We’re hiring!

We are so excited to announce that we are hiring two new people!

Farm Operations Manager: Responsible for vegetable production; manages interns and volunteers; assists with education and outreach. Learn more and apply here.

Farm Program Manager: Responsible for the Farm Share program; Produce to Patients program; evaluation and reporting. Learn more and apply here.

Michigan Spring Wheat Berry Salad

Check out this hearty, spring salad made specially for this week’s farm share by Megan, the owner of Macon Creek Malt. The wheat berries are from her!

Fun Fact: people confuse me and Megan all of the time. Can you tell who is who?

Twins!

Ingredients

  • 1 C whole wheat berries
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 small red onion, finely diced
  • 2-3 T (white) balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 C olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 C thinly sliced radishes
  • 2 C chopped spinach
  • 1 C pea shoots

Additional toppings

  • Pumpkin seeds (pepitas); walnuts etc
  • dried cranberries, cherries, raisins etc
  • feta, soft cheeses

Prepare Wheat Berries

  • Soak 1 Cup of whole wheat berries in 3 cups water in fridge overnight. Drain.
  • Cook soaked wheat berries in 3 fresh cups water and 1 tsp salt for 35-40 minutes. Bring water to boil, then lower temperature to simmer.
  • Drain and cool

Prepare dressing

  • Combine 1 tsp salt, 1.2 tsp pepper, garlic, red onion, lemon juice, a balsamic vinegar. Set aside for 15 minutes.
  • Add olive oil, whisk together

Prepare Salad

  • Combine spinach, radishes, pea shoots and other toppings as desired.

COMBINE!!

  • Toss wheat berries, dressing and salad.

April Updates

Hi Everyone,

The sun is finally shining! Our tomato seedlings are getting big and I’m feeling plumb tuckered out by the time I get home. Must mean spring is here!

A few farm announcements:

1. April 3rd is the last day to register for the Spring and Season Passes for the St. Joe’s Farm Share. (register today, click the farm share tab at the top of this page!)

2. There will be no Farmers Market until further notice. Unfortunately, I haven’t found a way to clone myself, so until we are able to hire someone to replace Lauren, I will need to be working on the Farm Share on Wednesdays. I apologize!

3. Please join us in supporting the Best Buddies Friendship Walk on April 13th. This group works to end social isolation for people with disabilities. Learn more here.

4. The Farm is being recognized as a 2019 Harkin Wellness Designee. Learn more about this program here. I will be in Iowa tomorrow to accept the award.

5. Check out this great article in Health Progress: “How the Farm at St. Joe’s Transforms Its Health System” by Rob Casalou. 

How the Farm at St. Joes Transforms Its Health System-a

Illustration by Larry Moore (I love this!!)