Buttercup Farms Garden

Buttercup Farms Garden The mission of the Buttercup Farms Garden is to encourage small-scale agricultural practices that are environmentally sound and healthy. 5181 Morgan Territory Road, Clayton CA
(925) 672-14i74
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Operating as usual

Harvested broccoli this afternoon. Broccoli SoupBroccoli and Cheese casseroleRoasted Broccoli........What other ideas to...
04/22/2021

Harvested broccoli this afternoon.
Broccoli Soup
Broccoli and Cheese casserole
Roasted Broccoli........
What other ideas to use broccoli in???

Harvested broccoli this afternoon.
Broccoli Soup
Broccoli and Cheese casserole
Roasted Broccoli........
What other ideas to use broccoli in???

Harvested some veggies today. ❤️
04/14/2021

Harvested some veggies today. ❤️

Harvested some veggies today. ❤️

04/11/2021

Another homeless camp.

04/11/2021

Each week we visit several homeless camps in Oakland. Since the pandemic, we have taken fresh vegetables and fruits from the garden to camps that have the ability to cook. We’ve taken homemade muffins, scones and other goodies. In cooperation with others, those camps without the ability to cook, meals have been provided.
Caring for those less fortunate, is a priority.

04/10/2021

The rest of the story....
David, one happy gardner! Next to roller coaster rides, David loves using tools. Here he is using the Billy Goat to cut the grass for fire mitigation.

This is a Billy Goat Brush Hog. It’s a David kind of tool 😁The rest of the story is in the next post!!
04/10/2021

This is a Billy Goat Brush Hog.
It’s a David kind of tool 😁
The rest of the story is in the next post!!

This is a Billy Goat Brush Hog.
It’s a David kind of tool 😁
The rest of the story is in the next post!!

I love how cauliflower stays hidden, covered by its leaves until it’s time to present itself. Such fun to walk out to ch...
04/09/2021

I love how cauliflower stays hidden, covered by its leaves until it’s time to present itself. Such fun to walk out to check the plants and behold! there it is, a beautiful head of cauliflower.

11/27/2020

Last year Aubrey brought us some chocolate from Lydia in Panama. This Thanksgiving we made some delicious hot cocoa/chocolate.
The real deal!!!
Thank you Lydia.

11/27/2020

Thanksgiving has always been a favorite time at Buttercup Farms. We invite old friends and new friends to share our day of giving thanks. This year the gathering was smaller because of the virus but the heart was still here. As always, connecting with our friends is so special and the food was great. Everyone brought something to share.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING to all our friends and extended family from around the world. Thank you for adding so much to our lives. 🤗

Simple joys!Every now and then David Norris comes across toads in the garden as he works and he takes them to the pond. ...
09/06/2020

Simple joys!
Every now and then David Norris comes across toads in the garden as he works and he takes them to the pond.
Love his smile, David’s that is!!!

Harvesting plums. So much fun, so many plums, so many ideas on what to make and how to share them.
07/31/2020

Harvesting plums. So much fun, so many plums, so many ideas on what to make and how to share them.

07/19/2020
Buttercup Farms

Buttercup Farms Garden is about reaching out to our community in so many ways.

Buttercup does its part to fill the “cups” by making face masks for those in need during the covid shut down❣️

05/27/2020

Last Sunday, a treasured friend surprised us with a visit. People like Kelly Popp make Buttercup special❣️

09/26/2019

How happy we are when woofers come back to visit. Aubrey was here 2 years ago for 6 months. Her visit, last week, was a wonderful time for catching up.

08/19/2018

Caring For The Homeless

On Sunday evening August 19th. NBC will air a special on the Homeless in America. This means a great deal to us at Buttercup farms. Our visitors from around the world comment of how much suffering they see right here in the Bay Area.

This NBC special will highlight some of the good work being done in the Los Angeles area. There is a very uplifting story regarding the program started by Vijay Cupta, the violinist with the Los Angels Philharmonic.

Please check your local listing. However, we believe it airs at 7pm ET/Pt and 6pm Ct.

Have you seen this snow on Diablo? Anyone for a hike?🙃
02/27/2018

Have you seen this snow on Diablo? Anyone for a hike?🙃

Beautiful winter abundance!
01/11/2018

Beautiful winter abundance!

Can you believe these sweet potatoes? And these are just half of them. Delicious quesadillas with the purple ones last F...
12/10/2017

Can you believe these sweet potatoes? And these are just half of them. Delicious quesadillas with the purple ones last Friday. Thanks, Lydia and Aubrey!

Please visit our new and improved website, courtesy of Wwoofers Lily and Simon Nømad Life
09/21/2017
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Please visit our new and improved website, courtesy of Wwoofers Lily and Simon Nømad Life

Who we are

!!! We met Alice Waters !!!Ahem... We mean...It was an absolute joy to dine at Chez Panisse and meet the legendary Alice...
08/30/2017

!!! We met Alice Waters !!!

Ahem... We mean...

It was an absolute joy to dine at Chez Panisse and meet the legendary Alice Waters. She held our hands, looked us in the eyes, and thanked us for farming.

Alice, we are grateful beyond words for all the work you've put into improving our food system. We will carry your words of encouragement with us in our hearts to Malaysia as we work to connect small scale farmers with local schools and other community organizations.

We love good food made with good ingredients. Here's the gang at our local creamery where they craft magical things with...
08/21/2017

We love good food made with good ingredients. Here's the gang at our local creamery where they craft magical things with fresh, local ingredients. Lottie's is simply irresistible.

Kami suka makanan diperbuat daripada bahan-bahan yang baik. Inilah kami berada di kedai ais krim tempatan di mana mereke membuat ais krim yang sedap dengan bahan-bahan tempatan yang segar. Lottie's memang tidak dapat dilawan!

Salut !
On aime la bonne nourriture avec de bons ingrédients ! Voici le gang dans notre marchand de glace local où ils font un magnifique travail avec des ingrédients frais et locaux, Lottie's est tout simplement irrésistible

Nos encanta la buena comida hecha con buenos ingredientes. Aquí podéis ver nuestro equipo en la heladería local, dónde elaboran con mucho cariño, riquísimos helados utilizando productos frescos y locales. Lottie's es simplemente irresistible

好吃的食物需要品质好的材料。我们常常忍不住跑去支持当地甜品店享受新鲜可口的冰淇淋。Lottie's 实在是让人无法抗拒!

These shy eggs can't help blushing when they meet our chioggia beets.This summer, we've had the luxury of trading our ga...
08/21/2017

These shy eggs can't help blushing when they meet our chioggia beets.

This summer, we've had the luxury of trading our garden fresh veggies for freshly laid eggs from our lovely neighbor Kristen Jensen. This wonderfully natural neighborly thing makes our bellies oh so happy 😝

Breaking News! Boysenberry Mysteries UnravelledEver heard of Knott's Berry Farm? Famous, for their roller coasters, yes,...
07/04/2017

Breaking News! Boysenberry Mysteries Unravelled

Ever heard of Knott's Berry Farm? Famous, for their roller coasters, yes, but also for their berry jams! Boysenberry in particular has always been tied to the Knott name. But where was the berry originally from? Many have asked this question, and for a long time, the answer was a vague "somewhere up in Napa." It wasn't until recently when we met Jeanette Boysen Fitzgerald that we finally learned this wonderful berry's history.

Rudolph Boysen cross-pollinated blackberries, dewberries, loganberries, and raspberries on a chicken farm he worked on after returning from World War I in the 1920s to develop this large luscious berry. Walter Knott introduced the berry to market in the 1930s and aptly named it boysenberry after its creator. Jeannette sought out farms that grow boysenberries including your friendly neighborhood Buttercup Farms and shared her grandfather's amazing story with us.

Before we met Jeannette, numerous people had come and gone over the years who tended the berry vines (and cursed their thorns). To our untrained eyes, all vines looked the same. Most of us didn't know there were three types of berries in the garden (boysenberry, blackberry, dewberry) and had no clue about how to care for them. Jeannette patiently explained how to care for these prickly plants and gave us further tips regarding harvesting techniques. We are so grateful to have the privilege to work with these rare berries.

The last photo is just one example of the many yummy things we make with our berries. This is a small stack of mini buckwheat pancakes with boysenberry cacao butter custard :)

Garden updates :)It's starting to get nice and crispy out here! Thankfully, the clouds give us an occasional break from ...
05/30/2017

Garden updates :)

It's starting to get nice and crispy out here! Thankfully, the clouds give us an occasional break from the heat.

Our season started a bit late, but things are finally rolling. We have beautiful mustards growing between protective tomatoes, thriving herbs (intentionally planted or not) like savory, marjarom, sage, dill, and now teeny tiny basil popping up everywhere! Oops, found a couple opal basil hiding under the spinach. Ah our lettuce are finally growing into preteens, the hummingbirds sing love songs to our scarlet runner beans, and even the berries are ripening! What a lovely time to be a farmer :)

It's simply amazing how fast the garden changes! Just last week I was complaining about how little food we had in the ga...
04/23/2017

It's simply amazing how fast the garden changes! Just last week I was complaining about how little food we had in the garden due to the odd weather. and now! We are back to abundance and the season has not yet truly begun.

With the gentle spring sun, everybody not in this picture is growing eagerly. Let us know if you'd like some! We have plenty to share ;)

Showcased here on our kitchen counter are the following:
Mature fava beans
Fava beans we're eating as tender green beans
Pac Choi
Spinach
Turnip greens
Cauliflower leaves
Dill (both goldkrone and bouquet varieties)
Wild marjarom
Sage
Cilantro
Purple cauliflower
Spring onions
Daikon radishes
Pickled black radishes (these jars were pickled by one of our wwoofers​. Addicting​ly delicious​! Thank you so much Franzi!)

The variety of things in which visitors participate at Buttercup Farms. Photos by Aymeric & Laure
03/05/2017

The variety of things in which visitors participate at Buttercup Farms. Photos by Aymeric & Laure

The variety of things in which visitors participate at Buttercup Farms. Photos by Aymeric & Laure

We were surprised with snow in Mt. Diablo Monday morning!
03/01/2017

We were surprised with snow in Mt. Diablo Monday morning!

Our road is washed out and we have no water, but we are still enjoying our French Wwoofers, Aymeric and Laure. They made...
03/01/2017

Our road is washed out and we have no water, but we are still enjoying our French Wwoofers, Aymeric and Laure. They made us delicious French onion soup and put together bamboo trellises for our beans and loofah.

Romanesco roasted then topped with smooth and smoky elephant garlic butterBrussel sprouts roasted then tossed with boyse...
02/16/2017

Romanesco roasted then topped with smooth and smoky elephant garlic butter
Brussel sprouts roasted then tossed with boysenberry balsamic glaze

Happy roasting!

Check out www.diablobeeworks.com for some great pictures and outstanding local honey. Lots of Don's bees enjoy the bount...
02/14/2017
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Check out www.diablobeeworks.com for some great pictures and outstanding local honey. Lots of Don's bees enjoy the bounty of Buttercup Farms!

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5181 Morgan Territory Rd
Clayton, CA
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The Buttercup Farms garden is a 1 acre raised bed market garden that uses natural fertilizers and pest control methods to produce fruits and vegetables.

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