"Vermont's Year Round Diversified CSA Farm"

You can eat fresh vegetables, and pasture-raised & grassfed meats from our farm YEAR ROUND!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Winter CSA

This past weekend was our 3rd distribution for our Winter CSA. Though its not much like winter in Vermont this fall with temperatures in the 40s and 50s.

Our shareholders picked up the following at our farmstand: lettuce greens from the fields- mesclun, spinach, arugula; carrots, onions, potatoes, leeks just pulled from the garden, parsley, celery root, 3 varieties of winter squash, garlic, scorzonera, parsnips, beets and turnips! Great local food for fall and winter meals. Our very popular Winter CSA continues into February!

We also have a variety of packaged meat cuts available (pork and grassfed beef), farm fresh eggs, and homemade Lard from our pigs. So stop by the farmstand to purchase some great holiday food, we are open from 10 am to 6 pm.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Pure Vermont Lard

We spent the weekend rendering the Tamworth pork fat we got back from the butcher. Everything went smoothly and we made 8 quarts of 100% pure creamy lard from about 18 lbs of fat. Here is a great link for describing how to make lard.

Lard is a great in baking and makes the best pie crust - very flaky! It is a great source of Vitamin D - the pigs store it in their fat from the summer sunshine! Try finding pure lard in your grocery store - YOU CAN'T! Its only available from small farms like ours who take the time to make it.

Available at our farmstand - the first batch is almost gone. Don't worry we plan on making more!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Happy Holidays!

The cutting of the holiday tree was performed by Christa with oversight from Asa. Christa's brother has a small plot of christmas trees on the farm. He has a U-cut business every year for local folks to get a tree.

Have a happy holidays and eat some good food produced by your local farmer(s) this holiday season and throughout the year. Your health will thank you for it. Our holiday menu will feature ham from one of our pigs, root vegetables, salad greens, pickles and pumpkin pie from the garden. The only items not from the farm will be the beer (though if we are lucky it will be homemade) and dairy products.