Saturday, December 5, 2009

Vegetable Storage Tips

  • Store in a plastic bag and refrigerate in the hydrator drawer.


  • For short term storage refrigerate in plastic bag.
  • For long term storage pack in moist sand and keep in cool location.
  • Can be frozen by blanching for 3 minutes, rinse, drain and dry.


  • Store in a plastic bag and refrigerate.


  • Will keep at room temperature for up to 2 weeks, stored away from light.
  • For long term storage best kept at 45-50 degrees, with high humidity and darkness.


  • Store in a plastic bag or damp-wrapped in refrigerator.
  • For long term storage pack in moist sand a keep in cool but not freezing location.


  • Can store up to one week at room temperature.
  • For short term storage, up to 1 month, store in plastic bag or hydrator drawer.
  • For long term storage pack in moist sand and keep in cool but not freezing location.

Sweet Potatoes:

  • Store in cool, dry, well-ventilated place for several weeks.
  • Do not store in plastic or refrigerate, or store in temperatures below 50 degrees.
  • Can be wrapped in newspaper in a dry place for long term storage.


  • Store in a plastic bag in refrigerator.
  • For long term storage pack in moist sand and keep in cool but not freezing location.

Winter Squash:

  • Can be stored at room temperature for at least one month.
  • Store at 50-55 degrees for long term storage.
  • Bruised or damaged squash will deteriorate more quickly.

Information provided by From Asparagus to Zucchini, A Guide to Cooking Farm-Fresh Seasonal Produce.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Farmers Market--December 5th

As many of you know, we've been talking for weeks about a year end sale of root vegetables, potatoes, and squash. We realize it's a big short notice, but we'll be at North Market tomorrow doing just that.

From 8am to 11:30am, we'll sell beets, turnips, rutabaga, radishes, squash and potatoes, along with a few greens and herbs. As usual, we'll have a table full of delicious fall crops but we'll also have field run crops (with dirt left on for good storage). What does this mean? It means you can store veggies through the winter months, at a fraction of the cost. It's a great way to eat local during the colder months, support Wayward Seed Farm, and save money on your food budget. Everybody wins!

Here's a breakdown by item and by price:

$1.25/lb. (clean, any quantity) or $0.60/lb. (field run, minimum 10 pounds)
  • Detroit Dark Beets
  • Gold Ball Turnips
  • Purple Top Turnips
  • Scarlett Queen Red Stem Turnips

$1.00/lb. (clean, any quantity) or $0.60/lb. (field run, minimum 10 pounds)

  • Laurentian Rutabaga

$1.25/lb. (clean, any quantity)

  • Watermelon Radish
  • Black Spanish Radish
  • Daikon Radish

$1.00/lb. (any quantity) or $0.80/lb. (minimum 50 pounds)

  • Beauregard Sweet Potatoes
  • Green Mountain Potatoes

Acorn Squash - $1.00/each

Galeux d'Eysines - $0.80/lb.

Braising Mix - $3.00/lb.

Napa Cabbage - $1.00/head

Red Pac Choi - $1.00/head

Kale - $3.00/lb.

Dill and Cilantro - $6.00/lb.

We'll see you at the market! If you have any questions, let us know.

Monday, November 23, 2009

So, what do you do with rutabaga?

A recipe from Chef David MacLennan of Latitude 41:

  • 4 rutabaga, peeled and diced
  • 2 turnips, peeled and diced
  • 1 ripe pear, peeled and diced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 ounces butter
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • salt and pepper

Boil the rutabaga in salted water for 10 minutes, then add turnips and pears, and cook until all are tender. Drain and let dry for a moment, then transfer to a blender or food processor. Add cream and butter and season with nutmeg, salt and pepper to taste.

Read more about The Wayward Seed Farm and A Locally Grown Thanksgiving in the Sunday edition of The Columbus Dispatch.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Let's Talk Turkey Day

If you had the chance to stop by our stand during Local Foods Week, you got to see Chef David MacLennan, Executive Chef at Latitude 41, in action. He did a live demo with Wayward Seed, and the food went fast. Because we—and you—enjoyed him so much, we’ve asked him back to inspire us once again, this time for Thanksgiving. He’ll be cooking up a few dishes for the holidays, along with offering samples and recipes to take home. So please be sure join us at the North Market this Saturday from 9am-12pm, where Chef David will create great dishes with our fall harvest. We can’t wait to watch him work his magic–and taste it too!

Just a reminder, this is the LAST weekend for CSA share pickup. The end has officially arrived. We sure hope you’ve all enjoyed this season as much as we have—we’ve been able to extend the season to 25 weeks this year. It’s been our best season yet. We look forward to serving you next year as well. And as always, if you have any feedback on this season, please email us and share your thoughts.

Lastly—this weekend is also the weekend to pick up your Thanksgiving CSA, for those of you who signed up for a pastured turkey, fresh veggies and more! Pickup is from 8am to 12pm.

Thank you again for supporting Wayward Seed Farm. We feel incredibly fortunate to have such loyal and passionate CSA members. Stay tuned for an email with our winter schedule. You’ll still be able to find us at a few winter markets and events throughout the winter months. We hope to see you there!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Ohio Farm Fresh Thanksgiving CSA

It's Back!
The Wayward Seed Farm's
Ohio Farm Fresh Thanksgiving CSA

Everything you need for a local Thanksgiving! Sold out in 2008 - reserve yours now!

Included in the CSA is:

  • One 16-20 lb. Free Range Pasture Turkey or One Hubbard Squash
  • Green Mountain Potatoes
  • Beauregard Sweet Potatoes
  • Tadorna Leeks
  • Colored Carrot Mix
  • French Breakfast, Black Spanish and/or Daikon Radishes
  • Merlin and/or Golden Beets
  • Gold Ball, Purple Top and/or Scarlett Queen Red Stem Turnips
  • Laurentian Rutabaga
  • Red Russian Kale
  • Braising Greens
  • Salad Greens
  • Conquistador Celery
  • Rossa di Milano Onions
  • Pate Brisee Pie Crust
  • Baby Bear Pie Pumpkins
  • Kabocha or Buttercup Squash
  • Gold Rush Apples
  • Herbs
  • Gourds and Indian Corn

Along with your farm fresh fixings, you'll receive recipe ideas, a complete list of ingredients and a 2009 Thanksgiving tote to take it all home - designed and hand printed by Michelle Maguire.

The cost is $165 for Turkey and $130 for Hubbard Squash. Payment is due at the time of reservation.

For more information, grab a flier at the farmstand or email us at

Friday, October 2, 2009

We're Really Cookin' This Weekend


Forget the chill in the air–this weekend we’ll be warming things up with Chef David MacLennan, Executive Chef at Latitude 41. Join us at the North Market Harvest Festival this Saturday from 8am-12pm, where Chef David will create great dishes with the first of our fall harvest, including winter squash, potatoes and radishes. We can’t wait to watch him work his magic–and taste it too!

After you’ve warmed up with a taste at our stand, be sure to stick around. There’s no shortage of fun at the North Market this weekend, as we all celebrate the growing season with the annual Harvest Festival. For the full event schedule, go to

Also this weekend is the Market to Market event, where market goers will ride the Olentangy bike trail from the North Market to The Hills Market (or the other way around). Price of admission covers breakfast and a cone from Jeni’s. And naturally, we’ll be at both ends of the ride, so be sure to say hello. For more details visit

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

The Wayward Seed Farm: Preserved

Wondering what to do with your CSA bounty? Looking for heartfelt gift ideas for the holidays? Join The Wayward Seed Farm on Sunday, September 20th as we present tips and tools for preserving local fruits and vegetables. We’ll touch on the basics of canning, but the bulk of this class is reserved for pickling techniques. We’ll show you how to preserve portions of our weekly harvest to enjoy all year round–and even share a few ideas on pickling for simple handmade gift-giving.

Also, we consider these classes an open format and a service to our members. If you consider yourself a bit of a professional pickler, please come on down and share your ideas and experiences with the group. Novice and expert alike, this class is for everyone!

When: Sunday, September 20th

Where: The Hills Market Veranda

Time: 2-4 pm

Cost: $10 per person

RSVP: The Hills Market at 614.846.3220 or

Monday, August 3, 2009

The Wayward Seed Farm: Preserved

Join The Wayward Seed Farm on Sunday, August 9th, as we present tips and tools for preserving local fruits and vegetables. Freezing and canning will be highlighted during this session, using the best of what we harvest each week.

When: Sunday, August 9th

The Hills Market Veranda



Jill Moorhead at 614.846.3220 or

Tips, tricks or questions? Join us - we'd love to hear from you!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Organic Farming Gains Popularity in Ohio

Thursday, July 2, 2009

LONDON, Ohio — Rows of lush lettuce and other assorted vegetables are growing in the summer sun.

"I was always around small farms and small producers and I started to gain more and more interest," said Adam Welly, owner of Wayward Seed Farm.

Read and watch more of our interview with Harrison Hove of 10TV.

Organic Farming Gains Popularity in Ohio

Community Supported Agriculture in Ohio

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

LONDON, Ohio — Rows of vegetables sprout with the help of everyday people and Community Supported Agriculture is a concept sprouting across central Ohio.

Read and watch more of our interview with Harrison Hove of 10TV.

Community Support Agriculture in Ohio

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

2nd WCBE Coffee Klatch

Locavorism is defined as a local food movement, a collaborative effort to build more locally based, self-reliant producers of our nourishment who promote sustainability and eco-consciousness.

Join WCBE at North Market this Saturday, July 18, from noon until 2:00 pm as we sponsor a meet and greet to discuss the locovore development in our community!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Nationwide Children’s Hospital to Host Farmer’s Markets

Find The Wayward Seed Farm and other farmers there...

COLUMBUS, OH, July 08, 2009 —

Fresh fruits, vegetables and other healthy foods will be available for employees, community residents and visitors at three Farmer’s Markets hosted by Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The first Farmer’s Market will be held on Monday, July 20, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. near Nationwide Children’s Human Resources building in parking lot E-4.

“The Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Employee Wellness program invites all surrounding communities to our second annual Farmer’s Markets,” said Cindi Solomon, program coordinator. “Local residents are encouraged to shop healthy.”

During the first Farmer’s Market, attendees can browse the market for fresh produce and gather health information. A cooking demonstration from Nationwide Children’s employees Matthew Schenk, executive chef, and Kari DuBro, employee wellness dietitian, will show registered participants how to prepare some of the market’s produce and provide samples. Cooking demonstrations are open to the public by registering with

Farmer’s Markets are an initiative of Healthy Neighborhoods, Healthy Families, a public-private community collaborative focusing on neighborhood revitalization in Columbus’ South Side.

“Nationwide Children's Hospital's Farmer's Markets represent a great active living tool for their employees and a commitment to workplace wellness,” said Barb Seckler, director of the Institute for Active Living at Columbus Public Health. “By inviting neighborhood residents to participate, providing them with better access and opportunity for local, nutritious food, Nationwide Children’s is taking this initiative to the next level and Columbus Public Health is pleased to be a partner.”

Future Farmer’s Markets will be held on August 17 and September 14 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. near Nationwide Children’s Human Resources building.

Monday, July 6, 2009

The Success Factor: How Giving Extraordinary Customer Service Creates Astonishing Success

Join me, won't you?!

Entrepreneurial Round Table: “The Success Factor: How Giving Extraordinary Customer Service Creates Astonishing Success”

Guest Speaker: Jaime Moore of The Wayward Seed Farm
Tuesday, July 7th at 6:30 p.m.

Sponsored by ShinyDoor
Hosted by Qwirk Columbus
With assistance from
Coffee provided by Crimson Cup

Jaime Moore will be telling us about her experiences for the first 15 minutes or so. After which we will open up the room for questions and discussion.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Dublin Community Market

Announcing Dublin’s First Community Market
A mid-week market providing fresh, local, high quality products comes to downtown Dublin.

COLUMBUS, OH—June 29, 2009: Embracing its historic roots as a farm community, the city of Dublin hosts its first-ever community market, formed by members of the Dublin community, local business owners and farmers. The market will officially commence Wednesday, July 1 at 4:30PM at the Dublin Community Church. Markets will continue each succeeding Wednesday until season’s close on October 28th.

The market features a number of the area’s highest quality producers, with wares ranging from fruits and vegetables to baked goods and dairy products. Unusual to most community markets, the producers played a large role in its creation.

Jaime Moore of The Wayward Seed Farm is one of the market’s producers and founders, passionate about bringing a market to downtown Dublin. “It was a welcome opportunity to help create a market from the farmer’s perspective. As a grower starting a market, we were able to influence its quality—not just products, but services, too. We wanted to create a market that embraces both farmers and marketgoers.”

“We also serve a large number of Dublin residents in our community supported agriculture program (CSA). We liked the idea of better serving them through a more convenient location,” Moore continued.

The market is located in the parking lot of the Dublin Community Church.

Jeff Shaffer, Dublin Community Church Moderator, sees the Market as central to fulfilling the Church’s mission, while paying homage to Dublin’s background as a farming community. "The Dublin Community Church is proud to host the Dublin Community Market. Part of our mission as a church is to provide a 'community center,’ and hosting Dublin’s own seasonal market is a fit from every angle.”

“Additionally, our church hosts the Dublin Food Pantry as well—so we’ll be accepting donations from both the farmers at the weekly event, as well as from the public through food drive initiatives. We couldn’t be more excited,” Shaffer said.

The market’s July 1 opening will also coincide with "Help Us Fill the Pantry's Pantry," a local food drive for the Dublin Community Church. Marketgoers will receive one-dollar discounts at participating Historic Dublin businesses for each donation made.

All media is welcome. Both Moore and Shaffer will be available for interview.

WHAT: Dublin Community Market
WHERE: Dublin Community Church, 81 West Bridge Street in Historic Dublin
WHEN: Wednesdays from 4:30-8:00pm, beginning July 1 concluding October 28th

The Wayward Seed Farm, an organic method farm featuring heirloom varieties
Snowville Creamery, a grass-fed creamery based in Athens, Ohio
Wishwell Farms Produce, a four generation farm featuring Ohio favorites
Honeyrun Farm, a local farm serving sustainably grown fruits, vegetables, flowers and honey
Gluten Free You and Me, providing gluten-free baked goods
Oink Moo Cluck Farms, providing locally raised meats
Oakvale Farmstead Cheese, local artisans serving award-winning cheeses

Media contact:
Jeri Moore
Phone: 614.506.4888

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Wayward Seed at The Hills Market

Did you know you can now find Wayward Seed Farm products at The Hills Market? Well, now you do! Radishes, Braising Mix, Turnips...if it's Wayward Seed, you can find it there!

Also be sure to visit The Hills Market each and every Wednesday for an evening of local food. We'll be highlighting local purveyors and artisans including Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams, Pistacia Vera and The Wayward Seed Farm, among others. Each Wednesday will feature Ohio producers, wines and recipes that serve up the very best of what's in season.

For more information about Wednesdays on The Veranda or Wayward Seed Farm products visit The Hills Market Blog.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Welcome CSA Members

Dear CSA Members,

We want to personally thank you and your family for joining the 2009 Wayward Seed Farm CSA. We have again expanded our fruit and vegetable shares to more neighborhoods and business locations throughout the Columbus area. We feel this will be the most plentiful season to date. Please feel free to contact us for a visit, or maybe share some of your best recipes with us. We strive to become the best vegetable farm in the state, and this endeavor is only possible with the support of community members like you.

Thank you,

Adam Welly & Jaime Moore

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Spring is in the air...

Check out our interview with the great Walker Evans of

Friday, May 15, 2009

A Well Fed Seed

"Dear wonderful farmers at the Wayward Seed,

It is unlikely that we will be joining a CSA this summer, as we will be out of town several times between late May and late October. We did enjoy our experience with you last year and will certainly be shopping your stand at Worthington and/or Clintonville the weeks we are in town. I'd like to stay on your email list if possible, anyway, just to keep up with things. We were impressed by the quality of your food and the good service we received, and someday, when a CSA makes sense for us again, we'll be back! Meanwhile, we'll still be supporting you and enjoying the benefits of your hard work.

Thank you!

Rose and Ron"

Monday, May 11, 2009

Fox 28 Good Day Columbus

Need a reason to get up in the morning? Here's one...Catch us live on Fox 28 Good Day Columbus with Johnny Diloretto from 7-9am.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Volunteer Opportunities

Saturday mornings at the market. What could be better? Join us for a weekly market experience from the other side of the table!

The Wayward Seed Farm is currently looking for volunteers interested in working Saturday mornings at the market. Wayward Seed Market Assistants will help our employees distribute CSA shares, recipes and other literature to our members. (And of course, there's a few perks along the way!)

If you are interested, please email us at with your name, phone number, the date and market where you'd like to join us.

Market Assistant

Hours: Based on market hours of operation...

Summary: The Market Assistant is a volunteer based position that will assist in distributing CSA shares.

Monday, May 4, 2009

From Farm to Table with The Wayward Seed Farm

How would you like to receive a share of fresh local vegetables every week, direct from Ohio's rich soil? Join us on The Veranda at The Hills Market as we explain the benefits of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Learn how you can own a share (delivered weekly to The Hills Market on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30pm) at this informational gathering. You will also be able to take part in a special Asparagus tasting and try a Micro Green salad, grown and harvested specifically for this event.

From Farm to Table with The Wayward Seed Farm
May 14 / 6-8pm / FREE

What you can expect when you pick up your CSA share from The Hills Market:

  • You can taste samples of recipes using that week's produce prepared by the Professional Foodies at Hills. The recipes will be available for you to take home.

  • You can taste beer and wine selections (priced by the pour) on The Veranda, specifically designed to complement your new produce.

  • You can relax and mingle on The Veranda with other CSA members.

If you are unable to attend the May 14th event, but are still interested in taking part in our Vegetable CSA, please email us at

2009 CSA Delivery Schedule

Our 2009 CSA delivery schedule...

High and North Street Neighborhood (Worthington) - 4-6pm
Colonial Hills Neighborhood (Worthington) - 5-7pm
Worthington Hills Neighborhood - 6-8pm
The Hills Market - 6:30-8:30pm

Nationwide Children's Hospital - 3-5:30pm
Hudson and Indianola (Clintonville) - 6-8pm
940 Services Building (Marysville) - 12:30-2pm
Dublin Recreation Center - 4-6pm
Scioto Run Neighborhood (Hilliard) - 5-7pm

Diamond Innovations - 2:30-4pm
Little Turtle Neighborhood (Westerville/New Albany) - 4-6pm

Mill Valley Neighborhood (Marysville) - 3-5pm
St. Mary Church (Delaware) - 4-6pm

Clintonville Farmers' Market - 9am-12pm
Worthington Farmers Market - 9am-12pm
North Market Farmers' Market - 8am-12pm

For more details on any of our drop points, please email us at

Friday, May 1, 2009

2009 Fruit CSA = FULL

For those of you who didn't act quickly enough, I'm sorry to report the 2009 Fruit CSA is FULL. Please visit us at Clintonville or Worthington Farmers Market for fresh, local fruit from Eshleman Fruit Farm.

We still have shares of the Vegetable CSA, but don't delay, those too are going quickly!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Don't Forget...CSA: Farm to Table

Learn how to eat local and savor the season's best food all summer long. Join The Wayward Seed Farm on Wednesday, April 1st at 7:00pm at Wild Goose Creative for a discussion about CSA and local food. Other farms planning to attend include Toad Hill Organic Farm, Bridgman Farm, Elizabeth Telling Farm, and 2Silos.

Also joining us and supporting our efforts...Donnie from House Wine with Organic Wines, Tehku Tea Company with tea and scones, and cupcakes from Hanford St. Bakery.

For more information, please email us at We'll see you on tomorrow!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

CSA: Farm To Table

Learn how to eat local and savor the season's best food all summer long. Join The Wayward Seed Farm on Wednesday, April 1st at 7:00pm at Wild Goose Creative for a discussion about CSA and local food. Other farms planning to attend include Toad Hill Organic Farm, Bridgman Farm, Elizabeth Telling Farm, and 2Silos, among others.

For more information, please email us at We'll see you on the 1st!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Poultry CSA

The Wayward Seed Farm is happy to announce a new partnership with Bridgman Farm to bring you locally grown, pasture-raised chickens and turkeys in 2009.

The Bridgman Farm Poultry CSA will include two grass-fed chickens delivered monthly June through October, and one turkey delivered in November. Shares can be picked up on designated Saturdays at the Clintonville Market from 9am to noon or at the North Market from 8am to noon.

Cost is $200 and membership is limited to 50, so sign up early.

For more information, contact Mary Bridgman at or Jaime Moore at

Friday, February 27, 2009

Everett School Garden

Cindy, "When is the last time you were confined in a space this small with this many children?"

Jaime, "Um...NEVER!"

We visited Everett School yesterday to make "Seed Balls" for the MASQUE event tonight at Circus. We had a great time working with Ms. Michelle's students. If you're not familiar with what "Seed Balls" are, they are balls of soil and compost with a whole variety of seeds mixed in. They are dried, packaged and ready for planting. Who knows what you'll get, maybe flowers, maybe basil?! Buy one (or five) and plant them! We look forward to seeing you tonight at Circus! They're raffling a Wayward Seed Farm Peak Season Vegetable CSA share among other things. Come out and help Indianola Informal Elementary raise money for new math textbooks! By the way, it's a family event, for all ages from 6-10pm.

New CSA Drop Points

In addition to our already posted drop points, we have a few more to announce...

All days and times are tentative. For more information on any drop point please email us at

Little Turtle Area (Westerville/New Albany) - Near the intersection of Dublin Granville Road and Hamilton Road.

St. Mary Church (Delaware) - Near Route 23 and Williams Street (we are still trying to gauge the interest in this one, not a definite drop point).

Mill Valley (Marysville) - Near the intersection of Route 33 and 31 (also a point that is almost confirmed).

Nationwide Children's Hospital - More details to come.

Diamond Innovations - More details to come.

Monday, February 23, 2009

House Wine Event

Join The Wayward Seed Farm on Thursday, March 12th at House Wine in Worthington to discuss local food and CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). From 6-8:30pm we'll sip organic wines and talk everything farming. The wine tasting is $15 per person, but not required to attend, and customers can taste at their own pace. Reservations are not required.

Guests joining us to learn about CSA and to participate in the wine tasting will be eligible for a wonderful gift prepared by House Wine.

For more information, please email us at or visit Hope to see you there!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Event at House Wine

What: Organic Wine with The Wayward Seed Farm

Where: House Wine in Worthington

When: Thursday, March 12th from 6-8:30pm

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

New CSA Drop Points

All days and times are tentative. For more information on any drop off point, please email us at

Dublin Recreation Center - Thursday from 4-6pm

Worthington Hills Neighborhood - Wednesday (Near Hills Market and 315)

Worthington Neighborhood - Wednesday (Near the intersection of Indianola Ave. and Loveman Ave.)

Scioto Run Neighborhood (Hilliard) - Thursday (Near the intersection of Dublin Rd. and Scioto Run Blvd.)

Worthington Neighborhood - Thursday (Near the intersection of High St. and North St.)

North Market Farmer's Market - Saturday

Worthington Farmer's Market - Saturday

Clintonville Farmers' Market - Saturday

Dublin Community Market - Wednesday

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Meet and Greet Date Change

The Meet and Greet at Tehku Tea Company in Dublin has been changed from Thursday, January 29th to Friday, January 30th. The event will run from 4-7pm.

We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Meet and Greet, Get to Know Your Farmers

If you missed the first one, here's another opportunity to come out and meet your farmers.

Join us on Thursday, January 29th from 4-7pm at Tehku Tea Company in downtown Dublin. Enjoy a cup of tea on us and discuss Community Supported Agriculture and other local opportunities for fruits, vegetables, meat and dairy.

All new commitments for our 2009 CSA will receive a small gift as a token of our appreciation.

For more information email us at See you there!