Friday, September 7, 2012
Friday, July 20, 2012
Sunday, July 15, 2012
You will need:
3 1/2 pounds Zucchini
1 cup thinly sliced onion
3 tablespoons pickling salt
2 cups cider vinegar
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tablespoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon celery seeds
1/2 teaspoon black peppercorns
1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
Wash zucchini. slice off the stem and blossom ends. cut zucchini crosswise into 1/4 inch-thick slices. Measure 12 cups zucchini slices.
In an extra large nonmetal bowl combine the 12 cups zucchini and the 1 cup onion slices. Sprinkle with salt; toss gently to coat. top with 2 inches of crushed ice. Weight down the mixture with a heave plate. allow to stand at room temperature for 2 hours.
Remove any remaining ice in zucchini mixture. Transfer mixture to a colander set in sink; drain.
in a 5-6quart pot combine vinegar, sugar, mustard seeds, celery seeds, peppercorns, and turmeric. Bring to a boil and stir until the sugar dissolves. Add the zucchini and onion mixture. Return to boiling, stirring frequently; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered for 5 minutes.
Ladle hot mixture into hot, sterilized pint canning jars, leaving a 1/2-inch head space. Wipe jar rims; adjust lids.
Process filled jars in a boiling-water canner for 10 minutes (start timing when the water returns to a boil). Remove jars from canner; cool on wire racks. Makes 5 pints.
Monday, April 9, 2012
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
A film by Anthony-Masterson
2011 WINNER BEST AMERICAN DOCUMENTARY - Rome International Film Festival
2011 WINNER FOCUS AWARD - Montana CINE International Film Festival
2011 WINNER BEST OF CATEGORY - Montana CINE International Film Festival
2011 WINNER AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD - Docufest Atlanta
2011 WINNER BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT - Asheville Cinema Film Festival
Official Selection 2011 Slow Motion Food Film Fest - Nova Scotia
Official Selection 2011 Savannah Film Festival
2012 WINNER BEST DOCUMENTARY, Runner Up - Macon Film Festival
2012 WINNER BEST FEATURE FILM - Colorado Environmental Film Festival
Official Selection 2012 Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Official Selection/Jury Nomination - 2012 Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival, New Zealand
The filmmakers are the recipients of the Georgia Organics 'Barbara Petit Pollinator Of The Year Award 2012 for GROW! The award honors an individual or organization for outstanding community leadership in pollinating Georgia's sustainable farming and food movement.
Because our food system is broken, more young people need to start considering organic and sustainable farming as a viable career choice. People with land, money and knowledge need to start enabling them. Communities need to support them.
GROW! provides a look at this new generation of sustainable farmers through the eyes, hearts and minds of 20 passionate, idealistic and fiercely independent young growers. In the film they speak of both the joys and the challenges involved in tending the land.
Filmed in Georgia, USA.
Official movie site: http://www.growmovie.net/
GROW! Trailers, clip and more: http://vimeo.com/channels/growmovie
GROW! Premiered March 11, 2011 at the Georgia Organics Conference, Savannah.
For information about farming in Georgia contact:
Jonathan Tescher at Georgia Organics firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
|Check out all the different things that were in the share this month!|
|Southwind Farmstead Cheese, so popular we ran out before the end of the distribution week. Look for it in the cheese share this summer.|
|How many things can you cook with beets?|
|Welcome to the pick up! We do it out of the truck in Middlebury :)|
Saturday, February 4, 2012
|Recently repainted sign has summer brochures in it. Stop by and pick one up!|
|It's snowy and cold outside the greenhouse but on the inside...|
|The ground is even thawed in the greenhouse! Well mostly :)|
|The tractor is receiving some TLC from Kevin|
|It may not look like much now but there are thousands of heads of garlic, waiting to pop up in the spring!|
|Looking out away from the farm towards Otter Creek|
Sunday, January 29, 2012
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Winter has not arrived on the farm in the same vigor that it did last year. Instead as I write this a freezing rain is falling upon the farm and the chickens are huddled together under their eggmobile in the same way that they do on a rainy day in August. The weather has been good to us. Just yesterday it was warm enough to open up the greenhouse and give our precious spinach, growing in there a breath of fresh air. This fall a high tunnel was constructed on the farm and we are thrilled to be harvesting spinach out of it for our winter CSA. The month of January is about planing and preparing for the season ahead. When Kevin and I sit down and talk about the vision we have for our farm we always seem to return to the idea of a whole diet CSA. We really like the idea of this model. Kevin spent some time a few years back on Essex Farm in Essex, NY. There they provide their members with one share option, a whole diet CSA that is picked up on the farm. Their members receive milk, meat, grain and vegetables. We often talk about how this is something that we would want to buy, were we not farmers. This year our farm has moved closer in that direction. However, we have chosen to put our own spin on things. There are things that we do not produce (like milk) and things that we do that are not part of other peoples models. There are so many wonderful farms sprouting up all over the country and we find that we continue to pay attention to what others are doing and try to come up with some ideas of our own in order to constantly improve on our farm model.
Monday, January 16, 2012
For more information Check out our recently updated website:
6 Summer Farm Share Options:
*Note: Hebron pickup only has pre-boxed shares, 1 bushel per week.
2)Pastured Chicken Share: 2 of our Pasture-raised Chickens--dressed, whole and frozen--at each monthly pickup. Chickens are approximately 4.5 lbs each. Total of 12 Chickens.
3)Pasture-raised and Grass-fed Meat Share: Average of 14lbs/month.** Feeds a household of 3-5, or 1-2 meat lovers. Free choice*** each month of…
Pork (our own) - Breakfast Sausage, Italian Sausage, Pork
Chops, Roasts, Natural Bacon, and other tasty items.
Beef (Fox Brothers Farm) - Ground Beef, Steaks, Roasts,
and other delicious items.
Lamb (Meadowview Farm) - Chops, Roasts, shanks,
sausage, and other scrumptious items.
**All meat is frozen and either vacuum packed or wrapped in butcher paper.
***Hebron Pickup has pre-boxed Meat Shares, our choice.
4)Pasture-raised Egg Farm Share: 1 dozen of our delicious, fresh, deeply-orange-yolked, heart-healthy eggs/week.
5)VT Farmstead Cheese Share: Cheese from Southwind Farm, Twig Farm, Does Leap Farm, and Blue Ledge Farm. Approx. 1 lb of amazing raw milk cheese per month—at least two different varieties per pickup, our choice. The best cheese Vermont has to offer.
6)Whole Farm Share: Sign up for all four options, for a truly local diet, and great bargain.