Whirlwind Farm has been growing and providing locally grown, clean food for 16 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:

     We feature recipes for in season produce that you may not know what to do with.  Or just a different twist on the familiar. We also encourage anyone to contact us and share a favorite recipe they may have.

    Nutritional information  is included for the main vegetable in the recipe for those who are health conscience, to make informative decisions concerning their food.

We also have buttons below that will allow you to surf our archived Recipes for what interests you.
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News from  the farm

July 18th

Long time since I have posted. After markets start time just flyes by. It has been nice seeing everyone at the markets again!

Spring planting went well and things just kind of sat there then all of a sudden they were going to seed, didn't stay in the leaf stage long and they went to seed fast. It seems it will be a good seed saving year. It also means that we have not gotten the successive pickings off some crops that we usually get 3-4 more picking off of.However the summer crops seem to be doing well. We planted late because we didn't have the firewood cut for heating the greenhouse that we should of had because of Russell's heart attack. We usually start planting in the greenhouse in January, but we had to wait for the weather to warm up. Boy did it ever the last half of May and all of June, it got hot and dry, we have also had a lot of wind this year that has dried the leaves out and we lost a whole bed of chinese cabbage because of it and some of our kale, the lettuce went to seed before we got any good heads. I did try a diakon radish that was advertised to grow during the summer in tropical areas and it has done well with the heat and dry. I don't like radishes but Russell loves them so we have grated them mixed in a little onion,flour and egg and have made patties with them, pan fried them and served them with sour cream, found out I like cooked radishes. The Blackberries have done well despite almost drying up before the rains came, but they did come and they have been really good.  Well it looks like it is going to be heating up again this week, so stay cool and see you at the markets.



Did You Know?

 This section of our site contains what you as a buyer of local foods may not know, and would like to know about your food, farming techniques, regulations or gardening products.

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 food choices.