Monday, August 17, 2009

The biggest tomato I have ever grown

I thought I would post pictures of an amazing tomato. It is around 5" wide and 3" tall. Sorry folks, it is not for sale. It has been pre-destined on my burger tonight for dinner. These pictures are of the tomato on a dinner plate. It covers at least half of the plate! Yummy!

We still have tomatoes for sale $22/bushel or $11/half bushell. Call today with orders.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Tomatoes are on!!! Last year, we started picking tomatoes on July 27. I guess due the the wet June, we finally have tomatoes. I am now taking orders.

$22 per bushel
$12 per half bushel

The cucumbers are also finally on, but not producing tons, so let me know if you want some. I am sure we will have more soon.
The pickling cukes will be 5/$1. I will also have a bushel price when I find out the amount of cukes in a bushel.

Sorry, I tried to take pictures, but I don't remember where I put my camera after the Dinosaur Park today.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Updated prices

Beans -$2.oo/lb
Beets -
Zucchini - 2/$1.00
Yellow squash- 2/$1.00
Cukes - 3/$1.00 (only have slicing cukes now, but will have pickling later)
Green Peppers 2/$1.00
Chard - $3.00/ gallon bag
Kohlrabi - 2/$1.00
Cherry Tomatoes - $2.00/ Sandwich bag

Monday, July 20, 2009

Summer craziness

It has been a while since I have had time to post what is going on in the gardens. All of our hard work is just beginning to pay off. We went on a little summer vacation and came back to tons of veggies.

We currently have:
Zucchini -tons and tons
Beans- start picking tomorrow and we should have tons, but they won't last long
some cukes,
yellow squash,
green peppers

The tomatoes are getting really close and hopefully will be ready by next week. Please let me know if you are interested in anything.

By the way, the beans are $2.00/lb and won't last too long, so get them while we have them.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Spinach or Swiss Chard Lasagna

We made this the other day and it was delicious! You can use spinach or swiss chard. Sorry, the picture isn't the greatest.

1 large container Ricotta or cottage cheese
1 1/2 lb shredded Mozzarella
Mix above ingredients together

Mix large jar of spaghetti sauce with 1 can stewed tomatoes
Spinach or swiss chard
Fresh mushrooms or 2 small cans of mushrooms

In a 9 x 13 pan, layer lasagna noodles, spaghetti sauce/tomato mix, cheese mix, spinach and mushrooms.

Repeat layers.

Top with Mozzarella cheese and bake at 425 for 1 hour.

Note: If the casserole is going to sit overnight, you don't have to pre-cook the noodles; otherwise pre-cook the noodles or use the no-boil kind.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Raspberries, Carrots, Cabbage and Peas

I just ate my first fresh carrot and raspberries of the year. Yummy!! I also have huge cabbage just waiting to be eaten for dinner to tonight along with fresh peas. Yay! Let me know if you want some!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Rain, Glorious Rain

We are loving all this rain. Not only is it great for our garden and making things look amazing, but we are not having to spend time watering. We will probably pay for it in weeding time later, but for now it is great. Last weekend, we got 1.3" of rain and this is the rain gauge since last Sunday. It is almost 1.2." Wonderful!!

I thought I would throw in a few pictures of what the rain is doing for us. These are our potatoes. We have already hilled them twice and they are over 1 foot tall.

This is a sweet potato plant. It is small, but it was planted later than everything else and started as a little stem. The plants will get huge.

This is a cabbage plant. It too started out small, but in the last week has exploded. We should have cabbage in the next week or two.

This picture doesn't do the tomato justice. It is almost 3 1/2 feet tall. It too has exploded in the last week.

Here is the swiss chard, which is full swing. We have been eating tons of it and loving it. Our very picky 3 year old even likes it.

Thanks for looking and keep checking back. It only gets better from here on out.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Here's a picture of the garden across the street. The farmer who owns the land has wheat planted and has let me use a row on the end. I think the row is about 760 feet long. As you can see in this picture, the weeds are getting ahead of me, but I really do work on it. Now that I have everything planted, maybe I can get caught up.

The farmer talked to me last night and let me have some more space for cucumber down the road. We planted them this morning. I planted pickling cukes and eating cukes. Everyone start getting their cucumber recipes ready!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Here are a few pictures of the gardens now..
(Tomorrow's excitement will be pictures of garden #3.)
Front Garden, which is growing the squash, zukes, pumpkins and raspberries.

Back garden, which is growing cukes, lots of different tomatoes, peas, lettuce, spinach, kolhrabi, swiss chard, potatoes and sweet potatoes.

I also threw in a picture of the tomato blossoms in dreams of veggies to come.

Don't you just love this time of year!! We can start enjoying fruits of our labors. As a bonus, it still is not too hot. I could use about 1" of rain. It would really give everything a boost and save me a couple of days of watering. I can't wait for fresh tomatoes.!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Welcome to our garden!!

Thanks for visiting our blog. We are family run farm, with 3 different gardens. We also have 3 little "helpers". Consequently, we do most of the work during nap time and after bedtime. We are located in Layton and try to have lots of different veggies.

Currently, we have:

Swiss Chard
Buttercrunch Lettuce
Saladbowl Lettuce

Everything is picked to order.

Sandwich bag full --$1
Gallon bag full -- $3

We also have large bunches of radishes for $0.75. (much more than is shown here)

Thanks for looking and please call or email with orders!!

The Nalder clan