Category Archives: Nutrition

Eggs Eggs Everywhere!

Ever wonder how the concept of Easter Eggs came about? Seems almost as random as the fact that they get laid by bunnies! Really.

Do the words abundance and fertility and Spring give you a hint?

As many of our families know, during the darker winter months – December and January – we run short on eggs. That is simply because the hens don’t lay as many when it is not sunny. The same impulse as causes slowed growth in plants. So now when the sun begins to shine closer to 12 hours a day – our hens really start to produce.  

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Don’t Skip the Farmers Market, Skip the Supermarket!

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Many of you have shared questions about combining and rationalizing your love of the farmers market with ordering from Farmers To You. So, we’d like to clarify something very important: Farmers To You does not want to replace your trip to the farmers market! We are here to supplement what you buy at the market or local CSA – never to replace them.

We like to think about starting as locally as possible and expanding out from there. Maybe you’ll try growing food in your backyard (or porch or window box) this summer.

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Weekly Share menu ideas

Weekly Share Menu Ideas:

Looking for dinner ideas? Check out the ideas below. You can either order one of the weekly shares, or mix and match by ordering the ingredients individually.

Vegetarian Share:

  • Stir Fry with Bok Choy, Tempeh, Oyster Mushrooms and Basil
  • Roasted Gold Potatoes with Melted Cheddar and sauteed Braising Greens
  • King of the Early Bean Soup with Roasted Peppers, and Topped with Cheddar Cheese

Omnivore Share:

  • Beef Burgers, with Cheddar and Salad Mix on a Red Hen Bun with Oven Fries
  • Miso Soup with Bok Choy, Oyster Mushrooms and Basil
  • Quiche with Cheddar, Peppers and Spinach

Dairy Free Share:

  • Beef Burgers with Tomato Slices, Salad Mix on a Red Hen Bun and Oven Fries
  • Miso Soup with Bok Choy, Oyster Mushrooms and Basil
  • King of the Early Bean Soup with Roasted Peppers and Braising Greens

Paleo Share:

  • Beef Burgers with Tomato and a Spinach Salad
  • Roasted Turkey Thigh with Sauteed Rutabaga and Steamed Bok Choy
  • Quiche with Roasted Peppers and Braising Mix

 

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A Summer Reading List

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We are deep in the process of updating some of the information and functionality of our website and one of the pieces we are working on is a resource list. I was reviewing our list of books articles and films that have supported and triggered our personal journeys to a more satisfying and complete relationship with family, our food and the Earth and the thought occurred to me that many of these would be great summer reading. So here is a small selection for you to consider.

Please also share any books or articles that have made an impact on you and your family so we can add them to the list.

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Placing Meat in a Supporting Role

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This past week, some of the staff were reflecting on our busy lives, managing a household, working, child-raising and food buying. We’re not telling anyone anything new by saying that it’s incredibly challenging to feed our families well every day. Feeding family members with food allergies, dietary restrictions, picky tastes while staying within a budget can feel downright impossible. How does one do it? More than one of us confessed that we’re buying meat through Farmers To You, but that it really stretches our budget.

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