“Essentially, the presentation will describe the challenges, failures, and delays that we have encountered as we completely change the purpose and nature of this cultivated land we work on, which we call Spoon Full Farm.”Read More
On Monday mornings now, we step out to start harvesting, and a flock of geese honks overhead, moving south in a “V.” In the fields, we strip off layers…Read More
Well, by now most of the seeds in the garden are reaching full maturity and the ultimate goal of any seed: fruition. Our seeds have become... way more seeds.
Outside of the garden, other "seeds" (metaphorical seeds) that were planted months and months ago are finally bearing (metaphorical) fruit of their own...Read More
Speaking of sweetness, there are some peppers growing out in our greenhouse that look strikingly similar to cayennes (a hot variety), only much larger and, deceptively, totally sweet. Dude, like, these peppers are not hot at all.Read More
Raise your hand if you love pizza. (Our hands here at the farm just went up)
In some ways, pizza is a simple food, but it's a powerful one: Pizza is nostalgic, communal, and convenient. Memories of childhood…Read More
We don’t have a break or a halftime speech, but we do have more delicious health, and some exciting news.Read More
“…a wiser way to exist is to approach your life with a sense of curiosity, rather than a desire to control.”Read More
The best way to our hearts? Through the nose… (and/or mouth)Read More
…Anyway, enough about you. Lets talk about U (Power)! Upower is the recipient of all of your donated CSA boxes…Read More
We’ve all heard of the “paleo” diet. It’s supposed to be based on what our ancestors ate, before we settled down into agrarian societies. It’s supposed to be super good for us…Read More
It's really summer. Really, really summer. Out here in Central Washington, there shall be no more rain for a long time: only the sun reigns, now…Read More
Believe it or not, a humble cauliflower changed the way I think about our human minds.
Math was never my favorite subject in school…Read More
This week, we are sharing sweet love with you in the form of fresh red fruit, to complement the purples and greens of your produce, and for that, we thank our forebears.
Before this 242-acre piece of land was called "Spoon Full Farm," it was owned by a man named Mick, who farmed hay…Read More
The Greek philosopher Socrates said that wisdom is knowing that you know nothing. This paradox was the seed for western philosophy, including the open, skeptical attitude that characterizes the best science. But sometimes our scientific and technological prowess causes an adolescent arrogance.
For example, consider sulforaphane. Sulforaphane is an antioxidant molecule in cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, kale, cabbage, etc) that has recently attracted a lot of attention because of its profound health benefits: it seems to kill tumor cells, prevent body fat from forming, and stimulate neuron growth. Basically, it will save your life!
So what did the scientific, medical establishment do?Read More
This week’s box brings you the season’s first fresh carrots, as well as a rotund cabbage and two bags of tea from the MVP of temperate-zone plants. Plus, a mini cookbook of relevant recipes.Read More
Two miraculous plants, one loving community, delicious health all around.Read More
Week 1! Recipes include Kale Salad, Tatsoi two ways, and chamomile tea.Read More