and the negative impacts that society loads upon the ecosystem.  As you can follow the pairing...we organic farmers are taking a stand to block out and stop the negative impacts that conventional agrictulture has on the ecosystem and you all as a supporter of organic foods are also helping in the stance.

Exhibitions:

 

 Program:

 

Curator's perspective: Constable: Oil Sketches from the V&A Museum

 

Emily Harper Beard

Community Relations Manager
ph. 615.744.3331

 
 
The Lanro  Kohlrabi is this years grown variety for spring Kohlrabi.       

It is light green with a tender white flesh.  Sweet and delicious.  They are great chopped and eaten raw with cheese, dips, herb pestos.  They can be sauteed and added into salads or used as a side dish.  They can be grated and made into slaws.  Also, Kohlrabi  is in the Cabbage family as it is a Brassica oleracea, so it has all the great healthy benefits like one associates with Kale .  The kohlrabi globes are continuing to get larger and so it is now good to peel away their thin skin.  They are still really good, sweet, juicy, and tasty, so do not let their large nature scare you.  The green kohlrabi tops have gotten really to large to package up, so we are just pulling them off an treating them to the chickens.    

 Please, take a look below and see what other nutritious vegetables Arugula's Star Farm has to offer.  The Cilantro is very good and it is in its prime here for the next couple of weeks.  We even have two Allium offerings this week...scallions and garlic scapes. 

All items are always on a first order first serve basis.

  • Eggs  (up for order, no limit per order)     Dozen =  $5.00
  • Batavian Escarole Endive            Head = $2.50  

  • Orange Fantasia Swiss Chard      Bulk 1 lb = $3.00


  • Heirloom Green Deer Tongue Lettuce Head      Head = $2.00

  • Lanro Kohlrabi      Bunch = $3.00

  • Austrian Green Leaf Lettuce       Bulk 1/2 lb = $4.00

  • Heirloom Chioggia Beet Greens with baby edible roots   Bulk 1 lb = $3.50

  • Caribe Cilantro         Bulk 1/8 lb = $2.00

  • Red Welsh Scallion       Bunch = $2.50

  • Plain Leafed Italian Parsley         Bulk 1/8 lb = $2.00
  • Persian Star Garlic Scapes     Bunch = $2.50
  • Greek Oregano             Bulk 1/4 lb= $2.50
  • Hyssop Herb                 Bulk 1/16 lb = $1.50
  • Salad Burnett Herb            Bulk 1/8 lb = $2.00
  • Garden Sage                     Bulk 1/16 lb = $1.50
  • Bouquet Dill                     Bulk 1/16 lb = $1.50







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