Introducing Nel Emlen and Meal Baskets

May 25, 2014
by Greg Georgaklis

Nel Emlen is joining the team at Farmers To You to deepen our collection of seasonal recipes and bring Meal Baskets to our weekly offerings.

In her words: When I was in college and started to cook on my own, I carefully read every word of the recipes I found in cookbooks like our well-thumbed Vegetarian Epicure, totally stressed out if I didn’t have exactly what was called for. It was the 70s and I recall a lentil loaf that could have easily been used as a foundation stone. In the 80s I was featured in a NY Times magazine spread for a meal I made. In retrospect, a simple dinner created with a few fresh ingredients would have been far more satisfying than the complicated dishes I prepared under the lights of the camera crew that night.

Since then, I’ve learned a few common sense rules, what ingredients I consider “must have” staples, and how mistakes sometimes yield not only surprising but delicious results…

Read more…

Meal Baskets

So what are Meal Baskets? Over the years many Partner Families have requested a support and encouragment in planing and creating family meals from the abundance of wonderful foods offered at Farmers To You.

After much thought, and consideration, we are offering our first Meal Baskets.

  • Meal Baskets are a new category of offerings crafted to save you time when planning your weekly family meals.
  • Each basket is a collection of seasonal foods and a recipe designed to be simple, flexible, and appealing to your whole family.
  • Preparation time is kept to a minimum.
  • The main ingredients for the meal are provided in the collection while staple ingredients (such as flour, oil, honey, etc…) are listed and may also be easily added to your Farmers To You order Portions feed a family of four unless otherwise noted and we will give you simple ideas on how to use leftovers from the meal, or remaining ingredients from the basket.

As always, we want to hear from you. Write a review! Let us know if Meal Baskets are helpful, what you like, what you don’t, or what we might do to make your meal preparation easier.

This Week’s Meal Baskets:
Crispy and Flavorful Celeriac and Parsnip Latkes/Pancakes
Spring Greens with Ramps, Potatoes, and Bacon
Sweet and Spicy Rhubarb Chutney