2018 Summer CSA shares are now available!

Weekly Shares, Food, CSA, Community Supported Agriculture

It may be the middle of winter, but some of us are looking toward summer already.  If you are excited about fresh, locally grown produce, then you’ll want to check out our share page and sign up!  We’re offering 20 week produce shares for just $15/week.  We also have egg, cheese, milk, and fun shares.  Best of all, you can pay online.  We have 60 spaces available, so don’t wait to sign up!

The best birthday cake ever: hazelnut carrot cake with cream cheese frosting — My Urban Farmgal Life

Food, Recipes

I have the same birthday cake every year: carrot cake. I cannot even remember a time that I did not have carrot cake, though I remember (vaguely) of a Strawberry Shortcake birthday cake like this one from my early childhood: I actually had the original cake form up until I last moved 7 years ago, […]

via The best birthday cake ever: hazelnut carrot cake with cream cheese frosting — My Urban Farmgal Life

Looking for a way to use up your winter squash? Look no further than these brownies.

CSA, Food, Recipes

Happy Solstice, everyone! This is my favorite day of the year. Why? Because beginning tomorrow, the days start to get longer! We have finally reached the shortest, darkest day of the year. And on this longest night, it is going to be bitter cold outside so I am sitting by the wood stove while I […]

via Winter Squash Brownies. Say what? You heard right. — My Urban Farmgal Life

Thanksgiving turkey: how to dry brine (and one tasty rub, too)

CSA, Food, Recipes

I love love love Thanksgiving. It is my favorite holiday. And I am hosting this year, both friends and family, so we’re expecting a nice crowd of about 8. But who knows? If I see anyone in the neighborhood up for adoption Thursday, I might drag them along for our Thanksgiving ride, too (we play […]

via How to dry brine a turkey — My Urban Farmgal Life

Use that pie pumpkin and make a pie already!

CSA, Food, Recipes

I’ve been radio silent for a couple of weeks–other priorities have taken my time away from videos and blogging. Such is life, I suppose. This is the last week of the CSA and then I’ll have a bit of a break. We had a really good season, but I am looking forward to focusing on […]

via Homemade pumpkin pie–totally from scratch! — My Urban Farmgal Life

Winter squash burgers and coleslaw–using Week 3’s share

CSA, Food, Recipes

Hey fellow locavores!  If you like winter squash and veggie burgers, then you should give this a try.  And I made a smokin’ good chipotle coleslaw with the share this week.  Try it out!

I’m not going to wax poetic about these veggie burgers. I’ll let them speak for themselves. But I WILL say that you ought to give them a try. I really dressed mine up with the chipotle & dried cranberry coleslaw I made to go with them, as well as some dill pickle, Swiss chard or […]

via Winter squash & black beluga lentils make some fine Halloween veggie burgers — My Urban Farmgal Life

Let’s get excited about next week’s share with a recipe preview!

CSA, Food, Recipes, Weekly Shares

What’s the point of this post? To get you excited about next week’s CSA share and help you prep your pantry & fridge for items on this coming week’s tremendously exciting menu! It is winter squash season, so we’ll be getting a different winter squash every week. This week we got ‘Fairy’ winter squash, which […]

via Upcoming recipe: winter squash & beluga lentil burgers + chipotle coleslaw — My Urban Farmgal Life

One way to use some of your local CSA goodies

CSA, Food, Recipes, Weekly Shares

Hey everyone!  This delicious recipe uses kale, lentils, thyme, rosemary and onions from the CSA.  The pork sausage and garlic powder are local, too.  All you need are some sweet potatoes and you’ve got a very delicious, very nutritious meal!

Early this afternoon I took a look in the pantry and was uninspired. “What am I going to do for dinner tonight?” I thought. While working through the rest of the afternoon, I let this little conundrum roll around in the back of my head. Inspiration usually hits me if I just let my subconscious […]

via Lentil Sausage Bake — My Urban Farmgal Life

Use up those tomatoes and broccoli from this week’s share!

CSA, Food

Broccoli and tomatoes go together like cherries and pie, yes? If you agree, then you might like this broccoli quinoa salad with lots of herbs and a tangy vinaigrette. And with just a little bit of prep work, it comes together really quickly! Enjoy!

via Broccoli quinoa salad — My Urban Farmgal Life

I scream, you scream, we all scream for…parsnip muffins?

CSA, Food, Recipes

Parsnips. In a muffin? Seriously. If you are one of those people who cringe when you see parsnips in your CSA share…well, listen up because I’ve got a sweet deal for you. These muffins totally rock. They are moist. They are just sweet enough. They have a hint of lemon. And if you don’t really […]

via Parsnip muffins–yes, you can — My Urban Farmgal Life