Friday, July 22, 2011

Farm to Table

While our own garden is slowly coming along, I got a bit impatient and decided to find out more about a farm stand I saw in my travels. Doing a bit more research, I found that the stand was owned by a CSA named Lincoln Spring Farms. LSF is a collective of small farms that, are working towards being a Certified Organic farm. They deliver fresh produce to your door as well as operate this farm stand that is open on Fridays only. THey had a great selection of in-season fruits and veggies.

Their Truck

The Stand

The farms grow strawberries all year long.

They also have a labyrinth on site (although it isn't very labyrinthian, but it's cute).

A few more shots of the farm:

Cute sunflowers made out of wood "plates" and clothes pins:

This is what I ended up bring home (for $23).

And this is what I created for dinner tonight:

3 peppers (I would have done better just using 2)
Purple Onions (from my garden)
Organic Black Beans
Black Olives
Toasted Cumin Seed

and a dressing made of
Lime Juice
Red Wine Vinegar
Chile Powder
Lemon Pepper
Olive Oil

It was fresh, delicious and very spicy.

Chris made a "Garden Gibson" for himself:

I still have those baskets of strawberries......I may be trying out a Strawberry Tart on Sunday. I also have fresh asparagus! It is still growing strong at their farm in Cypress. Amazing to get fresh asparagus this time of year!

I'll be taking some pictures of my own garden very soon. We've had some great successes and some rather odd difficulties. More on that later.