ONE MORE THING…

A few weeks ago we announced that we were discontinuing the Info Sheet with Recipes as they were getting expensive to print.  My thought was to send the info sheet with recipes file digitally to you via email, but I forgot how much time that entails after already working 11 hours on Thursday, and 4 hours the night before… SO…Here’s the latest and I think this will work the best:

  • We are continuing with the Info Sheet (1 page, 2 sides) and focusing on nutritional information or interesting side notes
  • Recipe numbers will be referenced in the Info Sheet
  • You can check them out here at http://www.lloydcraftfarms.com under the Recipe Tab.
  • The Recipe page is rather primitive…locate the recipe under the contents listing, then scroll down to that number, highlight, copy, and paste into your Word program to print OR retrieve it on an iPad or smartphone and view it from there as you cook
  • Enjoy the cooking experience!  Read the recipe to get the gist and then go for it…

Tell me what you think!~  The Farmer’s Wife

WEEK 7- Group B, Great Veggies and Fruits, Thursday at The Farm (1049 Washakie Ten, Worland)…10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!

Sample Box in Box  Not the actual BOX…but includes 6 items of the 9 pictured!  Hint:  Red tones…with a Cucurbit and Brassica…


Update on The Farm, specifically The Garden….Celery and Celeriac seeds are in the soil and under the heated lamps and on the heated pads.  The Farmer has been busy preparing The  Nursery for the new arrivals!  We will open up the CSA for Membership in March–wow!  That time of year already–consider joining the CSA (or the Special Box Program) to continue with quality produce during the summer.  –what a great chance to support local and take good care of you and your families!  More info to follow….

This week’s SPECIAL BOX- $30, GROUP B (4 openings–text 431-1219 to join and reserve a BOX for Thursday:  

  • ORG Red Cabbage (with ideas on how to fix it!)
  • ORG Red Potatoes- 5# bag
  • ORG Red Onion
  • ORG Red Bell Pepper
  • Greybull Valley Red Leaf Living Lettuce
  • ORG Cherry Tomatoes- 1 pint
  • (Are you seeing a pattern here? Info sheet will introduce ‘anthocyanin’…)
  • ORG Cucumber 
  • ORG Broccoli Crowns
  • Garlic Bulb
  • ORG Rainbow Carrots- 2# bag

 

What’s in The Store?  Lots of great produce–both fruits and veggies, mostly USDA certified Organic...New this week, RED BEETS & ARTICHOKES, more ASPARAGUS, BROCCOLI CROWNS, CAULIFLOWER, GREEN ‘CAULIFLOWER’ called ROMANESCO, JICAMA (Mexican Potato–sweet and crunchy), 2# bags RAINBOW CARROTS, CELERY, KALES, SWISS CHARDPEPPERS AND CHERRY TOMATOES…5 varieties of POTATOESONIONS and GARLICHERBSand Much, Much MORE!  Reasonably priced, Thursday’s ONLY.  (Check out the page:  The Store at The Farm–More Good Stuff! at http://www.lloydcraftfarms.com )

What’s in the FUTURE?  Spring Equinox at The Farm, March 21st, Tunes and Finger Foods, Virgin Moscow Mules…7 pm to 9 pmBring your Honey for a date night!  Liz is working up a new set of songs…hoping Jared will be available, too! Set the date aside, more information to follow…

 

The Farmer’s Wife–pining for Spring! 

Week 6- Group A- Walk-in’s Welcome!

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So good to have the sun shining!  It’s been a busy day here on The Farm:  dried 3 bundles of Parsley in the oven, sliced Jalapeno peppers to freeze, washed and spun lettuce to use in salads for the week, and preparing to make a big batch of Cauliflower Soup with leeks and slivered almonds…it’s clean-out the fridge day!  So wonderful to have the good produce, and then to ‘put it up’ for use when we don’t have it–

This week’s BOX-Greybull Valley Living Green Leaf lettuce, 3# Heirloom Oranges, head of ORG Celery, ORG Cucumber, ORG Lacinato Kale, ORG Jumbo Yellow Onion, ORG Cliptop Carrots, ORG Garlic Bulb, 5# bag ORG Yukon Potatoes, and ORG Snap Peas–$30

The kale, onion, carrot, garlic, and potatoes can be used for Portugese Kale Soup…other items needed are 8 c. chicken broth, Thyme, canned tomatoes (28 oz), canned Cannelli beans (14 oz), and pork sausage such as Kielbasa (meat is optional).  Soup recipe is #67 at http://www.lloydcraftfarms.com .

Additional items for sale in The StoreNEW this week:  ORG Mix Heirloom Tomatoes-1 pt, ORG Asparagus, more Broccoli Asian Crowns, ORG Romanesco (green geometric cauliflower), 3# yellow onions, ORG Snap Peas, ORG Red Bell Peppers, 5# bag ORG Yukon Potatoes, ORG Fennel bulbs, & ORG Cilantro.  This…in addition to the usual goodies:  ORG Honeycrisp Apples, Heirloom Oranges, 3# bag Mandarin ‘Peelz’ oranges, cabbages, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli crowns, and all sorts of greens & herbs.  We also ordered 5# of Jicama!  Great sliced….sweet! Come check it out–open to all!

ENJOY!  The Farmer’s Wife

One Box of Great Veggies— $30

We have an EXTRA box of Veggies! Text 431-1219 to save it.  Pick it up at 1049 Washakie Ten, Worland.

Box Contents:  4 avocados, organic green onions and organic leeks, organic cauliflower, 2 pound bag purple Vikings potatoes, Greybull Valley Greenleaf living lettuce, organic orange bell pepper, 1 pound asparagus, 1 pound bag organic carrots, packet of organic herbs – $30. :
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Buyer’s Group–Tomorrow (THURS)–at The Farm, Group B and Walk-in’s Welcome!

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We are awaiting the call from the Spokane truck driver…Shelter is cleaned up and Boxes set up with their potatoes in them…Last of the Lloyd Craft Farms potatoes!

Boxes for tomorrow:  Greybull Valley Living Green Leaf Lettuce, 2 Avocados, 1# Asparagus, head ORG Cauliflower, Leeks, ORG Green Onions, 1# bag ORG Carrots, ORG Orange Bell Pepper, 2# Lloyd Craft Farms Potatoes (Purple Viking or Yukon’s), and a packet of Herbs.  Focus of the info sheet this week is Asparagus, Use of Herbs, and Food as Your BEST Medicine! $30

Extra Boxes are spoken for, but if you’d like me to put together a box for you with a $30 value, send me a text (431-1219) tonight and I’ll do it!  

We’ll have lots of The Store items to buy…Reasonably priced…definitely fresh…and many organically grown.  Asparagus, apples, Heirloom oranges, bananas, tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, and much, much more!

So, why do we care about organically grown? 

  • First and foremost, studies have found that produce organically grown has a higher nutritional value.  Information from Ty Bollinger with The Truth About Cancer explains it this way:   

Organic foods tend to contain more vitamins and minerals that are missing from commercially grown or raised fruits, vegetables, or livestock. That means they have a stronger impact on your immune system, help you sleep better, and have a more positive effect on body weight.

The Quality Low Input Food (QLIF) project is a study in the European Union researching the benefits of organic food. They raised cattle and grew fruits and vegetables on adjacent properties. One was organic, the other a traditional non-organic site. What they discovered was shocking.

  • The organically produced fruits and vegetables contained 40% more antioxidants.
    • They contained higher levels of vitamins and minerals such as iron and zinc.
    • Organically raised cows produced milk that tested with almost 90% more antioxidants.

These findings show that eating organically can increase nutrient intake for people that don’t normally consume the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. You’ll get more nutritional pop with the benefits of organic meat and produce.

  • Second, organically raised should contain less toxins to stress our systems or compromise the microorganisms in our gut. We are learning some of the problems with deficient flora and fauna in the digestive tract. In the 70’s the digestive system was known for its role in digestion, but little was known of its importance as the heart of the immune system. Now, more and more studies are validating the importance of a healthy gut, and some of the dangers to our health through compromised digestive systems by the abuse of antibiotics and increased toxins from our environment or in our food. I read an interesting article regarding Roundup Ready foods. The author said though glyphosate is not toxic to humans, it is toxic to the microorganisms in our gut. Hmmm…that’s an interesting thought…

 

Well, The Farmer’s Wife thinks that’s enough for one night!  Got a call from the Truck Driver, and he is 2 hours out.  Looks like a late night here at Lloyd Craft Farms.  But we will be up and running at 10:00 a.m. for the Buyer’s Group.  Stop in and pick up your Special Boxes, shop a bit, and chit-chat.  We’ll be open until 6:00 p.m.  This is every Thursday from now until the last week of May!

BUYER’s GROUP- Group B- Feb 13–At The Farm…Walk-in’s Welcome!

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Thanks to those that attended our Taco Dinner, Thursday, and braved the snow–Hope the Tacos and Poppers, with the nice Liz tunes made it worth your time!  If you’d like us to do it again, send me a text–431-1219

Group B this week!  Greybull Valley Living Green Leaf Lettuce, 2 Avocados, 1# Asparagus, head ORG Cauliflower, ORG Leeks, ORG Green Onions, 1# bag ORG Carrots, ORG Orange Bell Pepper, and a packet of Herbs with hints on what to do with them!– $30

The STORE-  Stocked with a great selection, check prices and availability at The Store page, http://www.lloydcraftfarms.com–  New items this week are Asparagus, ORG Leeks (super creamy for soups!), more Meyer Lemons (1# bag), Asian Crown Broccoli (1# heads- $3.25), Heirloom Oranges ($1.75/#), ORG Honeycrisp Apples ($2.50/#), ORG Mini Bell (Crimini) Mushrooms, ORG Earthbound ORG Green Beans–washed and ready to go!!

4 EXTRA Boxes this week!  Text 431-1219 to Reserve.  We still have openings for the Buyer’s Group– Have a good weekend and see you Thursday!  The Farmer’s Wife

Week 4- GROUP A- Thursday at The Farm (followed by the Taco Dinner–)

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Greetings EVERYONE!  Hunker down for some cold weather this week–what for sure?-Time will only tell!  Meanwhile, we continue to eat….RIGHT?  So, here’s what we will have here at The Farm, Thursday, February 6th, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

GROUP A Special Boxes:  Greybull Valley Green Leaf Lettuce is back!  A 1# bag of Meyer Lemons, 2 Avocados, ORG Cucumber, ORG Rainbow Mini-carrots (12 oz bag), ORG Green Onions, ORG Tri-Color Bell Peppers, 2 ORG Zucchini’s, and a 1-1/2# bag ORG Ruby Sensation Potatoes$30

NEW ITEMS in The Store:  ASPARAGUS– 1# bundle, ORG ROMANESCO (Greenish Yellow Geometric Dome shapes–unique flavor, in the broccoli/cauliflower family), ORG BLACK/LACINATO KALE, MYCOPIA GOURMET CHEF’S SAMPLER MUSHROOMS, ORG RUBY SENSATION POTATOES– 1-1/2# bag, JICAMA (Mexican Potato), and ORG GREEN ONIONS.

Lots of other relevant and nutrtion packed produce including ORG HONEYCRISP APPLES, HEIRLOOM ORANGES, LARGE POMEGRANATES, BROCCOLI CROWNS, ORG BRUSSELS SPROUTS, ORG CABBAGES, ORG YAMS, and much, MUCH MORE!  Check out prices and availability under the The Store tab–

Taco Dinner starts at 5:30–Reservations needed…$15-$20 suggested donation…All funds to be used for the hydronic floor in the greenhouse under construction!

See you THURSDAY, The Farmer’s Wife