Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

Welcome to Spring CSA shares heading home

This is the 10th Winter CSA and the First of three pickups for preseason shares. (Farmers Market Pick up this Saturday) Start thinking about our CSA appreciation dinner held on the last Tuesday pickup – May 2. Details to come. … Continue reading

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9th winter CSA and the arrival of zucchini 

MILLSAP FARMS CSA NEWSLETTER MILLSAP FARM ELSEWHERE  W E B S I T E This is the ninth Winter CSA!    Farm News: Soil Prep on Millsap Farm March 21, 2017 We’ve been busy the past couple of months getting … Continue reading

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Farm Wreath Making Class

We are hosting a wreath making class Tuesday December 16th from 2-4. We will gather the materials from the farm and the assemble a wreath. Please bring a small pruner and any thing you want to add like ornamental cuttings … Continue reading

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OzarksCRAFT is hosting a Free Integrated Pest Management workshop

Curtis of Millsap Farms helped start and run OzarksCRAFT which is an outreach to help educated those in the area that are interested in learning about sustainable farming.  There is a workshop this Thursday that is free and open for … Continue reading

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Making Vanilla Extract the Real Stuff

We are making vanilla extract today.  This is the real stuff, not vanillin which is a by product from paper making known and widely sold as Imitation Vanilla.  So it really is pretty easy, it just takes patience.  We purchase our vanilla beans … Continue reading

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Swiss Chard

Swiss Chard, also known as silverbeet, perpetual spinach, spinach beet, crab beet, seakale beet, and mangold, is a favorite among dark leafy green lovers!   Chard was indigenous to the Mediterranean and is referred to as Swiss because of the 16th century Swiss botanist who wrote … Continue reading

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Spicy Caramelized Sweet Corn and How to Freeze Corn

We use a 10-inch cast-iron skillet here, but you can use whatever kind of skillet you have. 3 Tbsp. unsalted butter Kernels from 3-4 ears fresh corn 2 scallions or onions, thinly sliced 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed if desired, … Continue reading

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Kale: protein rich vegetable

Kale was the first of the cabbage family to be cultivated, and is highly esteemed in many cultures around the world.  You can find it as a staple in many Scottish, Irish, Italian and during my travels in East Africa it … Continue reading

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Kale-a superfood

Kale is a versatile green that serves as a fine inspiration for a soup or a stew, a pasta or a gratin. Because the leaves of this Brassica family vegetable are so sturdy, kale stands up to longer cooking than … Continue reading

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Why are there bugs on your produce?

Will our vegetables be full of bugs because you farm without chemicals? Full of bugs? No. Will you ever find an insect on your produce? Yes. You might find a cabbage worm in your broccoli now and again. But it … Continue reading

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