Heirloom Tomato Pie at 1840 Farm

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.Read More →

Over the last few weeks, I have immersed myself in seed catalogs and gardening history books.  While it has taken some time, I have finally narrowed down my wish list of varieties to include in The 1840 Farm Heirloom Seed Collection for 2013. All of the seeds offered in ourRead More →

The German Johnson Heirloom Tomato is a potato leaf variety of tomato plant with an indeterminate growing habit.  It produces large, round, Beefsteak shaped fruit with bright red skin.  The ripe fruit commonly show bright yellow striping along its shoulders. The German Johnson’s flesh is pink and meaty with aRead More →

Life here at 1840 Farm can get pretty dirty.  Spring has only been here for a few weeks, yet the never-ending trail of garden soil has already started to appear in our mudroom. I’ll spend ten minutes every evening from now until winter trying to clean up the dirt beforeRead More →

Here we sit at 1840 Farm.  It is almost the end of November.  The garden has been put to bed for the winter.  The leaves have been corralled into their leaf compost bins.  Well, at least most of them.  Summer is over and fall is holding on by a veryRead More →

This just in.  I harvested 17 pounds of organic, fresh produce from the 1840 Farm gardens yesterday.  I feel proud.  I feel victorious.  I feel exhausted. This is the time of year that the hours of labor in our gardens finally seem to make sense. That moment when the kitchen counter seemsRead More →

I never understood the appeal of bruschetta. This might have something to do with the fact that I had apparently never eaten great bruschetta. I had only experienced the worst that bruschetta had to offer. Subpar bread with tasteless, out-of-season tomatoes. I was not impressed.Read More →