Archive for January, 2017

Wednesday Buyer’s Group/Walk-in’s Welcome-


Group A this week!  AND Walk-in’s always WELCOME–Wednesday at Bee Healthy, 10:00 to 5:30…best selection in the morning.  🙂  BRING YOUR OWN BAGS–and enthusiasm for good food!!

ADMINSTRATOR’S SPECIAL–GROUP A– $25:   Tropical FRUIT (mango, tangerines, bananas), Red Potatoes, Asparagus, Rainbow Baby Carrots, small Red Cipollini onion, most of the fixings for Swiss Chard Salad: Swiss Chard, Lemons, English Cucumber, and recipe…(all you need to add is oil & vinegar, maple syrup, salt & pepper, dried cranberries or golden raisins, sunflower seeds, and a small Red Beet…I’ve got your bag of Red Beets for $1.50!)

EXTRA’s–EVERYONE–priced to sell:  

FRUIT–Hass Avocados, Rio Star Grapefruit, Meyer Lemons & ORG Lemons, Limes, Heirloom Oranges, Honey Tangerines from Florida, Del Monte Gold Pineapples, Mangoes, Grannie Smith & Lady Alice Apples, Kiwi, Bananas, and Blueberries.

VEGGIES--8 Asparagus @ $5.75, Red Beets, Baby Bok Choi and Green Cabbage, Broccoli and Cauliflower, Rainbow Baby Carrots, Celery, Leeks and Onions, Snap Peas in Zipbag, Jalapeno Peppers, Yellow Bell Peppers, Red and Yellow and Purple potatoes, Sweet Potatoes/Yams, Watermelon Radishes, Parsnips, Daikon Radishes, Green Beans, Yellow Squash and Zucchini, Spaghetti Squash and our own Winter Squash, and two varieties of Cherry Tomatoes in the clamshell.

GREENS, ETC–Baby Spinach clamshells, Herb Salad Mix, Cilantro and Parsley, KALE, Rainbow Swiss Chard, Basil (4 oz and 3/4 oz size), Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Fennel Bulbs, Mushrooms and Portabella, ORG Garlic Bulbs and Ginger Root.


See you there!  The Farmer’s Wife

Fresh Produce today–Jan. 25th

snap peasBuyer’s Group/Walk-in’s Welcome!  Wednesday’s, Bee Healthy, 10:00 to 5:30–635 Big Horn Ave, Worland.

Super Value on the Administrator’s SpecialOrganic, $25, Group B Members–Fruit, Salad, Veggies…Don’t forget to pick up your Memo of Understanding and recipes for Stir-Fry and Bisque. (Veggies include our own Super Colossal Sweet Onions and the last of the Thelma Sanders Sweet Potato Squash!)

EXTRA’s for members and Walk-In’s–broad spectrum of Veggies and Fruit–


FRUIT…more of the Heirloom Oranges and ORG Lady Alice Apples, Meyer Lemons, ORG Bananas, Hass Avocados, ORG Kiwi’s, and more citrus…

VEGGIES…12 oz bag Green Beans, dozen heads of so-so Celery, Onions and Leeks, Red Beets and Parsnips, Broccoli and Cauliflower, Yams and Sweet Potatoes, 5# bag Yukons, Worland-grown Cabbage and Daikon Radishes and Winter Squash…and more…all USDA Organic or organically grown locally.

MISC…3 HUGE bulbs of Fennel with fronds, Italian Parsley, Garlic, Ginger Root, Red Kale, Rainbow Chard, Salad Mixes and Baby Spinach, Portabello Mushrooms and White…Priced to sell!

Best selection early in the day…Bring your own bags…Cash and Checks accepted

Good Healthy Eats!–The Farmer’s Wife 

Cauliflower Soup

If you are looking for something to do with that large head of Cauliflower you have in your fridge, here is an idea:  Cauliflower Soupvery simple and very good…I have leeks for sale, but you can substitute white onions.  This recipe uses the blender, but an immersion blender works, too…and I’ve even used the food processor, though you have to be careful you don’t fill it over the liquid line.  (Recipe is posted at , Recipe tab, Recipe #62.)  

Cauliflower is in the Brassica family–high in antioxidants, and a great veggie for health.  I always buy a case to sell for Extra’s at Buyer’s Group!  Cauliflower, with Broccoli, is said to have anti-cancer properties, and is nutrient dense…A good prebiotic to feed your growing fauna in your healthy gut.  Taking probiotic supplements is of little value if you can’t keep them thriving and balanced.

Remember: raw, steamed, broiled or grilled, boiled…that’s the order to think in terms of the most nutrition.  Raw–fresher the better…Steamed, grilled, or broiled makes veggies easier to digest and you aren’t sacrificing a ton of nutrients that leach out in the water when boiled…if boiled, drink the water or hold it for soup liquids.  

If you can’t eat it raw, then frozen, dehydrated, pickled, canned is the order of processing to retain the most nutrition.  We can’t always have everything raw…and wouldn’t that get a little boring…so we look to freeze, dry, pickle, or can it so we can enjoy it later and have something through the winter months–  🙂

In your GOOD Health–The Farmer’s Wife


GROUP B- Buyer’s Group/Walk-in’s Welcome- January 25, 2017

Wednesday will be upon us!  Back of Bee Healthy…Group B…Walk-In’s Welcome!  And here’s what we expect–

ADMINISTRATOR’s SPECIAL–Lady Alice Apples, Baby Bok Choi, Zucchini and Yellow Squash, Broccoli, Sweet Colossal Onion, Yellow Bell Pepper, Baby Rainbow Carrots, and Green Beans– $25  (Do you hear Stir Fry calling your name?)

EXTRA’s FOR SALE–Reasonably prices & Good Quality

FRUIT:  Apples (Grannie Smith’s, too), Bananas, Heirloom Oranges (three 38# boxes, too), Avocados, Kiwi, Meyer 1# package and classic Organic Lemons…Limes…Rio Star Grapefruit–Apples and Bananas Organic

New this week–8 oz. package of ORG Snap Peas and ORG All Purple Potatoes!  ORG SPAGHETTI SQUASH!

VEGGIES:   Green Beans and Snap Peas, Celery, Cucumbers, Onions and Leeks, Zucchini…Red Beets, Carrots, and Parsnips…Sweet Potatoes and Yams and Yukon Potatoes…Broccoli and Cauliflower, Baby Bok  Choi, last of our Cabbage…Tomatoes, Orange Bell Peppers, and Jalapeno Peppers…Daikon Radishes for fermenting…Variety of Winter Squash from our stash!  (All items USDA certified Organic or our own!)

GREENS and HERBS, etc:  Fresh Express Caesar Salad Mix, Baby Spinach, and Baby Romaine Salad…Kale and Rainbow Chard…Cilantro and Italian Parsley…Poultry Herbs (Rosemary, Sage, and Thyme) and Basil…Fennel Bulbs and Celeriac…Garlic and Ginger Root…Portabella and White Mushrooms (Organic, again!)

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See you Wednesday!  Members and Walk-in’s A LIKE!  The Farmer’s Wife


GROUP A- Buyer’s Group- Jan 18-2017

Buyer’s Group/Walk-in’s Welcome–TOMORROW (JAN 18) @ Bee Healthy, 635 Big Horn Ave, Worland, 10:00 to 5:30.

**38# box of Heirloom Oranges-  $37.  THE BEST!!  This is what oranges tasted like before they bred them to yield heavier on the tree with thicker skins so they didn’t split when processed. Juicy, not pithy…38# will go fast!  (available by the pound at Buyer’s Group–)

Adm Special (GROUP A members)–Baby Bok Choi, Orange Pepper, Zucchini, Carrots, Cauliflower, Cipolinni onion, Romas tomatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Apples, Caesar Salad Mix- $25

EXTRA’s (everyone)–Fruits, Greens, Veggies, Herbs, Mushrooms, and more…. Basics are covered. Best selection early in the day. One day only. Reasonable prices. Organics available.

several apples

Come–CHeck IT OUT!

WEEK 3- GROUP A- Buyer’s Group

white-cauliflowerWe have finished Week 2 of Buyer’s Group/Walk-in’s Welcome! 45 Members now and a strong amount of Walk-in’s–Great produce, some locally grown, priced reasonably!

Week 3- GROUP A: Administrator’s Special, all ORGANIC: Lady Alice apples, Caesar Salad Mix, Baby Bok Choi (recipe included), Zucchini, Orange Bell Pepper, Sweet Potatoes, Cauliflower, Roma tomatoes…our own large yellow Cipollini onions, and Sugarsnax carrots.                                                                             DON’T FORGET TO BRING YOUR BAGS–

Broad spectrum of EXTRA’s for sale!

FRUIT–Lady Alice Apples, Bananas, BLUEBERRIES, lemons (including Meyer’s), LIMES, Heirloom Oranges, Rio Star Grapefruit, and Hass Avocadoes.  Maybe more Atulfo mangoes–they were exceptional!  Great in that Banana/Mango smoothie with nutmeg sprinkled on top–

GREENSFresh Express Caesar Salad Mix (Perfect balance of dressing and Romaine), Fresh Express POMEGRANATE CRANBERRY SALAD MIX (new item), Red Scarlet Kale, RAINBOW CHARD, and Fresh Express Baby Spinach.

HERBS/SEASONINGS–Ginger root, Thai Basil, Poultry Mix (Sage, Rosemary, Thyme), Parsley, Mushrooms, Fennel bulb with fronds, and Garlic.

VEGGIES–Red Beets, Carrots, Parsnips, our own Alpine Daikons and Watermelon Radishes, Leeks,  Cipollini onions (small Red and large Yellow), Sierra Blanca Onions (fresh not dried), Yukon Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Garnet Yams, our own Cabbage, Cauliflower, Broccoli, Cucumbers, Celery and our own Celeriac, Green Beans, Zucchini, Orange Bell Peppers, Roma Tomatoes, Cherry Tomatoes, & Winter Squash.

All items except Avocados and Citrus are USDA certified organic, or organically raised by us.  Avocados, oranges, grapefruit, and lemon quality has not been good from the organic section.  I refer to the Dirty Dozen List put out by the Environmental Working Group when buying non-organics.  If you are juicing citrus with the peel, let me know and we can order organic–peel is where the chemicals are pooled. (Dirty Dozen List is posted on our web under the Nutrition tab.)

See you Wednesday at Bee Healthy- 635 Big Horn Ave.  Walk-in’s Welcome–best selection earlier in the day.   The Farmer’s Wife

TODAY @ Bee Healthy

Buyer’s Group/Walk-in’s Welcome!  Bee Healthy, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  BRING YOUR OWN BAGS–I’M OUT OF BOXES.

In addition to the items posted for sale yesterday, we also have MUSHROOMS, Portabell0’s perfect for no-meat burgers.  We have Alpine Daikons, Watermelon Radishes, and Mangoes for those with a spirit of adventure!  And also Meyer Lemons, and Grapefruits for a good shot of Vitamin C to fight the cold–

The Fresh Express truck did not make the connection in Spokane, so no Salad Mixes or Spinach.  Also, I sent the parsnips back to the company–quality not good!  Will keep searching for the fresher parsnips–those packaged shortly after harvest to maintain moisture.

Administrator’s Special will be $22 instead of $25 as no Salad Mix–

Come and visit–Don’t let the cold keep you home.  We all have to eat–let’s eat the best!

The Farmer’s Wife

Buyer’s Group/Walk-in’s Welcome

business-cardTomorrow @ Bee Healthy, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Best selection in the morning–Walk-in’s WELCOME!

ADMINISTRATOR’S SPECIAL FOR MEMBERS–$25 (Oranges, carrots, cauliflower, avocado, sweet colossal onion, yellow bell pepper, yams, 2 acorn squash, & salad mix)

ITEMS FOR SALE-  All reasonably priced, 99% of items organic:

FRUIT— Bananas, Heirloom Oranges, Opal Apples (Honeycrisp/Yellow Delicious variety–crisp and slightly tart- $2.50/#), Clamshell Kiwi, Meyer Lemons, Avocados ($1.00 each) 

GREENS–Kale, Fresh Express Baby Spinach, Fresh Express Organic Caesar Salad Mix (we tried this last week and it is GOOD!), Taylor Farms Asian Ginger Salad Mix (exceptional!-$4.50)

VEGGIESLloyd Craft Farms Cabbage, Broccoli and Cauliflower, Celery, Taylor Farms Green Beans, Cucumbers ($.50 each), large juicy yellow Bell Peppers ($1.50 each), Clamshell Cherry Tomatoes

OTHER VEGGIES–Yukon potatoes, Parsnips, Garnet yams, Lloyd Craft Farms Carrots and Celeriac and Sierra Blanca onions, Red Beets, Leeks, Winter Squash of all kinds!

HERBS–Cilantro, Basil, Ginger root, Fennel bulb, Garlic–all USDA organic.

Quantities are limited as we start the winter season–Rainchecks available.  Looking for a special item?  Let me know and we’ll see if we can find it!  Every Wednesday- 3 openings for Group A.

See you there– The Farmer’s Wife

Buyer’s Group/Walk-in’s Welcome

Aughhhhhhh!!!!  Saturday’s are CRAZY– Anywho–

We will NOW be at Bee Healthy EVERY Wednesday!  The Buyer’s Group has been split–Members are either Group A or Group B.  If you have not heard from me and you picked up January 4th, you are Group A.  (12 people were moved from Group A to Group B and they know who they are–)  If you just signed up this week you are Group B.  If you have any questions–Confused?  CALL ME-   431-1219

OK–now…What to Expect in the Special?  (Monday I will post a list of the Extra’s to buy by members and Walk-in’s–)

3# Garnet Sweet Potatoes, 4# Heirloom Oranges (good for eating and juicing), our own Purple carrots, Cauliflower, Avocado, our own Candy onion, Yellow Bell Pepper, Caesar Salad Mix, our own Honey Bear Acorn squash.  $25

If you need help or recipes on any of these items, let me know!  If you have special items you need for your own personal recipes, let me know and I can order them.  (Keep in mind, I order Saturday for Wednesday.)  For example, I am ordering Fennel Bulbs for 2 members and limes for another.  These are not items I usually sell because not enough folks buy them…What I don’t sell we eat (literally and financially)–


Stay warm!  Eat Well!-  The Farmer’s Wife

Heirloom Oranges-$37/38#

Order TODAY (Saturday) for delivery WEDNESDAY, Bee Healthy, 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.   Text 431-1219 or email or message at FaceBook page for Lloyd Craft Farms.   🙂