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In The Field – Week 1

We are in the throws of the season now that the rains have eased up. However, because of the rains we are 3 weeks behind schedule. This puts a lot of pressure on the tractor team as they are the first step in the intricately choreographed dance of farming. They are...

Winter CSA – Last Day

I want to start off by thanking everyone for being a part of our first ever winter CSA here at Fifth Crow and the continued support you've given to Fifth Crow. We are so glad you joined us this season as we experimented with offering a winter CSA. Of course we chose...

Winter CSA – Week 13

The coast is a-buzz with the sounds of tractors and Fifth Crow is no exception. Sam, our new tractor assistant, started this week. The soil has dried out enough to get out there and do some much needed tractor work (until these new rains appeared). He, Darin, Mike,...

Winter CSA – Week 12

CUESA is a nonprofit organization that manages the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco (where we have been seen since last fall selling our produce) and the Jack London Square Farmers Market in Oakland. Founded in 1994, their goal was to educate urban...

Winter CSA – Week 11

Our soil finally dried out enough to get out there and work the fields this last week. Mike was able to mow and disc in cover crop in one section of our fields (background of pic with cover crop in foreground) while Darin formed new beds for planting. The crew planted...

Winter CSA – Week 10

Our new Poultry Production Manager started last week. Henry (not to be confused with our livestock guardian dog, Henri) drove out all the way from Missouri to work and live at Fifth Crow this season. He has started right in on irrigation repairs, fence mending, and...

Winter CSA – Week 9

We have dried out enough (or almost enough) to finally get the tractor out in the fields again. Darin has been mowing, discing, and spading to prep the land to make new beds for our early springs rounds of plantings and sowings. Brassicas will be first priority for...

Winter CSA – Week 8

I'm sure you are all as happy as we've been here at the farm to have had some beautifully sunny, dry days lately. The crew has been out working on repairing the high tunnels as well as doing our winter pruning of the pear and apple trees. Our fields are drying up...

CSA & Farm Updates

CSA News Winter 2017 season: We are now halfway through our first ever winter CSA* season which runs for a total of 14 weeks and it has been both wonderful and challenging. The extreme weather this winter has had a huge impact on our crops and ability to be out in the...

Baby Crow #3 Has Arrived!

Her name is Eleanor Joyce, born Thursday Feb. 23rd. 7 lbs. 15oz. & 20 in. tall. Both mom and baby are doing great and they were back home by 4:00pm on Friday!! Mike and Teresa went zooming outta the farm around 1:30pm on Thursday afternoon and she was born by...

Winter CSA – Week 6

So, what's new here? Well, we are just waiting and hoping for some drier spans of weather. The flowers are struggling with disease due to the high levels of moisture. The crops are at a stand still in their growth and we haven't had much of a window to get out and sow...

Winter CSA – Week 5

WOW, WHAT A STORM!!! I hope everyone was able to stay safe and somewhat dry! It's been really treacherous out there on the roads and here at the farm too. Our Westland property (where many of our winter crops are located) flooded when the creek broke over the banks....

Garlic Mustard Brussels

INGREDIENTS 1lb Brussel sprouts 1⁄4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1⁄4 cup honey 2 tbsp prepared stone ground mustard 2 tbsp minced garlic DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350°F. In a mixing bowl, whisk together olive oil, honey, mustard and garlic. Put halved brussel sprouts...

Parsnip Hummus

Ingredients Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 2 lbs parsnips, trimmed, peeled and cut into equal-size chunks 1/2 cup tahini 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 large clove garlic 1 small lemon, juiced Paprika, for decorative sprinkle Directions Bring a large pot of...

Beet Fudge Bites

Ingredients Beet Fudge Ingredients: 1 cup of chopped steamed beets 1/2 tsp liquid stevia 2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup softened coconut butter + 1 tablespoon 2 tbsp water Dark Chocolate Sauce Ingredients: 6 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder 1/4 cup coconut nectar (maple,...