Farm Camp

By Renee Robinson-Seelye 8.25.17 We had a special visitor stay at the farm this week.  Isaiah lives in Chicago, across the street from the Logan Square farmer’s market.  Around three years ago, he wandered over to our booth after a market and asked if he could help us with anything.  His duties began with helping…

Employee Spotlight – Barry

By Renee Robinson-Seelye 8.18.17 So many people ask about how I come up with something to write about every week. Well, this week I was stumped, and my inner storybook was blank. I was sitting in the office talking with my Mom and Daryn about this very problem, explaining how nothing really out of the…

Jake’s Tailgate Brats with Chili-Lime-Honey Sweet Corn

Jake’s Tailgate Brats with Chili-Lime-Honey Sweet Corn Serves 2 This is a great way to jazz up your tailgate party, while there is still good corn available. Make the butter ahead and bring to your tailgate. These are called compound butters, and they freeze very well. Have the corn and the brats ready to go,…

County Fair Fun!

By Renee Robinson-Seelye 8.11.17 The Cass County Fair was last week! Strong family traditions run deep at this fair. Kids have a blast riding carnival rides, eating fried food, and petting all of the animals. My kids did plenty of that and more while spending the entire week with their cousins and grandparents!   One…

What role do you fill?

By Renee Robinson-Seelye 8.4.2017 When you run a small family business you must be prepared to jump into any business role at any time. Personally, I began this life working with my mom on the farm, helping her take care of baby pigs. I then worked the sweet corn stand with my siblings, helped bale…

Ginger Garlic Country Style Ribs

Jake’s Ginger Garlic Country Style Ribs Serves 2-4 Ingredients 1 package Jake’s Country Meats Country Style Ribs (about 4 ribs) Marinade: 1 C chicken broth ½ C soy sauce ½ C packed dark brown sugar ¼ C fresh lime juice 2 T finely grated fresh ginger 1 T minced garlic Glaze: 1 C packed dark…

Bodacious Sweet Corn

By Renee Robinson-Seelye 7.28.17 The beginning of the week has been exciting for the little ones.  We prepared for our opening day of the sweet corn stand.  Lucy watched her Dad repair the floor to the stand.  We didn’t have enough money saved up quite yet to build a new deck; however, we had a pile of…