Tuesday, December 8, 2009

What to plant for 2010?

We are currently researching new varieties of tomatoes, peppers and vegetables for the 2010 season. We also accept special requests for those hard to find and unusual plants. Please email us if you would like to make a special request. My email address is SamanthaThao@aol.com.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Garlic Planting for 2010

Can you believe it's time to plant garlic for next years crop? We have gotten alot of rain and the ground has been wet. Here is Tou hand planting garlic. We space the garlic 6" apart and will cover them with 2" of soil. The garlic can be mulch overwinter but we have found that they grow fine without.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Our growing season


Green and wax beans


Anaheim chili, cayenne, and jalapenos

Monday, August 3, 2009


Tou and I have begun pulling the shallots out and letting them dry out in the field. They look great!. We'll start bringing them to the Minneapolis Farmer's Market this Saturday.

Monday, July 27, 2009

We are finally done with the garlic harvest. Now they will go into the greenhouse to dry and cure for the next couple of weeks. Here is Tou loading up the tractor wagon.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Matthew and pickle
A Trumpet Lily

Fresh Garlic

Garlic for sale

Tou and me at the Minneapolis Farmer's Market

Freshly dug garlic

Some new pics from the Farm

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Garlic Scapes

In the next 2 weeks we will be removing the garlic scape (shoots/tips) from the garlic plants. This process of removing the scapes will give more energy back to the plant to produce a bigger garlic bulb. What most people don't know that this part of the garlic is delicious. When uncooked it gives a mild garlic flavor and goes great with pastas, soups, and salads. For cooking, it is a sweet flavor and prepared similar to asparagus. Put some on the grill with olive oil....yum

So this year, try something new. You'll be glad you did.

Scape Pesto Recipe

I had one of the best Pesto when I was in Italy in the fall of 2005. Since returning, pesto has been my favorite Italian dish. I found a great Scape Pesto recipe on the internet.

Garlic scape pesto
1 pound garlic scapes
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
Olive oil (about 1/2 to 1 cup)
Pine nuts if available

Chop the garlic scapes into 3 inch lengths. Put it in the food processor and process until pureed. Add the parmesan and pine nuts and process until smooth. Slowly add the olive oil as the food processor runs and continue until all the oil is combined into the garlic. Store in an air-tight jar in the refrigerator.

Recipe copied from this website:


Fresh Herbs are available

Garlic Scapes

The garlic have been growing well. We have scapes available for the next 2 weeks at the Minneapolis Farmer's Market. We will also have fresh garlic too.

Garlic growing

Garlic Growing on the farm

Monday, May 11, 2009

Christy and Tou at the Farmers Market - our first weekend

Our Greenhouse


This is a picture of the greenhouse and plants we have ready and going to the Minneapolis Farmer's Market.

See you soon