Monday, October 5, 2015

Second to Last Farm Stand of the Season!

That's right!

There are only two more farm stands left in 2015. Come see all the delicious veggies we have available.

What happens after the farm stand is over?

We have a Fall Mini CSA! Find out more here.

Monday, May 11, 2015

First farm stand of the season starts May 12th!

That's right! Tuesday, May 12th 4-7 pm,will be the very first farm stand of the season- we couldn't be more excited. Come celebrate the little squares of remaining green space, say hello, and get some veggies!

Just a heads up that traffic is more terrible than ever, so be patient if you are driving. There is parking on Cook right in front of the farm stand or on Williams before Pizza A Go-Go. You may prefer to walk or bike (the left bike lane and traffic light make for easy and safe stop-bys) if you can.


If you've been thinking, "Hey, what's it like to work and party at the same time?" Here's your chance.

On Saturday, May 16th we will be getting together to pull weeds, transplant starts from the greenhouse, eat lunch, and enjoy the farm in the full flush of spring. Drop in any time between 9 and 4, and stay for as long as you want. We will provide gloves, tools, and lunch. Please RSVP so we know how much food to bring for lunch.

If you can't make it for the work party, don't worry; we have volunteer drop-in days every Tuesday from 9 until 4 and Saturday from 10 until 2.

Monday, February 9, 2015

farming season has begun!

Work Party!
And here we are again. The beginning of another season at Blue House Greenhouse Farm. I don't think many people (including myself) thought we would be able to keep going at our location as buildings go up and down all around us, but here we are! And we are excited to be here for another year.

What's new this year? Well I am excited to say that there will be a few more folks helping out! I will be partnering with Adam Marx, Gentiana Loeffler, and Christopher Himes. I've learned that it is so much better to spread the work and learn from more brain power. Welcome aboard you three!

The greenhouse fixed and seeds started.
What else? This past Saturday we had our first work party of the season! I am really impressed by the dedication of our volunteers. The forecast was ugly. However the 15 people that attended were rewarded with sun! And a bunch of hard labor. And lunch. I think it was worth it! The lunch itself was worth it. Amy made a salmon quiche and Eileen made focaccia. Adam and Julie made chocolate chip cookies, Gentiana made spicy sweet potatoes, I made a veggie chili, and we had salad greens from the farm.Yum. I am just trying to entice you all to come to the next work party. So the weather and the food were great, and we got so much done! We fixed the greenhouse that was damaged by the wind back in December, cleared a ton of blackberries, made potting soil, started seeds, turned compost, spread wood chips, and things I don't even remember. Thank you to all the folks that came out to help! Stay tuned for more info regarding upcoming work parties and farm related fun. I promise to update more regularly then once every six months.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

the farm stand is closed Tuesday, August 26 because we are getting hitched!

Jeff and Amanda in 2004, with our blue
ribbon veggies at the Grand County Fair
I hope that you excuse my lack of writing this year. I just noticed it's been over a month and a half since my last post and that one wasn't too informative. Part of the reason for this is that Jeff Ramsey and I, Amanda Morse are getting married! We are really excited and totally overwhelmed by the details of throwing a party, but mostly really excited.

In case you are looking here to find out about the farm stand, we will be closed Tuesday August 26, but we will be open again Tuesday September 2! Come see us then! 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

work it!

If you are interested in seeing the farm in action (and partaking), we are having 

a WORK PARTY this Saturday! July 12th 8-1

We will try and beat the heat. We will be prepping beds, harvesting and stringing garlic, weeding, and all sorts of fun stuff. And we'll feed you lunch! Let me know if you can make it!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Let's accumulate some recipes!

The farm stand (every Tuesday 4-7 pm, right at the farm) is in full spring swing! With all this warm weather plants have really taken off. Peas are in full force, but the stories of the week are kale and chard. You probably know how terrific they both are for you, packed with nutrients and fiber. And they are so versatile to eat! raw, steamed, sauteed, as a wrap for your favorite burrito insides.

This is what I am planning on making this week with kale: Maybe not exactly like that, but something similar. 

What about you? 

Share your spring time recipes in the comments below! Then I can come here when I'm at a loss with 5 lbs of red russian kale.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

first farm stand of the season! TUESDAY May 6th 4-7 pm.

This TUESDAY 4-7 pm blue house greenhouse farm stand will be open once again! It's pretty exciting. We can't wait to see your faces again or meet you for the first time! It's just the beginning of the season, but we missed the farm stand so much we just wanted to get started.

Let me tell you a little bit about what we have:

salad greens: a variety of lettuces, tatsoi, red komatsuna, ruby streaks- it's beautiful as well as delicious

olympia spinach

astro arugula

pink beauty radishes

mustard greens: a mixture from Wild Garden Seed and tasty South African mustard that a friend brought back from working in Malawai!

AND Kumi Rao with Ruchikala will be selling amazing hand-made breads and all sorts of delectable treats. She will be at the first farm stand and then be out of town for a month- so don't miss this opportunity!

AND EGGS! from our friend, Brandon, with Doodle Do Farm! (If you have egg cartoons we'd be happy to take them)!

AND (yes! there's more) veggie starts! kale, chard, onion and more.

If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Hope you can make it! If for no other reason then to admire the beautiful sign made by Marci LeBrun!