Monday, April 7, 2014

Now Hiring for the Summer!
If you think you have what it takes to:
Work Hard!
Be Outside Rain or Shine!
Lift 50 lbs!
Serve our Great Customers!
and
Smile, Smile, Smile!

WE WANT YOU!
If you are interested in working for the 2014 Season,
email us at siwveggies@gmail.com

Monday, March 31, 2014

CROP MOB

Special Thanks Rain and all!

We would like to take this opportunity to say "Thanks you," to our special friends at the DCH and our CSA members who joined us this year for CROP MOB.  The rain could not hamper our spirits and a good time was had by all!


 

Just a Reminder
We are still taking applications for CSA for the 2014 season.

Summer Help
We are currently taking applications for the Summer.  
If you are interested please email us at siwveggies@gmail.com

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Crop Mob Frenzzzzzzzie!

It's that Time of Year!!!!!! 
                

CROP MOB : SIW will be holding its 4th annual crop mob on March 29th and April 11th from 9-12 am . You will "get to" work on the farm for 
3 hours in return for lunch from Talulas Table in Kennett Square. It has been a huge success in the past.


If you want to sign up for this please call the DCH(Delaware Center for Horticulture-302-658-6262). There is a 35 person limit and it does sell out.   It is absolutely FREE!!!!!!!!



Wednesday, October 30, 2013

End of Season Thanks :) Plus, an art show November 9 & 10 on the farm!

Before the shameless self-promotion, I just wanted to tell you guys how much fun I had this year writing the blog and facebook posts. As you might know by now, I am simply in love with vegetables, cooking, gardening, nature and all things farm-y. Hope you have enjoyed the recipes, farm photos and my lil shenanigans this season! Have a warm and cozy winter and thank you, thank you, thank you! We'll see ya next year! ~Vanessa

Now, on with the advertising- moo ha ha! A handful of talented women artists and myself are having an art sale and exhibition in a few weekends right on the farm. There you'll find painting, photography, collage, mixed media, printmaking, sculpture, weaving and lots of other goodies. 

Plus, we are donating art pieces for a raffle and who doesn't love a raffle!? This one will benefit the Rocking Horse Rescue on the farm- so make sure to snatch up a handful of tickets :)


Here's a mini tour of my work!

Dozens of scarves- all one-of-a-kind!

My studio comes complete with a view of SIW!

I work in a variety of fibers including cotton, merino wool, and bamboo.

Weaving detail :)

Handwoven pendants new for the holidays!

Handwoven pendants- no two are alike!

Thursday is our last day! Sale today and tomorrow!


Look how far we've come!

Celebrate the last 2 days of the season; stop by today or Thursday (our last day) and stock up on autumn decor, sauce, olive oil, balsamic, and winter veggies!

25% off sale on almost everything! 100% off on hugs, life advice and high fives!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Easy Potato Leek Soup

I added some snips of chives to make it pretty :)

I think I may be catching a cold. This weather change is messing with everything! Except for instant cravings for warm, satisfying comfort food... mmmm. On a whim, I decided to make potato leek soup and looked to my trusty How to Cook Everything cookbook for the basics. You cannot get more simple than this recipe! A few cobs of the last of SIW corn thrown in plus homemade cornbread= damn tasty if I do say so myself.


Mark suggests adding some cream or a little sour cream to pep it up. You can also serve it cold with added cream for that famous soup with the name I love to recite. I blended half with an immersion blender to add some natural creaminess. Voila! 

Potato Leek Soup

recipe by Mark Bittman

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter or extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 medium potatoes, any type, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 3 leeks, white and light green parts only, washed and thinly sliced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups chicken, beef, or vegetable stock or water (I used veggie)
  • (I also added corn cut from 2 cobs, about 1.5 cups)

Directions

  • Put the butter or oil in a large, deep pot over medium heat. When the butter melts or the oil is hot, add the vegetables. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook, stirring, until starting to soften, 2 or 3 minutes.
  • Add the stock, adjust the heat so it gently bubbles, and cook until the vegetables are very tender, about 20 minutes. (At this point, you may refrigerate the soup, covered, for up to 2 days; reheat before proceeding.) Taste and adjust the seasoning and serve.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Last Chance for Hayrides!


 I decided to treat myself to a hayride last weekend and the weather was perfectly autumnal. Highlights: the sun shone, we met our local beekeeper (apiarist for you fancy folk), we sampled some of the last sweet corn for the season (picked within seconds of munching), and we picked pumpkins!

This weekend is your LAST CHANCE of the season! Sign up for hayrides and experience the fun (way better than reading this blogpost in your pjs, guaranteed!) 

Call 610.388.7491 or stop by SIW to reserve a spot this weekend: 1 and 3pm. Spots are quickly filling up!


Adults: $7.50
Children 3-12 yrs: $6.00
Under 3 yrs: free!

*a non-refundable 50% deposit is required when signing up.




Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Lettuce enjoy the Lettuce Sale!



This just in! From now until Halloween, Brent's lettuce is on sale: 2 bags for $6.00! Too bad you can't freeze it for winter. Guess you'll just have to stuff your belly full of nutrition this week for the long hibernation ahead.