July 23, 2010

Farm Share Friday!

**Every Friday through November, Holyoke Home is posting images from our weekly farm share at Mountain View Farm. I hope you'll enjoy seeing what the farm has to offer! Please follow along if you like this post.**

It was pretty hot again this week at the farm. They've had to irrigate the crops in a big way to keep them from wilting away.  

Eggplants were new this week and I was bowled over by the variety: Long thin lavender matte purple, plump squat light violet, shiny dark oblong purple (purple so dark it was almost black.)  I slice them into thick.....well......slices, marinate them in fresh chopped garlic and basil, EVOO, balsamic vinegar and a little dijon mustard. Then onto a medium hot grill they go. 
Okra was also new this week to the 'pick your own' list. Holyoke Home tip of the day: YOU MUST EAT FRIED OKRA BEFORE YOU DIE.
Remember the greenhouses I showed you? Well, some of their tomatoes were ready. For $3/lb, I'm saving myself for the real thing. I swear on a stack of Domino magazines I did not adjust the color on the image below. THAT is what they REALLY looked like.
Hi honey.
Bye honey.


  1. I experimented a bit with eggplant this week, but it didn't go so well!

    Those tomatoes were grown experimentally? I think the experiment was a great success.

  2. Stopping by from SITs and love your blog. My husband and I are slowly renovating our DC rowhouse. Love what you have done with your renovations!

  3. Visiting from SITS. Your blog is wonderful. Thanks for sharing those great photos. I want eggplant now!

    Happy Friday!


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  5. Oh I agree fried Okra can be spectacular. Came by after noticing you made "blog of note" and now following. Nicely done by the way.

    If you get bored feel free to check out my Coloradofishing blog.


  6. Beatiful pictures! This made me want to cook and THAT is sayin' something! :)

  7. Those tomatoes are droolworthy!

    Congrats on the blog of note!

  8. Now you have me craving eggplant. Fried eggplant. Yum Yum. :)

    Love your blog!

  9. Wow! Nice blog. Congrats on being a blog of note! Come over and visit sometime to my blogs. I look forward to following you!

  10. My family runs a CSA. Last year, we planted 10, two-hundred foot rows of eggplant because it failed the year before.
    Needless to say, our customers got more then their fill of eggplant that year. Actually, the pigs got sick of eating the leftovers as well.
    And wouldn't it be ironic that we have a very scrawny batch this year, when all our CSA members are hoping/expecting it?


  11. That honey looks so good. Wish we had something like this here. Happy Saturday.

  12. I must say those tomatoes look to die for! Red, juicy and fresh. YUM!!!

    What a great market. Thanks for sharing. :-)

  13. just great!
    looks like my motherinlaw's garden!
    keep it up!

  14. Thank god for Blogs of Note! I love your blog and the C & C Marriage Factory. I am signing up right now. :-)

  15. AnonymousJuly 25, 2010

    How many of my unborn children must I sign over to talk you into immediately sending a shoebox filled with them yummy REhHEhHED Tomatoes to Arizona??? By the way, I wear a size 16 thigh-high boot --- platforms! ...so I'll send the shoe box!! :D
    Seriously, that picture made me want to sob for all the tasteless salads, sandwiches, and marinaras I've eaten in the last 15+ years.

    [WHAT ARE YOU LETTING 'THEM' DO TO MY FOOD??? -her tummy silently gurgles at her]


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  17. the veggies are really fresh looking and tempting, i am a gerat veg lover and prefer them to eating meats, which i dont like much


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