Husk Cherries and Tomatillos

This week we will have husk cherries and tomatillos available for pick-your-own. These are interesting additions to our heap of summer produce as they both have quite unusual, distinct flavors and they both grow inside of husks.  Husk cherries are ripe when they turn...

Hot Chili Peppers

We grow all kinds of hot chili peppers at Stearns Farm.  Since this vegetable can be intimidating, I’ve put together an overview of the varieties we grow most years.The Hungarian Hot Wax is a yellow hot pepper, with five-inch smooth, waxy fruits that taper to a...
Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Few vegetables epitomize summer like the tomato! Fresh red, ripe tomatoes adorning grilled burgers, or made into cool salads or a fresh spicy salsa are just a few seasonal favorite things to do with tomatoes. Of course, heirloom tomatoes are a particular favorite and...
Red Cabbage

Red Cabbage

Cabbage is part of the Brassica family and is believed to be native to the Mediterranean region. Red cabbage has smooth leaves and is a gorgeous color. Cabbage has a long history dating back to the ancient Greeks and Romans when it was prized for its medicinal...
Beets

Beets

The modest beet boasts many, many health benefits. They are high in potassium and fiber, yet low in calories. Their edible leaves contain protein, calcium, fiber, beta-carotene as well as vitamins A and C. Beets are also known for their natural healing powers, and...