Posted in Uncategorized

Going Crazy For Cucamelons!

Cucamelon Who?

What the heck is a Cucamelon and why haven’t I, “the garden guru,” heard of this before?

Well, if you were wondering they are my new obsession and are now available on our 2018 selection list for the upcoming growing season! Woot Woot!

 

Even though I want to call it a vegetable, it is actually a fruit that looks like a grape-sized watermelon but tastes more like a lime-dipped cucumber!!!
After doing some research I found out they originated in Mexico and Central America. This super food is stored with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber that come with HUGE health benefits in a tiny package.
It is said, cucamelons lower the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer and guard against premature aging … SO, why am I paying $300 at the spa once a month when I can pop a few cucamelons and say goodbye to wrinkles!
You’re not likely going to find this fruit at any supermarket but the good news is OBF will be growing them this season so stop by and grab a few cucamelons at our farmers stand on Pleasant Valley road in Morganville, New Jersey 1/4 mile east of the Conover road intersection, on the left.
This cute little melon can be used for pickling, non-alcoholic/alcoholic drinks, salsas, stir-fry and so much more…
Below are a few recipes I found to be yummy! Enjoy
Pickled Cucamelons !
Bread and Butter Pickles !
Marinated Mexican sour Gherkins !
X, Carly.
Posted in Community Supported Agriculture

Community Supported Agriculture

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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February is filled with love, especially for our farmers who are building relationships with members of Community Supported Agriculture.

We often hear the question: What is the real meaning behind National CSA Day?

National CSA Day is held on February 23rd and is dedicated to the celebration of Community Supported Agriculture.

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I want to share with you guys just how important participating in a CSA is, and how your contribution to our farm will benefit the both of us!

In simple terms, a CSA participant purchases the access to high quality, fresh produce grown locally by local farmers (like OBF) all season long at a discount!

As you may know, a farmers growing season begins around early March through late November depending on our ever changing environment …

You might ask: What am I signing up for exactly and why now?

When the New Year begins, farmers do not have a steady flow of income or revenue. By participating early your local farmer can plan for the season. We purchase new seeds, prepare the land, plant our seedlings and compensate all our farm loving employees that help make this happen.

This all lends itself to a wonderful harvesting season for all CSA Members!

Why join a CSA?

  • Eat Healthy Quality Food – Locally grown, organic, farm-to-table produce has higher antioxidant and nutritional content then other conventionally raised produce that has often been shipped from miles away.
  • Community – Your support helps small local farms continue to thrive as operating businesses while producing, local, Non-GMO foods that are healthy for you. Minimizing Big Ag reliance!
  • Interactive – Get your hands dirty! CSA’s offer the opportunity for… pick your own veggiesGarden arrow

We encourage you to get the gardening/farming bug, especially with your children!

Join OBF in the Harvest…

How to sign up with Oasis Backyard Farms!

 

 

  1. Click –2018 Harvest Card
  2.  Download and fill out an application & choose your discount level.
  3. Mail your application and check or email it to us and pay online – (24 Hillcrest Drive, Colts Neck NJ, 07722)
  4. We will mail you your Harvest Card (application must be received in order for us to mail)

Sign up with Oasis Backyard Farms by #CSADay (February 23rd)

The first 100 complete application/payments will receive a FREE tote bag that is included in your membership!

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Thank you for supporting OBF on our journey.

OUR FARM LOCATION:

161 Pleasant Valley Road Morganville, New Jersey 07751

#CSAday #Letsgrowsomething #OBF

X,Carly