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Baked Chard Stems – A Savory Treat

January 28, 2015  |  Recipes

The stems of Chard are often overlooked when cooking these delicious greens, but here is a recipe worth trying that features them as the main ingredient. The stems melt in your mouth making this a savory side dish. I recommend serving the greens on the plate, too, lightly sautéed with a bit of garlic, olive […]

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Vegetable Cobbler featuring Rutabagas

January 21, 2015  |  Recipes

Finding inspiration in the kitchen during the depths of winter can be challenging for most people. To be completely honest, the challenge to be creative with root vegetables and the limited greens and other produce available locally inspires me. I am pretty sure I am one of the few people who developed a craving for […]

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Spring Field Day May 17, 2014 at Paicines Ranch

May 17, 2014  |  Field Days

The weather for our Spring Field Day couldn’t have been more perfect at Paicines Ranch. There was a light, cool breeze, which we all enjoyed with much relief after the heat wave earlier in the week. About 80 of us gathered together for a picnic lunch that myself and my team spent the morning preparing. We […]

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Effects of the Drought

February 7, 2014  |  Farmer Stories

Every January the subject of how much water my Dad, Pat Herbert, is going to get this year is a recurring conversation topic at our farm. Ever the question, “Should I go ahead and plant the corn now or wait to see if we get water before I spend the money and put in the […]

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