Onions…A Real Tear-Jerker

“Oh Vidalia, Vidalia, you always gotta make me cry…” How many of us have that story of cutting up onions while bawling our eyes out? How many holiday occasions or church functions have had us cutting up large amounts of onions and dreading it and...

The Radish…Good for What Ails You

What is small, red, and whispers? A hoarse radish  (ba dump, chhh) Raphanus raphanistrum subsp. sativus I can’t say enough about the wonderful radish! It’s an incredible edible that can be enjoyed in so many different ways. You may be thinking that all...

The Potato…More Than Just Mr. Potato Head

Wow! The potato. “What we need is a few good taters.” (said Sam) “Po-ta-toes! Boil them, mash them, stick them in a stew. Lovely big golden chips with a nice piece of fried fish.” Samwise Gamgee, J.R.R.Tolkien. Lord of the Rings. Probably the...

Micro-Farming…Grandma Had It Right!

Most of you guys know that Little Bent Farm is an organic micro-farm, with approximately 2 acres in cultivation, along with some roosters, chickens, and beehives. But what exactly does micro-farm mean?  I wanted to know more about it & where the idea comes from?...

April Showers

I had a funny thing to happen the other day, when it was still cold and gray, and raining outside. And if I’m being completely honest, I was feeling pretty down. I had my front door open, and a very small robin flew up and sat on the rim of a big flower urn by the...

Sunny Days And Green Tomatoes

As most of you know, we celebrated Earth Day on the square, here in Franklin, this past Saturday. Thank you, to all of you who braved the elements and came by and said hello. We must take the rain when it comes. It’s what makes our veggies grow, after all. In chatting...

Aphids…Seriously Gross

Okay guys, we all know that as a vegetable gardening newbie, I don’t know all that much about things. However, like just about everyone in the south, I’ve planted a little of everything in my flower beds…land-scapewise. So I’m no novice when it...

How To Eat Clean On A Budget

There is a lot of hype these days about eating organic and eating “clean”. There are even expensive grocery chains where you can shop for trendy high-priced products from all over the world. But what does it really mean to eat clean and organic? Does it really have to...

New England Hot Lettuce Salad

1 pound of bacon, cooked till crispy/diced & set aside (reserve bacon drippings) 1 large bag of Little Bent Salad Mix, washed & dry, roughly chop & set aside 1 small onion 3 eggs 1 tsp pepper ½ cup raw sugar or honey ½ cup apple cider vinegar ¾ cup water 1...

Black Radish & Apple Chopped Salad With Lemon & Mint

inspired by Barb Magee, The Local Dish blog 3 Black Radishes, julienne d 1 Granny Smith Apple, julienne d 2 Tbsp Lemon Juice 1 Carrot, julienne d 1 Celery Stick, julienne d 2 Tbsp Mint, chopped ​ Additions: Roasted Sunflower Seeds, pistachios, or almonds Olive Oil Sea...
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