Archive for January, 2020

Taco Dinner at The Farm– February 6th, 5:30-7:30– Reserve your Space Today!

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Live Music–Liz Craft will provide some crooning tunes for the Taco Dinner. We’ve been busy building a new stage, clearing out space for lots of tables, and still keeping space for the Buyer’s Group and our fresh produce!  Every Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.–Walk-in’s Welcome….Introductory Box for January 30th!

The Farmer (AKA Lloyd Craft) will be making his grandma Mary Magdalena Mondragon’s homemade tortillas (with a twist–coconut oil instead of lard!).  Taco filling is Big Trails Natural Beef from Ten Sleep, and Chili Rellenos Casserole using our 2019 Poblano peppers from the garden–from frozen of course!  Full plate with refried beans and ‘Fresh’ Salsa, Jalapeno Poppers– $15-$20 suggested donation.  All proceeds go towards the hydronic floor we are hoping to install  in our greenhouse which is under construction–a greenhouse that will be used to grow winter crops for the Buyer’s Group in 2021!  

TACO DINNER at The Farm

Date:   February 6th, 2020

Time:  5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Place:  1049 Washakie Ten, Worland–The Farm

Reservations are a must!  Text 431-1219, or email craftterri@rtconnect.net

Hope to see you there!  Invite a friend and come and fellowship–good tunes and good food…Good VIBES!  Come out and taste wholesome homemade food, and help us take steps towards a heated floor that will reduce the costs to heat our winter greenhouse!  

 

Week 3- Group A- Buyer’s Group…The Store with Prices updated, too

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“The Store” page with inventory and prices has been updated.  Check it out on-line so you can anticipate for a better shopping experience Thursday. Quantities are limited, first come, first serve. The Store tab is at the top on the home page:  http://www.lloydcraftfarms.com

Some of the Specials this week :  Huge and delicious Pomegranates pictured above for $3 (I have 22!), Heirloom Oranges ($1.75/#), ORG Honeycrisp Apples (domestic, not imported!- $3.00/#), ORG Cherry Tomatoes-on-the-Vine– 12 oz ($6.00), Broccoli Asian Crowns ($3.75 to $4.00), Cauliflower head ($5.00), ORG Brussels sprouts ($4.75- 12 oz), ORG Cucumbers ($2.00 each), ORG Tri-Colored Bell Peppers ($6.00 per pack), ORG Earthbound Green Beans ($5.50- 12 oz), ORG  Garnet Yams ($2.25/#)…much more!

 

What’s in the Box?  Lots of goodies…our own Russet Potatoes (maybe Yukon’s-3#) and onions and SunchokesHeirloom Oranges (from which all others cometh!), Organic Girl Baby Spinach– 5 oz tub, ORG Brussels sprouts, Broccoli Asian Crowns, ORG Orange Bell Pepper, and ORG Poppie Tomatoes-on-the-vine.   Recipes available, too!   $30  

It’s Group A this week, but see below….

(Please note:  if you are in Group A and want to skip until Feb 6 let me know ASAP!  If you are in B and want to have a Box this week to tide you over to February 13th, let me know ASAP!)  I’m sure this is clear as MUD–give me a call at 431-1219 for clarification… 🙂   Remember:  Group A 1st and 3rd Thursday, Group B 2nd and 4th Thursday.  January 30th is a 5th Thursday.  The Farmer’s Wife!

 

 

Buyer’s Group–Three Things to KNOW!

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First–Thanks to the folks that made the short jaunt out to The Farm to pick up their Special Box and to those that journeyed to shop!  Lots of new folks and Walk-in’s, too–Warms our hearts…  🙂    It was a great day with lots of good sunshine and merriment!    

Second–Put February 6th aside for the Taco Dinner at The Farm!  5:30 TO 7:30 p.m.  (We have Group A Boxes that day, too…so plan on staying!)   Featured is Grandma Mary Magdalena Mondragon’s tortillas (Courtesy The Farmer), Chille Rellanos Casserole with our 2019 Poblano peppers, our homemade “Fresh” Salsa, Jalapeno Poppers, and a light salad.  Music by Lizwe just built her a new stage.  Limited Space, Reservations required, $15-$20 suggested donation.  Text 431-1219 to hold your space(Money’s to be used for the hydronic floor in the greenhouse under construction.)

Third–January 30th is a 5th Thursday so it throws the rotation off for the Buyer’s Group.  (Group A- 1st and 3rd Thursday; Group B- 2nd and 4th Thursday)  We are designating January 30th for Group A, who will then have another Box February 6th. But Group B can jump in, too, though you just got boxes January 23rd!

We are also inviting  NEW FOLKS to jump in and try an Introductory Special Box with no commitment to join either group…I’m just so sure that you’re going to try this Box and then say “Sign Me UP!”  Tell a friend, co-worker, or relative…Text 431-1219

(Please note:  if you are in Group A and want to skip until Feb 6 let me know ASAP!  If you are in B and want to have a Box this week to tide you over to February 13th, let me know ASAP!)  I’m sure this is clear as MUD–give me a call at 431-1219 for clarification… 🙂       The Farmer’s Wife

 

Fresh Produce–Thursday’s only–Lloyd Craft Farms– Walk-in’s Welcome!

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Busy Day!  Truck came in at 5:00 and then it was ‘off to the RACES’!  Produce is sorted and ready to go…23 Special Boxes are packed and stored in the cooler AND 2 Special Boxes are ready for whomever would like one!  Room for more Buyer’s Group members in both Group A and Group B. 

Special Boxes- Group B:  ORG Honeycrisp Apples– 3 ct,  ORG Garnet Sweet Potatoes (Yams) 2-3 ctLloyd Craft Farms Redwing Onion, Greybull Valley GreenLeaf Lettuce, ORG Cauliflower & ORG Cucumber, ORG Earthbound Green Beans– 12 oz, & ORG Cherry Tomatoes on-the-vine- 12 oz— $30  (check or cash)

Items on Special in the store for this week:   Large Red Pomegranates ($3.00), ORG Earthbound Green Beans– 12 oz and ready to go ($5.50), 3# bags of Peelz Mandarin Oranges ($5.75), ORG Cucumbers ($2.00), and the Special of the WEEK– Sweet Potatoes (Garnet ‘Yams’, Murasaki Japanese Purple, Hayman Tan–$2.25 to $2.50/#) 

Come check out the other great items–large variety, good quality!  1049 Washakie Ten, Worland, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  (Big Horn Ave, past Cat Rental, left onto Washakie Ten, third right lane market 1049)   Everyone welcome!  We’ll have information on  our Taco Dinner, February 6th–   The Farmer’s Wife   

 

This Week’s Box Feature– Sweet Potatoes!

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Our featured Veggie this week is Sweet Potatoes—Garnet Sweet Potatoes are in the Special Box for Group B.  We’ll have extras for sale, including two other varieties: 

  • A light fleshed, drier variety, most likely White Hamon, Hannah, or O’Henry (I can’t tell til we get them Wednesday, and I have a chance to look at them);
  • and a Japanese variety called Murasaki with purple skin and light flesh, super good flavor.
  • FYI—Yam is a ‘nickname’ for dark orange colored sweet potatoes. True ‘yams’ are a vegetable in Africa that does not resemble sweet potatoes at all! 
  • We raised Sweet Potatoes in the garden for 3 years but had to discontinue as we didn’t have the right curing set up.  After harvested, they are stored in the dark at 80-90 degrees with a little moisture for a week to ten days.  (One Fall we set up our ‘refrigerated’ truck with a heater and bucket of water and stored the sweet potatoes in open aired crates.  This worked great, but we had to use the truck for deliveries.  It was not worth the unloading and reloading!)  

 

Enjoy the info below from World’s Healthiest Foods at http://www.whfoods.com, and remember Food is Your Best Medicine!  Check out their website for more information on the sweet potatoes and other healthy foods–

WHAT’S NEW AND BENEFICIAL ABOUT SWEET POTATOES

Orange-fleshed sweet potatoes may be one of nature’s unsurpassed sources of beta-carotene. Several recent studies have shown the superior ability of sweet potatoes to raise our blood levels of vitamin A.

It can be helpful to include some fat in your sweet potato-containing meals if you want to enjoy the full beta-carotene benefits of this root vegetable. Recent research has shown that a minimum of 3-5 grams of fat per meal significantly increases our uptake of beta-carotene from sweet potatoes.

Some nutritional benefits from sweet potatoes simply may be easier to achieve if you use steaming or boiling as your cooking method.

While researchers have long been aware of sporamins—storage proteins in sweet potato—only recently has research shown some of their unique antioxidant properties. The potential health benefits of the sweet potato sporamins in helping prevent oxidative damage to our cells should not be surprising since sweet potatoes produce sporamins whenever subjected to physical damage to help promote healing.

ANTIOXIDANT NUTRIENTS IN SWEET POTATOES

Sweet potatoes contain a wealth of orange-hued carotenoid pigments. In countries throughout Africa, in India and in the Caribbean, sweet potatoes have been shown to be a highly effective way of providing school age children with sizable amounts of their daily vitamin A.

Recent research has shown that particularly when passing through our digestive tract, sweet potato cyanidins and peonidins and other color-related phytonutrients may be able to lower the potential health risk posed by heavy metals and oxygen radicals.   

ANTI-INFLAMMATORY NUTRIENTS IN SWEET POTATOES

Color-related pigments in sweet potato are equally valuable for their anti-inflammatory health benefits. In animal studies, reduced inflammation following sweet potato consumption has been shown in brain tissue and nerve tissue throughout the body.

POTENTIAL IMPROVEMENT OF BLOOD SUGAR REGULATION

Many people think about starchy root vegetables as a food group that could not possibly be helpful for controlling their blood sugar. What’s fascinating about sweet potatoes is their ability to potentially improve blood sugar regulation—even in persons with type 2 diabetes— in spite of their glycemic index (GI) rating of medium. (Sweet potatoes are one of four WHFoods vegetables that have a GI ranking of medium. The other three vegetables are beets, corn, and leeks.) The 6.6 grams of dietary fiber in a medium sweet potato are definitely a plus in terms of blood sugar regulation, since they help steady the pace of digestion.

The Store at The Farm– More Good Stuff!

The Store is at 1049 Washakie Ten and open during Pick Up’s on Thursday– This will help you view what we plan to have to help with your weekly shopping!

UPDATED 1/18/2020  AVAILABLE 1/23/2020

–FRUIT (Quantities in stock or anticipated)

ORG WA Honey Crisp Apples (40#)……………………….$2.50/#

ORG Bananas (19#)……………………………………………..$1.25/# 

Peelz Mandarin Oranges-Cuties & Halo’s are same thing from different companies         (13 bags- 3# each)………………………………………………………….$6.00 each 

Heirloom Navel Oranges (30#)………………………………………..$2.00/#

Meyers Lemons(5#)…………………..…………..………………….$1.00 each 

Rio Star Grapefruit (6)…………………………………………………$1.25 each

Limes (15)…………………………………………………………………….$2/$1.25

Pineapple (7)…………………………………………………………..$5.75

Pomegranates (25)…………………………………………………………..$3.50 each

Avocado (12)…………………………………………………………………………………..$1.50

 

VEGGIES–LCF is our own Lloyd Craft Farms from the 2019 growing season!  

–BRASSICA’s–

ORG Brussels Sprouts- 12 oz bags (9)……………………………….$5.50 each

Broccoli- Asian Crowns- 1# heads (or 12 oz bags) (6)……………………………….$4.00 each

ORG Green Cabbage (4)……………………………………………………..$1.50/#

ORG Red Cabbage (3)…………………………………………………………$1.75/#

ORG Cauliflower (5)………………………………………………………$2.75/#

–NIGHTSHADE–

ORG Orange Bell Peppers (11)……………………………………………$3.00 each

ORG Green Bell Peppers (7)……………………………………………..$1.75 each

ORG Cherry Tomatoes-on-the-vine, 12 oz (11)……NEW ITEM…………………$6.25 each

ORG Roma Tomatoes (5#)…………………………………………………………….$3.50/#

–ROOT CROPS–

(Potatoes are a Nightshade, Sweet Potatoes or Yams ARE NOT a Nightshade)

LCF Potatoes- All Blue- 3# bag (3)……………………………………….$5.00

LCF Potatoes- Huckleberry Gold- 3# bag (3)…….………………….$4.00

LCF Potatoes- Russets- 3# bag (3)…………………………………………$3.50

LCF Potatoes- Yukon/Satina Mix- 3# bag (3)………………………….$3.75

ORG Sweet Potatoes (Garnet AKA Yams)- (10#)…………………………………$2.25/#

ORG Sweet Potatoes (Japanese- purple outside, white inside)- (5#)………………..$2.50/#

ORG Sweet Potatoes (tan outside, yellow inside, little drier flesh)- (5#)………….$2.50/#

ORG Carrots- 1# bag (18)……………………………………………………$1.50

LCF Carrot Mix- Large- 2# bag (5)………………………………….$3.75

Earthbound Green Beans, 12 oz bag (5)…………………………………..$5.25

 

–CURCUBITS–

ORG Cucumbers (16)…………………………………………………………$2.00 each

ORG Zucchini (7)……………………………………………………………..$1.75 each

ORG Butternut Squash (2)…………………………………………………..$3.25 each

ORG Spaghetti Squash (2)……………………………………………………$4.00 each

LCF Winter Squash (20#)……………………………………………………..$1.00/#

–ONIONS–

LCF Sierra Blanca & Ringmaster-white (15#)…………………………$1.00/#

LCF Redwing- Red (15#)………………………………………………………………$1.25/#

See Herbs for Garlic…

–GREENS–

Greybull Valley Living Lettuce–Butterhead this week (5)……………$3.00

Greybull Valley Living Lettuce- Green Leaf (10)…………………………..$2.75

ORG Rainbow Swiss Chard (3)…………………………………………………..$2.75

ORG Green Kale (4)………………………………………………………………….$2.75

Organic Girl Baby Spinach- 5 oz (12)……………………………………………$3.75 SPECIAL

–HERBS, ETC–

Greybull Valley Living Basil (6)………………………………………………..$3.00

ORG Poultry Mix–Rosemary, Sage, Thyme (3)……………………………$3.00

ORG Mint (1)……………………………………………………………………………$3.00

ORG Italian Parsley (7)……………………………………………………………..$2.75

ORG Garlic (13)…………………………………………………………………………$.50 each

ORG Gingerroot (3)…………………………………………………………………..$.75 each

ORG Celery (12)…………………………………………………………………………$2.50

LCF Celeriac (10#)…………………………………………………………………….$1.00 each

ORG White Mushrooms- 8 oz (2)………………………………………………..$3.00 each

ORG Litehouse Ranch Dressing (7)………………………………………….$4.75 SPECIAL

ORG Balsamic Vinegar Dressing (4)……………………………………………………$4.75 SPECIAL

ORG Ginger and Honey Dressing (3)………………………………………………..$4.75 SPECIAL

 

 

ALL PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.  PRICES POSTED ARE AN ESTIMATE BASED ON THE ORDER BUT ARE ADJUSTED ONCE THE PRODUCE IS RECEIVED FROM THE DISTRIBUTOR, OR PACKAGED IF OUR OWN.

Week 2- Group B Buyer’s Group/Walk-in’s Welcome

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Week 1 went smoothly, with the last box going out this afternoon from the cooler on The Farm.  The thing that thrills me is how we have been able to seamlessly refrigerate those items that need it,  maintaining freshness and holding them longer!  We met the Spokane truck Wednesday at the end of the lane.  Despite the frigid wind we moved them right into the coolers after the 3 minute trip up the lane!  And they were there until taken to YOUR homes–LOVE IT!   (My back and right shoulder thank you, too!  No lifting and moving heavy boxes of produce twice–)

Now for this week!  Group B:  2# ORG Honeycrisp Apples, ORG Cauliflower, ORG Cucumber, Lloyd Craft Farms Redwing Jumbo Onion, 1# ORG Garnet Sweet Potatoes (AKA Yams), ORG Cherry Tomato on-the-vine (12 oz), Greybull Valley Green Leaf Living Lettuce, ORG Earthbound Green Beans (12 oz)– $30

We are transitioning the Letter insert on-line for this week!  This will reduce cost, save my poor printer, and still provide you access to information and recipes– A copy will be at Thursday Pick up for those that wish to take a quick picture!  (My preference, as the recipes are then on my phone and easy to read in the kitchen during meal preparation–)

I have 8 more openings for Group B–Got a friend, relative, co-worker, neighbor who might be interested? Help us by Word of MOUTH– Text 431-1219, email craftterri@rtconnect.net, or respond to this email or our Facebook page– Information at http://www.lloydcraftfarms.com , Buyer’s Group page, and 2020 Memo of Understanding. 

The Farmer’s Wife

 

 

Happy New Year! 2020–WOW…Perfect Vision

Long time, no see–as the saying goes!  We here at Lloyd Craft Farms have been taking a breather–Now we are gearing up for the 2020 Buyer’s Group:  The Store page has been updated and the 2020 Memo of Understanding brought current!  (WHEW–now I can watch the NFL Divisional Play off’s…Go Mahomes!  My dad was a coach at heart all of my growing years and this is one thing I do with Dad near MY heart!)

First Day of Buyer’s Group–Thursday, January 16th.  Get your Special Box of hand selected veggies (and fruits), either on a Weekly or Leap-Frog basis, $30 paid at Pick Up. No cost to JOIN.

Sign up needed: send an email to craftterri@rtconnect.net, enter your name in the comment section below the post at http://www.lloydcraftfarms.com, text your name to 431-1219, or post on our Facebook page (Lloyd Craft Farms).  EASY! Only 30 Boxes available this week…we can do more next week…

Week 1 Special Box:  3# bag Mandarin Oranges (Peelz), Pomegranate, our own Patriot Potatoes (RED, ‘WHITE’, & BLUE), our own thick ringed white onion (Sierra Blanca or Ringmaster), Greybull Valley Butterhead Living Lettuce, ORG Celery, Broccoli Crowns, ORG Carrots, ORG Cucumber, ORG Green Pepper, with info sheet and recipes!  WHO DOESN’T LIKE FRESH, CLEAN, NUTRIENT DENSE FRUITS AND VEGGIES?!

Additional items to buy Thursday:  Citrus (Heirloom Oranges, organic lemons, limes, grapefruit), ORG Meyers Lemons, ORG Bananas, ORG WA Honeycrisp Apples, Pineapples, and more Pomegranates…Cauliflower, ORG Brussels Sprouts, ORG Green and Red Cabbage, Greens (Butterhead lettuce, Kale, Swiss Chard, Baby Spinach), ORG Yellow Bell Peppers, ORG Cucumbers, ORG Celery, ORG Poppie Tomatoes, ORG Mushrooms, and MORE!  Check out The Store page!

IMPORTANT:  New Year, New Location–1049 Washakie Ten (The Farm!)…easy to find…less than 1/4 mile off Hwy 16 (Highway to Ten Sleep)…From Washakie Ten, turn right at 1049 right past 5 HUGE metal granaries…use West door of the shelter and park where designated. Can’t make it?  We deliver for $3.50, Thursday’s at 6:00–let us know Monday before. 

**We realize this may not be as convenient as right on main street, but it helps our life a WHOLE LOT:  ample refrigeration and cooler space 24/7, reduces the amount of lifting and the time spent in transporting produce AND BOXES to town, allows us more time prepping veggies and less time traveling, helps with our spring work in the high tunnels and garden.  (We would be remiss to not thank Janene and Janet, Bee Healthy, for graciously providing space for the past five years–THANK YOU!)

So, sign up and get ready for FIVE MONTH of fresh veggies, process simplified!  The Farmer’s Wife       PS- Watch for information on the January 23rd Mexican Dinner!