Farm Wish List 3

Winter is a very dynamic time on the farm. We start this season off with an assessment of our farm operation and create from that conversation two lists, one of tasks to be completed and one of materials needed to complete them. Some items pop up on our “To Buy” […]


A House Meal 2

Hi everyone, Michelle here. I recently saw this article from Bon Appetite about having a house meal, and it was a bit of a revelation. Not so much for my own cooking, but for explaining my cooking approach to others. You see, I already have a house meal, I just […]


The Tale of the Missing Pig 2

If you are friends with anyone on the Bellair Crew, you may have already heard the Tale of the Missing Pig. If you haven’t, well this is your lucky day! Read on: Our story begins Tuesday, October 3. We had purchased a pregnant sow and were bringing her home to […]


Fungus Among Us: Mushrooms at Bellair Farm

Fall is a fun and fruitful time on the farm — especially for mushrooms! Bellair’s mushroom logs are fruiting full-tilt this fall. Come by the Meade Park or Saturday City Markets to snag some for yourself and read on to learn more about this cool project! Bellair farmer Michelle first […]


Announcing the 2017 Bellair Farm Volunteership

We are so excited to announce a new program at the farm: our 2017 Volunteership! Do you want to: Learn more about sustainable agriculture? Spend more time outside? Meet some great people? Get your hands dirty? Eat yummy veggies?   Then the Volunteership is a great fit for you! Join […]


Announcing Thanksgiving & Pork Shares!

Happy Fall Everyone! Our official CSA season has ended for the year, and though it’s nice to be moving at a slower pace, our crew already misses seeing our wonderful members every week. We want to spread the word about two opportunities to share our delicious vegetables, meat, and eggs with […]


Okraphobia, okraphilia

As with many of the world’s wonderful vegetables, okra’s birthplace remains disputed. Though the drought and heat-resistant mallow appears to come from a tropical location, okra lovers and scientists from around the world can’t seem to agree on exactly which tropical location it is. The proposed parent species of okra […]


Brassicas: They’re Back!

Once they’ve grown into their mature forms and been cut, cleaned up, and displayed in big green bins arugula, kohlrabi, kale, collards, cabbage, radishes, turnips, mustard greens, broccoli, cauliflower, tatsoi, bok choi, radish, broccoli rabe, and hon tsai tai’s unique qualities shine out. In their youth, however, they are almost […]


Ancient Alliums

We are nearing the end of August and in ‘farm time’ that means fall is just around the corner.  Omens of the cold are appearing..  Pumpkins, winter squash, and onions that we seeded in early spring are curing in the greenhouse and garlic planted last fall is hanging from the […]


Eggplant: The Purple Beauty

The deep, alluring shades of purple make the eggplant a standout in the rainbow of summer vegetables we grow at Bellair. The eggplants soaked up the early heat of summer and have grown wonderfully this season, looking gorgeous in their shiny violet skins. Eggplants are in the Solanaceous (nightshade) family, […]