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On the Farm

Many of Casually Gourmet's recipes were developed in our own farm kitchen with homegrown ingredients. We still establish the quality and freshness standards for every ingredient we use. Our family likes keeping this blog about farming, growing food, and rural living. These traditions are reflected in our food business.

A Low-Till Pumpkin Patch

This low-till technique combines the nutritional and soil quality benefits of a cover crop with the thick surface mulch that pumpkins love.

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Brussels Sprouts in the Snow

In the corner of the garden, I always grow a few Brussels sprout plants. The kids don't like them, but they're a fixture on the Thanksgiving plate. Some years I have to brush away the snow

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Poor Man's Fertilizer

Snow is sometimes called a poor man's fertilizer because it delivers measurable quantities of nitrogen compounds from the atmosphere to the ground. These compounds are produced by both the burning of fossil fuels as well as natural lightning.

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Planting the Cover Crop

A fall cover crop benefits soil quality and fertility. With chemical fertilizer applications so costly, "green manure" has become essential on our farm. The mixture of choice is winter rye and hairy vetch. We try to get it planted just as soon the primary crop is harvested

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