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Panzanella Salad

Cherokee Purple Tomato

1 loaf of French bread cut into cubes (6 cups) 2 large ripe tomatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes 1 large cucumber, cut into 1-inch cubes 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced small handful of fresh basil leaves, chopped 1 cup extra virgin … Continue reading

Swiss Chard, Fennel, and White Bean Gratin

5 tbsp unsalted butter 1 large fennel bulb, cored, and sliced thin (about 3 cups) 1 large onion, sliced thin (about 1 1/2 cups) salt and pepper 3 medium cloves garlic, minced 3 bunches swiss chard (1 lb) leaves removed, … Continue reading

Arugula with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

4 bacon slices 1 shallot, minced 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 2 tbsp red wine vinegar 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 tsp black pepper 5 ounces arugula 1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese 1. Cook back in a 10-inch nonstick skillet … Continue reading

Chicken and Orzo Soup with Fennel

8 cups chicken broth or chicken stock 1 tsp salt, or more to taste 1/2 tsp black pepper, or more to taste 4 medium uncooked carrots, thinly sliced into rounds 1 uncooked fennel bulb, thinly sliced and chopped 1 cup uncooked orzo … Continue reading

Kale Quinoa Bites

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unsalted butter 2 ½ cups cooked quinoa, at room temperature 4 large eggs, beaten ½ tsp salt 1 small onion, finely chopped ½ cup crumbled feta 1 clove garlic, minced 1 cup finely chopped kale ½ cup shelled edamame ¾ … Continue reading

Why we love heirlooms!

Winter time at the farm is a bittersweet time of year.  We don’t have the sweet delicious veggies of the summer, but we get a chance to take a breath plan for next year.  It’s funny how time helps you … Continue reading

Post Storm Catch Up

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You may have experienced a little unexpected flooding during this past week and we truly hope that everyone is safe. We’re happy to report that the farm is okay. It’s not in stellar condition, but we operate with the knowledge … Continue reading

Heirloom Spotlight: Mandurian Round Cucumbers

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One of our favorite farm cucumbers, the Mandurian Round has been a staple on Chesterfield Heirlooms for the past three years. What makes this cucumber different than others is its round shape. More times than not, customers feel the need … Continue reading

Is your farm organic? The answer is…

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People often ask if our farm is organic. The simple answer is no, our farm is not organic. There are so many reasons for a farmer to take the certified organic route, so many reasons for them not to, that … Continue reading

Heirloom Spotlight: Cherokee Purple Tomatoes

Cherokee Purple Tomato

The Cherokee Purple Tomato is one of our farm’s favorites and one of the originals that began in the backyard. Though it is one of the most well-known heirloom tomatoes, there is a very good reason for that. The taste … Continue reading