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Ideas using some of Farmer Jim's best.
Cucumber Salsa
2 medium to large cucumbers peeled and diced or shredded 1 cup of finely diced tomatoes ½ cup of minced scallions or red onion 1 clove of garlic finely minced ¼ cup of any color sweet pepper finely diced ¼ cup of lime juice

Sweet Potatoes
In my opinion sweet potatoes are one of the true super foods when it comes to the nutritional value and the versatility of this vegetable.  One cup of cooked sweet potato is packed full of dietary fiber 26%, vitamin A 769%, C 65%, B6 29%. 
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Easy Marinated Beets
4 Medium sized beets 2 Tablespoons of red wine vinegar 1 teaspoon honey Virgin Olive Oil Salt Pepper Boil beets, peel, and cut into quarters. Combine the red wine vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper. Whisk in enough olive oil to emulsify. Pour the
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Zucchini Chocolate Cake
This may be one of the best chocolate cakes I have ever had. The zucchini makes the cake very moist. If you are shredding zucchini for this recipe or any type of bread recipe and are using zucchini larger than 12’’ make sure to clean and
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Cabbage Cole Slaw
1 medium head of cabbage 1 medium onion, minced fine 3 carrots, peeled and grated or shredded 1 jar of Marzettis Original Slaw Dressing or your favorite Salt Pepper Cut cabbage into large chunks small enough to fit in the chute of a food proces
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Bell Pepper, Spinach and Sausage Pasta
This recipe was designed to serve 4 but makes a lot. If you want to make less the recipe can easily be reduced in half. I like to use WE Farm Hot Italian Sausage in this recipe. For more information on WE Farm meats and eggs check out The Wayne-Egeno

Cabbage Au Gratin
Cabbage Carrots Onion Butter Grated Swiss or cheddar cheese Cheese Sauce Prepare 2 cups of cheese sauce. Recipe follows. Sauté 3 cups of finely chopped cabbage with 1 small diced onion. Place half the cabbage in a buttered casserole dis
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Spicy Zucchini
2 to 3 Medium zucchini, cut into ½ inch slices 1 onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, minced* 3 medium tomatoes, cut into wedges ½ teaspoon oregano ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper ¼ teaspoon groun

Grilled Eggplant Sandwich
2 tablespoons mayonnaise 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil, or pesto would work 3 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil, divided 8  ½ inch slices of eggplant (about 1 small eggplant) ½ teaspoon garlic salt 8 slices of whole gr

Grilled Chili Rellenos
Grilled Chili Rellenos (Poblanos on the half shell) 4 – Poblano Chili Peppers, halved and de-seeded 2 tab olive oil 2 to 3 cloves of garlic, minced 1 small to medium onion, finely diced 1 cup (8 oz) of canned black beans 1 cup shredded Mo

Garden Casserole
Ingredients 2 pounds eggplant, peeled 5 teaspoons salt, divided 1/4 cup olive oil 2 medium onions, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 medium zucchini, sliced 1/2-inch thick 5 medium tomatoes, peeled and chopped 2 celery ribs, sliced *

Salsa Cruda (Spicy Tomato Dip)
This is a good quick fresh salsa recipe. It takes little time to make and it taste much better than any salsa you purchase in a jar. You may want to double or triple this recipe. You can adjust the individual ingredients to suite your taste. I have f

Quick Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Cherry Tomatoes Olive oil Salt and pepper Basil (optional) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Arrange whole cherry tomatoes in a single layer on a non-stick baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake in the oven for 15
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Slow Roasted Cherry Tomatoes
Cherry Tomatoes Whole cloves of garlic Olive oil Salt and pepper Preheat oven to 225 degrees. Halve cherry tomatoes and arrange on a parchment-lined baking sheet along with the cloves of garlic. Drizzle with olive oil, just enough to make them gl
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Spinach and Basil Pesto
Spinach Basil Pesto You will need a food processor to make this. You can adjust the amount of most the ingredients in this recipe to suit your personal taste. An example would be the proportion of spinach to basil. If you like basil add more if not
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Grandma B's Spinach Salad
Salad: 5 oz of fresh spinach. 1 oz micro-greens ½ small red onions thinly sliced ½ small red or yellow pepper, thinly sliced Fresh strawberries, hulled and halved or sliced Toss all ingredients and serve with dressing. Dressing

Grilled Zucchini
2 – Small green or yellow zucchini, about 6 to 8 inches long Virgin olive oil Garlic powder Dried Italian Seasoning or dried Thyme Salt and pepper Remove the stem end of the zucchinis with a kitchen knife. Slice zucchinis long ways about &
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Onion Tart
Pastry Dough 1 - 9” pie shell unbaked Prepared store bought is fine or make your own. Filling; 4 – Tablespoons of Extra Virgin olive oil 2- Large (or equivalent smaller) onions, peeled and thinly sliced 2 – Tablespoons of flou
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Cilantro Dip
1 bunch of cilantro, long stems trimmed 2 cloves of garlic, chopped 2 ½ Tablespoons of water ½ Tablespoon of mayonnaise 1 ½ Tablespoons of red wine or white vinegar 3 Tablespoons of lemon juice 3 Tablespoons finely chopped

Cilantro Pesto
2-cups packed cilantro, large stems removed ½ cup blanched almonds (regular almonds or any mild flavored nut) ¼ cup of diced red onion (any sweet onion) ½ teaspoon of chopped jalapeno or serrano pepper, seeds removed ¼

Roasted Kohlrabi
4 – Kohlrabi bulbs peeled 1 – Tablespoon of olive oil 1 – Clove of garlic, minced 1/3- cup parmesan cheese or more Salt and pepper to taste Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees. Slice kohlrabi ¼ inch thick and then slice in hal
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Kohlrabi Slaw
3 to 4 – Kohlrabi bulbs peeled and shredded 1 - Carrot shredded ¼ cup- raisins or to taste Your favorite slaw dressing Salt and pepper Combine all ingredients and chill. Optional add some diced apple and walnuts.
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Beef & Garlic Scapes Stir Fry
  Prep Time: 20 mins Total Time: 30 mins Servings: 4   Ingredients 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1 tablespoon minced gingerroot 1 teaspoon sesame oil 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 lb gril
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Spinach & Garlic Scapes Pasta
  Prep Time: 5 mins Total Time: 15 mins Servings: 4   Ingredients 2 cups baby spinach, rinsed & dried 1/2 cup chopped garlic scapes 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons butter salt fresh grou
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SAUTE OF GARLIC SCAPES & GREEN BEANS
  Prep Time: 5 mins Total Time: 20 mins Servings: 6   Ingredients 8 ounces green beans 6 ounces garlic scapes 1 tablespoon olive oil 1/2 red peppers, diced salt, & freshly ground pepper 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

From the Fields of Freedom Valley Farm 6.21.17June 21st, 2017

Hi Folks,Some would say summer is finally here. Others, like me, would say I wish I had a few more weeks of spring. Spring is the time when and if you can get your crops in the field in a timely manne

New recipe: Zucchini Parmesan CrispsJune 14th, 2017

2 medium zucchini1 Tablespoon of olive oil¼ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese, (3/4 – ounce)¼ cup plain dried bread crumbs1/8 teaspoon saltFreshly ground black pepper Preheat oven

From the Fields of Freedom Valley Farm 6.14.17June 14th, 2017

Hi Folks,Whew! Just came in from a pop up thunderstorm here at the farm. Much needed rain but this one had some really strong winds and came in really fast. These summer storms can be so almost violen

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