• Joan Walker,278 Old NC 20 Hwy, Alexander, NC 28701

Spiced Pumpkin Soup

Ingredients 1 Tablespoon butter 1 cup onion, chopped 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon curry powder 1/4 teaspoon cumin 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 cup peeled and cubed sweet potato 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 14-oz cans of nonfat and low-sodium chicken broth or vegetable stock 1 15-oz can of pumpkin 1 […]

What’s new on the farm?

Summer is winding down but that doesn’t mean there’s not plenty of work to do and bounty to harvest on the farm! October is seeing nice big harvests of napa cabbage, salad greens, fennel, cilantro, spinach, radishes and more. Two weeks ago marked the inaugural weekly farm boxes and first farmer’s market, with lots of […]

Spring is just around the corner

Back when I was a hobby gardener, winter was a time I dreamed about gardening. I’d pour over seed catalogs and think about which handful of new varieties I might try out, then round about March I’d start prepping beds and await patiently for our last frost date to roll around before putting any baby […]

2022 Offerings

This year I’m excited to be growing LOTS of varieties of vegetables, fruits and flowers (not to mention pastured eggs!) Here’s what in the works for Fiddlesticks Farm this year: Salad blend Microgreens Pea shoots Sunflower shoots Radish Kale Mustard greens Pak choi Fennel Napa cabbage Kohlrabi Chard Broccolini Spinach Cucumbers Eggplant Tomatillo Zucchini Patty […]

Kale fritters (or any kind of greens!)

One of my favorite ways to eat greens like mustard and kale is in baked fritters. This recipe is super easy and customizable so add in whatever flavoring you prefer — I like them with curry and some spicy peppers! Preheat oven to 375 degrees, coat a sheet pan with oil of your choice.  Chop 8 […]

Spinach and Mushroom Quiche with Gluten Free Crust

Gluten Free Crust (or use your favorite pie crust recipe): 2 cups almond flour Pinch of salt and/or pepper 2 tablespoons melted butter or oil coconut oil 1 large egg Pre-heat oven to 350° Mix dry ingredients in a large bowl or food processor. Knead in butter or oil and egg until it is thoroughly […]

Mighty Microgreens

Microgreens have quickly become one of my new favorite things to grow (and eat!) and will be a frequent component of weekly boxes. Microgreens are quick-growing, miniature versions of regular greens and veggies. They may be small, but they are mighty from a nutritional standpoint; containing higher concentrations of antioxidants, nutrients like potassium, iron and […]