Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Young Farmers Conference

This will REALLY be our last post. :) We went to an amazing conference for the third year in a row this year at Stone Barns Center for Agriculture in New York. Check out this NPR article about it...recognize the person in the first picture? :) 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

A Last Post

We are writing this last post on the last night that we will be staying in our little log cabin. For those of you who don't already know, we have been offered an amazing opportunity to start a community farm at Sandy Spring Friends School where we both went to middle and high school. We will be living on campus and growing food for the cafeteria which serves three meals a day to day students, boarding students, faculty and staff. This will be a community supported farm which will involve people from all parts of the community: parents, teachers, students, staff, family, friends, administrators, and other local farmers. 

We are so excited for this new adventure, but we are also sad to see the end of Truffula Seed Produce. Thank you so much to everyone who has supported our very small farm - from the people who directly supported us (Linda and Dave, Liza, our wonderful CSA members, and are loyal market customers), to those who taught us so much of what we know (Jackie, Tom, Greg, Scott), to all of our friends and family (and blog readers! Zaw! :) ). We couldn't have done it without you!

We will be living in Olney in our new little apartment starting tomorrow. We plan to start a blog for the school and we will post a link here when we do so you can follow us there if you are interested!

Goodbye Truffula Seed Produce and thanks for reading!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Rainbow Salad Mix

In our CSA shares the last few weeks, we have been including a spicy salad mix with different baby mustard greens. This past week, we mixed our spicy salad mix with our lettuce mix and ended up with a beautiful salad we like to call Rainbow Salad Mix.  It has six types of greens and is, if we say so ourselves, delicious! :)

 It includes:
 green salad bowl lettuce,
 red salad bowl lettuce,
 baby arugula,
 ruby streaks mizuna,
 green mizuna,
 and baby toraziroh mustard greens.

The Fire at Sattva Place

 A few weeks after our last visit to Sattva place, there was a terrible tragedy. The large barn in the middle of the property burned down. The origin of the fire could have been one of many things and sadly some young turkeys were taken in the flames. Fortunately, Scott's farming practices incorporate the barn minimally. He stored his feed and hay in there, as well as his major farm equipment, but the cows and other livestock remain on other parts of the property day and night.  

He invited us over for dinner one evening and we were able to take some photos. Here are some before and after shots as well as some taken inside. It is sad to lose such a large structure (and all of its contents) but Scott has taken it in stride, finding solutions and remaining optimistic.




Saturday, July 30, 2011

Our Visit to Sattva Place

Here are some photos from our visit to Scott's beautiful farm:

Field Trip: Honey!

We had a very honey-full couple of days last week. Scott, our friend from Sattva Place, has two hives on his farm doing quite well. He asked if we would come help him open them up and see if there was enough extra honey for the taking. We happily accepted! We take every opportunity we can to make it out to his farm, it's so beautiful and we always have fun. Scott and Shawn dove right in:
One of his goats was curious about all the action:
She came over to check me out as well. :)
After a few minutes they discovered there was, in fact, honey - tons of it! This is one of the frames full of honey:
The comb was just dripping with it - and it was sooooo good! They only took a small fraction of the honey from the hives, leaving the bees almost all of it. But even a small fraction was a lot for us! Scott sent us home with two generous jars full of honey - yum!