Baked Parsnip Fries!

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Parsnips are in abundance during winter months. They are sweet and nutritious but, unlike carrots, need to be cooked. Baking is a quick and easy way to make a warming winter treat from a delicious root! Ingredients: Parsnips Salt Olive Oil Seasonings (Curry is a delicious addition! ) Instructions: Preheat oven to 45o degrees. Slice

Winter Upon Us

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Winter season is a great time for us farm folks to maintain, grow, and plan at a slower space. Because of the colder temperatures, harvest dates are farther apart, leaving us with some much needed maintenance time. Here at Farm Discovery, our strawberries have been planted and we are working to ensure each one has

Winter Reflections

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It’s finally starting to feel like spring! We kicked off our spring season last week and we are hoping to leave this very wet winter behind. Although I don’t think we are free from the rains just yet, it’s at least nice to feel some sunshine and heat. It has been quite a winter

Fall on the Farm!

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We have had a busy fall season with plenty of schools coming to enjoy the changing of seasons on the farm. Our homeschool session came once a month from October-January and enjoyed the rainy season we have been having. We crafted items like native wreaths (pictured below), hand salves, apple sauces, and explored curriculum focused

Homeschool and Wavecrest Programs Rock Winter on the Farm

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Root Vegetable Soup

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Although it currently feels like summer, I am crossing my fingers for a few more rains in March. I’ve definitely been yearning for those cold evenings when I curl up by the wood stove with a big, warm bowl of soup. While it was chilly and wet in January I frequently found comfort in this

Orange and Vanilla Overnight Oats

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Overnight oats have long been one of my favorite breakfasts because they are easy, delicious, and it saves me time in the morning. Since citrus are in full swing right now, I thought this recipe would be great to brighten up the day and relieve some stress from those hectic mornings. Furthermore, this is an

Winter Panzanella Salad

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Winter Panzanella Salad with Red Wine Vinegar and Honey Dressing 1 loaf crusty bread (ciabatta works well), cut into cubes 1 medium Butternut squash, peeled and chopped 6 Sage leaves, chopped 1 bunch of kale ½ lb. Brussels sprouts 2 apples Heaping handful of dried cranberries Heaping handful of hazelnuts Preheat oven to 400°F Peel

Student Corner: The Theme is Water!

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How about that weather!? The garden and teaching fields are looking pretty bare after that frost, but we always find interesting things to learn about with the students who come to the farm. Testing Water Quality at the Mouth of the Pajaro River in Winter 2011 Last week we began our winter rotation

Notes from the Field Classroom: Tis the season to hibernate…

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When I am leading a farm tour and start talking about the seasons on the farm, I always tell the kids, "spring is for planting, summer is for growing, fall is for harvesting, and winter is for sleeping". Obviously this is a very simplified version of the seasons on the farm, and  all of those