My Favorite Holiday!

Three Turkeys...

Three Turkeys...

Oh I can't wait!
Thanksgiving is so close I can almost taste it!  You will likely find it unsurprising that my favorite holiday is the foodiest one of the year.  Since Paul and I started dating, the main event is held at his parents house.  We, of course, are in charge of bringing the produce and the turkey.  This year, I'm so excited to have a turkey from a neighbor farmer and friend, Vanessa at Victory Garden Farm. 

In addition to being our favorite, it's also the best organized.  Paul's mom and I keep a binder of our recipes, timing, successes and failures to reflect on to improve each successive Thanksgiving.  We've learning that soaking your turkey in brine is a huge help to keep it moist.  The ginger squash is always a huge crowd favorite. And this year we need to half our stuffing recipe because last year people were too stuffed.

This is the first time in my life that I've kept records year to year of a celebration like this, and I have to say, for me it really adds something to the fun of it to be able to have such a clear recollection of the years before.  I totally recommend the Thanksgiving binder, especially if your mother-in-law will keep it at her house!

All our love,

Sara & Paul

The Holiday Edition

Ahh, it's the most wonderful time of the year!

OK!  Celery Root might LOOK like it should be named Tentacle Fruit, but it's actually REALLY TASTY!  Give it a try as soup or mash!

OK!  Celery Root might LOOK like it should be named Tentacle Fruit, but it's actually REALLY TASTY!  Give it a try as soup or mash!

However you celebrate this time of year, we hope you have a great time slowing down, turning on your oven, and visiting with friends and family.  
Many folks have asked about what we do during the winter months while our fields rest.  Of course, we spend a lot of time reflecting on the year past and planning ahead for the next year.

Paul will continue to work for the Fond du Lac County Transportation Department calling out the plow drivers.  Sara is going to substitute teach in the districts around the farm.  

Beyond that, we hope to be moving into our tiny house by Jan. 1st.  Much news and pictures to come on that! 

Enjoy your veggies and have a great week!

Love from your farmers,
Paul & Sara

Thanksgiving Edition

Let's get some veggies on your Thanksgiving Menu!

Make sure to get some salad turnips this week!  We might have like a million!

Make sure to get some salad turnips this week!  We might have like a million!

Thanksgiving is easily my favorite holiday!  I'm ever grateful to spend the time with my family and eat my favorite foods all in one sitting!

As we worked on different farms, it became clear to our family that Paul and I had the most bounty to share come Thanksgiving.  Over the years, Paul's mom Suzanne and I have fine tuned our annual Thanksgiving meal, with our produce making the lion's share of the dishes.   All the relatives from far and wide who come to share it always agree that it's among the favorite Thanksgiving meals they've had.   Why?  Folks always report they've loved the flavors, the variety, and most importantly that they don't feel like a ton of bricks after.  :)  

Hopefully the extra veggies this week give you a little extra inspiration to add some more veggies into that Thanksgiving menu of yours!