Potato

Considering it comes from such a poisonous plant (only the tubers are edible), the potato has made an incalculable impact on the global diet, providing more protein and energy than any other food crop, per unit of land. And who doesn’t love the humble potato? We grow several varieties of fingerling potatoes. Fingerling potatoes are…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Potatoes – One to Another

This year we had the opportunity to play surrogate mother to about 20 lbs of potatoes from the Chester-Andover Family Center. In August volunteers from the Family Center joined us for the harvest. The volunteers returned to the center with 120 lbs of farm fresh potatoes!

Cashew ‘Cheese’ Sauce with Steamed Broccoli

This mock cheese sauce is a family favorite with it’s cheesy texture, but light and refreshing flavor. We eat it often with broccoli and potatoes, and it also compliments fish well. Ingredients: 1 Cup Chicken broth (or water) 1/2 Cup Cashews, rinsed (or raw sunflower seeds) 1 1/2 Tbsp Lemon juice 2 Tbsp Nutritional yeast…

Radish Top Soup

Ingredients 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 large yellow onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice 4 cups chopped radish greens 6 medium baking potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch dice 4 1/2 cups chicken broth 1 cup heavy cream Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper Garnish with radish slices Directions In a medium stockpot, melt butter over…

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients 1 head of garlic 1 Tbsp olive oil 2 pounds potatoes, preferably Yukon Gold or another yellow, waxy potato Salt 1/3 cup cream 3 Tbsp butter Method 1 Preheat the oven to 400°F. Remove the outer layer of papery skin of the whole garlic head, leaving the head itself intact. Using a paring knife,…

Harvest Hues

We are in the middle of the bountiful weeks of harvest! Crates of corn, potatoes, onions, peppers and tomatoes quickly fill to the brim.

Colcannon

Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 25 minutes Yield: Serves 4 as a side dish. Ingredients 4 russet potatoes (2 to 2 1/2 pounds), peeled and cut into large chunks Salt 5-6 Tbsp unsalted butter (with more butter for serving) Choice of favorite sausage (or omit) 3 lightly packed cups of chopped kale, cabbage, chard,…