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On the Farm

Many of Casually Gourmet's recipes were developed right in our own farm kitchen. We don't grow enough anymore to be a primary ingredient supplier for our products, but we do establish the ingredient quality and freshness standards. Our family likes keeping this blog about Vermont farming, growing techniques, and rural living. These traditions are reflected in our food business.


March 08 2017, 0 CommentsRestoring An Old Farm Wagon

The little old David Bradley farm wagon was in rough shape, but after a whole lot of cleanup, paint, new lumber, and a bit of new hardware it restored nicely. What a creampuff it is now. Perfect for the farmstand.

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February 11 2017, 0 CommentsWhat A Creep

A creep is a special lambs-only area. It's a clean, comfortable refuge from the main pens, and a place where they can eat a high protein grain. Our children love hanging out in the creep with the lambs.

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February 11 2017, 0 CommentsWinter Blanket for the Asparagus

I’ve found asparagus to be relatively low-maintenance, and a true garden favorite. There are a couple key practices to remember though when you put your bed to bed for the winter.

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December 13 2014, 0 CommentsSheep at the Door

Four sheep by the barn door. It's only December and I miss summer already. Seems like an eternity ago the pastures were green, frogs croaked away in the little pond,

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October 18 2014, 0 CommentsBig Bucket O'Squash

Harvesting Butternut SquashThe whole family helps out with the butternut squash harvest. We got around 30 bushels this year from our trial gardens. We're still working on a couple new products featuring winter squash as an ingredient. For now, most of these will be sold on our farmstand.

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August 30 2014, 0 CommentsBaling Hay - Second Cut

Bailing 2nd Cut HayOur own 2nd cut hay got rained on this year. Not to worry. It'll make good pumpkin field mulch next year. Fortunately our neighbor makes much better hay! Last night we took off a few hundred bales from one of his big fields. See my "hay-cam" baling action video!

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June 12 2014, 0 CommentsHaying First Cut

It showered this morning, but cleared out by afternoon. The forecast is sunny and dry for the next couple days. It's go time for the first cut. Make hay when the sum shines as the saying goes. The grass is about peak on nutrition too. Should be good.

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February 12 2014, 0 CommentsLambing Season

Finally some sun shining! A few older lambs enjoy a warm corner of the creep, while a couple younger ones hang out across the way. We're about halfway through lambing season.

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September 29 2013, 0 CommentsSetting Up the Pumpkin Stand

A beautiful day for setting up the roadside pumpkin stand! $7, $5, and $3 piles and an honor system cash box. You can't get too much more small town rural than that

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September 26 2013, 0 CommentsLittle Tree - Big Yield

You know it's been a good year when that same dwarf apple yields over two bushels!

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