Stout Oak Farm

Oct 21, 2014

where to find us this fall and winter

We're growing more food for the late fall and early winter months than we ever have before!  Here's the rundown on our late season schedule:

Our Farm Store is open through Friday October 31st. 
We are still harvesting loads of vegetables -- carrots, beets, turnips, potatoes, kale, salad greens, cabbage, radishes, and more. Come by and stock up!

Kale is one of our favorite foods, and most important crops on the farm. We just started harvesting from this late planting of Red Russian and Beedy's Camden Kale.  So sweet!
We'll be at the Exeter Farmers' Market for 2 more weeks. The last day is Thursday October 30th.  We are there rain or shine, 2:15 - 6:00pm on Swasey Parkway.

Radishes grow well in cool fall weather. We just harvested these beauties for the Farm Store!

Thanksgiving Share Pick-Up is happening at our Farm Store on Friday November 14th and Saturday November 15th.  If you haven't signed up for a share yet, you can do that here.

Our 2014 potato crop was our best ever!

Seacoast Eat Local's Winter Farmers' Market begins Saturday November 22!  Stout Oak Farm will be at the first 3 winter markets. For the full schedule, click here.

We're growing spinach and lettuce for the Winter Farmers' Markets in our newest hoophouse.
We'll have eggs for sale at the farm throughout the winter!  We'll update the website with more details as winter gets closer.

Oct 5, 2014

CSA week #18

Giant Napa Cabbages!
'Red Ace' Beets
'Sangre' and 'Early Ohio' Potatoes
Napa Cabbage
Yellow Onions
Red Onions
Acorn Squash
Choice of Fresh Herbs

Stir Fried Napa Cabbage and Carrots
Napa Cabbage Salad with Peanut Sauce and Noodles
Mashed Potatoes with Rutabaga and Buttermilk
Rutabaga Fries
Oven Roasted Potatoes and Beets
How to Make Homemade Sauerkraut in a Mason Jar
Carrot Coconut Soup
Chocolate Beet Brownies

Root Vegetables Galore: Rutabaga, Beets, and Carrots!
'Copra' and 'Sedona' Onions
Nice lettuce for the final week of CSA!
Row covers provide a little protection for our leafy crops in the fall and early winter.

Sep 28, 2014

CSA week #17

'Satina' Potatoes
Delicata Squash
Acorn Squash
1 Bunch of Greens
Husk Cherries
Choice of Fresh Herbs - Sage, Dill, Parsley

Roasted Delicata Half Moons
Baked Kale Stuffed Delicata Squash
10 Ways to Eat An Acorn Squash
Potato and Carrot Kugel
Best Breakfast Potatoes Ever
Greens with Steamed Potatoes and Goat Cheese
Roasted Carrot Soup
Roasted Carrots and Scallions
Carrot Cake Baked Oatmeal 

Other Helpful Stuff:
Guide to Winter Squash
How to Store Potatoes

This is what we do with our extra kale!  Chop it up and freeze it.
Morning harvest up on the hill

Sep 21, 2014

frosty in mid-September

First frost September 18th. Bye, bye tomatoes. Bye, bye cucumbers and zucchini.
Jeff moved the hens to the other side of the road yesterday, to a field we're in the process of renovating with a clover cover crop. Now the chickens are going to do their part, adding fertility, scratching up bugs, and eating weed seeds.
Jeff and Jake moving the portable electric fence.

These crops didn't mind the cold. Lettuce for next week's CSA shares, and leeks for our November Thanksgiving Shares.

Acorn and Delicata Squash hanging out with the "scary" owl in the greenhouse.

CSA week #16

We grew some monster carrots!
Sweet Peppers
Hot Peppers
Dark Red Norland and Early Ohio Potatoes
Choice of Fresh Herbs - Parsley, Dill, Cilantro, Fennel

Roasted Carrots with Cumin
Frizzled Leeks
Potato and Leek Gratin
Potato Leek Soup
Sue's Portuguese Kale Soup 
Roasted Carrots and Potatoes with Dill
Herbed Goat Cheese Stuffed Peppers
How to Freeze Peppers (so easy!)


This curly kale is perfect for Portugese Kale Soup!

Our strategy for protecting the eggplant and pepper plants from the frost on Thursday and Friday nights!!