Farm Happenings at One Straw Farm
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Farm Happenings at One Straw Farm

Farm Happenings for August 24, 2020

Posted on August 21st, 2020
Huitlacoche, or corn smut, is considered a delicacy in Mexican cuisine but it is also the bane of sweet corn aficionados everywhere. Corn smut is the result of a corn plant getting infected by the pathogenic fungus Ustilago maydis. The fungus attacks all parts of the corn plant and causes the... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 20, 2020

Posted on August 18th, 2020
Looking for a new idea for watermelon as we get close to the end of melon season? We like making a sweet and savory watermelon salad as a cool, refreshing side dish. We toss chunks of watermelon with mint, feta, and balsamic vinegar and add salt and pepper to taste. The salad is very adaptable - you... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 17, 2020

Posted on August 14th, 2020
Looking for a new idea for melon season? Try a cantaloupe skewer with cantaloupe, basil, mozzarella, and prosciutto. Layer the pieces together and drizzle with balsamic vinegar. We've also enjoyed making a sweet and savory melon salad. You can experiment with a lot of different options but we like mixing... read more »

Farm Happenings for August 10, 2020

Posted on August 7th, 2020
We are feeling pretty fortunate this week with the outcome of tropical storm Isaias on Tuesday. We got about 3.5" of rain here on the farm but not too much in the way of winds or crop damage. We have to be extra diligent over the next couple of weeks to look for new pest and bacterial issues in the fields.... read more »