Morning Camp 2018

This summer a week-long morning camp for pre-schoolers was held at the Abundance Acres Pavilion. The kids enjoyed stories, arts and crafts, songs and games in the field. Despite the rain showers fun was had by all. Enjoy these pictures as a recap of the time!

SERVE Visit Abundance Acres 2018

SERVE visited and worked at Abundance Acres this summer. They helped with various projects on the farm, from weeding and bug picking to harvesting garlic and building benches! The even worked off site picking some donated blue berries for Abundance Acres these went into making some delicious preserves that are now for sale. At the…

Beet Pickles

A favorite family pickle recipe… to make and eat! Expand the recipe if you have larger amounts of beets to use up. I generally make large batches and can them for long term storage. You can use any color beets, but they will all blend in color in the end. Ingredients • 1/2 C water…

Potato Leek Soup

Potato Leek soup is the perfect fall comfort food. I use an immersion blender because it makes it one step easier! Ingredients • 3 large leeks, light green and white parts chopped • Herb bundle: 4 sprigs thyme, 2 sprigs rosemary, 2 bay leaves • ¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter • 3 celery stalks,…

Healthy Pumpkin Bread

Don’t let ‘Healthy’ in the name turn you off! This bread is amazingly moist and full of flavor. We love to use our own maple syrup! Ingredients • ⅓ cup melted coconut oil or your favorite kind • ½ cup honey or maple syrup • 2 eggs • 1 cup pumpkin purée • ¼ cup…

Cherry Tomato and Watermelon Salad

A share member introduced us to this salad. Though it seems like a odd combination… this salad perfectly balances sweet and savory! We don’t grow watermelons, but always have an abundance of Cherry Tomatoes on the farm – our favorite is Sun Gold! Ingredients: • 2 Cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half • 4 Cups…

Celery

We were never a fan of Celery until we started growing it. Now we can’t get enough of it and are continually finding new ways we enjoy eating it! To eat celery, try dipping the stalks in a variety of sauces, including peanut butter, hummus, cheese sauce, salad dressing, and yogurt. Additionally, you can make…

Sweet Onion Cabbage Jam

This year we have a huge onion harvest. Here is a different and delicious way we have found to enjoy the abundance! Ingredients: 2 tablespoons butter 1 pound sweet onion, quartered and thinly sliced (about 3 1/2 cups) 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 cup shredded red or green cabbage 1/3 cup…

Peach and Roasted Beet Salad

Peaches and beets are a perfect combination! Relish summer’s best flavors with this delicious salad. Ingredients: 1½ pounds small-to-medium beets 4 Cups packed baby spinach or roasted kale 4 ripe peaches cut into ½-inch wedges 2 Tbs roasted slivered almonds Dressing Ingredients: 1/2 c olive oil 2tbs white vinegar 1tbs maple syrup 1tsp mustard 1/4…

Roast Chicken with Fennel and Lemons

Beautiful and fragrant, fennel is a lovely addition to our herb garden before the bulbs grow large enough to harvest. The greens from fennel are an added bonus to the large bulbous stem. The leaves can be added to salads or used as a bed to steam fish in. Ingredients: 1 chicken (3 1/2 to…

Garden Pad Thai

A great way to use random vegetables leftover in the fridge. We love this meal as a quick lunch on a hot summer’s day! Ingredients: Wide rice noodles 1 med onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 2 Tbls oil 0.5 lb pork loin, finely sliced 1 carrot, grated Chopped kale (or spinach) Vegetables of your…

Overnight Kids Camp

On the 10th and 11th of July Abundance Acres Hosted its first overnight kids camp. 15+ elementary age kids joined in the fun! The days entailed, stories, songs, nature walks, fishing, archery, good food and games. The camp culminated with the first Family Fun Night of the season!