Friday, July 21, 2017

Hollar hollar penos. Jalapenos! They are small but they pack a punch. Candied jalapenos probably one of my favorites. Ever tried em? Imagine this lentil tacos with carrot ginger puree AND candied Jalapenos - sweet and spicy!!! yum, yum, yum. 

How do you eat your jalapenos??


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

July 20th 2017 Weekly Newsletter

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

If you look closely you can see two melons, one is dark green while the other is lighter with a raised crisscross structure called netting.

What's happening is that as the fruit matures the skin surface netting gets coarse and rough, the background color of the fruit turns from green to yellow and the tendrils near the fruit on the stem dry and turn brown.

So, what does all this mean? It's melon eating time! :)

Sunday, July 16, 2017



Sunburst Summer Squash 
aka
 Pattypan Squash. 

The cutest squash that ever was. 

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

July 13th 2017 Weekly Newsletter 

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

July 6th 2017 Weekly Newsletter 

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

These are newly planted squash plants.
What is with the plastic cups?
First off, they offer protection from all critters and, second; they provide a moist growing environment 
(think mini greenhouses).


Friday, June 30, 2017

Diplomat is an Galia Melon with sweet aromatic green flesh. Galia Melons are much more juicy and flavorsome than Honeydews. Galia melons are ripe when the skin becomes yellowish and the fruit gives off an aromatic fragrance.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

June 29th 2017 Weekly Newsletter

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Holy Moly! Those are Sugar Snap Peas! It's truly amazing, nature you astonish me!

Friday, June 23, 2017

The first tomatoes of the season have arrived!!
They are Oregon Spring! Look for them tomorrow at Farmers Market @ the Madonna Plaza from 8-10:45!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

June 22nd 2017 Weekly Newsletter

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Monday, June 19, 2017

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There are so many tomatoes! I didn't know that a single plant could produce so many! Jim says the yellow ones are going to be ready first.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

June 15th 2017 Weekly Newsletter

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Sunday, June 11, 2017

Broccoli heads and Chinese Broccoli. Make sure to eat all parts of the plant, the stem can be particularly delicious. And the leaves too.

Did you know there are actually massive greens that broccoli heads spring from?

I'll admit they look intimidating, but they cook down deliciously just like any other green.



Wednesday, June 7, 2017

June 8th 2017 Weekly Newsletter

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Scarlet 
Runner 
Beans

They are quite eye catching with their attractive flowers and pods (sometimes they are planted simply for their ornamental value) 😮

Bean pods are large and contain beans that are a beautiful pink when young and turn to a dark violet to black speckled with age.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Monday, May 29, 2017



These are 3 different tomato plants!

We are going to have gobs of tomatoes, I can't wait!!

Tomatoes in salads, tomatoes in eggs, tomatoes in salsa. Yum, yum, yum.

Saturday, May 27, 2017


Do you know what this is? It's Mustard Greens! 

I'll admit not the tastiest (let's be real, it's bitter) but it's super healthy. 

It detoxify's the liver (that means more summer cocktails for me) and it's high in antioxidants and so much more.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

May 25th 2014 Weekly Newsletter

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Friday, May 19, 2017

We have an upcoming event!! It's Strawberry U-Pick Sunday Funday. It's May 21st from 1-4.  video

Basically, you come and pick all the strawberries you want and pay $2 dollars a pound!!!

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

May 18th 2017 Weekly Newsletter

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Monday, May 15, 2017



The tomato plants are looking so healthy. 

We can't wait to share them with you soon!

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Did you know that you can eat the whole pea plant? Here the plant is in it's infancy but the shoots, which are the tender tips of the vines, including the leaves, stems, flower blossoms, and tendrils, make the most fantastic and unexpected salad greens. They taste like peas, but with a wonderful grassy, green flavor that is all their own.

But when they are fully grown they are crisp, delicious Sugar Snap Peas. :)


Thursday, May 11, 2017



The time has come the farmer said to trellis many things from tomato plants to sugar snap peas and discuss whether plants have dreams. (Thank you Alice in Wonderland for inspiration for that ditty).


What? Sugar snap peas require trellising?

Stay tuned for more. 

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

May 11th 2017 Weekly Newsletter

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017






From front to back we have Famosa, Red Cabbage, Bel Star, New Red Fire, Tropicana, Magenta, Braveheart, Indigo, and Green Star

And in case you're not fluent in farm speak it's cabbage, cabbage, broccoli, lettuce, lettuce, lettuce, lettuce and lettuce.

Yum yum. Sounds like the makings of a very lovely salad :)

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Carrots! Well, at the moment carrot tops. :)
Did you know carrot tops are edible??


Friday, May 5, 2017


This pepper is a big, blocky, thick-walled red bell pepper with a fruity and sweet flavor.


Did you know a green pepper is simply an unripe version of a red pepper?

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

May 4th 2017 Weekly Newsletter

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

April 27th 2017 Weekly Newsletter

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017






Cue: Hey! Oh! Let's Go! .... to farmers for lettuce. :)

It's been a minute since we've had lettuce but we are back on track. With the absence of rain and bright, beautiful sunny days the ground has adsorbed all the water and given us an opportunity to transplant. Thank you Mother Earth.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

April 20th 2017 Weekly Newsletter

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There are celebrities at LOVOF. I doubt it's anyone you know, unless of course, you know tomatoes. :)
Here we are seeing the emergence of the first flower.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Anyone know what these are? Any guesses?

First a hint, the leaves that you see are the cotyledons (an embryonic leaf in seed-bearing plants, one or more of which are the first leaves to appear from a germinating seed).

It's a radish. :) If you look closely you can see one leaf that is different (I think it looks like a mint leaf) and that is the radish leaf.

Thursday, April 13, 2017





Peppers!! Whether you like it hot, spicy or sweet we've got you covered. :)

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

April 13th 2017 Weekly Newsletter

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017



As you might have noticed, we have strawberries at market!!

Everything is gonna be alright... cause we have strawberry fields forever. :)

And as you can see we have flowers which means soon we're gonna have more strawberries. Whoohoo!!!!

Sunday, April 9, 2017

It's Sunday Funday!

Today's excursion? 

Riding the tractor and transplanting!  :)

Another rewarding day at LOVOF!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April 6th 2017 Weekly Newsletter

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Newly planted beets, spinach, radishes and peas. 

Expect an update next week. :)

Friday, March 31, 2017

The absolute, best, perfect way to store your strawberries:

1. Get a clean and dry plastic tupperware container
2. Line the bottom with a paper towel
3. Place a single row of berries, unwashed, on the paper towel
4. Layer paper towel over berries and add more berries. I never do more than 2 rows. Make sure you put a paper towel over the top row. Close lid and store in refrigerator. Your berries will last one week.


I'm quite the seasoned strawberry expert so here are a few strawberry eating tips for you:

1. Never eat a cold strawberry. It's just not the same.
2. When you wash make sure you let it dry completely. 
3. When you are storing your berries look at them. Look at the levels of ripeness and if you see one that is perfectly ripe and will only decline from there - eat it!!


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

March 30th 2017 Weekly Newsletter

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Friday, March 24, 2017

It's starting!!! Strawberries!!

We'll have 6 baskets of strawberries for market tomorrow. :)

We are asking $5 a basket and we will be having a 1 basket maximum (till production picks up which should be in 4-5 weeks).

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Friday, March 17, 2017

Tomato transplanting underway!

What are the wooden stakes for? For trellising!!

The peppers are next to come and then eggplant!

And then I think some Ratatouille is called for, right? :)