Archive for December, 2017

Buyer’s Group – Administrator’s Special ORDERED :)

Fruits and Veggies have been ordered for Thursday Buyer’s Group at Bee Healthy.  I have 3 openings for Group B that starts January 11th, but lots of room for Walk-in’s on January 4th.

Administrator’s Special–Group A:  (Bring your own bags or box)
2# Heirloom Oranges, 3# Satina Potatoes, Sierra Blanca Jumbo Onion, Small head Kaitlin Cabbage, Cucumber, Broccoli head, Orange or Yellow Sweet Bell Pepper, Organic Girl Gourmet Lettuce Clamshell (5 oz container), Butternut Squash, and a small Ginger Root. Cost is $25.  

I’ve ordered lots of EXTRA’s for add-on’s to the Administrator’s Special and for Walk-in’s.  Best selection earlier in the day–quantities are limited!  Thursday’s only.

From Lloyd Craft Farms– Potatoes and Fingerlings including Purple Pelizze/All Blue varieties, Onions (5 varieties), Cabbage, Celeriac, Bravo Purple Daikon Radishes, Carrots (3 varieties), Brussels sprouts (limited quantities).

From Spokane Produce-
FRUIT–Avocado, Halo Tangerines, Limes, Grapefruit, Mangoes, Kiwi, Pineapple, AND USDA Organic Opal Apples and 3# bags of Pink Lady Apples, Bananas, Blackberries, Meyer’s Lemons, and Pears.
GREENS and HERBS and MUSHROOMSAll USDA Organic:  Organic Girl Baby Spinach, Romaine Lettuce, Living Butter lettuce, Kale and Swiss Chard.  Cilantro, Ginger Root and Garlic,  Thai Basil, Herb Medley (Thyme, Rosemary, Sage), Italian Parsley, Fennel Bulbs.  Crimini Mushrooms.
VEGGIESAll USDA Organic: Red Beets, Baby Bok Choi, Broccoli, Cauliflower and Romanesco, Celery, Cucumbers, Leeks, Snap Peas, Jalapeno Peppers, Bell Peppers, Garnet Yams, Parsnips, Taylor Farms Green Beans, Zucchini, Grape and Roma Tomatoes.

Prices reasonable and produce pretty darn fresh for dead winter!

 

See you Thursday, January 4th—AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!  The Farmer’s Wife

 

 

6 DAYS to Buyer’s Group/Walk-in’s WELCOME

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Yep, that’s right–6 more days!  I have 4 openings for Group A (starts January 4th), and 6 openings for Group B (starts January 11th).  If interested, email craftterri@rtconnect.net or text to 431-1219.  Buyer’s Group is every Thursday at Bee Healthy, 10:00 to 5:30.  There will be tables set up in the back for the Administrator’s Specials (that which is reserved through your membership) and more tables with EXTRA’s for sale to members and walk-in’s (open to the general public).  

Administrator’s Special- Group A- Week 1  (Bring your own bags or box)
2# Heirloom Oranges, 3# Satina Potatoes, Sierra Blanca Jumbo Onion, Small head Kaitlin Cabbage, Cucumber, Broccoli head, Orange or Yellow Sweet Bell Pepper, Organic Girl Gourmet Lettuce Clamshell (5 oz container), Butternut Squash, and a small Ginger Root. Cost is $25.  All organically raised by us or USDA Certified Organic.  (Except for avocados, citrus, mangoes, kiwi, and pineapples which have low levels of pesticide residue.)

Some of the EXTRA’s for sale- open to everyone while they last–

From Lloyd Craft Farms– Potatoes and Fingerlings including Purple Pelizze/All Blue varieties, Onions (5 varieties), Cabbage, Celeriac, Bravo Purple Daikon Radishes, Carrots (3 varieties), Brussels sprouts (limited quantities).

Ordered From Spokane Produce–
FRUIT–Avocado, Halo Tangerines, Lemons and Limes, Grapefruit, Pomegranates and Pomegranate seeds, Mangoes, Kiwi, Pineapple, AND USDA Organic Opal or Honeycrisp Apples and 3# bags of Pink Lady Apples, Bananas, Blackberries, Meyer’s Lemons, and Pears.

GREENS and HERBS and MUSHROOMS–All USDA Organic:  Fresh Express Caesar Salad Kit, Organic Girl Baby Spinach, Romaine Lettuce, Kale and Swiss Chard.  Cilantro, Ginger Root and Garlic,  Thai Basil, Herb Medley (Thyme, Rosemary, Sage), Oregano, Italian Parsley, Fennel Bulbs.  Crimini Mushrooms and Mushroom Medley.

VEGGIES–All USDA Organic: Red Beets, Baby Bok Choi, Broccoli and Broccolini, Cauliflower and Romanesco, Celery, Cucumbers, Leeks, Snap Peas, Jalapeno Peppers, Bell Peppers, Mini Sweet Potatoes and Garnet Yams, Parsnips, Taylor Farms Green Beans, Zucchini, Cherry and Roma Tomatoes, Tofu.

(I hope to update the What Produce at Buyer’s Group page under the Buyer’s Group tab at http://www.lloydcraftfarms.com — this lists the items we try to carry and gives a price indication–)

If you want to reserve a boxful of veggies twice a month, sign up!  If you don’t want to commit and are okay taking your chances on availability, then stop in every Thursday at Bee Healthy, 10:00 to 5:30, back room!  Only one day each week, from January 4th until the end of May.  

Give it some thought!  We all eat–Right??  Why not eat the best fresh food for the winter months!?       The Farmer’s Wife

Pumpkin Pies!

Thanks for the favorable responses to the pumpkin pies in the boxes last week!  Per Eric’s request, here is the recipe:

Crust– 2 C flour, 1 t salt, roughly 2/3 (or less) coconut oil, roughly 1/4 C COLD waterCombine flour and salt, ‘cut in’ oil, then add the water until the right consistency:  not too dry and not too wet.  Divide in half, lightly knead, and then roll out for the pie crust.  Repeat– Hold in fridge while mixing the filling.

Pumpkin Pie filling–makes 2 pies:

4 C pumpkin puree (cook pumpkin day before–roast in the oven or boil on the stovetop)

2 C brown sugar

1 T molasses (more for color than flavor)

3 large eggs

Mix until smooth, then add:

1T cornstarch
1T cinnamon
1 t ginger
1 t nutmeg
1/2 t clove

After evenly mixed, add 1 pint Half & Half milk.  Mix thoroughly, pour into crusts, bake in oven for 15 minutes at 425 degrees, then reduce heat to 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes.  Pie is down when the jiggle in the center is the size of an baseball.  Cool on racks.  (Filling will continue to cook and thicken while cooling.)

ENJOY!   The Farmer’s Wife

TODAY at Bee Healthy–Pick Up Pumpkin Pie Special Box and Sign up for Buyer’s Group

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January brings us a new opportunity for organic and fresh (for winter) veggies– Buyer’s Group/ Walk-in’s Welcome!  Sign up today for the Administrator’s Special 2 times a month–$25 each ‘Box’.

  • Last Special Box of the Fall Friday’s Sale at Bee Healthy is ready for Pick Up today!  I’ll be there 10:00 with the boxes.  Pumpkin Pie included–
  • Diamond S Delights from Hyattville will be at The Bee from 3:30 to 5:30–gives you a chance to pick up some enzyme rich dairy products–
  • Janet at Bee Healthy has some great GIFTS for that special (or not as special) person on your Christmas list!  Check it out —

See you today!  AND Merry Christmas–   🙂

The Farmer’s Wife

Pie and Box UPDATE: Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

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Pies number 15 and 16 are in the oven…Crusts for pies 17 through 20 are made and in the fridge waiting for the oven to be free! This is a first for me–making this many pies–this is day two of a three day project!!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here–Farmer’s Wife is in the kitchen baking, and Farmer and Oldest Son went up the mountain today and brought down the evergreen for our Christmas Tree!  It’s sitting outside the back door;  We’ll bring it in tomorrow after the last of the pies are finished, and the Special Boxes are all packed and ready to go to Bee Healthy Friday morning for Pick Up.  I may have 2 Extra Special Boxes with Pies–$30 each.  (There is still a Special Box from last week at Bee Healthy–unclaimed– $25.)

A note on the pie ingredients:  All natural ingredients, organic where feasible.  Crust is coconut oil, flour, salt, water.  Ingredients for the pie are New England Pie pumpkin from our garden, half and half, brown sugar and molasses, pumpkin pie spices, cornstarch, and eggs.  Each is different as they are hand made!

I will be at Bee Healthy Friday to hand out the boxes and Pumpkin Pies, and to answer questions on Buyer’s Group/Walk-in’s Welcome which starts January 4th!  No membership fees or up-front costs–just a commitment to buy two Administrator’s Specials a month at $25.  Admin Specials include Fruits and Veggies, organic and some of our own.  We will also have extra fruit and veggies for sale for members and Walk-in’s, but the Admin Special is how you are assured you will get a balance of fruits and veggies–reserved for you!  We always stock greens, herbs, broccoli, cauliflower, potatoes, onions, and fruit, and sometimes will have an Extra Box for sale.  Buyer’s Group will be every Thursday at Bee Healthy, in the back.

Merry Christmas!  See you Friday at Bee Healthy!  The Farmer’s Wife  

 

 

 

NEWS FLASH–Box available RIGHT NOW at Bee Healthy

If you would like a box of Veggies right now, I have an unclaimed Special Box from last Friday– Cost is $25– it is at Bee Healthy for convenience of pick up- 635 Big Horn Ave. (Worland)–10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.  You can check it out, we made room in the cooler!

The Contents of this Box: 

  • 3# Rose Apple Finn Fingerlings– easy to cook potatoes
  • Borettana Cipollini Onion– great steamed, fried, or roasted…saucer-shaped
  • 1# Carrots– orange and sweet
  • 1/2# Red Beets– high density antioxidant food
  • Deadon Cabbage– small head, wrinkled leaves, great cooked, beautiful to look at with greens and pink blush
  • 1/2# Sunchokes– roasted mine in the oven tonight with carrots, Butternut, onion, potatoes, and served on toast with a Parmesan white sauce on top!
  • 2 Honey Bear Acorn Squash–petite and sweet
  • Info sheet and 4 recipes using the Deadon, Beets, Sunchokes, and Fingerlings

 

Hope you can make room and adopt this great box of healthy veggies!–

The Farmer’s Wife

Less than 40 HOURS to Reserve Your BOX! But Don’t Wait–

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10 Boxes of Veggies with a Homemade Pumpkin Pie still available–Reservation Deadline Tuesday at midnight.  Delivery to Bee Healthy, 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 15th–last Special Box of the Fall Friday’s Sales!

Veggies this week:  5# Red French Potatoes, Jumbo Red Zeppelin Onion, 2# Cosmic/Mokum carrot mix, 3#-4# head of Kaitlin Cabbage (green, sweet), Winter Sweet Kabocha Squash, 8″ Homemade Pumpkin Pie, Info Sheet and Recipes–$30

Reserve by email craftterri@rtconnect.net or text 431-1219

Will start baking pies tomorrow morning!  The Farmer’s Wife