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Welcome to 1840 Farm

You’re always welcome at 1840 Farm and we’re thrilled that you stopped by for a visit!  We have organized our favorite recipes and posts to make it easier for you to find exactly what you’re looking for.   You can access our posts by clicking on the photos below.  From pie baking tips to our basket collection and a photo tour of our gardens, you’re sure to find something that you’ll enjoy.


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Condensed Milk Caramel at 1840 Farm

Condensed Milk Caramel

There are few things more delicious than a deeply flavored caramel. It’s versatile and can turn the simple into the sublime. Warmed and spooned over vanilla ice cream, used as a dip for fresh apple slices, or drizzled over desserts right before serving, it is always a welcome sight.

Caramel is …

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Husk Cherries at 1840 Farm

Savory Husk Cherry and Rosemary Jam

Husk Cherries (Physalis pruinosa) are related to the tomatillo and tomato.  They share the same scientific family with tomatoes and the same genus as the tomatillo.  The marble shaped fruits are sweet and earthy with a tropical note.  Their flavor defies easy explanation.  Each bite is equal parts sweet and citrusy.  Imagine a …

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Heirloom Tomato Pie at 1840 Farm

Heirloom Tomato Pie

If I ranked my favorite foods, heirloom tomatoes and homemade pie would both be at the top of my list.  In fact, they might occupy the first and second spot.  Please don’t ask me to choose one of them as my absolute favorite because I’m not sure that I could.

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West Indian Heirloom Gherkin at 1840 Farm

Heirloom West Indian Burr Gherkin

West Indian Burr Gherkin Cucumis anguria

Planting Depth: 1″ below the soil’s surface Plant Spacing: 12 inch hills containing 6-8 seeds each Row Spacing:  18-24 inches Days to Maturity:  60-65

The West Indian Burr Gherkin is a native of Africa.  It is believed that it was brought to …

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