Compost (Part 1)

I’m sure you know from experience or you’ve heard about how good compost is for any gardening project. And when you have a very large garden you need A LOT of compost! Knowing the ingredients of what we’re adding to our soil is important to us. Much...

Salad Mix is Back!

We are happy to announce that we have Salad Mix again! We love Salad Mix! We love to grow it. Picking it and seeing how gorgeous it looks packaged up in clear bags is the highlight of my harvest day. We love to eat it and hope you will too! If you are not familiar...

A Microgreens Miracle

One of the great rewards of farming is witnessing the miracle of growth on a regular basis. How is it that when you combine a few tiny seeds with some warmth and moisture plants sprout and mature to produce a forest, a field of flowers, or food? A marvel that never...

Broadforking It!

To grow healthy food, a farmer must have healthy, living soil. One of the ways we maintain soil health at Toppled Barn Farm is by committing to using no-till farming techniques. Using a rototiller has been proven to break up the soil structure. Thus pulverizing the...

Going the Distance for Food Safety

The weather was perfect. A beautiful spring day. We imagined all the things we would accomplish around the farm.You know the feeling… The cold winter had you cooped up inside, suffering from spring fever and you couldn’t wait to get out. We could flip beds...

Out With the Old, In With the New

Since most of the veggies died a few weeks ago from the cold, we have been scrambling to remove them to make way for new veggies! This puts new meaning into “spring cleaning.” All the old, brown and yellow, wilting leaves must go. Each bed must be cleared...

Winter Weather Packs a Punch!

Are you as glad as we are that February is over? What brutal weather this winter has dealt us! Our personal weather station here at the farm showed -23 degrees on the coldest night. So it was no surprise to us that we lost almost all of our beautiful greens. We did...

Eva’s Turnip Soup Recipe

Eva’s Turnip Soup Recipe What to do when you have too many turnips? Or turnips that are too large to slice up for salad? You make soup! This recipe was created by Chris' mother, Eva, who kindly shared it with us. 3 large turnips ((Hakurei salad turnips work...

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