A farmer’s life | A Couple Cooks Podcast Episode 55

“The day to day romantic vision you have of farming: that is completely gone. It’s full panic mode from the moment we wake up to the moment we go to sleep. We have that in our chest from March until August.” That’s Taylor and Andrea Bemis on what it takes to run a farm as a husband-wife team. Theirs is Tumbleweed Farm, a picture perfect mountain-view farm outside of Portland, Oregon. What’s more, Andrea is a farmer with a first-class food blog and a popular cookbook. For Dishing Up the Dirt, Andrea develops recipes with the produce she grows and photographs them in her home studio. Hear about how she got a cookbook deal to tell their story and behind the scenes of a successful organic vegetable farm. While running a farm is not as romantic as it seems, in the end it’s the most fulfilling work they’ve known.

Andrea and Taylor Bemis, Dishing Up the Dirt & Tumbleweed Farm

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Tumbleweed Farm

Her cookbook: Dishing Up the Dirt



Chard quiche with almond crust

Grilled bok choy and turnip rice bowls with soy sesame sauce


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