Archive for November, 2016

Hankering for Fresh Produce in the Winter?

Reserve your own Special Box loaded with produce grown right here in the Big Horn Basin–organic practices and stored in our coolers!  Limited number of boxes available–pick up is Friday, December 2nd, at Bee Healthy (635 Big Horn Ave-Worland).

Special Box this week:  Grafitti (purple) Cauliflower, Kale, Rose Finn Apple Fingerlings (3#), Brussels sprouts (1#), Deep Purple Carrots (2#), Red Onions (2#), Celeriac, and Hidatsa Native American winter squash–  $25.00  (Feel free to return your empty box for the next time-)

order by email to or text to 431-1219

The Farmer’s Wife

Special Boxes and Special Orders- THIS WEEK!

Hope all enjoyed THANKGIVING–we have so much to be thankful for…AMEN!

Time again to order FRESH PRODUCE grown by LLOYD CRAFT FARMS–                      Special Orders due by Tuesday, reserve your box by Wednesday.  Items posted at , Fall Friday Sales- Bee Healthy page.  NEW PRICES… Sunchokes now available– as well as carrots, cabbages, onions, potatoes, Brussels sprouts, and winter squashes. Organically raised, locally grown.

Special Box this week:  Grafitti (purple) Cauliflower, Kale, Rose Finn Apple Fingerlings (3#), Brussels sprouts (1#), Deep Purple Carrots (2#), Red Onions (2#), Celeriac, and Hidatsa Native American winter squash–  $25.00  (Feel free to return your box-)

order by email to or text to 431-1219

The Farmer’s Wife

Special Boxes and Orders- PU Friday!

Just finished the boxes!  Cold outside and definitely winter soup weather–onions, potatoes, celery, carrots are all great ingredients and in your box for pick up Friday at Bee Healthy, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

The Special Orders are ready, too!  Pick Up at that same time and place.  

We will be updating the Fall Friday Sales- Bee Healthy page after Thanksgiving with more options on the carrots.  The carrot sampler in the Special Box will give you a taste test so you can order your own favorite.  

Next order time is by Tuesday, November 29th.  We’ll have Special Boxes available again–they can be reserved by Thursday subject to availability!


Some suggestions for your Special Boxes this week:

Romanesco, Cauliflower, and Broccoli should be eaten first as they were all harvested over a week ago.  (FYI–cauliflower and Romanesco are loaded with anti-oxidants, as well as the broccoli…the sooner consumed after harvest the better for flavor and nutrition.  Cauliflower and Broccoli from the store can be as old as 4 weeks – flavor becomes stronger with time and less desirable for some folks.  If plant is rubbery, its probably too far gone–However, a quick ice bath with a 10 minute soak can work wonders in reviving limp Brassicas, as well as improving their flavor.)

Potatoes were just dug this week–I bagged them almost in the dark so if some ugly’s got by, I’m sorry.  🙁       These are Dark Red Norland’s and Mozart Reds.

Celery in the boxes is 2# to 3# in weight.  Loaded with flavor and the heart is juicy and sweet.  I take mine and cut the base and put shortened stalks in a large peanut butter jar in the fridge for us to snack on–chilled water keeps them crisp.  The leaves I will save in a bag for soups, or dehydrate for later use.  We love Sloppy Joe’s with the fresh celery and onions!

Kaitlin Cabbage is LARGE but will keep in your fridge for a couple of months.  It can serve you for 3 or 4 meals:  Cabbage burgers, coleslaw, or fermented for sauerkraut.  I’ve also made Cabbage Rolls–the leaves are perfect as they are thinner and large enough for a nice wrap with the rice and sausage or hamburger filling.

Red Kuri winter squash–cut in half and roast in the oven with a little olive oil and garlic in the cavity.  I find if I put it in a covered Corelle dish it keeps its moisture and better serves for Bisque (creamed soup), whipped squash (like mashed potatoes as a side), or eaten with spoon right from the shell for the main meal. Keep it covered with foil to retain the moisture.  Often I will cut it into slices and steam it–faster than the oven.

Tri-Color carrots are orange Sugarsnax, Deep Purple, and Purple Haze.  You can special order your own carrots next round.  We can mix them for you, or you can order 5#-10# bags of Sugarsnax and Deep Purple.  The Cosmic carrots are larger, but just as juicy and sweet.  Those will be sold in 25# units–juicers, cut as ‘wafers’ for snacking, or great as a cooked carrot with butter.  We are juicing this week–Sugarsnax are sweeter, but have more sediment requiring they be filtered twice.  The Cosmic is our favorite!  Haven’t juiced the Deep Purple yet–not sure a dark juice will pass the ‘look’ test…we ‘eat’ with our eyes.  Once food has passed the sight test, then we ‘taste’ it!


Thanks ALL!  The Farmer’s Wife

3 Special Boxes left- reserve now- PU Friday

reserve by texting 431-1219 or email

box contents– cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, Romanesco, potatoes, onions, carrots, celery, squash.  $25

The Farmer’s Wife

Time to ORDER–Deadline Tuesday

Order by Tuesday for delivery Friday at Bee Healthy–No produce next week for Thanksgiving–take advantage of stocking up for the holiday! 

Order by email to, or text to 431-1219

Special Box this week:  Head of Kaitlin cabbage, 1# bag Broccoli (last of season), 1-1/2# bag of Cauliflower Mix, 2 heads Romanesco, 5# bag Red Potatoes, 2# Yellow Cipollini onions (2nd’s), 2# Tri-colored Carrots, head Celery (2# avg), 2 Red Kuri winter squash. (12 available this week- order up until Thursday.)

Special orders:  check it out at , Fall Friday Sales- Bee Healthy page.  Order by Tuesday for delivery Friday–can order both a box and special items–

The Farmer’s Wife

November 11th- Fall Friday @ Bee Healthy

Good Morning and a good one it is!  Sunny this week–60’s daytime temperatures and hovering around freezing each night–We are still harvesting!  

Time to order again for Fresh Produce on Friday–delivered to Bee Healthy for pick up between 10:00 and 5:30.  (635 Big Horn Ave. Worland)

You can do a Special Order or a Special Box:

Special Order–prices and items are listed at , Fall Friday Sales–Bee Healthy page.  ($20 minimum order- no membership required- open to everyone.  Pay by Check or cash in an envelope at pick up–THANKS! )

Special Box–$25………This week’s Box will include:

Bundle of Kale, 1# Cosmic carrots (large, suitable for ‘wafers’), bag Broccoli, 1# Romanesco, 2 Yellow Cipollini onions, Deadon cabbage (great fried, grilled, or roasted), Celery stalks, 2# Sweet Potato mix, and 2 small Hooligan’s (small, sweet orange and cream colored pumpkins–single serving!)

Special Order by Tuesday evening–email or text 431-1219

Reserve your Special Box by Wednesday–

Hope to hear from you–Lots of good veggies to share!

The Farmer’s Wife

Bee Healthy Pick UP- times

Just a clarification–we deliver at 10:00 a.m. but you have all day to pick up the boxes:  10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Bee Healthy hours.  If you can’t pick it up today, give me a call (or text) to 431-1219.  We do not leave the boxes at Bee Healthy after Friday, but bring them back to our cooler at The Farm for you to Pick Up Saturday.

Thanks!–and enjoy–

The Farmer’s Wife

Friday Pick Up at Bee Healthy

Friday, November 4th, is the first Pick Up at Bee Healthy for Fall Fridays!

Thank you to everyone who took the time to order, and thank you to everyone that took the time to reserve a Special Box–We appreciate your time and are happy to share the fruit of our labor!

Boxes will be delivered at 10:00 a.m.  Your name and the amount due is written on the label on the boxes.  You can pay by check or cash at the check out counter–if cash, please seal in an envelope with your name on the outside for proper credit.  I can be reached at 431-1219 with any questions–

********************************************************************A note on the orders–we filled them as advertised, BUT also included 2 Honey Bear acorn squashes with a recipe.  This is a gift from us to you–Thank you!!

The Farmer’s Wife


Special Box–Fresh Produce

I still have some boxes left–$25, all fresh, organically raised by Lloyd Craft Farms

Interested?–to reserve a box Text 431-1219 or Email   Pick up Friday, November 4th, Bee Healthy, 10:00 to 5:30.  Pay at Pick UP.


Broccoli Florets- 1# bag,

Romanesco- 2 small- lime green heads, geometric shaped, unique flavor

Celery Stalks- 1# bundle

Cosmic carrots- 1# bag

Kaitlin cabbage- 1/2 head, white center, tight, great as slaw, cabbage burgers, fried, or as sauerkraut

LaRatte Fingerling potatoes- 3# bag

Sierra Blanca onion…and a garlic bulb!

Cost is $25.00…all produce is fresh and from Lloyd Craft Farms, except the garlic!


The Farmer’s Wife

Fall Friday Sales! Not too late for this week–

It is too late to place a special order, but not too late to get one of our Special Boxes

Box contains 1# Fresh Broccoli Florets, a small head of Romanesco (cousin to cauliflower and broccoli), 1# Celery Stalks, 1# Cosmic carrots (purple outside, orange inside–blocky shape), 1/2 head Kaitlin cabbage, 3# LaRatte Fingerling potatoes, beautiful white Sierra Blanca onion…and a garlic bulb!

Cost is $25.00…all produce is fresh and from Lloyd Craft Farms, except the garlic!

Interested? Text 431-1219 to reserve a box–10 are available for pick up Friday at Bee Healthy, 10:00 to 5:30.  Pay at Pick UP.

The Farmer’s Wife