Field Notes

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Sharing More than Just the Harvest

Loam recently opened their gates for Share the Harvest, a semi-annual event benefitting the East Ft. Bend Human Needs Ministry (EFBHNM). We were invited out to the farm to get our hands dirty in the fields, harvesting fresh produce for EFBHNM (their food pantry provides fresh fruit and veggies!), as well as picking a few…

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5 Lessons Learned from My First CSA Box

Curious about community supported agriculture (CSA)? I joined a farm because I’m determined to eat more veggies, and I’ve already discovered a few unexpected things about membership (and myself.) Lettuce take a look at my first CSA box, and the surprises I found inside… 1. This is a lot of food! Every week, Loam shares…

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Test Kitchen: Mixed Greens Soup with Cilantro Pistou

Loam has tapped local chefs and health gurus to serve as their Recip-istas — experts who craft delightful dishes using veggies from each week’s share. That means folks like me (neither chef nor guru) get new recipes every week, including guidance on unfamiliar ingredients and cooking methods. I’ve already discovered a new favorite from the…

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Watermelon Radish Toast

The traditional French Breakfast Radish Toast gets a colorful makeover in this watermelon radish treat. And while the classic toast, or tartine, is deliciously simple (bread, butter, radishes, salt) you can tweak the recipe to make it your own. Try a toasted slice of sweet potato with mashed avocado for a grain- and dairy-free option,…

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Learning What It Means to Belong to a Farm

I thought I understood farm-to-table, that is, until I joined a farm. EMILY BENNETT I joined Loam mostly because I wanted to eat better (local, greener, cleaner.) I’d read a few articles about the farm-to-fork movement, as well as the health and community benefits of farm-to-table dining, so I was glad to know that the…

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In your CSA Box – Week of February 20, 2018

In order from left to right Top: Broccoli, Collard Greens, Green Leaf Lettuce, Cauliflower Bottom: Shunkyo Radish, Carrots, Curly Kale, Kohlrabi, Cilantro

Meet Loam’s Member in Residence

Howdy, I’m Emily Bennett — writer, home cook and proud member of Loam Agronomics! As a native Houstonian, my city-living ways have led me to the grocery store for my produce, where I usually pick up the same six or seven vegetables. And while conventional grocery shopping may have allowed me to eat my go-to…

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Kohlrabi Fritters with Hemp Seed & Kohlrabi Greens Pesto

I love vegetables like kohlrabi that have multiple components. Not only do you get to eat the crunchy stem, but the leaves as well! In order to make use of the entire vegetable, I created a recipe that uses both the stem and the leaves. The stem is grated and cooked into a simple fritter…

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In your CSA Box – Week of February 14, 2018

In order from left to right Top: Kohlrabi, Cilantro, Collards, Arugula, Dino Kale Bottom: Broccoli, Hinona Kabu Turnips, Carrots, Spinach, Red Leaf Lettuce

Beet, Orange, & Fennel Salad

It’s rare that I eat beets without the fresh and bright contrast of citrus. They complement each other so well! For this salad, the magical duo is joined by crisp fennel with its cool anise flavor. To add even more brightness, the dish is finished with fresh lemon and mint. It’s the perfect uplifting cure…

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