Field Trip: The Ugly Pumpkin Sale (hahaha!)

pumpkin beauty I have to admit I was intrigued when my new pumpkin mentor, Anne, of C & A Organic Farm, posted to her Facebook page that she would be having an Ugly Pumpkin Sale this Sunday afternoon. Really? What might that entail? I asked. What it entailed was the marvelous opportunity to purchase very […]

Field Trip: Oak Hill Farm

It’s right about this time of year that I begin thinking of meandering over to Oak Hill Farm, not only for their abundant choices of splendid organic vegetables, but because they have an annual tradition of creating the most wonderful altar in honor of Day of the Dead, which we are inclined in California to […]

Growing Pumpkins is Not for the Tidy!

You’ve all been there. One second the pumpkin is a teeny little unobtrusive juvenile and you turn your back and he’s a wild teenager scrambling up walls, under bushes, over sidewalks, into tomato cages and under the arugula. Lordie! It’s enough to give a mother a heart attack. Ha ha ha. Hee. Actually, truth be […]

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