Charred Rhubarb Compote

Another farm share season and another year of delicious food! We hope you enjoy the many tasty recipes to come! Ingredients 1 1⁄2 lb. rhubarb, trimmed and sliced 1⁄4” thick 1 1⁄2 cups sugar 1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise, seeds scraped and reserved 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice Instructions Heat oven broiler. Arrange rhubarb in…

First Distribution 2017

The summer distribution season of 2017 is finally here! We were awakened this morning by beautiful sunshine and blue skies. What a great way to start off the season especially due to the fact that the past few weeks have been filled with torrential and non stop rain. Even though mud boots were still a…

Planting Squash on Hill Top

Between the rain showers we manage to get all our winter squash and pumpkins planted up in the field at Hill Top. Extra hands made quick work of the the 8 flats of perfect seedlings all ready to get into the ground. We look forward to a great pumpkin harvest this year!

Crazy Weather of 2017

From rain to snow to monsoon. This May has been a roller coaster month of crazy weather. Crops are struggling to thrive in the cold, but thankfully none have succumbed to the extreme weather.

Chester Youth Group Volunteers

This past Saturday a group of High schoolers participating in a 30 Hour Famine (by World Vision), visited Abundance Acres and volunteered for a few hours. We were able to get all our potatoes planted, apple trees mulched and Greenhouse paths mulched! It was quite a productive day. It was great to have their help…just…

Mud-luscious

In Just – by E.E. Cummings in Just- spring     when the world is mud – luscious the little lame balloonman whistles far and wee and eddieandbill come running from marbles and piracies and it’s spring when the world is puddle-wonderful the queer old balloonman whistles far and wee and bettyandisbel come dancing from hop-scotch and…

Last of the Sugaring

Today wrapped up the last of the maple sugar collecting for the season. Although it was a strange year weather-wise, it has been a record one for the amount of syrup we made. Even though the sap is still running we had the help and beautiful weather to make pulling the buckets and taps a…

Spring Seedlings Emerge from the Basement!

For the past three years of starting our own seedlings  for the farm, we have graduated from the basement to a new “sunroom” fully equipped with potting bench, warming racks, grow lights, running water, and heat! It is quite an upgrade, which we hope will be reflected in the quality of our seedlings. It is certainly easier…

Inside-out Pumpkin Muffins

Fall is here! Ingredients: Topping 1/2 cup flour 1/4 cup brown sugar (packed), light or dark 1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 1/8 teaspoon salt 4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature Filling 1 cup (8-ounce package) cream cheese, at room temperature 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract Muffins 1 cup pumpkin or squash purée 2…

At Long Last…

We have finally completed the greenhouse we started building this spring through a grant from the NRCS! Building this large of a project could not have been done without many hands… leveling the land, building the frame, putting the arches in place and covering with plastic. It looks like the project was completed just in…

Upside Down Sweet Onion Cornbread

Pretty on the plate and tasty on the tongue! You may notice that this recipe is a close repeat of Jalapeno Cornbread, but with the added beauty of cooked onion. Ingredients: 1 cup cornmeal 1 cup all purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup plain yogurt 1/2 cup milk 1 egg…