* Alchemy Farmhouse *


Garlic Harvest!
July 16, 2009, 1:34 pm
Filed under: Farm

This past weekend was our garlic harvest–it looks and smells great as it hangs to dry now!

bulbs!

bulbs!

harvested bulbs all layed out--about 70 or so

harvested bulbs all layed out--about 70 or so

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good use for an old shower rod

good use for an old shower rod



Friday Market, June 19th!
June 18, 2009, 12:46 pm
Filed under: Farm, Market

Friday June 19th will be the second outdoor market @ Robin’s! In honor of Father’s Day and graduation time, dads and grads receive 10% off their purchases!  Stop in and visit–don’t forget to tell your friends. All of our markets run rain or shine!

Community Farmers Market,  4-8pm

Robin’s Warehouse

Route 32, New Paltz

255-5201



The Swap…
June 18, 2009, 12:07 pm
Filed under: Farm, Read the Old Blog!

Hi folks,

This blog started out @ laurentamrazjudson.wordpress.com, and it quickly became less about me and my art and all about the Farm. So, I finally launched alchemyfarmhouse.wordpress.com, but that leaves a big gap between the posts from last year and this year because I am trying to transfer them but it is such a slow process. I am hoping you will forgive me if I stop transferring and just post a link to the former site. Much appreciated…keep reading, keep eating, and get your hands dirty this summer! :)



*Alchemy Farmhouse*
June 17, 2009, 3:30 pm
Filed under: Farm

* * * Welcome to Alchemy Farmhouse! * * *

 Dahlia at Alchemy Farmhouse

It’s very good to be back here, and I am so pleased to see you here also. Welcome back or just welcome if you have never visited before. Along with being a place where I share my art & writing, this is now the home for my farm & cooking adventures, named for our land, the Alchemy Farm, and food line, Alchemy Farmhouse. I hope you enjoy the new turn I am taking, and these updates. A little background on the name Alchemy Farmhouse…

     Ever since I was a child, I have loved the ideas of alchemy–the mixing of spirituality, religion, science and nature. Taking something seemingly ordinary and transmuting it to something extraordinary fascinates me. After I became involved with cooking & growing food 6 years ago, I realized what incredible alchemy existed there: a seed to a giant pumpkin! Gorgeous blueberries to amazing jam! Thus the name seemed simple, because our home, the Alchemy farmhouse is where we take nature’s gifts grown with sun, water, and a bit of hard work and watch them turn into something wonderful. Our area of New York is rife with abundant farms and exciting food movements. Feel free to contact us for information on planning a visit to the Hudson Valley and check the blogroll for local groups we so love! Check back often for new photos as things ripen, and recipes and finished food photos as I catch back up with the site.

 Picking wild mountain blueberries & huckleberries for jam

Picking wild mountain blueberries & huckleberries for jam

Utah helps find the best berries...and then eats them himself!

Utah helps find the best berries…and then eats them himself!

Romanesco Zucchini grows like wildfire! several pounds in just a few days!

Romanesco Zucchini grows like wildfire! several pounds in just a few days!

Turkish Eggplant--round, turns orange with green stripes when ripe!

Turkish Eggplant–round, turns orange with green stripes when ripe!

Honeybee on Scarlet Runner Bean Blossom

Honeybee on Scarlet Runner Bean Blossom

heirloom Tomatoes, some with *interesting* blossom-end rot L-R> Tigerella, Glacier

Heirloom Tomatoes, some with *interesting* blossom-end rot

Tigerella, Yellow Crookneck Squash, Glacier, Striped German

L-R> Tigerella, Glacier, Tigerella, Yellow Crookneck Squash, Glacier, Striped German



Goings-On…
May 25, 2009, 7:29 pm
Filed under: Farm

Take a look at what’s springing up around here…

strawberry setting fruit

strawberry setting fruit

fava beans

fava beans

first radish harvest (L-R: cherry belle, d'auvignon, plum purple)

first radish harvest (L-R: cherry belle, d'auvignon, plum purple)



Welcome to Alchemy Farmhouse!
May 9, 2009, 2:13 am
Filed under: Market

Thanks for checking out our new site. Last summer my personal website evolved into a page primarily for the farm, but it is high time it received its own space and name! There are so many wonderfully busy activities going on here to prepare for our best growing season yet. One of the most exciting aspects for 2009 is that we are now growing for market and for direct sale to restaurants and stores in our local Hudson Valley region. This venture will allow the magic of Alchemy Farmhouse to reach more people and help to spread our message on the importance of sustainable practices and locally grown food sources. Come visit us at the new Farmers Market at Robin’s Warehouse, route 32 New Paltz on Fridays! The market will begin operating June 12th and every Friday thereafter through the Fall, from 4pm-8pm. Talk about Happy Hour! It’s the perfect time to stock up for a whole weekend of local food! The market offers local produce and herbs, meats, wine, herbal products, cheeses, fruit and more! See you there!




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