Toppled Barn Farm Banh Mi

As soon as we had our first taste of Bahn Mi at a local restaurant last April, we knew we had to find a way to make them at home. And we have been bingeing on these addictive sandwiches ever since. Our Toppled Barn Farm made-in-Kansas version is far from the real...

Adapting to the Seasons

We knew it was coming. The cool May weather couldn’t last forever. and now summer has finally descended on us. My poor body has not had time to adjust and is not ready to work in the hot sun. With last Sunday’s weather predicted to be hot and sunny we knew...

The Best Weeder… And It’s Free!

My Grandmother loved to grow a garden. The whole family would enjoy her vegetables from asparagus and corn to okra and tomatoes. Every morning would find her out weeding the rows with her trusty, rusty hoe before the midday sun brought unbearable heat. Whether they...

What Happened to the Salad Mix?

The Salad Mix is missing from the online store. What happened to it? Well….unfortunately, almost all the ingredients have been damaged by aphids. Only the lettuce and spinach leaves remain unharmed. The cool, rainy weather is ideal for aphids. And ants. Aphids...

Carrots Update

Have you been wondering when the carrots will be ready? We have! We planted our first carrots on January 20th before the February Deep Freeze of 2021. Thankfully, they had not germinated yet and poked their tiny heads out into the frigid air which would certainly have...

Saving Their Lives by Saying “Goodnight”

Since losing our two Great Pyrenees guardian dogs, Molly and Clark, the other animals at Toppled Barn Farm are left vulnerable to predators like hawks, owls, opossums, skunks, raccoons, and coyotes. Just last week, three chickens disappeared in two days. A couple of...

Try a New Lettuce Head!

We recently debuted two new types of head lettuce. They are visually stunning to look at and taste good too. Both make an excellent base for your homemade salads. Muir lettuce is bright green with very curly leaves. Magenta lettuce is bronze-green with a reddish tint....

Will We Have a Summer Season?

We’ve had a number of you asking if we will continue growing this summer. Last summer we took a break to build up our soil a bit by growing some cover crops in our two existing hightunnels. Also, Our last two hightunnels were finished in late July and we needed...