Archive for the ‘Our Farm Stand’ Category

Thank you to everyone that enjoyed our first harvest of corn. We have sold out of our first 3 corn pieces, now we will wait for the next piece to be ready.  As you know we have battled the drought so the corn is being harvested in batches. Right now we are planting the fall cabbage and the boys are learning how its done.

We will have corn available on the stand about the 10th of August.  Thank-you for all of your support and understanding, you are the best customers!

Rushmore Tomatoes

We still have all our other veggies , beautiful tomatoes, the next piece of beans should be ready for picking soon.


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Corn & Tomatoes

I am so happy to say our corn is on the stand. Over the next few weeks we will have a limited supply of corn daily. The reduced production is due to the drought we have had, we lost a good percentage of our first few plantings. As mid-August rolls around  we should have an abundance of corn through the end of the season.

Rushmore Corn

Today we had a big surprise, the tomatoes are here too! I was ecstatic to see a good amount ready to pick. There are not a lot of big tomatoes yet , but they will be coming on quickly .

Rushmore Tomatoes

The honor system is still in place at the stand for about another week. You may even see one of my boys up there to make change once in awhile, it sharpens their math skills.

As always thank-you for your patience .

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This is a very busy week hand weeding the beets, and several other crops that our cultivator can’t reach. We are still cutting Garlic Scapes. If you haven’t tried them now is the time, delicious cut up like chives, pesto, sauteed.

Scapes are only available for a few weeks every year. Our stand also has big beautiful heads of Romaine lettuce, Rhubarb, Kale, and soon we will be picking the Swiss Chard.


As always, the honor system at the stand is in place for the next few weeks. Make sure to bring plenty of ones and fives, checks accepted with your phone number.

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Our Farm Stand Opens This Saturday 6/11 With Our Own Romaine Lettuce, Rhubarb and Garlic Scapes!


If you have not tried garlic scapes then this is the time to do it. Garlic Scapes make a great pesto to use on chicken, fish or eggs!  If you have a recipe for garlic scapes please share it with us.

Here is our favorite pesto recipe.

Makes about 1 cup
10 garlic scapes, finely chopped
1/3 to 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan (to taste and texture)
1/3 cup slivered almonds (you could toast them lightly, if you’d like)
About 1/2 cup olive oil Sea salt
Put the scapes, 1/3 cup of the cheese, almonds and half the olive oil in a food processor (or use a blender or a mortar and pestle). Whirl to chop and blend all the ingredients and then add the remainder of the oil and if you want add more cheese. If you like the texture as it is, stop; if you’d like it a little thinner, add some more oil. Season with salt.
If you’re not going to use the pesto immediately, press a piece of plastic against the surface to keep it from oxidizing. The pesto can be stored in the refrigerator for a couple of days or packed airtight and frozen for a couple of months.

Enjoy the local taste of Rushmore Farm and come visit us. The stand will be open and operating on the honor system right now if we are not there. We accept checks and cash.

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We are happy to say that we have increased the size of the garlic crop this year. 15,000 cloves!  IMG_2120The flavor of our fresh locally grown garlic is amazing . Nothing like the dry imported bulbs you find in the grocery store. We think it is because of the soil. Like our corn, the garlic has a very pleasing uniqueness to the flavor.  Follow Facebook to find out  when the garlic is available and other important farm news.

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