Archive for November, 2015

WHY ORGANIC?

I’ve created a new page at http://www.lloydcraftfarms.com called “Why Organic?”  This was to share a well-written article from The Truth About Cancer website–As I come across more information worth sharing I will add it to this page.  🙂

Here’s an excerpt:

IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ORGANIC FOODS AND NON-ORGANIC?

As long as you read your labels, experts agree that most organic foods are healthier for us to consume. Food grown without the use of fertilizers and chemical pesticides is always better.

Organic foods also 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.

Update on The Farm

November 29th, 2015

I’m still awaiting the time for rest…just returned from a great time of Thanksgiving with my son and his wife, and our daughters in Colorado…and the FOUR grand-kids!  The Farmer was not able to make the trip with me–someone had to stay here to monitor the coolers and sweep the snow off the partially finished roof….TO READ MORE ABOUT THE FARM AND OUR 2015 SEASON CLICK ON THE Update on The Farm PAGE.

The Farmer’s Wife

More Info on Produce Orders

-There is a $20 minimum order  limit   🙂

-Orders must be picked up Friday as we have no refrigeration or means to store the produce at Bee Healthy.

**Watch for a post on Monday about the value of fresh and Locally GROWN Produce.  🙂

The Farmer’s Wife

 

Lloyd Craft Farms Winter Produce

Looking for fresh, locally grown produce?  Check out http://www.lloydcraftfarms.com    Post of November 29th–  Order by email to craftterri@rtconnect.net or text message to 431-1219.

ORDER DEADLINE:  Tuesday, December 1st

DELIVERY:  Friday, December 4th–  Bee Healthy, 635 Big Horn Avenue, Worland…10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Order by Tuesday for delivery Friday at Bee Healthy.     Orders subject to availability—All organically grown.   No membership required–sales open to anyone!

Lloyd Craft Farms—    email:         craftterri@rtconnect.net                

Potatoes

5# bags  (Lloyd Craft Farms—not recommended for storage)

Charlotte– yellow- thin skinned, odd shape, good flavor…..$4.50

Red (Mozart)—medium to large size……………………….….$5.50

25# bags (US Small Farm- Torrington- recommended for storage)

Red (Sangre—large size)………………..…………………………………$15.00

Yukon (mixed sizes)………………………..…………………………………$15.00

Fingerlings

Fingerling Mix (4 varieties including Blue)—3# bag……………$6.00

Fingerlings are great boiled, fried, roasted, grilled…no need to peel…variety of colors:  rose with rose skin, yellow, pinkish with red skin, and all blue with blue skin. 

Carrots—

Juicers—10# bag (odd shaped)……………….…………………….……$10.00

Juicers—10# bag (large-Sugarsnax, Mokum, and Cosmic)….$12.50

Sugarsnax— 2# bag…………………………………………………..………..$4.00

Watermelon Radishes—1# bag………………………………………..$6.00

Black Spanish Radishes—1# bag……………………………………..$7.00

Kohlrabi—green and purple—2# bag………………………………$6.50

Sweet PotatoesWe call these Rocky Mountain Sweet Potatoes.  They are not pretty, but they are tasty and organically grown.  Not meant for storage.  Cured to develop the sweetness and set the skin—some scaring, cracks, and broken pieces.

3# bag………………………………………………………………………………$5.00

Cabbagesold by the head—head sizes vary from 3-1/2# to 4-1/2#

Green Storage (8 heads left).………………………………………..…..$5.00

Onions

White—Sierra Blanca  (Colossal with great flavor) 3# bag….$5.75

Red Zeppelin  (sweet to mild—medium size) 3# bag………..$4.75

Winter Squashprice per squash (still good and fresh—stored at a constant 50-55 degrees)…bake or steam, scoop as a meal, or make wonderful soups, mash and serve with butter—high nutritional value to carry us through the winter when other sources of Beta-carotene may be in short supply.

Jet Acorn or Buttercup………………………………………………………$3.00

Butternut, Spaghetti, or Red Kuri……………………………………..$3.50

Red or Winter Sweet (grey) Kabocha…………………………………$4.00

Large Blue Hubbard……………………………………………..$7.00

Hidatsa (Heirloom Native American variety)………………….$6.00

Golden Nugget- small individual size Hubbard…………$2.00 each

Hooligan’s—small, sweet, multi-colored pumpkin suitable for baking whole and serving one to each person!…………………………….$1.75 each

Pumpkins (yes—suitable for pumpkin pies!)…..………………….$1.00

Next opportunity to order will be December 15th for delivery December 18th…Buyer’s Group to start in January 21016–

Thanks, The Farmer’s Wife

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

There is so much to be Thankful FOR!  We thank all of you for joining us on this four year adventure into local and fresh food…we thank you for your support…and we thank the Lord for all he has done for all of us!

Next order date is December 1st for delivery on Friday, December 4th.  The Produce List will be posted on the blog on Sunday, November 29th.

Buyer’s Group will start in January–stay tuned and stay involved as we bring in USDA Organic produce (including Fruit) and continue with our own carrots, potatoes, fingerlings, onions, and Winter Squash!

The Farmer’s Wife…and The Farmer, too–

2nd Fall Friday Sale for NOVEMBER- PRODUCE

Greetings Good Food Foodies!

We are taking orders again for produce–hope you enjoyed what you ordered the first week in November and are ready to order a new supply, OR if you haven’t ordered before are ready to give it a try!  

Order by email craftterri@rtconnect.net or text to 431-1219 by Tuesday, November 17th-7:30 p.m.  Orders will be filled Wednesday and Thursday for your Pick Up at Bee Healthy, 625 Big Horn Ave–between 10:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.  MUST BE PICKED UP FRIDAY.  ($20 minimum order)

Peppers—we were able to harvest these before the cold hit hard!

Jalapeno Peppers—1# bag……………………………………………………….$3.75

Celery—1 head with green tops………………………………………………..$2.25

Carrots—

Juicers—10# bag (large & odd shaped)………………………….……$10.00

Sugarsnax Juicers—10# bag (large)…………………………………….$12.50

Cosmic (Purple outside, orange inside)- 2# bag…………………………..$5.50

Watermelon Radishes—1# bag…………………………………………………..$6.00

Black Spanish Radishes—1# bag………………………………………………..$7.00

Kohlrabi—green and purple—2# bag……………………………………………$6.50

Cabbage—sold by the head—head sizes vary from 3-1/2# to 4-1/2#

Green Storage (good for sauerkraut and cabbage burgers).……..$5.00 each

Green/Red Deadon (great fried or steamed)……………………..$5.00 each

Brussels sprouts—price per stalk (subject to availability)………..$5.50 each

Sweet Potatoes—We call these Rocky Mountain Sweet Potatoes.  They are not as pretty as the ones grown in the South, but they are tasty and organically grown.  Not meant for storage.  Cured to develop the sweetness and set the skin.  Some scarring and broken pieces.

3# bag………………………………………………………………………………$6.00

Onions

White—Sierra Blanca  (large to jumbo sizes- great flavor) 3# bag……….$5.75

Red Zeppelin  (sweet to mild—medium to jumbo size) 3# bag.………..….$4.75

Potatoes

5# bags  (Lloyd Craft Farms—not recommended for storage)

Charlotte– yellow- thin skinned, odd shape, good flavor…………..……..$5.00

Red (Mozart)—medium to large size…………………………………….….$6.00

25# bags (US Small Farm- Torrington- recommended for storage)

Red (Sangre)………………………………………………………………………………$15.00

Fingerlings

Rose Finn Apple—3# bag

(larger fingerling, rose blush skin, yellow tender flesh, good flavor)…………..…….$6.00

Winter Squash—price per squash

Jet Acorn or Buttercup…………………………………………………………………$3.00

Butternut, Spaghetti……………………………….…………………………………..$3.50

Red or Winter Sweet (grey) Kabocha…………..……………………………………$4.00

Large Blue Hubbard ………………………….………………………………………….$7.00

Pumpkins…………………………………………………………………………………….$2.50

POTATOES– Yukon Golds and Reds

Our potato yields were low this year, and blight effected their storage ability.  We have an abundance of fingerlings and Russets, but small amounts of Reds and Yellows.

HOWEVER, we’ve been contacted about some great Yukon Golds and Reds out of Torrington.  I’ve ordered 360# to be delivered this weekend–  We will bag them in 25# mesh bags for pick up at Bee Healthy on November 20th.  Cost is $12.50 a bag.

Best stored in a cool place at about 50 degrees. The quality of these spuds looked good to me and they should taste good and store well.  They are not certified organic, but have had no pesticides or chemicals applied.  The grower took steps to prevent scab and other soil borne diseases through the use of sulfate and phosphorus–two natural additives. 

If you are interested — Let me know ASAP.  email to craftterri@rtconnect.net or text to 431-1219.

THANKS, The Farmer’s Wife

Vegetables for sale– November 15th

Hope everyone is having a great fall!  The weather has been incredible!!  Because of this we were able to harvest and stockpile veggies for the winter… carrots, fingerlings, winter squash, onions, cabbages, potatoes, and sweet potatoes…also some Kohlrabi, Black Spanish radishes, and Watermelon radishes.  (Also some Jalapeno peppers and Poblanos holding well…)

Look for a new Produce/Price List to be posted Sunday, November 15th.

Orders placed before Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m.  will be weighed and bagged on Wednesday and Thursday, and delivered to Bee Healthy for Pick Up on Friday, November 20th.  (Just in time for that Thanksgiving dinner!)

Bee Healthy hours are 10:00 to 5:30.  All items must be picked up Friday.

Thanks, The Farmer’s Wife 

Milk-

I have 2 gallons of whole milk with cream from Kalispell Kreamery available.  Cost is $5.25.  Send me a text– 431-1219.   Great milk!