It’s All About the Stinging Nettle – Eric Shapiro

On the seventh day of my apprenticeship at Prairie Gardens, I, along with Mackenzie, another apprentice, were told to collect some stinging nettle. Wear gloves, they said. I guess stinging nettle hurts, I thought. That should give you an idea of how much I knew about stinging nettle, in other words, pretty much nothing. I’d vaguely heard of the name … Read More

Covid-19 Update Farm Visits

Adventure Farm & Mazes Set to Open in August FARM PICNICS, CORN MAZES & SUNFLOWER MAZE COMING SOON The Petting Farm will remain closed because of Covid-19. Safety Measures and Guidelines We have put some adjustments in place for the health and safety of our staff, visitors, and animals. These modifications are designed to comply with public health orders and … Read More

2020 CSA – Farmer Tam’s Garden Report

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Hello everyone! Just a Note to say how much we appreciate your support this year!  We have planted over 25 acres of vegetable gardens this spring!  It has been an exceptionally busy spring, as we work within COVID protocols, with reduced staff and lots of rain! We are very proud to say that almost everything is in the ground and … Read More

Tomatoes! Tomatoes! Tomatoes!

To Order: email tam@prairiegardens.org with the varieties and quantities you want! Cherry Tomatoes Tiny Tim [4packs – $5.00] Sungold Cherry [4packs -$5.00/pack & 4″ – $5.00ea] Yellow Pear [4packs – $5.00/pack] Green Grape [ 1 gallon – $13.95ea] Valentine [1 gallon -$13.95ea] Golden Yellow Currant [1 gallon – $13.95ea] Mid-Size Tomatoes  Mystery Keeper [4″ – $5.00ea] Early Girl [4packs – $5.00/pack & 4″ … Read More

Farmer Tam’s End of Season Field Report

I can hardly believe our CSA season has come to an end. The CSA garden has been both my escape and my challenge all season long. The never ending weekly to do list – planting, weeding, picking. Then start again. The weekly CSA pick sheet needed by Sunday morning. Saturday is the day I sit down with Silvia to discuss … Read More

Carrie cooks up corn: Prairie Gardens CSA adventures

This week was a continuation of last week’s catch up cooking. I started off with corn from the CSA then I picked up a couple dozen more of classic yellow to freeze. And with the corn from my garden starting to fill in, my fridge was full to the brim. How to pick corn The first thing to look for … Read More

Spuds and Slaw: CSA with Carrie

My focus for this week was to catch up on potatoes and cabbage. If you have a family share, you know what I’m talking about! And the zucchini keeps on coming! The volume of zucchini that Tam has been able to harvest this year is impressive! I started off the week with roasted potatoes and rainbow carrots. This time, I … Read More