Archive for December, 2015

Friday Orders/Buyer’s Group- Please READ

If you ordered by email or text and did not get a confirmation, give me a call at 431-1219.  There is a good chance that your email order did not go through–  😦

If you ordered and did get a confirmation, then your order is ready for Pick Up at Bee Healthy, Friday-tomorrow, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

This is the last opportunity to order for Fall Friday’s.  If you would like to continue to get fresh USDA certified Organics, send me an email and sign up for the Buyer’s Group. (Info at http://www.lloydcraftfarms.com  Buyer’s Group page.)

Buyer’s Group will start 2nd week in January with Pick Up on Wednesday at Bee Healthy.  Cost is $30, twice a month.  This buys the Administrator’s Special (good cross section of fruits and veggies), and the opportunity to purchase additional Organics…including Lloyd Craft Farms carrots, potatoes, fingerlings, onions, and Winter Squash.

Anyone can purchase the additional items, but if we don’t have 24 people sign up for the Buyer’s Group then we can’t bring the Organics in from Spokane Produce.

THANKS!  The Farmer’s Wife

Orders Due TODAY for PU Dec 18

Greetings!  Just got in from weighing out potatoes and working through squash–  Wanted to remind you all to order those potatoes for Christmas dinner, and get some fresh and sweet carrots to snack on or add to your salads.  Also have Brussels sprouts (with on-line directions on how to cook them), and some of our juicy white onions loaded with flavor!  (We also have red and yellow onions–though I may not have listed them–ask me.)

Next opportunity to get the fresh goodies will be 3 or 4 weeks away when we start up the Buyer’s Group.  Order today up until midnight– email: craftterri@rtconnect.net or text order to 431-1219.  (Current price list was posted December 14th at http://www.lloydcraftfarms.com )

Happy Holidays!  Remember family and the reason for the season–

The Farmer’s Wife

Brussels Sprouts

Add Brussels Sprouts to your Friday orders–$3.75: a pound for the price of 10 oz due to slight browning on the interior leaves of 4% of the bag. (Brown leaves cook up fine and are due to weather.)

How to cook them?  Trim the ends and cut the head in half, sorting them through you go–then boil in a low level of water until tender–I prefer my iron skillet…one pan and adds some iron to the diet.  When tender, drain water, toss in olive oil and seasoning (usually salt and pepper or a little Montreal), and return to the skillet to brown.  Each time I make these people eat more and more!

Want another variation?  Try our recipe from Food Network–#51.A. Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic and Cranberries.  These are roasted in the oven and then drizzled with a reduction before serving.  I served these at Thanksgiving–VERY TASTY!  Great with Turkey–

Brussels sprouts are in the cabbage family, and are a very good source of numerous nutrients including folate, manganese, vitamin B6, dietary fiber, choline, copper, vitamin B1, potassium, phosphorus, and omega-3 fatty acids.  Steaming will retain more of the nutrients–but I love the crisp crunchiness of fried Brussels sprouts.

Consider adding for the Holidays– The Farmer’s Wife

OOPS–Price correction Potatoes

The correct price on the 10# bags of Potatoes are:

Yukons–$6 (instead of $4.75)

Sangre (Red)–$6.50 (instead of $4.50)

Sorry for the boo-boo… :\    Changed the size from 5# to 10# and got the price mixed up…Thought with Christmas coming folks would want a larger bag of Potatoes–

 

Vegetables Available this WEEK

December Price List—order by Tuesday, Dec 15, for delivery Friday, Dec 18, at Bee Healthy.    Last order for December–Will start up the Buyer’s Group with greater variety in January. 

Orders subject to availability—$20 minimum

 email:         craftterri@rtconnect.net

Potatoes
10# bags  (Torrington grown- Natural)
Yukon……………………………………….…….$4.75
Sangre (Red)—medium to large size………$4.50

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.  Blue mix is Subject to Availability.

LaRatte (light color interior with light skin, finger-shape)…$6.00

Amarosa (red color interior with red skin, larger than LaRatte)…$6.00

 

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

 

Onions
White—Sierra Blanca  (Colossal with great flavor) 3# bag…………..…….$5.75
Red Zeppelin  (sweet to mild—medium to jumbo 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……………………………..$3.50
Red or Winter Sweet (grey) Kabocha……$4.00
Large Blue Hubbard …………………………….$7.00

Hooligan’s—small, sweet, multi-colored pumpkin suitable for baking whole and serving one to each person!…………………………….$1.75 each
Pumpkins (yes—suitable for  pies!)-$1.00 each

 

 

 

 

Happy Season

I hope this finds everything going swimmingly this final month of the year 2015–that doesn’t have anything to do with swimming…not sure where that adjective came from…but it is fun to say: ‘swimmingly’.

Seriously–do not let the hustle and bustle of this season get in the way of time spent with your family and for your family.  Take time to tell each and everyone of them how much you love them. Let them know that your life would not have been the same without them as a part of it…a part of you!

The Farmer and I consider you all a part of our FOOD family.  We care about you and getting the ‘good stuff’ into your hands and into your diets–healthy food, healthy bodies, healthy lives.

Join with us in wishing a Merry Christmas–remember the reason for the season!

The Farmer’s Wife

Another Butternut Recipe

Over Thanksgiving our daughter Michele prepared a wonderful Butternut Squash soup…Now I, too, am sharing it with you! 

(  www.lloydcraftfarms.com  )- Recipe Page, #15.B. (Cut and Paste, copy to your Word program, and then print)

I would suggest cubing the squash ahead, either the day before or the morning of…then the preparation time of an hour is more predictable.

This recipe differs from the other two in two ways:  not all the soup is blended, and the seasonings are exceptional!  The three recipes give you three ways to prepare your squash:  1) bake in the oven and add blended to the soup; 2) roast in the oven, heavily seasoned, and then add to the soup, blend before serving; and 3) add raw to the soup, and after tender only blend a partial amount of the soup.  

Keep warm and enjoy the benefits of winter squash in your diet!

The Farmer’s Wife 

Broccoli and Brussels Sprouts

I am extending the deadline to Wednesday at noon–take advantage of the extension to pick up the last of the Broccoli and Brussels sprouts and Celery.

Here’s the deal–the Broccoli is a late fall variety and was picked the last week in October.  I was cleaning out the cooler before I went to Colorado and ‘found it’…cooked it up and it was delicious!  (We even ate it raw on the relish plate for Thanksgiving–)  Price is $1.75 for 10 oz. bag

Brussels sprouts are done for the season–but The Farmer and Zeb picked the very last of it (30#) before Thanksgiving.  Price is $3.75 for 10 oz. bag.

Celery was topped and preened today–it is the last of the season and was harvested the end of October.  Full of flavor and great in soup stock!  Price is $1.50

$20 minimum order–check post of November 30th for the prices on other items. Order by email before noon tomorrow, December 2nd.

Thanks!  The Farmer’s Wife 

Fall Friday Orders–this week!

Today is the day to order those potatoes (including fingerlings), or our onions, carrots, and winter squash…large assortment……………..Pick Up is Friday at Bee Healthy.  (Price list posted 11/29/2015)

We have a new shipment of Yukon’s and Sangre’s RED potatoes (25# bag) from Torrington. Suitable for storage in a cool place–50 degrees.  Not conventionally raised.

(We also have 25# bags of our Russets for $15.00)

Looking for organically raised potatoes?  We have our own Charlotte’s (tender, yellow flesh, smaller potato) and Mozart’s (red, medium sized potato)–5# bags (or any units of 5#)

Fingerlings are a fun choice!--no peeling, can be boiled, fried, roasted, or grilled.  This week we are offering the Fingerling Mix: four varieties including BLUE fingerlings.  3# bags.

Next order period – December 15th- we’ll have the Amarosa (rosy flesh with a red skin, longer fingerling), LaRatte (yellow flesh and skin, smaller size), and Rose Finn Apple (yellowish flesh with a rosy skin-most popular fingerling on the market)…working our way through the root cellar!

Why fresh, local, and organically raised?  

  • Guaranteed this year’s crop
  • Better flavor–fresher and more tender
  • Higher in vitamins and other nutrients than conventionally grown
  • No chemicals applied prior to storage to prevent sprouting or pest damage during storage…in fact: no commercial fertilizers or chemicals applied at any time
  • Supports local economy in the Big Horn Basin.