Linda's Gardens Happenings!

Linda's Gardens Happenings!

Linda's Gardens CSA sales are now open!!

Our CSA sales are now open for the year!  We are offering three seasons of CSA's: Spring, Summer, and Fall/Winter.  Within each season, we have family shares and couples shares.  The family share would provide enough vegetables for a family of four and our couples share will provide vegetables for two.  We are designing our CSA's around the amount of vegetables recommended by USDA's ChooseMyPlate web page. 

This year, CSA's can be purchased directly from us, by sending us your purchase agreement, or, you can purchase them from on-line stores at FarmMatch, or LocalHarvest, or the SD Local Foods Coop.

Linda's Gardens was approved to accept SNAP/EBT cards nearly two years ago, and have put together an option to purchase a CSA with EBT cards.  In addition to the EBT option, we are also offering payment plans for our CSA's.  

Please refer to our web page for more information about our CSA program.  

Linda's Gardens CSA's 

Catch up!

We've had robins here on and off for about the last three weeks.  It seemed amazingly early when they first arrived, but I'm not sure it was any earlier than most other years.  They are always our first glimpse of spring, and this year in particular, are offering us hope that it will get here eventually!  Late last week, I came up to the house for dinner (lunch to the city folk) and the heated bird bath was full of robins and cedar wax wings!   They were having quite a "rumble" over who got possession of it.  We had a flock of each here for the day, which made our day!  I didn't get an opportunity to get a photo of them, but I am hoping that they will return once the weather warms up; maybe tomorrow?  

I spent a couple hours seeding in our  germination room this afternoon.  I should be seeding more, but we're out of room.  Usually by this time, our high tunnels have been warm enough even though the night that we could move the small seedlings into one of them.  This year, though, as we all know, is just not like recent winters.  It's a lot more like I remember winters being when I was a kid, but perhaps that a story for another time.  At any rate, its a very welcomed break to go into the germination room and enjoy the warmth, smells and the beauty of life beginning anew.  Each day in there is like a mini-vacation! 


Fallin' behind....way behind!!

I hadn't realized until this morning how far behind I'd fallen on updating our blog.  This last week, as we've talked about what we do and how we do it, I'm beginning to accept the fact that I'm wearing too many hats and it's time to completey give up something or delegate a few tasks to someone else.  One of the tasks that we need to figure out is how to manage our web page, facebook, and this blog.  Do we need all three, or do we just need to figure out a way to streamline the process.  I'd prefer the later; the question is how, or perhaps, who.  The problem I see is that not all of our supporters/customers use faceboook, but would still like to know what's going on at our farm.  I'd really be grateful for some feedback as I (we) start working on this process, and if you have any suggestions, I'd appreciate them as well.  

By the way, the sunrise was really pretty this morning; as I was working here at the dining table, I was able to watch it by observing night fade into dawn and watch the changing colors on the herb garden and trees just to the west of the house.    

Sioux Falls, Brookings & Madison Farmers Markets - Sep 11 & 12

Sioux Empire Farmers Market, Wednesdays 8 - 12 @ Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls

Brookings Farmers Market, Wednesdays 3 - 6 @ Brookings on Main & 6th

Madison Farmers Market, Thursdays 3 - 6 @ Madison Public Library

Red, Yellow and Orange seeded and seedless Watermelon, Muskmelon, Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, Salad Tomatoes, Sweetcorn, Potatoes, Onions, Bunching Onions, Shallots, Leeks, Green Beans, Yard Long Beans, Brussel Sprouts, Carrots. Cabbage, Beets, Celery, Cucumbers, Fuzzy Melon Gourds, Lemon Cucumbers, Edible Gourds, Lettuces, Basil, Parsley, Thyme, Rosemary, Oregano, Fennel Bulbs, Okra, Bell Peppers, Mild/Sweet Specialty Peppers, Hot Peppers, Mini-Belle Peppers (great for snacks, kabobs, etc), Zucchini & Summer Squash, Tomatillos, and Winter Squash.

Autumn HarvesTable Dinner

October 12, 5pm. HarvesTable Dinner at Linda's Gardens.
Trio of autumn soups:
South Dakota farm-raised smoked pheasant and 6-grain chowder
Tomato bisque with fennel and cream.
Gratinee of onion soup with croutons and gruyere cheese.
Smoked rabbit and goat cheese quesadillas with sweet pepper relish.
South Dakota certified beef sliders with spicy cabbage slaw, honey and balsamic vinegar ketchup, mustard and onion relish.
Grill roasted winter squash purée with acorn, butternut, buttercup, delicata, hubbard and kabocha squash with Dimmock sweet cream butter, focaccia bread.
Pumpkin and goat cheese flan with ginger ice cream, molasses cookies.
Cafeto Colombian coffee.

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