Congratulations to all of the 2020 graduates! A very special congratulations to grandchildren Margaret and Audrey Kinser! Margaret graduated from high school and Audrey from eighth grade! We are so very proud! You will do great things!
It has been a wet week at the farm where we have planted, weeded and gathered around the rain storms. We continue to bake on Tuesday mornings for our online market sales. This week we feature a beautiful array of lettuces for our salad mix (leaf lettuce, romaine, orach, sorrel); tulsi/mountain mint loose leaf tea; carrot top pesto; and, strawberry shortcake biscuits. Our strawberries are starting to come on, so we hope to have the fruit for sale soon too.
In addition to tending all the planted beds, this week we will be planting peppers, ashwagandha and ginger in the high tunnel, and tulsi tea, more self heal, St. John's wort, milk thistle, California poppy, root vegetables, culinary basil, calendula, dandelion root, and asparagus in the field. Our dehydrator is busy drying lots of chickweed and rose petals.
Beginning Friday May 22, we will offer curb-side service at our farm between 12 pm - 6 pm. Please place orders by Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. La Colina Linda is located in Cobden, 610 Heern Road. At farm, orders will be placed in the customer's car, no need for the customer to get out of car.
Kathy Ward and Jeri Kinser
Kathy is professor emerita of sociology and women's studies at SIU-Carbondale. She is currently farmer and co-owner with Jeri Kinser of La Colina Linda Farm. Jeri has been an educator of K-12 for 40 years specializing in instructional technology and bilingual education.