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Posted 9/30/2016 12:15pm by Peter Vordenberg.

Fall in the Wasatch is incredible.  We hope you have had the time to get up in the mountains to enjoy it!  Soon it will be arriving down here in the valley too!

Coleman.  Our friendly, passionate farmers make BUG what it is.

Some littl'uns enjoying the gardens.

Tomatoes from the latest delivery.

Pick ups at the farm.

Tomato sacks ready to go.

Such rich color.  You can see the vitamins and minerals!

Colors of fall on the farm.

Variety.

Cute!

The humble, hard working garlic is a BUG farm stand out for me.  Super delicious. 

Enjoy friends!  And thanks for being a part of the BUG community!

Next season sign-ups will be starting soon.  Remember we had to close sign-ups this year because we reached capacity, so sign up early to ensure your share!

Posted 9/8/2016 6:42pm by Peter Vordenberg.

Coleman showing off some basil.

 

Another beautiful deliver this week.  Thanks BUG.

Great to be a part of the community!

 

Posted 8/18/2016 5:53pm by Peter Vordenberg.

Enjoy!

 

 

 

Thank you everyone!

And enjoy.  See you next week!

 

Posted 8/16/2016 8:13pm by Peter Vordenberg.

Its on at BUG Farms.  Full steam and mid-season farming.  Plus flowers!

 

We've just started considering the possibilities of flowers.  So far at very least they have been super fun, beautiful and bring the bees to the yard.

Sun shines through.

Heap of carrots to clean.

Wet Beats, ya'll.

Egg delivery.

Washing.

Little moisture feels good this summer.

Cool, cooler and coolest.

Quality control:

carrots from below.

arranging flowers.

Thanks for checking in BUG Community!

 

Posted 6/22/2016 10:36pm by Peter Vordenberg.

Quick reminder that we are at capacity for the year and so are not taking any more sign ups.  Thank you all!

Summer Veggies are coming along speedily.

Meanwhile wide hats and lots of drinking water are keeping your farmers working hard through this spot of heat we've been having.

Great news!  BUG Farms is a featured farm this year in the Wasatch Gardens Urban Garden and Farm tour.  More information here:

https://wasatchgardens.org/news-and-events/events/item/7-urban-garden-farm-tour

Check out this beauty!

The egg option is a treat.  The label says Farm Fresh eggs laid at will by a variety of naturally fed galavanting chickens.  That's what I'm talking about!

Farmers doing some figuring.

And if you need a gentle push to get out and enjoy greater Utah:

Love this state!

Thank you all for checking in.  Please contact us with any questions or comments.

Posted 6/7/2016 5:30pm by Peter Vordenberg.

Hello friends, 

Currently we are at capacity and cannot take any more CSA Share sign-ups. But you can always visit us at the SLC Downtown Farmer's Market on Saturdays from 8a-2pm! If you have questions, feel free to email us at bugfarms@gmail.com

This has been an amazing year so far and reaching our capacity is very fun and also humbling.  We are grateful.  Thank you.

YeHawwww!  Bug Farmers are happy farmers!

You have heard of BUG Farms, but

but have you heard of bug arms?

Filling our capacity is wonderful, but...

but obviously the work is the same.  Reminds me of the old Zen saying (before enlightenment…).  A new take here:

Before filling capacity, hoe soil, tend plants.  

After filling capacity, hoe soil, tend plants.

That's the way of it!

And what lovely plants.  These colors represent the flavor well, they pop!

Beauty.  Health.  Community.  Sustainability.  Flavor… just some words that pop to mind.

Thanks again everyone.  Don't worry, a goal reached doesn't mean we are sitting back and taking it easy.  Quite the opposite.  We are very excited and looking forward to bringing you the best produce we can.

We're not quite ready to retire to a life of leisure yet.

Thank you all!

Posted 5/26/2016 10:40pm by Peter Vordenberg.

Look what came today!

And look at that fancy bag.  Check out round one in more detail:

So fresh.

That color is for real.

I have the perfect recipe for this stuff.

Line up.

Spicy!

Thank you BUG farmers!

Thank you BUG community.

Enjoy all.

And for those still wanting to sign up - click the sign up tab and check out all the options.

Posted 5/13/2016 6:34pm by Peter Vordenberg.

It was in the mid 80's today.  But it is still early season.  It is fun to contrast the photos from spring to those though out the summer and fall.

Lots of dirt.  Going to be fun when these shots, these fields are full of green!

This is backyard urban.  No doubt.  Lots of raking, weeding, readying the soil, the irrigation, and hoeing the rows.  Lots of work goes into turning this into a field of lush, green food.  It is good work, outside, sun and rain, fresh air, dirt in the toes, dirt in the fingernails.  This is good work, earth work.

We aren't the only ones getting a start on summer.  Spring-time spiders!

Nice little hatch.

Farming is science and art, feel and know-how.  Here, discussing the details:

Thanks for reading and keeping up with us BUG Farmers.  We are hard at work and everything is looking good.  Your food is taking root in the earth and reaching for the sun.  So great.

Click the sign up tab if you haven't already and check out our options.  Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Be well friends

 

Posted 5/7/2016 10:31am by Peter Vordenberg.

Sign ups are coming in.  The rain is falling, the weather is wild and beautiful, green life is poking up through the soil.  Life is good at BUG Farms.

There is a lot of painstaking care that goes into this type of farming.  A large percentage of time is spent nose-to-nose with the earth, picking weeds, planting seeds...

Starts are shooting up!

Little life.

And a Salt Lake City Mystery Spot!  Can you name this view point?

Loving our city!

Please note some changes to options on the sign up tab.  Some new goodies available this year!

Be well friends!

Never hesitate to contact us with any questions.

 

Posted 4/20/2016 4:20pm by Peter Vordenberg.

Bonus Kale Recipe Included!

Outside of the hard corps world of life-long and recent convert CSA fans and members exist a group of people who are afraid of Too Much Kale!

We at BUG farms are here to help relieve these people's anxiety.

You may be one of these people!

Do you fear being being buried in brussel sprouts? Out run by rutabaga?  Squished by squash?  Do fear throwing away a vegetable gone bad?  Do you wake up at night in a panic feeling like you are covered by mounds of Too Much Kale?!

Don't worry neighbor!  If you have to throw something out, at least it only came from across town and not from across the country just to end up in your compost heap.

Don't worry friend!  With every delivery you are sent recipe ideas to help you find fun, and delicious ways to prepare your veggies.

Don't worry people!  We deliver a variety of goodies each time.  It's fun to see what you got.  Dig in with delight.

Bonus kale recipe below! 

Farm tunes!

An urban plot, not as in a pulp fiction read, but as in a farm plot in the city.

A plot tended with bent back.

And tender care.

What century is this?

Shovel by Shovel,

Smile by smile.

Have you heard of the fable of the serpent and the swine?  Well, I'll make something up...

But here is a story, and a bonus recipe for kale that will blow your mind!

I never liked kale.  Not with a fox, not in a box, not here, not there...

But then I tried this kale salad.  It blew my mind!

Ingredients:

2-4 cloves of crushed garlic

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

Juice from 1/2 lemon

2 tablespoons Bragg's liquide aminos (or soy sauce)

1/2 cup nutritional yeast

3/4 cup olive oil

and… one large bunch Too Much Kale!

Steps:

1. Mix dressing ingredients together in a pourable container

2. Cut kale into bite-sized pieces (large knife, cutting board, goes easy and fast)

3. Pour dressing over kale gradually and massage with your bare hands.  Get into it!  Grab, Squeeze, Rub, Knead.  This process breaks down the cellulose and wilts the kale into a yummy silkiness.

4. Prepare for a blown mind, and happy taste buds.

5. Now that your anxieties related to kale specifically and CSAs more generally are relieved, sign up under the sign up tab!  We look forward to supplying you with the goods!

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