Tomato-Beet Salad

Ingredients: • 1 pound scrubbed small beets • 2 pounds tomatoes, preferably heirloom • 1 pint cherry tomatoes • 1/4 cup crumbled feta • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil • Salt and pepper Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Seal beets in a foil packet. Roast on a…

Grilled Mexican Street Corn (Elotes)

Ingredients: • 1/4 cup (60ml) mayonnaise • 1/4 cup (60ml) sour cream or Mexican crema • 1/2 cup (110g) finely crumbled Cotija or feta cheese, plus more for serving • 1/2 teaspoon ancho or guajillo chili powder, plus more for serving • 1 medium clove garlic, finely minced (about 1 teaspoon) • 1/4 cup finely…

Colorful Harvest and Plentiful Helping Hands

This summer we have been blessed, not only by a bountiful, colorful harvest, but also by many helping, willing hands to pick and package the Abundance! Thank you to all who have contributed their time to harvesting, sorting, dividing and packaging the produce! Distribution would not have been possible with out your help!

Sweet and Sour Roasted Cabbage Wedges

Caramelizing cabbage under the broiler draws out its natural sugars and deepens the flavor of the glaze. Preheat the roasting pan to jump-start the browning process. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons cider vinegar 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 teaspoon whole-grain Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon grated garlic 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground…

Mediterranean Green Beans

I’ve made this recipe twice in the last week, but it’s been eaten up before I can get a picture! It must be a hit. I have also tried it as a marinade for grilling vegetables (zucchini, green beans and eggplant), which has been nice. Ingredients: 1/3 cup chopped pitted kalamata olives 1 large shallot…

Spicy Cucumbers

A fun summer side for grilled meats! I felt 2 jalapeños had sufficient heat, but see what you think. Ingredients: ⅓ cup packed fresh cilantro leaves ⅓ cup packed fresh parsley leaves 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 to 3 jalapeños, seeded and chopped 2 garlic cloves, finely grated or minced ½ teaspoon fine sea…

Marinade Featuring Fennel

A share-member recently shared a recipe for Porchetta Pork Roast , and I have fallen in love with it. The marinade is not only good on pork (I’ve tried it on several different cuts), but also roasted vegetables. Give it a try! Ingredients: 1/4 cup chopped fennel fronds 1/4 cup chopped fresh rosemary 2 teaspoons…

Simple Summer Squash

Miguel Calderon taught a simple, yet delicious way to cook Summer Squash in this last weeks’ food demonstration. Enjoy summer at its finest with fresh veggies—simply delicious! Ingredients: Young summer squash Oil and salt Directions:                  Score summer squash skin lightly on one side. Place scored side down in frying pan, generously oiled. Cook over…

Hungarian Cheese-Stuffed Wax Peppers

Ingredients: 6 Hungarian wax peppers, seeds, and pith removed, tops reserved 1/2 pound ricotta or dry cheese curd 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 large beaten egg 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon chopped fresh parsley 1 clove minced garlic 1 tablespoon olive oil Directions: Heat oven to 350 F. Line a baking pan with foil…

Kids Morning Camp

Abundance Acres hosted a morning adventure day camp for preschool ages this week. Lead by Rena Gordon and Lauren Gordon the camp took advantage of the newly constructed pavilion. Kids enjoyed bible stories, songs, crafts and activities each morning during the week.

New Pavilion on the Acres

Abundance Acres now has a new pavilion which overlooks a beautiful meadow just down the hill from the farm. Two brand new cabins also surround this field. Thanks to the hard work and contributions of several board members and community members the pavilion was recently finished. This is a dream four years in the dreaming!…

SERVE Comes to Abundance Acres

This past week we were blessed by a group called SERVE. This group came to the farm for three days helping with weeding, bug picking, trellising and manure spreading. Loads of weeds were pulled, the fields have never looked better, and 1.5lbs of bugs were hand picked! Thank you for your help SERVE! Here are…