13785 Potomac, Brighton, Colorado
Tickets $30 a person
Ticket price includes Chuckwagon Dinner and Entertainment
A dinner out for you changes the life of a student in Zimbabwe. Proceeds provide educational scholarships to orphans and vulnerable children through Hope’s Promise orphan ministry (www.hopespromise.com). Come join us for this fun event and give a child hope!
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July 3rd, 2015
How is it another week has flown by? Is it really the 4th of July? On the farm, long, hot days, drying grasses and the scent of curing garlic tell the story. Surviving extreme cold and dry, cold and extreme wet and the Mother's Day freeze, it is the most beautiful crop of garlic in twenty years. This crop is a beautiful example of "that which does not kill you makes you stronger".
Our main variety is Spanish Rojo, with plump cloves that are easy to peel and a classic, rich garlic flavor. It is deliciously versatile. It is wonderful roasted. You can cut the top to just expose the cloves, drizzle with olive oil and wrap in foil and place it on the grill to "roast" as you cook the rest of your meal. When the cloves are tender, just squeeze them to "pop" the garlic out and enjoy on steak or with a crusty bread. Yum!
Our market will be open Saturday, July 4th, from 9 am until 1 pm. We will also be open on Wednesdays from 3 to 6 pm, starting Wednesday, July 8th.
In addition to greens like kale, lettuce (romaine is wonderful now), spinach and chard, our zucchini is in. We are offering the traditional dark green and bright gold, along with the striped heirloom Italian costata that offers such wonderful flavor for cooking. The light green middle eastern is traditionally stuffed but has excellent sweet, nutty flavor for eating raw. Yellow straight neck summer squash and yellow and green patty pan are wonderful for saute, steaming or grilling.
Green beans are setting on in the hoop house and catching up in the field. The hoophouse tomatoes have fruit sizing up and will be ready soon. Other veggies are starting to come in to round out our offerings.
While our pie cherries have been a 4th of July tradition for many years, this year will be an exception due to the Mother's Day freeze. But, we have the most luciously sweet, juicy peaches from Morton's Organic Orchard in Palisade!
Many have loved picking the currants and gooseberries but they, too, are "on vacation" this year. It does make us really appreciate the good fruit years! We are still expecting strawberries and raspberries later this summer and will keep you posted.
Have a safe and wonderful 4th of July!