December 28, 2016

Heron Party


Kale Fields
Near the creek sits a field of mixed vegetables. Each variety of kale, chard and lettuce shines a different red or green. The harvest crew is quietly working away with the exception of one man who is whistling a beautiful tune that carries across the fields. Beyond them is the creek, which is lined with cottonwood trees, and in those trees, no fewer than 100 white herons are perched. I haven’t a clue as to what they are all doing there, but a few weeks ago they decided that this was the cool spot to be.

December 21, 2016

Know Your Farmer: Happy Girl Kitchen Co.

HGK Family_Todd

Heirloom tomatoes in February? Peaches at Christmastime? When they have been perfectly preserved to capture the flavors of summer, absolutely!

December 19, 2016

Happy Holidays

Family Table


Every year, about the middle of October, an infamous Excel sheet is emailed to everyone involved in operations. The topic is simple: how do we change our schedule in a coordinated way so that the efforts of each team add up to do the same thing with new timing to avoid holidays. There are a lot of moving parts that are required to operate a fully integrated food system. The farm needs to harvest what you have selected. The warehouse needs to pack those items specifically to each of your requests. The delivery drivers need to take these finished boxes and place them on each of your doorsteps and all this needs to be done with the timing and communication that empowers our teams with the information to support all of you.

December 15, 2016

Holiday Recipe Roundup: Our Family Favorites

Kale, Wild Rice and Shitake Caserole

The holiday season allows us the opportunity to gather and celebrate our beloved kitchen traditions. These recipes are a collection of some of our family's favorite around the holiday table.

December 12, 2016

Fall to Winter

Fall to WinterFARM NEWS

A wind whipped through the farm, leaving many of the trees naked, their leaves swirling around them briefly before finding somewhere else to settle. After the windy days, the apricot orchard looked different with not many leaves on the trees and not many on the ground. I was left to wonder where exactly did they go?

December 8, 2016

Cranberry Baked Goodness


Cranberries are a tell-tale sign that the holidays are upon us. From crisp Cranberry Almond Biscotti to comforting Cranberry Satsuma Bread, this seasonal produce gem is meant for more than just cranberry sauce.  And if you're thinking of a delicious baked treat to give away to friends and family, consider this cranberry blog your one stop recipe shop.

December 1, 2016

Farm-Fresh Holiday Gift Guide


We know how busy this time of year can be! Make your holiday shopping easier by adding some local, farm-fresh holiday gifts to your next delivery.