October 27, 2016

Recipe Roundup: Gravenstein Apple Juice


We are celebrating this colorful, cool weather season with a few creative recipes that highlight Solana Gold's Organic Gravenstein Apple Juice. We’ve been busy in the kitchen testing out some of our favorite combinations and have narrowed it down to these four recipe gems to share with you, our extended farm family.

October 24, 2016

Thank the Soil


Walking around the farm, I passed the field that had this summer’s tomatoes in it. It was not too long ago that the field had lines of six-foot stakes spaced every eight feet down the five-foot beds. Those stakes held the string that was allowed our indeterminate tomato plants to grow toward the sky to heights that were tall enough that when a person was standing in the tomatoes,

October 20, 2016

6 Fall Recipes to Squash Your Hunger

6 Recipes To Squash Your Hunger - Around the Clock

We've rounded up some tasty recipes highlighting the delectable flavors of sugar pie pumpkins and acorn squash. Squash is such a versatile ingredient that we've found ways for you to enjoy it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and even treats for your four-legged friend!

October 17, 2016

Opening Up Our Farm


As this farm tour season ends for 2016, I paused to think about the thousands of people who have come to our farms this year. We’ve had kids with mouths open in surprise when they see a giant field of heirloom tomatoes. People with sticky, red mouths from all the strawberries they ate have walked our land. People dancing to a band and breathing deep the farm’s night air were here too.

October 13, 2016

How to Steam & Purée Your Sugar Pie Pumpkin


I don't know about you, but everywhere I look is a pumpkin recipe - from pumpkin lattes to pumpkin pie. But to get in on the homemade pumpkin cooking action, you will need the skills to make a simple pumpkin purée. Once you have that mastered, you will be surprised how many recipes "fall" into your lap.

On another note, steaming your pumpkin is a great way to maintain the most nutritional value when you eat it. It’s also fairly quick and simple and makes for a better tasting pumpkin, whatever recipe you’re using it for.

October 10, 2016

Colors of Fall


The colder weather brings color to the farm’s crops. The Satsuma mandarins that have been green through the summer have started to turn orange. They now are visible from far away like Christmas ornaments on a green tree. The Lacinato kale field always grows in the summer with a dull gray tint to its green color. With the cold fall nights, the color has deepened to the robust kale green with a hint of purple.

October 6, 2016

Brassicas Cookbook Giveaway

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“This is the book that will show you why brassicas are among your best friends in the kitchen. And when you see how gorgeous their portraits are, you’ll never look at cabbage or kale the same way again.” 

- Deborah Madison, author of Vegetable Literacy

We are tiptoeing into October and all the seasonal rituals that accompany it: adding sweaters and scarves back into our wardrobe, noticing the subtle changes in fall’s foliage and beginning to cook the delicious flavors of the cooler season.

October 3, 2016

Fall Breezes


The peak of the afternoon heat is still hot enough to bring sweat to your brow. It is during these same few hours that the fall vegetables get too hot and begin to slightly wilt under the stress of the heat. The rest of the hours in the day have been ideal for fall and winter vegetables.