We are pleased to welcome Turkey Hill Farm as one of our newest partner farms. Stuart and Margaret Osha are 6th generation family farmers here in central Vermont. Greg got to know them when he first came to Vermont 5 years ago looking for a farm to move to, and their support and friendship was so typical of what he experienced here. Supporting them in their new farming venture is like coming full circle and a bit of paying it forward. Their Creamline and Maple yogurt are the first of many offerings that will be available from them. Their single serve yogurts are great for lunches or travel trips, and the flavor and creminess is nothing short of… well pure Vermont.
Did we say February 22nd? Really? Did we not notice that was school vacation at Newton Center Montessori? Apparently not. Ergo, the start date for Newton Center has been pushed back to mid March. There is still plenty of time to set up your account.
Somerville Farm Share Fair
Come see us on March 1st at the Farm Share Fair in Somerville. It’s a sure sign of spring.
New or Returning Items:
- Turkey Hill Singles. Creamline and maple yogurt - very creamy and sweet!
- Spinach is growing and back this week!
- Frozen Peppers are back this week too
- Yes we do have the pork - sausages, and chops and lard fat.
- Moses Sleeper Cheese is back
- Pea Tendrils - new from Pete’s Greens – a little burst of summer!
- Sauerkraut and Lacto Fermented beets are back
Goodbye for Now
- Yellow Carrots
- Watermelon Radishes
- Scarlet Turnips
- Still working on Beef – should be soon
- Mesclun Mix is growing and will be back soon
- Braising Mix will be back shortly
Items in the works by our partner farmers – should start to see them in the next couple of weeks:
- Goat Milk Caramel from Fat Toad Farm!
- Soups made from local ingredients – by a local farmer and chef Joe Buely of Screaming Ridge Farm
- Granola and fresh Ricotta Cheese from Turkey Hill Farm
- Grains and flours and cereals from Golden Crops in neighboring Quebec
- Early production of braising greens and cold hardy greens have been seeded into high tunnels and are growing!
- Working with a new Herb grower to bring us fresh herbs all year round.
We are doing it – we are rebuilding our regional food system with your partnership! Your purchases each week support these amazing farmers to expand their offerings and make cooking and eating seasonally for your family much easier.
Supporting Your Site Hosts
Just a note about our amazing site hosts – they are all volunteers from your community, and their dedication and commitment is incredible. We want to thank them and support their efforts for the contribution it represents. One note is that we also do not want to burden them with providing service that neither they nor Farmers To You is able to offer. If you are late for your pick up, we can hold your orders at some sites for a few hours. After that, we are not comfortable asking our site hosts to do more. There is also the issue of the quality and freshness of the food as well. Please, if you are running late, give them a call, or even better, call a friend and ask them to pick up for you. If we are delayed, it affects other families who are waiting at the next pick up site. Lately, there have been a number of situations that have required site hosts to deliver food, or hold food for several days, which is far beyond what we ask them to do.
We want this valuable task of being a site host to be a joy and a pleasure – let’s all work to support our site hosts as best we can.
As always, we appreciate your partnership, support and feedback.
Everyone at Farmers To You