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Fields plowed, beans and peas are in the ground. Our greenhouse is filled with leaves in different sizes, shapes and shades of green, there are hues of reds and purples too!
Our CSA Program is still open! For those who are interested to join our Community Supported Agriculture Program and have not sent their applications yet this is the best way you can help Mother Earth. By joining our program, you eat healthy, locally, and naturally grown vegetables. You will be able to keep toxic stuff out of the soil, air and water since your produce is not traveling thousands of miles away. You will reduce health problems related to pesticides knowing who grows your food and that it is naturally grown. (Read more here about our CSA Program)
We have three (3) pick-up points: Manorville, Rocky Point, and Babylon. Join now and you can still avail of the 2 payment options. (Full payment upon submission of form or downpayment now and balance later.) Click here to download the forms.
We would like to share some photos of the transplants in our greenhouse… we are so excited for the harvest season that will be coming soon!
Happy Earth Day everyone!
Spring is here!
We are already well underway in the greenhouse seeding many different varieties of early crops such as broccoli, kale, cabbage, lettuce, beets and herbs. We are also adding new crops this year such as spring mix, salad mix, different heirloom tomatoes as well as new eggplant varieties and greens.
We are still accepting application for our 2013 CSA. For those of you who have not joined yet, now is the time. We have also added new pick-up points for your convenience in Rocky Point, Babylon and Commack. Click here to download the membership application form and to see our payment options.
We are looking forward to another great season of fresh vegetables for our family and yours!
We are now accepting applications for our Community Supported Agriculture Program (CSA) for the 2013 Harvest Season. Sign up now to secure your spots in our program by dowloading the form here, or learn more about the CSA program here.
This year, we are offering three (3) easy payment options. Pick-ups will be at our Manorville farmstand. For those who belong to our groups, pick-up will be the same as designated by your local CSA Coordinator. Contact us to find out our drop-off locations near you.
Join NOW and enjoy the local, in-season, naturally grown produce!
We all wish you and your families a very Happy Holidays!
We have Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts and Cabbage available for individual sale this week. You may place your orders via email on or before Friday 8PM and come pick it up at our farm in Calverton the next day (Saturday). Please visit FALL CROPS on our website for price details and more information on how to place your orders
Here are some quick and easy recipe suggestionsthat you might enjoy:
Instead of the usual stir fry, steamed, or roasted broccoli. How about a soup...
Cream of Broccoli Soup
3tbsp butter, 1 small onion chopped, 1 celery stalk chopped, 2tbsp flour, 6cups steamed broccoli florets, 2 cups chicken broth, 1-2 cups milk or 1 cup heavy cream, salt and pepper to taste.
Melt butter in a medium stock pot. Sautee onion and celery in melted butter. Stir in flour and let it cook. Pour in chicken broth and add the broccoli. Let it simmer for 10minutes. Pour the soup in a blender (in batches) or use a hand blender to puree the soup until smooth. Add milk or heavy cream and stir. Let it simmer but don't boil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Though roasting Brussel Sprouts is the best and easiest way to enjoy them, we found out that you can also turn them into a slaw or stir fry them...
Spicy Shrimp and Brussel Sprout Stir Fry
2tbsp vegetable oil, 1lb trimmed and shredded brussel sprouts, 2 cloves garlic thinly sliced, 1 small green chile or 1/2 tsp asian chili sauce, 1lb peeled and deveined medium shrimp, 2tsp sesame oil, lime wedges, salt and pepper
Heat 1tbsp vegetable oil in a large skillet or wok. Saute brussel sprouts until tender and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a plate and set aside. Wipe out pan and add remaining vegetable oil to heat. Add garlic and chile/chili to cook till fragrant. Add shrimp seasoned with salt and pepper. Saute until opaque. Add the brussel sprouts and toss together. Turn off the heat and drizzle with sesame oil. Serve with lime wedges.
You can make coleslaw or stuffed cabbage. But try it braised....
Braised Porkchops and Cabbage
4 bone in well trimmed porkchops, 2tbsp vegetable oil, 1 finely chopped onion, 2cloves chopped garlic, 1 head of cabbage cored and sliced in strips, 2tbsp cider vinegar, 1tbsp brown sugar, 1 tbsp dijon mustard, 1 cup apple cider, 1 cup water, salt and pepper.
Season the porkchops with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a dutch oven pot. Brown the seasoned porkchops on both sides then transfer to a plate and set aside. Add onion and garlic to the pot. Saute till fragrant. Add cider vinegar and scrape off the brown bits on the pot. Mix in brown sugar and dijon mustard then add the apple cider and water. Toss the cabbage in the mixture till well coated. Cover and let simmer until cabbage is wilted. Put the porkchops back in the pot on top of the cabbage and cover to cook few minutes more until porkchops are cooked thru.
Happy Thanksgiving to All!
It's getting cooler and Fall is just around the corner.
Come to our farm stand for pumpkins, squash, apples and more!
We are now carrying Rain Victoria's natural botanical soaps at our farmstand! Made with all natural ingredients with no preservatives. There are different scents to choose from: Baby's bath time, Citrus Lavender, Fresh Meadow, Garden Thyme, Lavender, Lemongrass, Oatmeal & Spice, Pink Grapefruit, Shea Honey Oatmeal. We also have Unscented soaps for sensitive skins and soaps for Working Hands that are designed to clean and exfoliate your hands after gardening or any outdoor work. Immerse yourself in a luxurious skin care product and feel the difference...
After a full day of picking these exceptionally sweet, bright tangerine-orange cherry tomatoes, our hands were green, our clothes were stained yellow, and all we can see are just orange round tomatoes... But we know that you'll be begging for more of this Sungold Tomatoes so we won't mind doing it again!
We are now carrying local homemade Jams by "Jam, That's Good!" These jams are made with local fruits with the exception of Cranberry, Mango, Kiwi and Jalapeno ingredients. Made with all cane sugar, fruit pectin and lemon juice. NO ADDITIVES.
We have Raspberry Jam, Strawberry Jam, Strawberry Rhubarb Jam, Triple Berry Jam (consists of Strawberry, Raspberry and Currant), Peach Jam, Peach Melba, White Peach and Currant Jam, Blueberry Jam, Blueberry Spice (with cinnamon, ginger and cloves)
Want a little spice? We also have Raspberry Jalapeno Jam, Cranberry Jalapeno Jam, Peach Mango Kiwi Pepper Jam and Four Pepper Jam that is great served with cheese and crackers (specially brie, goat or blue cheese! yumm!). It will also give that "kick" flavor if brushed on some steaks or grilled porkchops.
You can purchase these delicious local homemade jams from us thru at our farm on Saturdays. Just send us an email to place your order so we can have it ready for you. We also have them available at the local farmers markets that we participate in.
Try it and you will definitey say "Jam, That's Good!"