The seeds were sown and now the microgreens have grown!
They are back at the market this week with new fun flavors coming soon.
The wild greens that I 'let' get big, tender, and juicy are returning with their mild, nutrient-dense flavors. Did you know that Lamb's Quarters, a common garden and farm weed is possibly the oldest cultivated plant in North America?*
It has a long history that is deeply intertwined with humans, so why not rekindle that relationship? Turn it from a garden foe into a kitchen friend?
It is related to Spinach and can be used anywhere and in any way you would use that favorite green: fresh in salads, cooked into soups or stews, sauteed along with meats, and added to sauces.
And because it needs to make it's own way in the world, it's packed with more nutrients than it's pampered Spinach cousin!
Find it and all its wild greens friends at the markets this week
*Behre, K.-E. “Collected seeds and fruits from herbs as prehistoric food.” Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 2007;17(1):65–73
Some farm goodies are happy accidents!
These prodigious squashes and a few tomatillos volunteered themselves from some worm bin compost that was added to the dome, but they are so happy where they are that I'm happy they are there too 😆
Future Learning OpportunitiesAre you ready to step into the wilderness?
Early Summer Foraging Class: Dragon's Breath Farm: June 18th
Come learn about commonly available seasonal edible plants in our region. We'll meet the plants, learn about their edible and also medicinal qualities, proper foraging etiquette, and taste the wonders of the wilds. Join me on the farm on the afternoon of June 18th to see what the wilds can provide!
Sign up here!
HIKE: South Fork of Ross Creek: FSPW: July 2nd
Leave the summer crowds behind as we make our way through the ancient Cedars, following the creek up to a waterfall. It’s 9 miles roundtrip with 1300 feet of elevation gain, a small price to pay for getting away from the hustle and bustle along the nature trail. Sign up here!
Relational Farming: Dragon's Breath Farm: July 9th
Our discussion will focus on the 'why' and 'how' behind the systems and methods I have used to develop farming practices that sit within a worldview that recognizes the sovereignty of the land and all the non-humans that live on it. Going deeper than the popular concepts of permaculture to reset our place and belonging as humans in our relation to land. Sign up here!
HIKE: Foraging Hike at Spar Lake: FSPW : July 10th
Embark on a magical journey through the lush forest, as you discover the hidden treasures nature has to offer. Follow your senses and collect wild edibles, vibrant berries, and fragrant herbs. The crackle of leaves beneath your feet and the sweet scent of pine needles in the air makes this foraging hike an unforgettable adventure.Join staff member Juli Thurston and board member Megan Leach for a fun day on the trail foraging. We will meet at the Big Spar Lake Trailhead. Bring lunch, snacks plenty of water, and a bag to carry your foraging finds! Sign up here!
What's available this week?
Where to find it all?
Thursdays from 3-630pm at The Farmers Market at Libby
Saturdays from 9-1230pm at the Kalispell Farmers Market
I'm Farmer Megan with a life full of cackles, clucks, quacks, weeds, crazy kitten, and one tiny, senior, blind dog.