Archive for March, 2018



Specialty mushrooms were out of stock for this week!  I pre-ordered for April 5th–  Sorry for the delay!  Just a week to anticipate–   🙂

BUT…if you were not sure whether you knew what to do with mushrooms…and want to give it a shot…you now have a chance to order by March 31st!

TEXT 431-1219, or email


The Farmer’s Wife

5th Thursday Special BOXES! Want one? Reserve it now for MARCH 29th–


March 29th is a 5th Thursday–What does that mean?  It means that ANYONE can reserve a box of fruits and veggies…Members of the Buyer’s Group or Facebook Friends or Walk-in Customers or Newbies to the Basin…ANYONE!  (FYI–Group A next box is April 5th, Group B next box is April 12th)

5th Thursday Special Box (March)–2# Heirloom Oranges, 2# ORG Red Potatoes, our own Sierra Blanca White onion (medium), 12 oz bag of ORG Mini-Rainbow Carrots, head of ORG Cauliflower, 12 oz bag Taylor Farms ORG Green Beans (ready to eat), ORG Cucumber, pint ORG Heirloom Cherry Tomato Mix, and Organic Girl 50/50 Salad Mix (5 oz)– $25  ($6 Savings)

Reserve NOW to pick up your Special Box at Bee Healthy next Thursday, March 29th!  Text 431-1219, email, or post at our Facebook page. 

While at Bee Healthy next Thursday take the opportunity to check out the summer veggie program at Lloyd Craft Farms by joining the CSA:  Prepay to support the garden, and reap the benefits July through September.  

Have a great Weekend!  The Farmer’s Wife


GOURMET MUSHROOMS–Deadline to order March 24th


Wow!  It has been exciting the number of mushroom lovers out there!  AND those wanting to try something new….like myself~  🙂  Are you one- full of adventure or just outright a lover?

Saturday is the last day to place your order for Thursday delivery at Bee Healthy March 29th–   Text 431-1219 or email

Specialty TrioForest Nameko, Nebrodini Bianco, Velvet Piopinni…….$9.00 (8 oz)

Chef’s SamplerBrown Clamshell and Alba Clamshell, Velvet Piopinni, and Trumpet Royale………………………….$7.75 (8 oz)

Included are recipes and directions on how to roast mushrooms…as well as information on ordering your own educational kit!


The Adventurous and full of WONDER Farmer’s Wife

PRODUCE THURSDAY at BEE HEALTHY! Group B–Walk-in’s Welcome!

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It has been a CRAzy WEEK—but I am home…and so is my 82 year old mama!  Welcome back to Wyoming MAMA!  I am a little behinder, so will spend today getting a little aheader!  Back to serving my community with Fruits and VEGGIES…I love the good produce–know you do too!  (Don’t forget to sign up for the Summer CSA for the REAL thing–fresh and locally grown!)

We have MORE of the same produce, a little light on the fruit end (ordering while traveling on the road is a challenge)Fruits on hand are ORG Bananas, those Large Hass Avocados, Tropicana Pineapple, Citrus, and a whole case of the ORG Lady Alice Apples!  MOST of the same veggies we carry weekly and greens, including Swiss Chard for $1.75 a bundle.  Case of ORG Mixed Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes, ORG English Cucumbers, ORG Taylor Farms Green Beans…and MORE! (Heirloom Oranges and Strawberries NEXT WEEK—the FIFTH THURSDAY.) 

GROUP B ADMINISTRATOR’S SPECIAL BOX 2# Lady Alice Organic Apples, 1# ORG Japanese Oriental Sweet Potatoes (purple on the outside, white on the inside…add more for a meal for more than one), ORG 1# bag of Brussels sprouts (with recipe), ORG Sweet Yellow Bell Pepper and ORG English Cucumber (more cucumbers for sale, too!), ORG Heirloom Mixed Tomatoes(pint-Cherry), ORG 1# bag Carrots, our own Red Zeppelin onions, and Organic Girl Baby Spinach (with recipe) $25

 REMEMBER TO SIGN UP FOR THE 5TH THURSDAY SPECIAL BOX FOR March 29th—With a 5th Thursday in March it means it will be an extra week without a box for either Group A  or Group B.  Group A’s next box is April 5th, and Group B is April 12th.  You do not need to be a member of the Buyer’s Group to sign up for the 5th Thursday Special Box—$25 (Anticipated contents to be posted Friday, March 23rd.)

Check out the Gourmet Mushroom Order sheet, too.  Two Mixes of Organic Mushrooms to order from:  Varieties included are clamshells, trumpets, Forest Nameko, and Velvet Pioppini.  I’ll also have Crimini and Oyster for sale this week!

See you tomorrow!  Deadline for the  5th Thursday Special Box, and Gourmet Mushrooms is March 23rd for Pick Up on March 29th!!   The Farmer’s Wife




Organic Girl Baby Spinach (5 oz), 1 pint ORG Heirloom Cherry Tomato Medley, Head of ORG Lettuce, Large Avocado, 4# bag of mixed Fruit (Heirloom Oranges, ORG Pink Lady Apple, ORG Red Pear), 2 ORG Cucumbers, ORG Yellow Sweet Bell Pepper, and ORG Green Bell Pepper, and beautiful head of ORG Romanesco (Cauliflower-like, green geometric head)–ALL FOR $25

TEXT me at 431-1219.  Boxes will be delivered to BEE HEALTHY Friday morning at 10:00.  Reserve NOW, pick up Friday!  Left-over produce from Thursday at Bee Healthy–


The Farmer’s Wife!

Swiss Chard, Lady Alice Apples, & Other fresh, crisp Veggies and Fruits at Bee Healthy tomorrow–Thursday!


We are almost ready for tomorrow at Bee Healthy!  Produce sorted and bagged, fruit checked for spoilers, and everything boxed and ready for the trip to town!  So EXCITING!  I love the opportunity for good produce–hope you do too!

We have MORE of the same great produce…ORG Strawberries, ORG Asparagus, 4# bag or 38# Case of Heirloom Oranges, and ORG Romanesco (geometric shaped green cauliflower type Brassica)Shishito Peppers (hope you tasted this delicacy–roasted or raw dipped in Diamond S Delights Kefir Herb Spread!)…Check out the giant ORG Fennel Bulbs, too!…ORG Greens:  ORG Living Butterhead Lettuce, ORG Red Head Lettuce, Organic Girl Baby Spinach, Organic Girl Salad Mix with Herbs, three kinds of ORG Kale, as well an an OVERSTOCK of ORG Rainbow Swiss Chard

I ordered 3 Swiss Chard, the company sent a CASE…so price on ORG Rainbow Swiss Chard is $1.75…with a FREE Swiss Chard Salad recipe…I have the Red Beets, Lemon, and Cucumber to buy…Janet at Bee Healthy has Pure Maple Syrup, Dried Cranberries, and Sunflower seeds from Bee Healthy to finish out the recipe…you need only supply the oil and vinegar, and salt and pepper!)  

NEW ITEMS this week are ORG Heirloom Mixed Tomatoes (Cherry sized), ORG English Cucumbers, and ORG Lady Alice Apples from Washington state!

GROUP A ADMINISTRATOR’S SPECIAL BOX 2# Lady Alice Organic Apples, 1# ORG Japanese Oriental Sweet Potatoes (purple on the outside, white on the inside…more available to buy), ORG 1# bag of Brussels sprouts (with recipe), ORG Sweet Yellow Bell Pepper and ORG English Cucumber (more cucumbers for sale, too!), ORG Heirloom Mixed Tomatoes (pint-Cherry), ORG 1# bag Carrots, our own yellow Boretanna Cipollini onions (either a large or bag of smalls), and Organic Girl Baby Spinach (with recipe) $25

See you there!  And don’t forget to sign up to try some of the Gourmet Mushrooms and a 5th Thursday Special Box, both on March 29th!!   The Farmer’s Wife




Calling all MUSHROOM Lovers! AND order your 5th Thursday Special Box–


March 29th is the 5th Thursday–Two wonderful things are happening! 

FIRST:  5th Thursday Special Boxes.  5th Thursday is OPEN!  Either Group A or B can sign up for that extra box, and we also OPEN IT UP TO THOSE NOT CURRENTLY IN THE BUYER’S GROUP!  Sign Up Sheet is on the wall–add your name and your text contact number! Box items will be posted next week.  (DEADLINE 3/23/2018)

SECOND:  Gourmet Mushrooms!  So…this Thursday and next, there will be a Sign Up Sheet on the wall to ORDER Specialty Mushrooms. (ORDER Deadline 3/23/2018)

There are 2 choices– order will be based on the one (or ones) with the most interest.

Here’s a summary (with pictures)–NEED 5 INTERESTED TO ORDER ANY CASE:


Chef’s SamplerBrown Clamshell, Alba Clamshell, Velvet Pioppini, and Trumpet Royale….$7.75 each Sampler


Specialty TrioForest Nameko, Nebrodini Bianco, Velvet Pioppini.….$9.00 each Trio


Visit for more information on the specialty mushrooms including recipes!  With your order will be a sheet on Roasting Mushrooms.  You can order an Education’s Mushroom Growth Kit from Mycopia for as little as $19.95– CHECK IT OUT!  


The Farmer’s Wife–looking forward to exploring ‘the fugus amongst us’!




No Matter What I Say…and other IMPORTANT Trevia–


No matter what I say Group A is this week (1st and 3rd Thursday)!  Group B is always the 2nd and 4th Thursday…which brings up another point:  March has FIVE (5) Thursday’s…So March 29th is the FIFTH THURSDAY!

  • FIFTH THURSDAY is for Group A or Group B or ANYONE ELSE that signs up to PICK UP a 5th THURSDAY SPECIAL BOX on March 29th!  Items to be posted later, cost $25.  So, text me, let me know Thursday, or send me an email…431-1219, March 15th or March 22nd,  (If you post on our FACEBOOK page I should get it, too!)
  • March 29th is also going to be Gourmet Mushroom Dayhow fun does that sound for you mushroom lovers?  Spokane Organics has started carrying some really unique mushrooms, but not everyone is a mushroom connoisseur so I just stick with Crimini or White for Thursday’s Buyer’s Group/Walk-in’s Welcome…and sometimes Portabello’s.  But let me know if you would like to try the SPECIALITY mushrooms and I’ll add your name to the list for the 29th.  Deadline to order is March 23rd.  More info to follow on types of mushrooms and the cost…
  • LAST ITEM:  Sign up for the CSA!  This is our own garden goods July through the fall–13 or 15 week option!  Pick Up is every Thursday at The Farm for members- sorry can’t accomodate Walk-in’s in the summer.  3 types of memberships:  Weekly (1 Share-13 or 15 Shares), every other week (Leap-Frog- 7 or 8 Shares), or Monthly (3 or 4 Shares).

    Please note:  the purpose of the Monthly is for CSA membership.  The Store will not have the same variety of veggies as the CSA Shares, but it will have eggs, herbs, spinach and lettuce, fruit, and some of our specialty veggies.  Monthly Share is a good option for those who have their own gardens but want to supplement with organic grocery items, and shop for the whole dairy that day.  (All members have access to the EXTRA’s Table –surplus cucumbers, zucchini, & peppers, sometimes broccolettes, Diamond S Delights, and The Store every Thursday, even if it’s not your week to pick up a SHARE!)  

  • Lloyd Craft Farms offers lots of opportunities for great food–Buyer’s Group/Walk-in’s Welcome, the CSA (all local, fresh, and organically raised!), and Fall Friday Special Boxes (6 weeks in Nov and Dec with our freshly harvested and stored garden goodies)! That’s 11 months out of a year of fresh, organic, and mostly local grown!  Follow us at and get the information right into your email, or Like Us on Facebook:  Lloyd Craft Farms–
  • CSA Agreements are at Bee Healthy.  check out pricing and terms at ,  CSA tab.  I am there every Thursday to answer questions or help you sign up!  We do not have CSA Agreements on-line (limited to 100 shares), and payment is cash or check (PayPal on-line with a fee).  *Current members need to complete an EXTENSION.
  • For our friends and members outside of Worland who will not make it to The Farm we are developing the Special Box Program (Box of veggies but no Thursday Pick Up at The Farm benefits).  More information to follow–Same veggies, delivery schedule, but slightly different payment arrangements and membership status.


That’s all folks!  The daffy Farmer’s Wife– ;/

Saturday List of ITEMS for Thursday at Bee Healthy–AND Group A ADM SPECIAL BOXES


The sun is still shining!  Wahooooooooo~we’ve had to turn the refrigeration on in the cooler…it’s been lightly heated during the winter months to store the onions, potatoes, and celeriac…cabbage is now gone…onions are thinning out…and the only potatoes left are seed potatoes for the 2018 Garden…AND, oh yes! Don’t forget to sign up for the CSA Thursday at Bee Healthy!  Only 100 Shares available–

This Week’s shelves will be stocked with all of the same, PLUS ORG Lady Alice Apples, ORG Japanese Sweet Potatoes, ORG Heirloom Mixed Tomatoes (in the pint), ORG English Cucumbers, ORG Green Kale and Red Kale, as well as the ORG Black Lacinato Kale…We’ll have MORE of the Large Avocados, ORG Strawberries, ORG Asparagus, ORG Romanesco (try this cauliflower/broccoli cousin…same anti-oxidant, super health properties), ORG Shishito peppers (hope you enjoyed them in the boxes!), and ORG Taylor Farms Green Beans (back after a shortage last week due to rains in Mexico)check out the complete list under the Buyer’s Group Tab at .


2# ORG Lady Alice Apples (also carried at Costco!), 1# ORG Japanese Sweet Potatoes (nice subtle sweetness and good moisture balance), ORG Brussels Sprouts (1# bag), ORG Yellow Bell Pepper, ORG English Cucumber, ORG Carrots (1# bag), our own Cipollini onions (either Yellow Barentana or Red Marble), ORG Heirloom Tomato Mix (1 pint), and Organic Girl Baby Spinach (5 oz clamshell)$25  (Includes Info Sheet!)


Happy Saturday!  See you Thursday at Bee Healthy!  The Farmer’s Wife



WHOOPIE!  2018 CSA Membership is OPEN–what this means is we have 60 days (or more!) to fill 100 garden shares for the 2018 Garden!  Visit the CSA page for prices and other information–

I will have CSA Agreements at Bee Healthy tomorrow!  Share costs are $100 to $350 with an option to ADD 2 more weeks for $50.  New Monthly Share for those that want to shop The Store at their leisure!  Pay before May 5th and get a VOUCHER to use at The Store at Thursday Pick Up’s.

Current members are IN–you need to complete your extension…If not going to be with us this year, let us know so we can make room for others.  THANKS!


The Farmer’s Wife