The taste of a mulberry takes me right back under the shade of the enormous mulberry tree at my grandparents house. It’s thick arching limbs were perfect for climbing. However, there was no need to climb to get more than your fill of berries. The ends of the limbs draped down almost right to the ground, with free ranging chickens right underneath gobbling up the carpet of berries that covered the ground beneath the tree.
Summer sun and warmth are finally here, and nothing tastes like early summer in WNY more than a fresh strawberry! At 5 Loaves Farm we have a number of strawberry varieties that are thriving this year, and each variety tastes a bit different. What we can learn from these tastes is a valuable lesson about the current state of agriculture. Continue reading “Thursday, June 27”
Summer officially begins tomorrow just before noon, but the weather patterns this year aren’t cooperating. We’ve had a very cool wet spring and that has had a definite affect on the crops at 5 Loaves Farm. While our cherry tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants are struggling along, pinning for the warmth late spring and summer usually brings, the cool season crops are thriving! Continue reading “Thursday, June 20”
Eating seasonally means lots of leafy greens in the spring. Our CSA farm shares are packed full of greens, with a wide variety this time of year (mustard, arugula, kale, pea shoots, chard, Chinese cabbage, turnip greens to name a few). This often means getting adventurous, trying new creative recipes, experiencing new tastes.