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News From The Farms
Spring has arrived here in Vermont!
All of our partner farmers are telling us it is only a matter of weeks or days when we have wonderful new crops to satisfy our Winter cravings. The tidal wave of Ramps, Asparagus and Fiddleheads are growing quickly, and early peas, radishes, and lettuces are planted, the fruit trees are blooming and the hens are laying.
What this means is that our partner farmers have committed to having a lot of food available for all of you and many new families, and we need to grow this community of families and farmers so this delicious and trustworthy food has a kitchen waiting for it! Otherwise this wonderful regional effort can’t continue.
Please spread the word – tell your wonderful food stories and inspire your friends and neighbors to support these farms and our community.
Place your order first with Farmers To You and get everything you can locally from farmers you know, then get what you need at the supermarket – support your farmers first rather than a faceless, and anonymous food system that has not served us well!
Check out our Growing Season Promotion – and mostly – enjoy the food!
New This Week:
We are excited to bring you a couple of new items from Joe’s Kitchen:
- Basil Pesto – This is a classic basil pesto, with basil, parsley, garlic, olive oil and parmesan. Perfect for a quick pasta dinner or addition to a Tomato and Queso Fresco sandwich
- Lemon Pepper Hummus – Excellent snack with Carrot sticks or Patchworks Spelt Cracker. Lightly seasoned with lemon and a pinch of black pepper.
As per a suggestion, we have a new Weekly Share option – a Dairy Free Share. These pre-picked orders are suited to different dietary preferences; Omnivore, Paleo, Vegetarian and Dairy Free, each accompanied with meal ideas.
Fresh from our Farmers and Producers:
Cottage Cheese from Butterworks is back! This is a fresh-style cottage cheese, and due to minimal processing is best enjoyed within a week or so. Add it to your lunch box, macaroni and cheese or puree it and use it in place of ricotta. It also makes an excellent ‘cheesecake.’
We will have Romaine Lettuce from Miskell’s Premium Organics as well as Small Red and Green Lettuce from Screamin’ Ridge Farm.
Long Wind Farm has a new variety of Tomato for us this week, Vermato, which is a slightly smaller fruit, about two inches in diameter with flavorful and sweet flesh. Use these to slice on sandwiches, as a pizza topping, chopped into salads, add to a soup or enjoy on their own!
Champlain Orchards has Cortland and Shizuka Apples fresh out of storage this week. Whether you’re looking for that perfect baking apple, the right fruit to jazz up a salad, or something to snack on, we’ve got you covered.
Beef from Tilldale Farm brings fresh cuts of steak, stew meat, ground beef, kebabs, liver as well as soup bones.
Due to the high cost of producing these wonderful animals Organically and 100% grass fed – we have to raise the price of the ground beef to $9.25. If you are comparing pricing – please note that most “grass fed” beef is not 100% grass fed which means that it will be fed grain for the last several months which tends to negate the benefits of a grass diet. Also, Tilldale’s Organic Certification means no hormones, antibiotics, or chemically treated feed. For those who are hooked on this ground beef – the flavor is due to Dan and Joanne Tilley’s remarkable work as well as the breed – Red Devon, one of the oldest raised here in the US.
Pork cuts from Snug Valley Farm brings chops, cutlets, ribs, lard, shoulder roasts, and tenderloin.
Robert and Annie of Bohemian Roasters have returned, so don’t forget to add Coffee back into your order this week!
A note on Mushrooms: currently we have limited quantities of Shiitakes and Oyster Mushrooms while the Mushroom King is ramping up his production. If you do not see the mushrooms on the website it means they have sold out for the week. This is temporary, and soon we hope to have enough mushrooms to have unlimited supply.