Whirlwind Farm has been growing and providing locally grown, clean food for 20 years. Where soil health and diversity means health not only in our nutrient dense food and our farm but in the health of the people who eat our food, it radiates out to the health of our local community and economy.

      Come see us or volunteer at the farm, look for us at area farmers markets, or shop at our on line store where you can get food year round not only from us but from some of our other farming friends as we work together to bring you the best we have to offer. Thank you for supporting your farming community.

Recipes:

    Fall is here and we just dug the sunchokes. We dug a 1/2 bushel from 2 plants. So guess what we are having for dinner.

Jerusalem artichokes or sunchokes as they are called are starchy tubers with plenty of fiber and a low glycemic index

Here is a simple but a good recipe for them.

Wash and cut sunchokes into 1 inch pieces and toss with olive oil and your favorite herb. Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes.

Makes a great side for almost anything.

Sunchokes are healthy in a number of ways they have a low glycemic index, good for high cholesterol by lowering the bad stuff. High in vitamin B's good for high blood pressure and inflammation.

We encourage you to share your recipes with us, we all look for inspiration when we get tired of eating our own cooking. So we would like to here from you. You can e-mail at whirlwindfarms4@gmail.com or use our contact page. Look forward to some great recipes!

News from  the farm

October 18th

     It's been a long time since we talked to you all. Fall is here and fall crops are replacing summer crops. We have had 2 lite frosts not enough to kill the tomatoes or peppers. Now it is back up into the 80's.

Madison Market will keep going until the week before Thanksgiving. We will skip a week then start winter deliveries on Dec. 5th.

Our fall crops are starting to come in so we will have radishes, turnip greens, bok choy,  chinese cabbage, to start with then spinach, lettuce, kale, raab, collards, escarole, green onions, turnips etc.

We have gotten the fence on the snow peas, fall fields planted, the rest tilled and getting ready to put a cover crop on them.

We are putting up a 30' x 100' high tunnel so we can better control our environment. the past 2 years it has rained so much during the early spring that we have not been able to pick or things have rotted. So this should help and we should be more consistent.

Did You Know?

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This information is provided to help you make informed decisions about the food you put into your bodies and your health. We'll also include practices or products that we use in farming or you use in gardening that would make a difference in your fo od choices.