Seed Order 2021

Even though the fields are covered with snow and summer feels like a long way off, this is the season for seed orders. This is by far the most difficult year we have experienced in ordering seeds. Many varieties we typically grow were unavailable from our regular distributor, others are backordered. We ended up placing…

Bethlehem Walk

This Christmas Abundance Acres invited the community on a moonlit, self guided journey from cradle to cross. This walk through the candle lit trails consisted of 7 reflective stations with reading and activity focusing on the story of Jesus’ birth, culminating in His ultimate gift of His life given for us. The walk concluded with…

Epic Snow Storm

On December 16th we were hit with a historic snowstorm. Surrounding towns reported 40″ of snow in less than 12hrs. Although the snow was light and fluffy the weight was too much for our oldest 30’x50′ greenhouse which collapsed under the weight of the snow as it did not shed quickly enough. Fortunately, no equipment…

Thankfulness

We find ourselves at Thanksgiving. Despite the unknowns and difficulties of this past year we give thanks and look forward with anticipation for what God has in store!

Tomato and Summer Squash Skillet

This recipe is an old family favorite when tomatoes and summer squash are coming in an over abundance from the garden. I am always comforted by the simple flavor and beautiful colors. Ingredients: · 3 small summer squash/zucchini, sliced · 3 medium tomatoes, sliced · 2 cloves garlic, minced · 3 tablespoons oil · Salt and black pepper · Grated cheese…

Zucchini Bread Pancakes

Deliciously fluffy whole wheat pancakes. These are wonderful with butter and maple syrup… and maybe a fresh sprinkling of in season blue berries! I recommend doubling or tripling this recipe as it only makes 8 pancakes. Remember that any summer squash can always be used interchangeably with zucchini, especially if you would prefer your pancakes…

Kale, Potato and Fennel Hash

I always enjoy receiving new recipes. A share member recently gave us this recipe, and we loved the delicious medley of flavors in this simple summer dish! Ingredients: · 1 large bunch kale, stems removes and leaves torn into bite-sized pieces · 3/4 pound fingerling potatoes, cut into 1/2 “ pieces · 1 large fennel bulb, chopped · 3…

Dry Summer

While the fields are thriving in this unseasonably warm and dry summer, they are at the expense of the pond. The water level has been dropping as each time we irrigate we use around 2500 gallons for the whole farm. Each time it rains we are thankful!

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…