Thunder Cake

Thunder storms are now an exciting, anticipate phenomenon in our home, thanks to the lovely book by Patricia Polacco, Thunder Cake. Ingredients: 1 cup shortening (we use butter) 1 3⁄4 cups sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 3 eggs, separated 1 cup cold water 1⁄3 cup tomato puree 2 1⁄2 cups cake flour 1⁄2 cup cocoa powder…

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…

Warm Beet Salad

This warm spinach-and-beet salad is inspired by a dish from Penny Cluse Café in Burlington, Vermont. If you have cooked beets on hand, you can have it ready in just a few minutes. From: EatingWell.com Serves: 4 Yields: 4 servings, about 2 cups each Total Time: 20 min Prep Time: 20 min Ingredients: 8 cup(s)…

Summer Chickpea Salad

A simply delicious hot summer’s day salad! Make ahead and refrigerate for an easy meal. Ingredients: 3 cups cooked chickpeas 4 green onions, thinly sliced 1 1/2 cups corn kernels 2 cups cherry tomatoes or tomatoes, quartered 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil 2 tablespoons snipped fresh chives or scallions 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper…

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…

Getting the Most Out of Your Share!

This is the season of garden abundance. We want you to be able to enjoy and use as much of your share as possible, but realize that we are often distributing more food than you may be able to eat in a week. We are including this preserving guide which highlights easy freezing methods for…

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.

New Farm Friends

As we harvest red tomatoes each week, we are often surprised with the unique shapes and funny markings the fruits bear. Add two eyes and they become our best friends! Here are a few we have found hiding the in bushes.

Clipping Tomatoes

We are trying a new method of trellising the tomatoes in the Greenhouse. It is a method by which one leader is trained to climb up a string from each plant. This allows for convenient harvesting, efficient use of space and good airflow. Fruit is starting to form and we are looking forward seeing how…

Spring Seedlings

UPDATE: Thank you to all who supported us by purchasing seedlings for your gardens. We look forward to offering more seedlings next year and having them for an longer period of time. Abundance Acres Farm now has a limited amount of potted Tomatoes, Peppers, Cabbages, Broccoli and Cauliflower for sale. Plants are available in four-packs…