Farm Journal 4/8/24

Happy Eclipse Day! With the help of Miles and Punkee – we were able to leave the farm and, along with the throngs, headed up with Edinboro for the Eclipse. Luck was with us and the clouds parted during totality! It was really amazing and we’re very grateful to have a crew of capable friends and employees who can keep the farm moving while we take a day off for a rare event.

Farm Notes

I left Miles with a long to-do list while we were gone -and he cranked though many of the items. Spring was slow to creep in, but now it feels like we’d better hurry, as summer seems to be banging at the door! We tore out the kale from the High Tunnel, as it was bolting from the fluctuation in temperature. The spinach, which was creeping along, as finally leafed out (at least the ones that survived the onslaught of the chicken rampages), and the beets are coming along nicely, albeit still small. Miles planted Magenta Lettuce where the kale was – so we should be back into lettuce production in a couple of weeks.

In the field, we have peas and spinach, which are now coming up, but definitely succumbed to the deluge that we had early last week. In some areas, the fields are a bit washed out, which is to be expected with the amount of rain we received! We’ll go back and re-seed in the spotty areas. The radishes, which were under cover, appear to be relatively un-affected.

Miles also seeded carrots and beets, and is ready to start transplanting our kale out in the fields.

Good news – the asparagus is just starting to peak out of the ground. This year, we should be able to do about 3 weeks of harvest, before we’ll have to quit and let the roots recover. Also – the ramps are up!

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Here’s a recipe for Pork Chops with Ramp and Mushroom Cream Sauce

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Farm pick
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IMPORTANT: Please make sure you place a minimum order of $30 for delivery. 

Across from Frick Park Market in Point Breeze, this Saturday at 12:00 – 12:15 pm

TIME CHANGE: Across from the Mayfly Market (Arch St) in Northside, this Saturday at 1:00 – 1:15 pm

TIME CHANGE Outside of Local Provisions in Fox Chapel – at the Plaza on Freeport Rd, this Saturday at 1:45 – 2:00 pm

Mother’s Day Brunch

May 12th from 4 to 7 pm, we’re excited to host a Mother’s Day Brunch on the farm with Sprezzatura!

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“Spend the afternoon and twilight hours of Mother’s Day at Blackberry Meadows Farmwith a farm-to-table dinner provided by Sprezzatura. Enjoy a menu of wood fired foods, family-style serving, complimentary sparkling Prosecco, and dishes featuring humanely raised pork from the farm. The Don Aliquo Trio will be playing jazz throughout the evening. This event is rain or shine under a beautiful pavilion and is open to everyone, mothers or not.”


  • Appetizer platters
  • Short rib gnocchi bowl (vegetarian options available upon request)
  • Roasted mushrooms
  • Wood-fired flatbreads
  • Young greens salad with spring peas, radishes, and feta
  • Minted zested berry salad
  • Dessert and coffee bar

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