Monthly Archives: July 2011

CSA Season 2011, July 27

Greetings, all! Green beans! Green beans!  Just as my family tires of the peas, in comes the green beans! Raw, steamed, grilled, pickled, roasted with salt, tossed with Hoisin and soy — we love them every which way! I even … Continue reading

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Praise from Chicago Chef and Restaurant Owner

Post on Echo Bend’s Facebook wall last night following a couple of visits here to the farmstand: Tim Rasmussen Love this family farm. This is a must visit while traveling northwest Michigan. Can’t wait to have a big heap of … Continue reading

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CSA Season 2011, July 20

Harvest dinner: buttercrunch lettuce, stupice heirloom tomatoes, basil, and grilled red norland potatoes. Steak courtesy of Honor Market. Early harvesting to beat the heat today, and it felt good to finish up by 11:30! Luckily, there was a gentle breeze … Continue reading

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Praise for Echo Bend Jam

Lovely praise from Echo Bend customer (and hugely talented musician, educator, activist, and all-around lovely man) Jeff Haas: “I LOVE YOUR CHERRY PRESERVES! And I know this may sound silly, but I come from a family that loves their jams … Continue reading

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CSA Season 2011, July 13

What a lovely, busy harvest day! Shareholders Keirsun and Stephanie Scott’s parents, Susan and Scott, came out to do some uber-charged weeding and garden gossiping while on their 1-week vacation from FL. I LOVE it when the weeding fairies visit! … Continue reading

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Scarecrow Building Party, 2011

‘Tis now officially an annual event!  When the first heavy round of planting is done for the season, we call in Echo Bend friends and family to assemble their masterpieces of crow scaring. This year brought another crop of creative … Continue reading

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Happy hogs, hens, and honeybees

2 new nucs of honeybees arrived Friday night, much to our great relief and delight. They were hard at work in the buckwheat first thing Saturday morning. Bees buzzing busily in each loud, gaudy squash trumpet is great company as … Continue reading

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CSA Season, 2011–July 6

                I love harvest day!  You might have to remind me of this in the deadly heat of summer, when we are picking 120 lbs of tomatoes each day, but I love it. … Continue reading

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