What did you eat today - that you grew?

I am sure some of you have fresh fruit and berries, possibly greens and other veggies already on this date March 24. Not me, not here, not yet.

I do have some strawberries with tiny fruit on now.

The first harvest from my land each year is normally Morel Mushrooms (first week in April normally).
I have some honeyberry and hear they are early, but mine have not fruited yet, perhaps this year they will. I have some Goumi Berry that should fruit this year too, hope those come in early too. My Loganberries start getting ripe late May and into June and July I have gobs of stuff getting ripe to eat.

I just love eating what I grow… and growing what I eat.

Many meals for us each year, I grew or caught or produced in some way (foraged) everything on the plate. I love that.

Grilled Smallmouth bass filets, with morel mushrooms and a spring garden salad… oh so good.

Below is a pic of what I am eating today that I grew… My last pint of Loganberries (frozen from last year), and some Green Beans (pressure canned).

Would love to see what all you are eating “Today” what ever day it is… that you grew, foraged, caught, produced.

TNHunter

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awesome story, I would eat both those jars if I had them over today & tomorrow but I’m a canning dummy yet. My Mom is old time and she has all the stuff & we tried and we didn’t succeed for some reason but I haven’t tried since then which had to of been 6 or 8 years, ago.

I have to put a shout in for this hard apple cider from Champaign IL that should be world known. It has 7 carbs and tastes like pure apples and is only made from apples as the only ingredient with no preservatives or anything else. apples, that’s it. ‘Blind Pig’ hard cider. I guess they brew beer, too.

It’s incredible. I’ve learned what a fantastic (way) of drinking alcoholic beverages for my body is: it’s hard cider. I’ve got a lot of apples for hard cider grafting this winter. I actually begin, tomorrow, whatever I choose, really.

Thanks for your post.

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Upland cress and dandelion greens.

(Edit: they were good, too!)

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colard greens and butternut squash.

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I mostly eat what I grow here, year round . I do buy things I can’t grow. But like 2/3 of what I eat comes from the farm

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Bamboo shoots and asparagus. Bamboo shoots season is starting!

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Today so far… finished the last of those green beans… had a few loganberries for lunch… a few dandelion blooms and some greens… and a few sprigs of wood sorrel. It is just now starting to come out some…

TNHunter

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Butter nut squash and collards. tonight now in the oven.

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Dilly Beans on my sandwich for lunch, and part of the turnip and a few carrots for the pheasant stir fry I am making for supper. Will use cauliflower, broccoli, assorted summer squash, and snap peas that are in the freezer that I blanched.

It will look like this only pheasant instead of moose.

I am so jealous of you guys getting fresh stuff already. It will be another 2+ months before I get anything up here, dumping like crazy again today…

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i feel your pain. getting 4-7in tom. night into sat. am. we had a unusual warm spell thats melted most of the snow. was able to prune some of my trees standing in about a ft. of snow

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Beautiful snow and mountain… but I am glad the snow is not here anymore. Enough of that… come on spring.

I had a few garlic dill fermented pickles for dinner… grew the cukes and dill last summer.

TNHunter

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Farm fresh free-range duck & chicken eggs, gourmet organic potatoes from last fall, and greens from the high tunnel.

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Frozen strawberry smoothie from last year’s strawberry crop. Need to get them eaten, since the new ones will be coming on before you know it!

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Are those olive eggs from
Olive eggers or another variety. They are so pretty.

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Yes they are Olive Eggers - from a Bev Davis breeder. We carry/breed her line of Black Copper Marans and Black Marans. We’re a no-kill so we end up with some pretty old chickens.

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First harvest of overwintered kale and spinach. Cooked them with our chicken’s eggs and smoothied them up with our long island pumpkin puree and aronia berries from last season.

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Beautiful and peaceful landscape

I finally got around to cook this squash I grew last year. It is sweet and dry, delicious. Two more to go.


Also, made soup out of the volunteer butternut squash with dash of nutmeg the other day

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Yeah, I still have one or two Long Island Cheese Pumpkins that have lasted, however, last night I went to grab one of them and it’s shell was paper thin and turned into a giant ball of mush all over me and the floor. Also had a bag of turnips spoil and smell like certain death.

Your soup looks delicious! Great job.

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Yesterday we had: tomato chutney on the lunch sandwiches
Black raspberry and haskap sauce with cake
A pair of surprise onions
And green tomato pickles in the mashed potatoes

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