Our Palo Alto Farmers Market is opening this weekend for the 2012 season! Come out and visit us in the sun and get your fresh Coke Farm produce!
There will be (among other items):
Fresh Picked Strawberries!!
Mixed Baby Lettuce
Kale, Chard, Beets, etc.
Fresh Squeezed Lemonade and Strawberry Lemonade
Shreded Celery Root & Cooked Beets
Please come to visit, we'd love you see you!!
Always wanted to know more about celery root? Here is your chance, check out this San Francisco Chronicle Article, featuring Coke Farm!
With a squat, beige body and hoary roots that resemble stubby legs, celery root looks like some mysterious plant your acupuncturist would recommend putting in a home-brewed tea.......
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Hello Coke Farm Enthusiasts!
Here is a new update for what is happening on Coke Farm this January:
Coke Farm is busy preparing for the new year ahead. We are working towards making Coke Farm all the more energy efficient, hoping to plant some new fruit trees, and working with some new growers.
Currently, Coke Farm is in the process of working the ground, spreading compost, and planting/transplanting some of those early crops, such as cauliflower, escarole, frisee, and lettuce.
SB 510- FDA registration for farms? It's hard to imagine how this law will insure that pathogens don't survive in processed foods. The relatively infrequent outbreaks of 'food related disease' from pathogens like e. coli are overwhelmingly from processed food. These outbreaks are the result of failures of the processing to make food safe. The FDA already has authority over processed foods, the problem may be inadequate staff or ineffectual oversight. How will registration of organic farms help?
The next couple of months are our busiest. We're harvesting shallots, onions, celery root, pumpkins, winter squash and everything else! Soon we'll be harvesting white, purple and cheddar cauliflower, romanesco.
We're also planting all of our winter crops now, so when you look at our Mac Ranch in San Juan Bautista - you see rows and rows of different colored little transplants.....we'll post some new pictures soon.
Fall is upon us here at Coke Farm (although the weather may tell us otherwise) and we are looking forward to the influx of fall vegetables. Apples are just starting to appear along with green beans, cabbage, shallots, chippolini onions, and lots of yummy endive. Look forward to seeing these items soon!
Welcome to the newly formatted Coke Farm website, redesigned by Eclipse Studios, with the patient help of Tim Rasmussen!
Please take a look around and be sure to check out the new photo and recipe pages, which will be updated frequently. Also, check our blog for any new information about the farm, or additional updates! Special thanks to Alyssa Coke, home from college for the summer, for her help working with Tim to get the website up and running.
The Coke Farm Family