Saturday, August 2, 2014

Onion Green Pesto


This week one of our gardeners improvised an onion green pesto with ornamental onions that were too fibrous to be used on their own.  Here's Erik's ingredient list and his serving recommendation:

onion greens
olive oil
Parmesan cheese
garlic
lemon
1 fresh chili pepper
black pepper

Blend all ingredients in a food processor.  For small batches a stick blender works too. Erik recommends serving on brown rice pasta topped with chopped tomatoes and olives. 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Farm Tours - Miller Family Farm

I had the pleasure of meeting Jennifer Miller last summer at the Tori Market where she introduced me to her broiler chickens. I purchased one from her. It was such a mistake because... it was SO DELICIOUS. I should have bought a lot more!

Very old but in excellent condition chicken coop

This summer, I purchased more (only two... because I'll be gone in a couple of weeks).  While at the farm, her husband, Dave, generously gave me a tour of their farm and showed me how they raise and process their chickens. I can honestly say that it's all done very humanely. 

Dave and the chicken tractors
They raise broilers twice a summer, July and September. They are currently raising a new set (177) for pickup in September. So if you want awesome chicken, be sure to contact Jennifer and get an order in. They usually sell out.

Dave's DIY feather plucker. 2 chickens, 5 seconds!

You can order broiler chicken via:
1. Tori Farmer's Market
2. email:  MillerFamilyFarm906@gmail.com


Because their chickens are processed without an inspector, you need to pick up your order from their farm in Pelkie. There is no delivery available.  



Recycled window mini-greenhouses.

Vegetable garden

Asparagus ferns


Monday, June 17, 2013

A Sunny Ending to the PSCG Fundraising Plant Sale






PSCG had it annual fundraising plant sale this last Saturday. There were A LOT of wonderful types of perennials and vegetable available.










While weather wasn't very cooperative, there was great enthusiasm! Garden members and their families donated plants and volunteered to set up and sell.  It was a great group effort.


  




Sales dramatically picked up when the rains ended and we took our show outside. We even bested last year's record sale!






Thanks our members, supporters and friends for coming out and making this the most successful fundraiser yet. We are looking forward to making next year's event better!



Saturday, June 8, 2013

Houghton Elementary Kicks Off the 2013 Planting Season

Welcome back to the 2013 planting season and welcome to all our new members!

While I haven't been able to get back to the city, I'm hoping to bring some heat with me as I hear its been a chilly spring in Houghton. Thankfully, Mrs. Hall and her 4th Grade class made their annual trek to the community garden, bringing their energy and enthusiasm. Check them out in action!













If you have the chance, be sure to stop by the garden and see how the kids garden is progressing.