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We’re eating caldo verde for dinner tonight, a delicious soup of greens, potatoes, and beans and/or smoked pork, depending on your dietary preferences.

We still have tomatoes: red Roma-types, pink slicers, heirloom beefsteaks and cherry tomatoes.

We expect that cucurbit season is coming to an end with the cooler weather we’re seeing. Expect this week and next week to be the end of the availability of cantaloupes, pattypan squash, lemon cucumbers, and Persian cucumbers. We’ll still have bread and butter cucumber pickles for as long as supplies last.

We also have bean pickles in two flavors: garden beans with achari masala and also yardlong beans with dill and chile. And don’t forget our celtuce pickles, a delicious Asian vegetable that tastes great with stir-fries, rice, and noodle dishes.

Please call ahead if you are interested in our salad mix, as it takes a little preparation. We harvest young leaves from many greens and herbs that we grow and mix it all up together. Because there are some bold flavors in the mix, we recommend enjoying it with a more assertive viniagrette.

Of course you may enjoy leafy greens and herbs on their own: Swiss chard, sweet potato greens, sorrel, New Zealand spinach, Malabar spinach, parsley, sage, thyme, oregano, chives, lovage, salad burnet…

We’ve reorganized out store front and put the t-shirts and wooden kitchen goods back on display. And we’re hard at work on our online store to begin taking sourdough bread orders in November. Stay tuned.

Our business hours are Tuesday-Friday, 9am-5pm. 14 Gonzales Rd, Belen. 505-302-5657. Please park in our driveway and ring our front doorbell for service.

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AKA edible hibiscus. Often sold dried and used for agua fresca, it can also be used to make jams, jellies, and sauces as well as vegetarian tacos.

Yes, we still have tomatoes: red Roma-types for canning and salsa, pink slicers for your burgers, sweet cherry tomatoes, and flavorful heirlooms.

Lemon cucumbers, Persian cucumbers, and bread and butter pickles made from Persian cucumbers.

Here’s a dinner idea, stuffed pattypan: slice squash in half horizontally, scoop out the seeds, stuff with desired filling, and bake until tender.

Leafy greens: Swiss chard, sweet potato, sorrel, New Zealand spinach, Malabar spinach…

Herbs: basil, parsley, sage, thyme, oregano, chives…

Bean pickles, celtuce pickles, blackcurrant jam. Fresh “green” beans also available.

Tuesday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Our farm is also our private residence and we invite you as our guest. Please park in our driveway (it’s the only parking we have) and ring the bell at our front door for service. We’re usually working out back or assisting other customers, so we’ll be right with you.

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Lemon cucumbers

New this week, lemon cucumbers. Small supply, they will sell out. Call ahead if you are interested: 505-302-5657.

We also have Persian cucumbers and bread and butter pickles (made from Persian cucumbers).

We also have a few sun-ripened cantaloupes as well…these will sell out too.

Tomatoes: red “Roma-type,” pink burger slicers, meaty heirlooms, cherry tomatoes.

Tender pattypan squash, use the same as yellow squash and zucchini.

Garden beans (“green beans” with some yellow wax and purple too), yardlong beans, and pickles made from beans.

Leafy greens including Swiss chard, lamb’s quarters, sweet potato greens, New Zealand spinach, and sorrel.

Herbs picked to order including basil, parsley, thyme, oregano, sage, onion chives, garlic chives, tarragon, salad burnet, lovage…

Ask for a zinnia bouquet, picked to order.

We’re here at 14 Gonzales Rd, Belen. 595-302-5647, call or text. Our farm is located at our private residence and we invite you as guests. Please park in our driveway and ring our doorbell for service. Cash only.

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This week we have sun-riped cantaloupes. They taste even better than they smell (and they smell intoxicating). Priced individually by weight; our current crop is $5 to $7.

Tomatoes: red tomatoes for $3 per pound. Pink slicer tomatoes for $3 per pound. Heirloom tomatoes (maroon Paul Robeson and white Fantom du Laos) for $4 per pound. Cherry tomatoes (when available…we lost several of these plants to curly top virus) for $5 per pound.

Eggplant, $2 per pound.

Pattypan squash, $2 per pound.

Yardlong beans and garden beans (“green beans” along with yellow wax and purple beans), $2 per 8 ounce bag.

Persian cucumbers, $3 per pound

Diversity of leafy greens: Swiss chard, lamb’s quarters (quelites), sweet potato greens, New Zealand spinach, sorrel. Priced $2 to $4, depending on the type.

Herbs picked to order, $2 or $3 per bunch: basil, parsley, thyme, oregano, sage, onion chives, garlic chives, salad burnet, lovage, tarragon…

We’ve been pickling and preserving: cucumber bread and butter pickles, chile dilly yardlong beans, achari masala garden beans, celtuce in wheat-free soy sauce, blackcurrant jam. Pints are $10, half-pints are $6.

We have lovely zinnias throughout our garden. We’ll cut you a bouquet to order, $5.

Come see us Tuesday through Friday, 9am-5pm. You’ll find us at 14 Gonzales Rd, Belen. 505-302-5657. Please park in our driveway and ring the doorbell to our house. It buzzes our phones and we’ll be right with you. Cash only. We are a small farm and some items may sell out, so it’s always a good idea to call ahead.

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Heirloom whites

We picked the first of our heirloom white tomatoes, Fantome du Laos. These are naturally lower in acidity, making them a good choice for folks who have been advised to avoid tomatoes because of heartburn or similar concerns. They are sweet and savory at the same time. We love them for tomato egg drop soup.

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The tomatoes are starting to come in. Not all varieties we planted for this season are ready yet. So far, we have…

Red tomatoes, great for cooking and canning. $3 per pound.

Pink beefsteak tomatoes, to slice for your burgers. $3 per pound.

Heirloom Paul Robeson tomatoes bring the big, bold flavor, perfect for a BLT. $4 per pound.

Mixed cherry tomatoes for sweet and tangy snacks, $5 per pound.

New item: eggplant. These are a happy medium between big Italian-style eggplants and slender Asian-style eggplants, so they are wonderful for all manner of cooking. Our favorite is to grill or roast until tender and mash with olive oil and spices for baba ghanouj. $2 per pound.

Pattypan squash make tasty calabacitas and can be used the same as other summer squash. $2 per pound.

Persian cucumbers are $3 per pound. Our bread and butter pickles made with these cucumbers are $10 per pint.

We have yardlong beans (Chinese noodle beans) and garden beans, $2 per 8 ounces. We plan to make more bean pickles later this week.

Speaking of pickles, we have celtuce pickles in wheat-free soy sauce, a crunchy treat with an savory umami flavor. We also have a few jars of blackcurrant jam left; it will sell out soon.

We always have greens: sweet potato greens, New Zealand spinach, amaranth, sorrel, and Swiss chard.

And let’s not forget the herbs: basil, parsley, thyme, oregano, and more.

Since the tomatoes are here, we are taking a break from baking sourdough bread until the end of the growing season. And we are adding Friday to our open hours. Please come see us Tuesday-Friday, 9am-5pm. 14 Gonzales Rd, Belen. 505-302-5657. Please park in our driveway and buzz the doorbell for service (it buzzed our phones). We’ll see you soon.

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In addition to all of the tasty veggies we posted about on Tuesday, we also have some white pattypan squash and yardlong beans (aka Chinese green noodle beans).

Yardlong beans
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UPDATE: We now have yardlong beans.

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The tomatoes seem to start with a trickle and then progress into a downpour. These are the first; they will sell out quickly and more is yet to come. Assorted cherry tomatoes: $5 per 12-ounce pint. All other tomatoes currently available (not all varieties are ready yet), $3 per pound.

Our Persian cucumber harvest is growing stronger; they are $3 per pound. No lemon cucumbers yet.

Beets are harvesting well; $2 per pound.

The garden beans that the July heatwave tried to defeat are making a comeback: $2 per 8 ounces. More beans are on the way…we expect to have yardlong beans soon.

Greens include sweet potato greens, lamb’s quarters (quelites), New Zealand spinach (taste and texture like purslane/verdolagas), lemony sorrel, and Swiss chard. We love greens: put them in soups, stews, stir-fries, pastas, casseroles, enchiladas, with beans, with eggs.

Herbs picked to order: basil, parsley, onion chives, garlic chives, sage, thyme, oregano, and more…

We still have black currant jam and celtuce pickles. More preserved foods will come as the harvest continues.

Our sourdough bread for Saturday Mornings on Becker Avenue is green chile and cheese. These 8 loaves are your last chance for sourdough until the killing frost (Octoberish) ends our harvest season. We simply do not have the time or space to bake when every horizontal surface in our house is covered with tomatoes. After the growing season, we will be baking a lot more; stay tuned.

Our direct from farm sales are Tuesday-Thursday, 9am-5pm. 14 Gonzales Rd, Belen. 505-302-5657. Please park in our driveway and ring our doorbell for service (it buzzes our phones).

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Late addition: this is New Zealand spinach. It has mild-flavored succulent leaves like purslane/verdolagas.