Radish

Radishes come in a wide range of shapes, sizes, colors, and flavors. They can be the size of a hazelnut or a carrot, and range in color from bold reds, pinks, and purples to starker white and black. Although radishes are grouped as a ‘root’ vegetable, they are members of the mustard family – hence…

Popcorn

Popcorn is a great snack that is low in calories, sodium and sugar,  high in fiber and is a whole grain. A serving of popcorn (3 cups popped) has 3.5grams of fiber which is equal to the fiber content in one ounce of almonds,1 cup of brown rice or 1 banana. Plus it’s easy to…

Green Garlic

Green Garlic is a is really just a young garlic plant. Green garlic looks very much like chives or scallions – they are long and slender with tender green tops, and the white parts can be tinged with pink or purple. Selection and Storage: Green garlic will last a few days in the refrigerator, much in…

Dry Bean

Dry Beans have been often considered food for the “poor,” but that is probably because they are so inexpensive, not poor in flavor and nutrition! We currently grow ‘King of Early’ dry bean. They are a beautiful, mottled red/white. When cooked, they are similar to a pinto bean and have a soft texture and buttery…

Mulch Layer

New this year is our mulch layer! It should save hours of labor of weeding. We are using this mulch layer on beds containing our large transplants (like broccoli, cabbage, squash etc.). It is 100% biodegradable in 6 months time and is made from starch. In addition to laying mulch it will lay two lines…

Planting Begins!

We are thankful for every sunny day we get as the ground is drying out after winter. Things are now dry enough to start planting some cold hardy transplants out! All our leeks and onions are now in the ground. Greenhouses are also starting to be seeded in preparation for our first harvests in June.

Spring Seedlings

Despite the 3″ of wet snow we woke up to today our seedlings are well underway and starting to spill over out of our sun room! We are slowly beginning their transition outside to the seedling house and as weather permits to the fields. It is always a touch and go time of year as…

Snow Shoe Hike 2020

On a frigid evening in February just a few days before the full moon Abundance Acres hosted its second snow shoe hike. The trails were lined with log torches and the pavilion warmed the returning snowshoers with cider, hot chocolate and a fire. What a beautiful way to spend a winter evening!

Harvest Celebration

Abundance Acres held its Annual Harvest Celebration in October. What a hit this year! We had an exceptional turnout and a great amount of volunteers who helped run the many booths. Booths offered pumpkin carving, pumpkin painting, leaf prints, face painting, cider pressing, a scavenger hunt, water slide, pumpkin bowling, roasted corn on the cob,…

Scenery

Beautiful scenery is close at hand living and working around Abundance Acres! The trails are always open for walks and strolls. Come enjoy this small part of creation.

Pumpkin Yeast Bread

This recipe is a variation of a family recipe I received from my mother. I’ve simplified the recipe from a sweet dessert bread to more of a versatile ‘every-day’ kind of recipe. I love the color pumpkin and egg gives to the bread and why not enjoy it more than just on special occasions! I…

Garlic-Rosemary Smashed Potatoes

Smashed potatoes are a fun cross between a boiled, baked and fried potato! We thought using our Purple Viking potatoes (purple skin and white flesh) created a beautiful contrast of colors – and of course delicious flavors! Ingredients 1 pound baby potatoes, whole 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon…