Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Its SQUASH time!!


This week farmers are starting to bring in Fall / Winter varieties of squash and we would like to share our favorite articles and recipes for you culinary adventurers!

Spaghetti Squash:
  • Basic prep -- click here for tips from Healthy Recipes for Kids
  • Delicious gourmet preparation -- click here to read The Amateur Gourmet
  • Easy dinner recipe -- click here to follow Emeril Lagasse's simple recommendations
Acorn Squash:
  • Basic prep -- click here for tips for Winter Squash prep
  • Delicious gourmet preparation -- click here to read the Humble Gourmand
  • Easy dinner recipe -- click here to follow a sweet Fall recipe

Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday August 27th

Produce for Two / Staples share:
  • Green Beans from Wilderness Trail Farms, Boyle Co.
  • Sweet Peppers from Finger Pickin' Farms, Palmyra IN
  • Hot Peppers from Finger Pickin' Farms, Palmyra IN
  • Apples from Happy Apple Orchard, Casey Co. OR Pears from Setsuko Kline, Borden IN
  • Peaches from Ragan Greenhouse, Spencer Co.
Full Produce share:
  • all of the above produce
  • Parsley from Foxhollow Farm, Shelby Co.
  • Okra from Escobar Farm, Oldham Co. OR Potatoes from Rocky Top Farm, Allen Co.
  • Tomatoes from Field Day Family Farm, Jefferson Co.
Staples share:
  • all of the Staples produce
  • 1/2 gallon milk from JD Country Milk, Logan Co.
  • 1 dozen pastured eggs from Remington Ingram, Washington Co.
  • Mushrooms from Sheltowee Farms, Bath Co.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Remington Ingram


Our egg producers, Remington Ingram, located in Washington County won several awards at the Kentucky State Fair this year:
  • Grand Champion Asiatic Large Fowl with a Croad Langshan
  • Grand Champion Asiatic Large Fowl: Overall Winner with a Croad Langshan
  • Reserve Grand Champion Mediterranean Fowl with a White Leghorn
  • Supreme Grand Champion of all Dairy Breeds: Youth Division, Ayereshire Cattle
  • Supreme Grand Champion of Dairy Breeds: Open Class, Ayreshire Cattle
  • Rooster Crowing Contest, crowing 44 times a minute!
We were very excited for their success and thought you would enjoy a picture of the outstanding crowing rooster! Click Here to read the article about them from Louisville.com.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Wednesday August 25th

Produce for Two! / Staples share:
  • Tomatoes from Field Day Family Farm, Jefferson Co.
  • Beans from Wilderness Trail Farms, Boyle Co.
  • Melon from Vanmeter Family Farm, Grayson Co.
  • Pears from Setsuko Cline, Borden IN
  • Hot Peppers from Finger Pickin' Farm & Escobar Farm, Oldham Co.
Full share:
  • all of the above produce
  • Peaches from Jackson Produce, Borden IN
  • Hot Peppers from Finger Pickin' Farms, Henry Co.
  • Sweet Peppers from Finger Pickin' Farms, Henry Co.
Staples share:
  • all of the staples produce
  • 1/2 gallon milk from JD Country milk, Logan Co.
  • 1 dozen pastured eggs from Remington Ingram, Washington Co.
  • 1 honey

Order your Thanksgiving Turkey!


Believe it or not, it is time to order your very own free-range, flying, foraging, broad-breasted bronze turkey for Thanksgiving! These turkeys have a great flavor: better than anything you can get in the store! They cook a bit differently than Butterballs, so we’ll send out cooking tips later.
  • We have a small number of under 12 lb turkeys for $5/lb. The deposit on these is $30. The processing date is November 11, so these will be frozen.
  • We have more in the 20-30lb size for $4.75/lb, SOME of which are being processed on November 19th, and therefore can be purchased and picked-up FRESH, NEVER FROZEN! The deposit on these is $50. The supply is limited and then we will have only frozen birds, processed on the 16th.
We are sourcing from two Kentucky farms and one in Indiana: Healthy Living Acres , Remington Ingram in Kentucky, and Slatchet Family Farm near Bloomington Indiana. Right now, our little turkeys weigh about 3 lbs, and are running around the pasture flying here and there and foraging for grasses, grubs, and insects.
  • The pick-up dates for all turkeys are Monday and Tuesday, November 22nd & 23rd, from 9am-6pm at Grasshoppers Distribution, 1501 Portland Avenue in Louisville
  • To place your order, email us at grasshoppers@insightbb.com or call 502.708.1881

Friday, August 20, 2010

Friday August 20th

MAMA's HIP
Produce for Two! / Staples share:
  • Tomatoes from Facing West Farms, Henry Co.
  • Hot Peppers from Finger Pickin' Farms, Palmyra IN
  • Pears from Setsuko Kline, Borden IN
  • Brussels Sprouts* from Courtney Farms, Shelby Co.
  • Spaghetti Squash from Eco-Gardens, Allen Co.
  • Corn* from Ragan Greenhouse, Spencer Co.
Full share:
  • all of the above produce
  • Pears from Setsuko Kline, Borden IN
  • Eggplant* from Ragan Greenhouse, Spencer Co.
  • Sweet Peppers from Finger Pickin' Farms, Palmyra IN
DOUGLASS & HARVEST
Produce for Two! / Staples share:
  • Tomatoes from Facing West Farms, Henry Co.
  • Hot Peppers from Finger Pickin' Farms, Palmyra IN
  • Pears from Setsuko Kline, Borden IN
  • Brussels Sprouts* from Courtney Farms, Shelby Co.
  • Spaghetti Squash from Eco-Gardens, Allen Co.
  • Corn* from Ragan Greenhouse, Spencer Co.
Full share:
  • all of the above produce
  • Pears from Setsuko Kline, Borden IN
  • Eggplant* from Ragans Greenhouse, Spencer Co.
  • Sweet Peppers from Finger Pickin' Farms, Palmyra IN
  • Okra from Escobar Farm, Oldham Co.
Staples share:
  • all of the Staples produce
  • 1/2 gallon milk from JD Country Milk, Logan Co.
  • 1 dozen pastured eggs from Remington Ingram, Washington Co.
  • Blue Dog Bread from Blue Dog Bakery, Jefferson Co.

Cow Cheese share: Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese, Barren Co.

Goat Cheese share: Sapori di Italia, Central KY

Chicken share: Healthy Living Acres, Scott Co.

Beef share: Ground Beef from Ashbourne Farms, Oldham Co.

Lamb share: Ground and Chops from Garden of Eden, Sterling KY

Breakfast share: Bratwurst and Chorizo from Fiedler Family Farm, Rome IN

Mixed Meat share: Ground Beef from Ashbourne Farms, Oldham Co.

*conventional spray used during growing

Thursday, August 19, 2010

General Electric

Produce for Two! / Staples share:
  • Eggplant* from Ragan Greenhouse, Spencer Co.
  • Sweet Peppers from Finger Pickin' Farms, Palmyra IN
  • Pears from Setsuko Kline, Borden IN
  • Hot Peppers from Finger Pickin' Farms, Palmyra IN
  • Squash from Eco-Gardens, Allen Co.
  • Corn* from Ragan Greenhouse, Spencer Co.
Full share:
  • all of the above produce
  • Pears from Setsuko Kline, Borden IN
  • Potatoes from Rocky Top Farm, Allen Co.
  • Tomatoes from Facing West Farms, Henry Co.
  • Brussels Sprouts* from Courtney Farms, Shelby Co.
Staples share:
  • all of the staples produce
  • 1/2 gallon milk from JD Country milk, Logan Co.
  • 1 dozen pastured eggs from Remington Ingram, Washington Co.
  • Mushrooms from Sheltowee Farms, Bath Co.

Cow Cheese share: Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese, Barren Co.

Goat Cheese share: Sapori di Italia, Central KY

Chicken share: Healthy Living Acres, Scott Co.

Beef share: Ground Beef from Ashbourne Farms, Oldham Co.

Lamb share: Ground and Chops from Garden of Eden, Sterling KY

Breakfast share: Bratwurst and Chorizo from Fiedler Family Farm, Rome IN

Mixed Meat share: Ground Beef from Ashbourne Farms, Oldham Co.

*conventional spray used during growing

Thursday August 19th

Produce for Two! / Staples share:
  • Eggplant* from Ragan Greenhouse, Spencer Co.
  • Sweet Peppers from Finger Pickin' Farms, Palmyra IN
  • Pears from Setsuko Kline, Borden IN
  • Hot Peppers from Finger Pickin' Farms, Palmyra IN
  • Squash from Eco-Gardens, Allen Co.
  • Corn* from Ragan Greenhouse, Spencer Co.
Full share:
  • all of the above produce
  • Pears from Setsuko Kline, Borden IN
  • Potatoes from Rocky Top Farm, Allen Co.
  • Tomatoes from Facing West Farms, Henry Co.
  • Brussels Sprouts* from Courtney Farms, Shelby Co.
Staples share:
  • all of the staples produce
  • 1/2 gallon milk from JD Country milk, Logan Co.
  • 1 dozen pastured eggs from Remington Ingram, Washington Co.
  • Blue Dog bread from Blue Dog Bakery, Jefferson Co.

Cow Cheese share: Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese, Barren Co.

Goat Cheese share: Sapori di Italia, Central KY

Chicken share: Healthy Living Acres, Scott Co.

Beef share: Ground Beef from Ashbourne Farms, Oldham Co.

Lamb share: Ground and Chops from Garden of Eden, Sterling KY

Breakfast share: Bratwurst and Chorizo from Fiedler Family Farm, Rome IN

Mixed Meat share: Ground Beef from Ashbourne Farms, Oldham Co.

*conventional spray used during growing

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Wednesday August 18th

Produce for Two! / Staples share:

  • Sweet Peppers from Finger Pickin' Farms, Palmyra IN
  • Pears from Setsuko Kline, Borden IN
  • Hot Peppers from Finger Pickin' Farms, Palmyra IN
  • Spaghetti Squash from Eco-Gardens, Allen Co.
  • Brussels Sprouts* from Courtnay Farms, Shelby Co.

Full Produce share:

  • all of the above produce
  • Potatoes from Rocky Top Farm, Allen Co.
  • Tomatoes from Facing West Farm, Henry Co.
  • Eggplant* from Ragan Greenhouse, Spencer Co.
  • Watermelon from Ben Abel, Boyle Co.

Staples share:

  • all of the staples produce
  • 1/2 gallon milk from JD Country Milk, Logan Co.
  • 1 dozen pastured eggs from Remington Ingram, Washington Co.
  • 1 baguette from Blue Dog Bakery, Jefferson Co.
NOTE: All Staples shares at RAINBOW BLOSSOM will also receive Mushrooms as a rotating item this week. Since you are receiving 2 rotating items this week, you will NOT be receiving one next week!

Cow Cheese share: Kenny's Farmhouse Cheese, Barren Co.

Goat Cheese share: Sapori di Italia, Central KY

Chicken share: Healthy Living Acres, Scott Co.

Beef share: Ground Beef from Ashbourne Farms, Oldham Co.

Lamb share: Ground and Chops from Garden of Eden, Sterling KY

Breakfast share: Bratwurst and Chorizo from Fiedler Family Farm, Rome IN

Mixed Meat share: Ground Beef from Ashbourne Farms, Oldham Co.

*conventional spray used during growing

"The Hungry Hungry Sow"


"It was a beautiful day on Field Day Family Farm and chores were being done just like any other day. Farmer Ivor Chodkowski was tending to the pigs and taking time to care for the sow who recently birthed some precious little piglets. While giving her food, he inadvertently dropped his cell phone. When he went back to investigate it became clear that she had eaten it!"
So this week's lesson from the farm: don't drop your phone by a hungry sow!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Pears


This week in your boxes you will receive pears! Be sure to check each of the pears for ripeness.
  • If the flesh is very firm and there is no "give" to the stem end, they need more time to ripen. If you store your pears in the refrigerator, you will slow the ripening process.
  • To hurry the ripening process, keep pears at room temperature, each piece individually wrapped in paper, or enclosed in a paper bag ventilated with a few holes. Check them with some frequency.
  • Grandma Barbara once said that pears ripen from the inside out. Looks can be deceiving so test the stem end for that slight "give" to tell you when the pear is ready.
We recommend that you serve fresh pears at room temperature rather than cold in order to savor the fullness of the taste and aroma. However, Asian pears such as Hosui (pictured above), should be kept cool, stored in the refrigerator and served chilled. This enhances their sweet juiciness and crisp, crunchy texture.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday August 13

HARVEST & MAMA'S HIP
Produce for Two! / Staples share:
  • Watermelon from Ben Abel, Boyle Co.
  • Mixed fruit from Jackson's Produce, Borden IN
  • Tomatoes from Field Day Family Farm, Jefferson Co.
  • Green Beans from Elmwood Stock Farm, Scott Co. [certified organic]
  • Eggplant* from Ragan's Greenhouse, Spencer Co.
  • Corn from Wilderness Trail Farms, Boyle Co.
  • Hot Peppers from Finger Pickin' Farms, Boyle Co.
Full Produce share:
  • all of the above produce
  • Okra from Nelson Escobar, Oldham Co.
  • Cherry tomatoes from Finger Pickin' Farms, Boyle Co.
  • Potatoes from Rocky Top Farm, Allen Co.
Staples share:
  • all of the Staples produce
  • 1/2 gallon milk
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • mushrooms
DOUGLASS
Produce for Two! / Staples share:
  • Watermelon from Ben Abel, Boyle Co.
  • Mixed fruit from Jackson's Produce, Borden IN
  • Tomatoes from Field Day Family Farm, Jefferson Co.
  • Green Beans from Elmwood Stock Farm, Scott Co. [certified organic]
  • Eggplant* from Ragan's Greenhouse, Spencer Co.
  • Corn from Wilderness Trail Farms, Boyle Co.
  • Hot Peppers from Finger Pickin' Farms, Boyle Co.
Full Produce share:
  • all of the above produce
  • Cherry tomatoes from Finger Pickin' Farms, Boyle Co.
  • Potatoes from Rocky Top Farm, Allen Co.
Staples share:
  • all of the Staples produce
  • 1/2 gallon milk
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • mushrooms
*conventional spray used during growing

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Thursday August 11

Produce for Two! / Staples share:

  • Watermelon from Ben Abel, Boyle Co.
  • Green beans from Elmwood Stock Farms, Stock Co. [certified organic]
  • Eggplant* by Ragan's Greenhouse, Spencer Co.
  • Peaches & Plumbs* from Jackson's Produce, Borden IN
  • Corn from Wilderness Trail Farm, Boyle Co.
  • Hot Peppers from Finger Pickin' Farms, Boyle Co.

Full Produce share:

  • all of the above produce
  • Potatoes from Rocky Top Farm, Allen Co.
  • Tomatoes from Field Day Family Farm, Jefferson Co.
  • Basil from Barr Farms, Breckenridge Co.
Staples share:

  • all of the Staples produce
  • 1/2 gallon milk
  • 1 dozen pastured eggs
  • 1 goat cheese (rotating item)
*conventional spray used during growing

Ratatouille a la Julia Childs

Ratatouille perfumes the kitchen with the essence of Provence and is certainly one of the great French dishes. Equally good hot or cold, it also makes a fine addition to either roasted or cold meats, and may be served as an hors d'oeuvre. A really good ratatouille is not one of the quicker dishes to make, as each element is cooked separately before it is arranged in the casserole to partake of a brief communal simmer. This recipe is the only one we know of that produces a ratatouille in which each vegetable retains its own shape and character. Happily a ratatouille may be cooked completely the day before it is to be served, and it seems to gain in flavor when reheated.

For 6 to 8 people

1/2 pound eggplant
1/2 pound zucchini
A 3-quart, porcelain or stainless-steel mixing bowl
1 teaspoon salt
A 10- to 12-inch enameled skillet
4 tablespoons olive oil, more if needed
1/2 pound (about 1 1/2 cups) thinly sliced yellow onions
2 (about 1 cup) sliced green bell peppers
2 to 3 tablespoons olive oil, if necessary
2 cloves mashed garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
1 pound firm, ripe, red tomatoes, peeled, seeded and juiced (makes 1 1/2 cups pulp)
Salt and pepper
A 2 1/2 quart fireproof casserole about 2 1/2 inches deep
3 tablespoons minced parsley
Salt and pepper

Peel the eggplant and cut into lengthwise slices 3/8 inch thick, about 3 inches long and 1 inch wide. Scrub the zucchini, slice off the two ends and cut the zucchini into slices about the same size as the eggplant slices. Place the vegetables in a bowl and toss with the salt. Let stand for 30 minutes. Drain. Dry each slice in a towel.

One layer at a time, saute the eggplant and then the zucchini in hot olive oil in the skillet for about a minute on each side to brown very lightly. Remove to a side dish.

Slice the tomato pulp into 3/8-inch strips. Lay them over the onions and peppers. Season with salt and pepper. Cover the skillet and cook over low heat for 5 minutes, or until tomatoes have begun to render their juice. Uncover, baste the tomatoes with the juices, raise heat and boil for several minutes, until juice has almost entirely evaporated.

In the same skillet, cook the onions and peppers slowly in olive oil for about 10 minutes, or until tender but not browned. Stir in the garlic and season to taste.

Place a third of the tomato mixture in the bottom of the casserole and sprinkle over it 1 tablespoon of the parsley. Arrange half of the eggplant and zucchini on top, then half the remaining tomatoes and parsley. Put in the rest of the eggplant and zucchini and finish with the remaining tomatoes and parsley.

Cover the casserole and simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Uncover, tip casserole and baste with the rendered juices. Correct seasoning, if necessary. Raise heat slightly and cook uncovered for about 15 minutes more, basting several times, until juices have evaporated leaving a spoonful or two of flavored olive oil. Be careful of your heat; do not let the vegetables scorch in the bottom of the casserole.

Set aside uncovered. Reheat slowly at serving time or serve cold.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Wednesday August 11

Produce for Two! / Staples share:

  • Watermelon form Ben Abel, Boyle Co.
  • Greenbeans from Elmwood Stock Farms, Scott Co. [certified organic]
  • Eggplants* from Ragan's Greenhouse, Spencer Co.
  • Peaches & Plumbs* from Jackson's Produce, Borden IN
  • Corn from Wilderness Trail Farms, Boyle Co.
  • Hot Peppers from Finger Pickin' Farms, Boyle Co.

Full Produce share:
  • all of the above produce
  • Onions from Finger Pickin' Farms, Boyle Co.
  • Potatoes from Rocky Top Farms, Allen Co.
  • Tomatoes from Field Day Family Farm, Jefferson Co.
Staples share:
  • all of the staples produce
  • 1/2 gallon milk
  • 1 dozen pastured eggs
  • goat cheese from Capriole Farm, Greenville IN
*conventional spray used during growing

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Blue Dog Bread -- FYI

Did you know?
Blue Dog Bread can be frozen! Their bags provide instructions on how to freeze the bread and then reheat it in case you are not able to get through it the day you aquire it. Of course, it is always best to buy on the day of consumption but freezing doesn't seem to diminish the quality in any way.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Friday August 6th

MAMA'S HIP
Produce for Two! / Staples share:
  • Tomatoes from Field Day Family Farm, Jefferson Co.
  • Raspberries from Elmwood Stock Farm, Scott Co.
  • Sweet peppers from Finger Pickin' Farms, Palmyra IN
  • Hot peppers from Wilderness Trails, Boyle Co.
  • Corn from Wilderness Traills, Boyle Co.
  • Watermelon from The Golden Rule Gardner, Allen Co.
  • Cherry Tomatoes from Finger Pickin' Famrs, Palmyra IN
Full Produce:
  • all of the above produce
  • Green tomatoes from Wilderness Trails, Boyle Co.
  • Onions from Finger Pickin' Farms, Palmyra IN
  • Carrots from Berea Ernst, Franklin Co.
Staple share:
  • all of the staple produce
  • 1/2 gallon milk
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 1 drinkable yogurt
DOUGLASS
Produce for Two! / Staples share:
  • Tomatoes from Field Day Family Farm, Jefferson Co.
  • Raspberries from Elmwood Stock Farm, Scott Co.
  • Sweet peppers from Finger Pickin' Farms, Palmyra IN
  • Hot peppers from Wilderness Trails, Boyle Co.
  • Corn from Wilderness Traills, Boyle Co.
  • Watermelon from The Golden Rule Gardner, Allen Co.
  • Cherry Tomatoes from Finger Pickin' Famrs, Palmyra IN
Full Produce:
  • all of the above produce
  • Green tomatoes from Wilderness Trails, Boyle Co.
  • Onions from Finger Pickin' Farms, Palmyra IN
  • Leeks OR Green onions from Pavel at Foxhollow Farm, Oldham Co.
Staple share:
  • all of the staple produce
  • 1/2 gallon milk
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 1 drinkable yogurt
BARRET
Produce for Two! / Staples share:
  • Tomatoes from Field Day Family Farm, Jefferson Co.
  • Raspberries from Elmwood Stock Farm, Scott Co.
  • Sweet peppers from Finger Pickin' Farms, Palmyra IN
  • Hot peppers from Wilderness Trails, Boyle Co.
  • Corn from Wilderness Traills, Boyle Co.
  • Watermelon from The Golden Rule Gardner, Allen Co.
  • Cherry Tomatoes from Finger Pickin' Famrs, Palmyra IN
Full Produce:
  • all of the above produce
  • Green tomatoes from Wilderness Trails, Boyle Co.
  • Onions from Finger Pickin' Farms, Palmyra IN
  • Carrots from Berea Ernst, Franklin Co. OR Green onion from Pavel at Foxhollow, Oldham Co.
Staple share:
  • all of the staple produce
  • 1/2 gallon milk
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • mushrooms

Thursday, August 5, 2010


At this time, WE ARE OFFERING WEEKLY SHARES of the Levain, Cereal, Seeded Baguette, and/or the Regular Baguette.

The price of a weekly delivery starting next week (the week of August 9th) and lasting through the end of the season (the week of November 15th), will be as follows:

  • Levain: $3.95/loaf x 14 weeks = $55.30
  • Cereal: $3.95/loaf x 14 weeks = $55.30
  • Seeded baguette: $3.35/loaf x 14 weeks = $46.90
  • Regular baguette: $2.95/loaf x 14 weeks = $41.30
  • Rotating loaf: $3.60/loaf x 14 weeks = $50.40
ALL LOAVES WILL BE BAKED THE SAME DAY THEY ARE DELIVERED TO YOU.
The loaves do freeze as well and freezing instructions are on the Blue Dog bags that the bread comes delivered in.

BLUE DOG WILL NOT BE BAKING THE WEEK OF SEPT 6-11TH, this is why we are charging you for 14 weeks, even though there are 15 weeks of deliveries from Aug 9th - Nov 19th.

If you put your order in by this FRIDAY AT NOON, we will deliver your bread with your regular delivery next week, the week of August 9th.

For those less familiar with the bread, we will organize tastings over the next several weeks at some pick-up locations. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ORDER A WEEKLY SHARE, PLEASE MAKE OUT A CHECK FOR THE TOTAL amount to Grasshoppers Distribution and mail it to the address below with the following information:

(1) Your name and pick-up location,
(2) which loaf share you desire,
(3) whether you would like to start next week or a different week, and
(4) your total amount due.

We will need to receive all orders with the above information by Friday noon via email to: Grasshopperellen@insightbb.com .

Thanks for your continued support!

Thursday August 5, 2010

PC/USA & BROWN FORMAN

Produce for Two! / Staples share:

  • Tomatoes by Facing West Farm, Henry Co.
  • Sweet Peppers by Finger Pickin' Farms, Palmyra IN
  • Watermelon by The Golden Rule Gardner, Allen Co.
  • Squash by Wilderness Trails, Boyle Co.
  • Corn by Wilderness Trails, Boyle Co. (Conventional spray used)
  • Raspberries by Elmwood Stock Farm, Scott Co. (Certified Organic)

Full share:

  • all of the above produce
  • Cherry Tomatoes by Finger Pickin' Farms, Palmyra IN
  • EggPlant by ECO-Gardens, Allen Co.
  • Hot Peppers by Wilderness Trails, Boyle Co.
Staples share:

  • all of the staples produce
  • 1/2 gallon milk
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 1 drinkable yogurt
GRASSHOPPERS

Produce for Two! / Staples share:

  • Tomatoes by Facing West Farm, Henry Co.
  • Sweet Peppers by Finger Pickin' Farms, Palmyra IN
  • Watermelon by The Golden Rule Gardner, Allen Co.
  • Carrots by Drowned Carrot Farm, Franklin Co.
  • Corn by Wilderness Trails, Boyle Co. (Conventional spray used)
  • Raspberries by Elmwood Stock Farm, Scott Co. (Certified Organic)

Full share:

  • all of the above produce
  • Cherry Tomatoes by Finger Pickin' Farms, Palmyra IN
  • EggPlant by ECO-Gardens, Allen Co.
  • Hot Peppers by Wilderness Trails, Boyle Co.
Staples share:

  • all of the staples produce
  • 1/2 gallon milk
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • 1 drinkable yogurt

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wednesday August 4th

Produce for Two! / Staples share:
  • Cherry Tomatoes from Eco-Gardens, Allen county
  • Peaches* from The Jackson's Farm, Borden, IN
  • Peppers from Finger Pickin' Farms, Palmyra, IN
  • Corn from Wilderness Trail Farms, Boyle county
  • Tomatoes from Eco-Gardens, Allen county
Full share:
  • all of the above produce
  • Raspberries from Elmwood Stock Farms, Scott county
  • Eggplant from The Golden Rule Gardner, Allen county
  • Watermelon from The Golden Rule Gardner, Allen county
Staples share:
  • all of the staples produce
  • 1/2 gallon milk
  • 1 dozen eggs
  • plain yogurt
*conventional spray used during growing

YOGURT!!


Expand your repertoire for this granola classic by exploring this article: The 10 Things to do with Plain Yogurt


Portland Smokestack

If you have ever been to our warehouse you probably noticed the very old historic brick smokestack that stood on the edge of our property. It has not been used for decades, but was a nice homage to the history of this neighborhood and a reminder of the industry that once thrived along the Ohio river before I-64.
About a month ago said smokestack was struck by lightening, damaging only the left side near the top, but rendering it very unstable. Yesterday we watched as it was torn down and thought we would share this historic moment of Portland's history.

*Please mute if expressive language offends you or your family.*


video

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Food for Thought


A recent NPR report states that a meat-based diet made us smarter. Click through to read the story and share your thoughts with us!


Cucumber Yogurt sauce!


1/2 c. cucumber, thinly sliced
sea salt
2 tbsp. minced fresh dill (1/2 tbsp. dry)
1 clove garlic, crushed & chopped fine
1/2 c. plain yogurt
White pepper, to taste

Place cucumber slices on a plate. Sprinkle with salt and set aside for 30 minutes. Rinse off salt and pat slices dry. Coarsely chop cucumber and combine with remaining ingredients. Add salt to taste. Yields about 1 cup sauce or 2-3 servings. Great served as a dip or with grilled meats!

The Story of Bottled Water

Monday, August 2, 2010

Tonight


Every Monday evening through September, The Mayan Cafe is featuring a different local farm and is offering specials that showcase their freshest produce, cheese & meats.

Tonight they are featuring produce from Field Day Family Farm, which is farmed by one of our owners, Ivor Chodkowski. Mark you calendars and try to get out to support The Mayan Cafe and the local harvest!