Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Saying Good-Bye to the Bear

Ok...I have to bid farewell to the bear. Just heard on the news that he has been hit by a driver in Zebulon and apparently didn't survive. Sad that he had to go without having found those good ole NC blueberries. Don't let this happen to you! Blueberries at the Market now! :)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Poor Ole Bear

"Bear sightings continued across the Triangle on Monday, with a black bear cutting through morning traffic in Durham and a bear later romping across a Chapel Hill golf course." (from wral.com)

Poor ole bear! He missed the Lake Wheeler Road exit that would've taken him to the Farmers Market where he would've found his favorite - North Carolina blueberries!!!

We Want You...

...to be our next winner of Wise Farms' weekly drawing! Pictured here are William and Helen presenting a Market Special to this week's winner. While you're at the market don't forget to stop by and register for your chance to win!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Bears Like Berries

You may have heard that a black bear was on the prowl in Garner yesterday. Three local schools went on lockdown after he was spotted on the high school campus. I personally think he read my blog yesterday and was on a hunt for some fresh blueberries. Well, had he gone to the Farmers Market instead he would have found not only blueberries but also super sweet, bright red strawberries AND raspberries. Mmmmm!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Blueberries are Back

The first of local blueberries are now at the market and just in the nic of time. I'm about to run out of berries in my freezer. I remember going "huckleberrying" as my grandmother Rachel used to call it. We would load up the truck with cousins and aunts and drive out to the fields where the lucious berries were so ripe and ready they would literally fall off the vine into our buckets. Those were the best blueberries ever and we would all leave with blue-stained teeth and tongues. We brought home canisters and buckets filled to the brim for stocking up the freezer. YUM!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

New Potatoes


New Potatoes Growing at Wise Farms


New Potatoes at the Market
Sweet and Ever So Delicious!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Bok Choy


Bok Choy growing in the field...


Bok Choy prepped and ready to cook...



Bok Choy ready to eat!

My brother has all the talent for growing this good stuff...but I got the mad cooking skills. It's as easy as 1, 2 and 3.

1. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil, 1/4 tsp ginger, and 1/4 tsp minced garlic in iron skillet.
2. Add bok choy to skillet; drizzle with another tablespoon olive oil. Let it cook for about a minute or two on medium heat, stirring constantly.
3. Add 1/4 cup chicken broth, or water works fine, and simmer, covered, for a couple of minutes more.  Sprinkle with sesame seeds, pour onto plate and serve!


Sunday, May 1, 2011

Corn

Pictured here is corn growing now at Wise Farms. Irrigation pipes are under the plastic to control the water supply to the tender young plants. The plastic also keeps weed growth on the farm to a minimum.
The corn will grow very fast and will be ready early summer. Can't wait!