Cecilia Nasti came out to the farm on the same evening that our crew was shooting skeet after work. She wasn’t ruffled, however, to hear gunshots at an organic farm. Her “real job” at Texas Parks and Wildlife has her covering hunting issues as well as natural places of beauty for their radio pieces about Texas Parks. She recently did a story on nothing other than… skeet shooting. It was a true pleasure to hang out on the back deck with this Austin original and our one-time neighbor. Her love of food, gardening, and cooking is evident: her Field and Feast show, which airs on KUT every weekend and took the place of Growing Concerns, is her own baby. She does it to spread the good word about farm-to-table connections. Her podcast about Tecolote is airing on KUT this Saturday, April 28, at 11:55 a.m., or Sunday, April 30, at 11:01 a.m. You can also hear the podcast anytime from her website.
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[Gallery not found] photos courtesy of ACC photography student Chelsie Ybarra
We will still be at the Austin Farmers Market Downtown and the Cedar Park Market on Saturday, July 2nd, then we’re loading up the kids for a 4th of July food fest with friend and farmer Loncito, of Loncito’s Lamb fame, before heading out of town for a little graduation (wow, you grew up fast!) celebratory road trip. The kids sure are growing up fast, and farm life doesn’t leave much time for summer vacations. Our kids work hard right alongside us, and we’re treating them to a real summer vacation this year for a change: a little road trip, complete with camping and backpacking in cooler elevations!
In spite of the relieving effect of last Tuesday night’s wonderful, seemingly miraculous one inch rain, I still think we picked a good year to let the fields rest in July and August, and take up again in September. What a summer we’ve had already, and here Tuesday, June 21st’s Summer Solstice supposedly just marked Summer’s First Day. Ha! Although we don’t have too many summer crops planted, we do have a few that were intended to help us get through our CSA deliveries. Well, they were a little late in making, so come down to the market for the only tastes of Tecolote Summertime you’ll have this summer! David and I will each bring a taste of TOMATOES and tomatillos, and we’ll have just a sampling of gorgeous purple eggplant. Still lots of great late spring goodness happening too-here’s what you’ll find on our tables at the Cedar Park Farmers’ market (Lakeline Mall parking lot, behind Sears and Dillards) and at SFC Farmers Market Downtown (I’m at 5th/San Antonio corner of Republic Square Park).
Please check out our Facebook Page and like us there so you can see all the great photographs customers have been taking of their veggies and CSA baskets. Speaking of CSA, we are going to start our First Ever Fall CSA this October- drop me a line at email@example.com if you’re interested!
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- Sweet Pickled Onion Watermelon Radish Salad
- Gumbo Z’herbes (Green Gumbo)
- Spring Greens Pesto
- Sorrel Soufflé
- Pan-Fried Squash Fritters
- Squash-Rice Casserole with Sorrel
I think this is year 9 for me; I have learned so much about the beautiful bountiful variety of plants that the earth produces with your love and cultivation. Thank you for this tasty adventure and for being connected to so many people who honor the earth. And thanks for sending all the innovative recipes.Martha S.