Rising to the Farm-to-Table Challenge

The farm-to-table practices of Black Cat Farm-Table-Bistro and Bramble and Hare are well-known guiding principles for the restaurants. In the growing seasons, the Black Cat Farm grows most of the vegetables and meat for the savory dishes for the restaurants.   What is...

Drive, He Said

      At an auction for used farm equipment last weekend, Eric acquired an ATV-like miniature truck to tool around the fields. The John Deere Gator 4-wheel utility vehicle has a small bed in the rear, which enables it to quickly and easily transport equipment and...

The Surge

This year’s first round of planting on the Black Cat Farm concluded yesterday. On 2.5 acres at the J Family-County Open Space property (Southwest corner of 63rd and Oxford), farm workers planted seeds for the following vegetables: Carrots Peas Radishes Turnips...

55,000 Onions

These days, Eric’s face is ruddy from time spent in the fields, participating in spring planting at the Black Cat Farm. The other day, he recounted how they had planted 55,000 onion seedlings. If they all grow to maturity, the onion seedlings would amount to 4...

Green Things

Today was another planting day at the Black Cat Farm. We planted: Bok Choy and related greens Carrots Cilantro Escarole Fava beans Garbanzo beans Lettuce Mizuna Peas Radishes Turnips Plus, the Black Cat Farm has been harvesting a greater array of overwintered greens...