Author Archives: Melissa

Getting to the Root of It: The Beet

Our sweet little town of Longmont has been devastated by epic flood waters this past week, and I found it fitting to write tonight about a piece of its’ history, the sugar beet.  As some of you may or may … Continue reading

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The Glorious Raspberry

After a weekend of fermenting and preserving, I found it necessary to blog tonight about this important part of the season, rather than about what will be packaged in your CSA share this week.  For a few weeks now, our … Continue reading

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Our Lovely Courgette: the Costata Romanesco

One of the great frivolous foods of summer is, without doubt, the summer squash.  Usually a dime a dozen, the courgette is fantastic prepared in just about any way a summer’s feast can be expressed and indulged upon.  At Aspen … Continue reading

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The Rose Finn Fingerling Potato

Potatoes can be such a ubiquitous staple around the house; however, at Aspen Moon Farm, we grow six distinct potato varieties, all so very unique, that the potato will never be looked at with boring unanimity again.  Prized by chefs, … Continue reading

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Summer’s Greatest Gem: The Heirloom Tomato

Like ice cream and snow cones for some, one of the true great pleasure foods of summer for me is the heirloom tomato.  I can honestly say that I could eat them each day, three times a day, for the … Continue reading

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Let Me Introduce to You: The Dragon Tongue Bean

With a name like Dragon Tongue, what is there not to like?  Dragon Tongue beans, also known as dragon langerie beans, are an open-pollinated heirloom French bean with a creamy white flesh and violet purple striped, fiery, variegations.  With a … Continue reading

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Kale: The Age Old Super Green

Hands down, one of our most sought after, farmer’s market items, is kale.  Be it the juicing trend or the sheer lust for delicious sauté greens, kale is a staple at our booth, borne out of popular demand.  Kale, also … Continue reading

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The Hungarian Wax Pepper

Creamy-yellow colored peppers would catch anyone’s eye if they were to skim our outdoor pepper bed.  These stunning peppers in a field of chlorophyll-green hued plants stand strikingly erect and are the Hungarian wax pepper, by far our earliest  producer … Continue reading

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Space Age Vegetable: Kohlrabi

Although kohlrabi’s mysterious origins potentially date back to 14th century France, kohlrabi, without doubt, boasts a new-age look, like some sort of science fiction created vegetable that busted out of the stratosphere and onto my cutting board here on Earth.  … Continue reading

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Summer’s Newest Crop Arrival: Fennel

Have you ever run the 26.2 mile marathon run?  If not, this vegetable is about to bring you that much closer.  The Greek term for fennel is marathon or marathos, referring to the battle of Marathon and quite literally a … Continue reading

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