This week we visited Minnie and Jen from Blue House Farm, a certified organic,
30 acre plot plus a small orchard in Pescadero, CA. One of 9 farmhands, Minnie
does some of every task, from loading up, driving and marketeering to seeding,
weeding, and harvesting. At 5pm, she was still looking cheery and happy to be
on her feet!
We first tasted Blue House's produce on the farm, shopping for the Race to the
Mammoth feast on the neighboring land. After walking all the way out to the
strawberry field with Blue House's dog Lucky, we found Katie, just home from
a Saturday morning market. We snatched up 17 bunches of dinosaur kale, 12
heads of butter lettuce, 5 bunches of turnips and 13 pounds of snap peas for the
You can find Blue House Farm all over the city, on Thursday at the Mission
Community Market (4-8p), Wednesday at the College of San Mateo Market
(9-1p) and the Upper Haight Market (3-7p), and Saturday at the Alemany Market
(dawn-dusk). You can also taste their produce at BiRite Market and at Mission Pie.
This week we'll be using Blue House red beets and Albion strawberries for our
breads. (Our collard cornbread will feature collards from Little City Gardens in
San Francisco). Get yours delivered this Tuesday by ordering here!
Stay tuned for our next farm, and visit us this Saturday at the Urban Farmgirls
3rd Anniversary Party! We'll be slinging loaves, muffins and pies alongside
Serendipity Farms from 2-7pm.